Internships are a great way to gain experience, earn credit, network, or even jump-start your career. Because of the flexible curriculum at Hopkins, it’s also easy to work them into your academic program.
Many humanities students participate in internships; read on to discover how some of our students have extended their classrooms beyond campus!
Archeology major Lindsey Kent ’12 interned at the Mausoleum of Augustus excavation in Rome, Italy as a research assistant while she studied abroad. As part of her internship she excavated the tomb of Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome.
History of art major Becca Krishnan-Ayer ‘13 interned at a small contemporary art gallery in the Marais in Paris.
Aaron Nicholson, East Asian studies ’13, interned at the National Committee on United States-China Relations in New York. As part of his internship he worked with materials in both Chinese and English and had the opportunity to engage with a number of high level Chinese and American leaders including former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and Madeline Albright.
Ryan Bender, History of Art ’15, has spent time at Christie’s, one of the largest international art auction houses in the world.
Museums & society minor Alexandra Good ’12 interned at the Baltimore Museum of Art researching copyright issues as they relate to reproductions of works of art.
Film & media studies major Andrew Townson ’14 interned at the Festivalists while studying abroad in Sydney, Australia. The company specializes in event production, film festivals in particular.
Writing Seminars major Devin Alessio ’14 spent the summer of 2012 at Seventeen Magazine interning in their digital department, where she ran the blogs for their website.
Cydney Weiner, Writing Seminars ’12, interned both semesters of her senior year as an assistant to Andrea Mitchell, the chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News in Washington, D.C. Cydney was hired by NBC the day classes ended.
Other businesses where JHU humanities students have interned:
- The Baltimore Sun
- The Walters Art Museum
- The American Visionary Art Museum
- Homewood Museum
- Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum
- Evergreen Museum and Library
- Art with A Heart
- Art on Purpose
- Fox Searchlight
- Sony Pictures
- Columbia TriStar
- The Weinstein Company
- Under Armour
- The Discovery Channel
- BBC Television
- Cannes Film Festival
- DC Comics
- The Jewish Museum of Maryland
- The Smithsonian
- The Baltimore Museum of Art
- The New York Times
- The Washington Post
- Rolling Stone
- The New Yorker
- The Late Show with David Letterman
- William Morris Agency