The New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a statewide partner of the National Endowment for the
Humanities, supports New Jersey institutions to provide vibrant public humanities programs to its
communities. At NJCH, we harness the power of the humanities to strengthen our society.
NJCH offers a year-long, half-time internship opportunities in the Programs department specifically for
students enrolled in an RU Camden graduate program in the humanities or a related field. Program
Interns will work with the NJCH’s program staff to research, develop, and implement new program
initiatives and support existing programs, providing significant career development opportunities and
cultivating professional relationships across New Jersey. Interns will learn about all aspects of nonprofit
philanthropic work and be exposed to the breadth and depth of the public humanities.
The Program Intern may be assigned to work on all programs in NJCH’s portfolio. The exact makeup of
the intern’s work will be determined by the interests and experience of the intern, as well as the needs
of NJCH. Program Interns can expect to gain experience with other NJCH departments through their
program work, particularly Communications and Development. Interns can expect the following tasks to
be part of their regular work:
• Provide administrative support for the Program Officers and Director of Programs primarily, as
well as other NJCH staff as assigned.
• Conduct research for existing programs as well as programs in development, including content
and model programs.
• Attend (virtually or in person) NJCH partner programs, special events, and relevant webinars.
• Draft, edit, or contribute to communications such as monthly email newsletters, social media
posts, and press releases.
• Participate in program evaluation.
Through this experience, Program Interns can expect to gain valuable experience in public humanities,
philanthropy, and statewide program development and support. They will make connections to the wide
variety of institutions and individuals doing this work around New Jersey and beyond. They will refine
their research skills and written communication and gain a better understanding of best practices in
public humanities and philanthropy.
Qualifications and Requirements
The ideal applicant will be committed to the idea that the public humanities play a role in strengthening
our society and creating a civically engaged citizenry.
• They will have some experience working on public programs.
• They will be a committed team player who is ready to learn and eager to contribute ideas.
• They will be able to work independently and complete tasks within an identified timeframe.
• They will have good organizational and communications skills.
All applicants must have access to a computer and reliable wifi for the duration of the internship. NJCH
uses MS Teams and Zoom as a regular part of daily work.
The RU Camden Program Intern should be a current graduate student in a humanities discipline,
although candidates in non-humanities disciplines may apply if they can demonstrate an interest in and
experience with public humanities and nonprofit work. Interns are required to provide documentation
that they are legally allowed to work in the United States. International students may apply and are
responsible for providing this documentation and obtaining necessary visas. Preference will be given to
residents of New Jersey.
Time Commitment and Compensation
The Program Internship is a significant commitment. The internship will run on the academic year cycle
(August or September until May or June) with an option to extend into the summer. The internship
requires 20 hours of work per week, with time split between our office on the campus of Rutgers Camden and remote work, and includes a monthly stipend of $2000. The majority of work will take
place during regular business hours; occasional evening or weekend hours may be required (less than
20% of the time).
Timeline/How to Apply
Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2022. Interviews with selected finalists will take place in
May and June and internships will commence in August or September 2022.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. One
reference must be a faculty member who is familiar with your work. The cover letter and resume should
provide a sense of your interest in the position and professional and volunteer experiences as well as
your academic background.