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Humanities Research & Funding

Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)

The MET offers an array of scholarships and fellowships to undergraduate students who are interested in curatorial, education, conservation, administration or library fields.

Greater SW Historical Museum

The SW Historical Museums offers a summer internship for undergraduates who are interested in preserving and interpreting the history and culture of the southwest. Students will assist the curator in cataloguing the Museum’s collections and will be given a $3000 stipend for their work.

Smithsonian Institute – Student Fellowships

Minority Internships

These internships are for minority students who are interested in the museum field.  Internships are 10 weeks and students are given a stipend of $500 per week.

Native American Internships

These internships are offered to Native American students who are interested in research projects related to Native American history.  Students are supervised by Smithsonian staff and receive a stipend of $500 per week during the ten week program.

In addition to these to internships the Smithsonian also offers numerous internships related contemporary social issues, American art, and anthropology (see the link below for additional information).

Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program
 The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History invites college sophomores and juniors with a passion for American history, and academic excellence in the field, to apply for the Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program in New York City, which includes: 10 Gilder Lehrman History Scholarships to a five-week research program from June 27 to July 31, 2010. Up to 30 awards for One-Week Scholars to attend our program from June 12 to June 19, 2010.


The Carter Center

The Carter Center offers paid summer internships for undergraduates who are interested in health, political science, human rights and the environment.  Internships are offered both domestically and internationally.