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Stipends for Summer Internships

This program offers stipends of $5,000 for students to participate in a non-paid summer internship pertaining to the humanities. Internships must be external to Loyola University. Ordinarily, the student should not receive academic credit for the internship except in cases where the sponsor of the internship requires that it be taken for academic credit. In these cases, the Center will meet the cost of one credit of tuition at Loyola. For this academic credit, students will need a sponsoring faculty member, who will be responsible for assigning a grade for the internship. Students should consult the Student Grants Coordinator, Dr. Brett Butler,, if they need assistance locating a faculty sponsor. The Center generally offers up to two stipends per year.

Examples of institutions at which Loyola students held internships in previous years include: The Baltimore Museum of Art; The Walters Art Gallery; Evergreen House (Fine Arts); The Hispanic Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Baltimore; The Hispanic Affairs Office of the Mayor's Office (Modern Languages and Literatures); Baltimore Magazine; The Baltimore Sun; WPOC; WYPR (English, Communication); The Maryland Historical Society; Congressional Offices, The Museum of Industry; The B & O Railroad Museum (History).


  • Any full-time or half-time undergraduate student during during their freshmen, sophomore, or junior year is eligible.
  • At the time of applying for the Center for the Humanities stipend in March, students need to have applied for the internships, although they do not need to know at that time whether they have actually secured the internships from the institution. 
  • If selected for a stipend from the CFH, students must inform the Center as soon as possible whether or not they have been offered the internship. Stipends are only awarded to students who accept the internship.
  • For inquiries and support, please contact the Student Grants Coordinator, Dr. Brett Butler,

Standards and Procedures for Proposals

Proposals should include:

  • A description of the internship applied for, including the hosting institution, the nature of the work to be done, the name and title of the student's internship supervisor(s), proposed length of the internship;
  • A description of how the internship will contribute to the student's education;
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member that assesses the student's ability to participate in and benefit from the internship.

Final Report

  • A final report should be submitted within 30 days of completing the internship, in which the student discusses both the positive and negative aspects of having held the internship.
  • Students are also expected to make a brief oral presentation and create a poster summarizing their summer's work at Celebrate the Humanities! or a similar Center for the Humanities event occurring in early fall. Students are required to attend a Zoom workshop in late summer to rehearse and refine their presentations and posters.


Proposals must be submitted electronically to the Program Assistant of the Center by the last working day of March.