Internal opportunities.

Sponsoring unit/organization

John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute

Title of opportunity

Research Assistant: Digital Publics

Scope of work

The FHI invites applications for 1 or 2 Summer Research Assistants to launch a new project in Digital Publics. This project seeks to engage growing audiences of longer-form digital writing, e.g. on Medium and similar platforms. Research Assistants will generate topical, web-friendly “think pieces” that creatively reactivate the FHI’s extensive video and online essay archives, on themes such as contagion, migration, and the world-making power of the arts. Experience writing for non-academic audiences and in social media publishing preferred – but we welcome all applicants with strong interests in both. Learn more.


19.9 hours/week for 8 weeks ($5,500)

Number of positions



Chris Chia,