The Ransom Center supports University of Texas at Austin undergraduates through internships designed to provide experiences in the nature and operation of an internationally recognized humanities research library and museum. We recruit potential interns directly and through partnerships with academic programs on campus. Our ideal candidates come from a wide range of experiences, have a desire for learning and mentorship, and a passion for the work done at the Ransom Center.
We support our intern cohort by coordinating monthly professional development meetings that create a space for professional growth. The experience gained by interns will benefit them in their own research projects, in possible graduate studies, and in future career pathways in such fields as librarianship, museum studies, archival or curatorial work, as well as public affairs, marketing, public programming, and event management.
For more information, contact:
Undergraduate Intern Program Coordinator
Available Positions for 2021–2022
Students can view the available positions listed below, and must apply through Handshake.
Students are permitted to apply to more than one position, but will submit only one application with a ranking of their preferred positions at the end of their cover letter.
Friday, September 10, 2021–Friday, October 29, 2021
Students can submit applications via Handshake.
Interview invitations will be extended directly to candidates after November 1, 2021.
Internships will take place during the Spring 2022 semester, and non-graduating interns may have the opportunity to continue through the Summer.
An applicant should provide the following:
- Résumé - submitted through Handshake.
- Cover letter - submitted through Handshake.
*Applicants must specify if they belong to the Plan II or Liberal Arts Honors programs. If neither, please indicate you are applying for a Law Endowment internship.
*Please indicate in your cover letter the positions you are interested in by ranking your top 3. This will help us to determine your eligibility and interest for positions that are not your first choice. If there are positions you would not like to be considered for, please indicate that as well.
- Letter of recommendation from a UT faculty member or someone who knows the candidate's professional qualification pertinent to this internship.
Letters should be addressed to Lincoln Howard, Undergraduate Intern Program Coordinator, should be submitted directly via email to email@example.com.
The deadline for 2021–2022 academic year applications is October 29, 2021.
The period of work will be January 24, 2022 to May 20, 2022. Non-graduating interns may request to extend their position through the Summer.