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Division of Research - Wayne State University

2020 WSU Humanities Clinic—CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The  Wayne State Humanities Clinic is relaunching for Summer 2020! The Clinic is currently seeking project proposals for remote and online projects that address demands and challenges in Detroit communities brought on by COVID-19. The Humanities Clinic pays humanities and social science graduate interns to work with community partners, free of charge, on projects requiring:

  • Copy editing 
  • Grant writing
  • Archival research
  • Digital archives
  • Historical documentation
  • Data analysis
  • Media development
  • Project development
  • Community outreach
  • Educational programming

Potential projects and partnerships might include the following:

  • Conducting data analysis and archival research for projects that study COVID-19 testing efforts, healthcare workers, or topics of race and gender as they relate to the pandemic.
  • Assisting with efforts to eliminate food insecurity by conducting community outreach, media development, project development, and data analysis at local food banks.
  • Developing community outreach and educational programming for victims of domestic violence at organizations that meet the immediate needs of at-risk people.
  • Implementing archival research, exhibition planning, community outreach, and educational programs at museums and cultural organizations.

If you are interested in obtaining free services from our interns, please send a proposal to Clinic coordinator Lily Wilson, with the following: 

  • your organization’s mission statement (if outside WSU)
  • a brief (1-2 paragraph) description of a specific project you seek help with
  • the skills an intern should possess before beginning the project 
  • the name, phone number, and email address of the primary project contact

Projects should require up to 50 hours of work each. The 2020 Clinic will run from June 15  to August 15, 2020 (contingent upon funding). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 1.

The 2020 Humanities Clinic is made possible by the Department of History, the Graduate School, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the American Historical Association Career Diversity Initiative.