Internships and Awards
Guidelines for Internships at the Chapman Center for Rural Studies
Deadline for Chapman Center Internships for Spring is October 15, 2021For information about the deadlines for each award application please call the office (785) 532-0380
Students who are interested in conducting internships with the center should contact the center to set up an informational interview. This interview will provide you with more information about the center including existing research opportunities and the application process. Students may set up an interview by stopping by the Chapman Center in 111 Leasure or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Chapman Center proudly partners with McNair, DSP, and SUROP. Students who are accepted to these programs are invited to explore research opportunities with the center.
Internships are generally one semester in length, with an option for a second semester to be made at the discretion of the selection committee (Executive Director, Project Coordinator, Office Manager, and a faculty member currently serving on the Chapman Center for Rural Studies Board of Directors).
Students interested in spring internships should contact the center by October 15th. For internships beginning in the fall semester, students should contact the center no later than April 1st. For the summer, please contact the center no later than the end of February. All applications are to be turned into the Executive Director of the Chapman Center for Rural Studies in 111 Leasure Hall. Selection of interns will be made by the Executive Director, the Program Coordinator, and a faculty member who is currently on the Chapman Center Board of Directors.
Internships in the Chapman Center are scholarshipped per semester and are not based on financial need. Students will agree to conduct between 6-8 hours of work per week during the course of the internship and will be supported with a stipend of between $1000 and $2000. Students will be given access to the resources of the Center: general use of the research room, field equipment, photocopy machine, databases, etc. Their names will be listed in the Chapman Center online directory and inside the Center’s physical directory/display case. Students will be paired with a faculty mentor to work on a thematic project leading to a larger goal (ie, publication of a book, database, website, museum installation) and keep a log of their activities each week that should be turned into the Project Coordinator. Center staff will support interns by assisting with writing and research. Interns may also be called upon from time to time for the good of the Center, for example, making arrangements for outside speakers and guests, tours, presentations and being an exemplary representative of the Center’s goals and standards for the University Community and the general non-academic public.