I’m writing with my first career diversity round-up post of the semester to let you know about some opportunities coming up in January, and a sprinkling of February dates as well.
I want to draw your attention to two upcoming funding deadlines for some alt-ac internship opportunities. First is the Richard Bland Fellowship Professional Pathways Program, which supports doctoral students who are interested in exploring non-faculty career paths through the creation of a summer internship. Read more about the fellowship at the page I linked above. Applications are due January 31, so if you’re interested now would be a good time to start contacting potential organizations and designing your proposed internship.
Second, the James Peacock Reach Fellowship offers summer and year-long internship opportunities to develop professional experience in alt-ac careers by working with the Center for Global Initiatives (CGI) on numerous projects. Summer interns, who must be in their first or second year of studies at the time of application, will focus on several different projects throughout the course of the summer. Academic year interns, who must be ABD at UNC, will work on professional tasks such as grant writing, assessment, award management, and student advising. Please see the website linked above for more details about the application process and requirements. Applications are due February 28.
There is also a Communication Styles and Conflict Resolution workshop that will be held at the Graduate Center on Thursday, January 31, from 2:00-4:00pm. You can register for this event here.
Finally, on Thursday, January 17th at 3:30pm in Hamilton 569, we will be joined by Lucas Church and Andrew Winters from UNC Press. Lucas is an Editor with his MFA from NC State and Andrew is an Acquisitions Assistant who recently completed his MA in History at NCCU. Lucas and Andrew will share some broad information about what it is like to work in academic publishing, particularly on the acquisitions side of things, including the life cycle of a book and what the interview process might look like, among other topics. And Andrew will speak particularly to the transferrable skills that historians possess in this profession. Please also come prepared with your own questions about academic publishing!
That’s all I have for this first round up, but I will of course be in touch in the next couple weeks as more opportunities develop. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions about the type of programming you’d like to see more of.