The Humanities Research Institute (HRI), with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is looking for undergraduate interns to work with its Legal Humanities research group for the academic year 2021–22. Legal humanities understands the law as both reflecting and actively influencing societal values, aspirations, anxieties, biases, and notions of justice, examining how law constitutes and shapes the social world in which it is embedded. The HRI-Mellon Legal Humanities Research Group is composed of professors, post-doctoral scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates from different disciplines who are united by their desire to understand the multiple ways the law, broadly conceived, shapes human relations to each other and the places we live.
The research group seeks three undergraduate interns who will work with the group on their seminars, workshops, and programs. Interns will also work with the research group director to develop their own research projects as well as a research symposium for undergraduates at the end of the spring semester. Complete applications must be received by 5 p.m. on March 1, 2021. Read more about the internship and how to apply at https://hri.illinois.edu/andrew-w-mellon-fellowships/hri-andrew-w-mellon-undergraduate-internships-legal-humanities.