The course entitled HUM 650-03 identifies the “Professional Project” in the PhD curriculum.
In this course, students work independently, with supervision, to share scholarly or creative expertise with a campus, community, national, or international institution or organization on a short-term basis.
The Professional Project differs from a standard undergraduate-type internship in that it is intellectually intensive and custom designed. At the end of the project, a designated supervisor at the institution or organization is asked to submit a Project Evaluation form to the Graduate Program Office confirming that the project was well executed. Because Professional Projects are highly individualized, each student should arrange the project in consultation with the Graduate Director.
Contact with the institution or organization is made by the student with help from the Graduate Director. View a list of institutions and organizations with which the Humanities Graduate Programs are currently affiliated. The Humanities Graduate Programs also collaborate with the Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society which coordinates the internships with local arts and culture partners. Information is available on the CCHS website. Alternatively, students can find institutions and organizations independently.
PLEASE NOTE: Any student who teaches, either as a UofL Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) or as a professor, instructor, or adjunct at another university, is exempt from the Professional Project requirement but must substitute another 3-credit course in its place. However, even if it is not required in these cases, the Professional Project is highly recommended, especially for PAL students.