Research Assistantships: Digital Publics

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Deadline: May 22, 2020

The FHI invites applications for 1-2 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. RAs 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. Funding is $5,500 for 8 weeks over the summer. 
These RAships are being offered as part of the broader coordinated effort across Duke departments and interdisciplinary units to provide summer support for Ph.D. students. In alignment with that coordinated process, we ask that you apply by May 13, 2020 for priority consideration. Students may apply after May 13, as long as an opening remains. UPDATE: Priority consideration extended to applications received by Friday, May 22.
To apply, please send the following directly to
  • a letter of application
  • a brief CV (2 page maximum)
  • a letter of support from the department DGS, indicating how the proposed virtual/remote internship will enhance your intellectual trajectory and summer funding requirements
  • a statement of need detailing confirmed summer funding and all pending funding requests
Questions? Email