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Graduate Assistantships

Build your credentials and professional portfolio in the public humanities or programming and administration!

Deadline: April 3, 2023 (11:59 pm)

The Kaplan Humanities Institute is accepting applications for two interdisciplinary GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS in the humanities for 2023-2024.

#1 — Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantship in the Public Humanities

The 2023-2024 Public Humanities Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistant in the Kaplan Humanities Institute will work closely with the Kaplan Public Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow to run the yearlong Public Humanities Research Workshop. The GA will also contribute to graduate student career development initiatives, among other duties. The goal of the assistantship is to develop skills and credentials in the public humanities, with training in event management, interpersonal skills, community engagement, group leadership, and professionalization.

#2 — The Kaplan Humanities Scholars Program Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantship

The 2023-2024 Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantship with the Kaplan Humanities Scholars Program (KHSP) is a two quarter (summer and fall) opportunity at the Kaplan Humanities Institute designed to build professional capacity in programming and administration. The role will encompass a broad range of duties, from supporting on-campus events and other course enhancement initiatives, to collaboration and outreach initiatives with off-campus partners. The goal of the assistantship is to develop skills and credentials in the areas of event management, interpersonal skills, academic operations, group leadership, and experiential learning experiences, among others.


To be eligible for either of these Graduate Assistantships, you must:

Important: These position are open to any PhD student in good standing in their 3rd through 7th year during the 2023-2024 school year. Remember that TGS calculates a student's year based on number of quarters they have been in their PhD program, so we encourage you to confirm your clock with your program, especially if you have questions about an MA/PhD program. At the discretion of their home departments/partner schools, students from humanities and social sciences program may "bank" the quarters to be used during their sixth year (see TGS policy on Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantships).

Application Instructions and Materials

Applications are submitted via a TGS online application portal (see link at bottom of this page). Please review all application instructions prior to clicking through to the portal; you will not be able to save an incomplete application. Note: application documents must be submitted in PDF format.

To Apply

Please submit a complete application for the position you are seeking; if you’d like to apply for both GAships, please be sure to submit separate applications in the applicable portal.

In the application portal, please complete your official contact and academic information in the fields provided. Please also prepare and upload PDFs of the following documents: 

Application deadline

April 3, 2023 (11:59pm)

Application portal link


Please email Tom Burke (

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