Internship Opportunities

Internships & Competitive Teaching Positions for Academic Year 2022/2023


Center for Italian Studies

Graduate School, Office of Grants and Fellowships

Graduate Student Life

The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship

Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study

Notre Dame Learning

Notre Dame Press

Notre Dame Scholars' Program

Rome Global Gateway: International Education and Student Life

Competitive Teaching Position

Co-Instructor of "All Roads Lead to Rome" Foundational Course at the Rome Global Gateway


Center for Italian Studies

The Center for Italian Studies seeks a postdoctoral fellow with a Ph.D. from any discipline that intersects with the study of Italy. The fellowship is designed to prepare the successful candidate for careers in academic and cultural program leadership and development by offering significant professional experience in: humanities outreach, scholarly and educational project management, the oversight of professional networks and collaborations, editorial administration, and support of scholarly research, and digital communications and outreach.

The Notre Dame Center for Italian Studies organizes and supports research, education, and outreach initiatives in Italian Studies, including those of the Devers Family Program in Dante Studies, together with partners on campus, in Rome, and around the world. The mission of the Center is to support research and education in the languages, cultures, and peoples of Italy's past, present, and future from a broad array of disciplinary perspectives. The Center supports Notre Dame faculty and students in Italian studies with its annual program of seminars and lectures; the research grants and fellowships it offers; its publications, library resources, and digital humanities initiatives; and through its internal research projects and international collaborations. The Center also organizes, sponsors, and co-sponsors outreach activities to celebrate and promote the study of Italy's languages, cultures, and peoples among Notre Dame's students and faculty.

Responsibilities for the Postdoctoral Fellow in AY 2022-23 will include:

Humanities/Italian Studies Engagement: The Fellow will devote the majority of the fellowship time to working closely with the Center’s staff, especially its director and associate director, in support of the Center’s engagement efforts directed at the local, national, and international communities, including the Italian American community, as well as potential donors, alumni, affiliate faculty, and undergraduate majors and minors.

Program Management: Working closely with the Center’s director and associate director, as well as the steering committee, the Fellow will assist in overseeing the facilitation of program participants and logistics, communications, and website management for the Rome Consortium of Centers and Institutes for research, graduate, and undergraduate education in Rome, in collaboration with Notre Dame International’s Rome Global Gateway.

Promotion of the Interdisciplinary Field of Italian Studies: The Fellow will work to promote the field of Italian Studies by maintaining and developing contacts with research institutes, centers, scholarly associations, and societies worldwide, including those in North America, the UK, and Europe?, and Italy, through the organization of workshops and lectures, both at Notre Dame and beyond the University, and through the pursuit of internal and external grant support for the Center’s affiliate faculty and programming.

Publication Support: The Fellow will support the academic publishing enterprises of the Center, including serving as a liaison both with the University of Notre Dame Press and with leading disciplinary journals, as well as supporting the planning and implementation of the Center’s annual seminars, workshops, and conferences.

Communications: The Fellow will collaborate on managing communications from the Center, including web design and social media outreach, working to disseminate externally and internally the Center’s news and events, aiming both to promote the Center’s research and to widen participation in its activities.

While the majority of the fellowship will be devoted to the activities enumerated above, time will be available for the Fellow to pursue research and/or teaching, with the support of the Center for Italian Studies. The fellow will be provided with a workspace in the Center, and enjoy full library and computer privileges. There may be opportunities for international travel during the fellowship depending on the assignments.

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in some area of Italian Studies broadly conceived, or have it in hand by the beginning of the fellowship term. Near-native fluency in English and Italian is required. Experience with public engagement in the humanities, highly effective people skills, and multimedia digital literacy is highly desirable.

Appointment period: August 1, 2022- May 31, 2023

Compensation: The postdoctoral fellow will be officially employed by the College of Arts and Letters and compensated under their guidelines.

Application: Interested scholars should email a cover letter, CV, and the names of recommenders Jenny Petersen by January 14, 2022.

Graduate School Office of Grants & Fellowships

The Graduate School at Notre Dame has pioneered an integrated program in professional development and graduate student well-being that situates graduate training in a holistic model that is captured by the motto: Your Research Matters. You Matter. Be a force for good in the world. We invite a postdoctoral scholar with an interest in higher education administration and academic advising to spend August 2022-May 2023 working 40 hours per week with the Office of Grants and Fellowships in the Graduate School.

The Graduate School Postdoctoral Fellow will advise graduate students who are preparing grant and fellowship applications to support their research and scholarly engagement. Strong applicants enjoy interacting closely with students from a diverse body of disciplines to navigate the proposal writing process. Successful candidates will have exceptional written and oral communication skills; an ability to work in a self-directed manner; a team-based and service-oriented perspective; an eagerness to learn; experience managing projects and building relationships, and an interest in higher education advising and administration. Scholars from all disciplines are welcome. Reporting to the Director of Academic Enhancements in the Graduate School, the Postdoctoral Fellow will work 40 hours per week during office hours, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

Job Responsibilities:

• Advise graduate students on grant and fellowship applications including identifying grants, eligibility, strategic planning, and providing oral and written feedback

• Guide graduate students to identify funding opportunities and developing individual award lists

• Teach graduate students to navigate digital resources and the Pivot database

• Facilitate grant writing workshops and information sessions

• Produce written content for the office Sakai site, email marketing, and promotional materials

• Support the Graduate School and Office of Grants and Fellowships with other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

• Eligible to participate in the 5+1 postdoc year through the College of Arts & Letters

• Experience writing grant or fellowship applications

• Knowledge of grant writing and review processes

• Commitment to mentoring and advising graduate students, especially from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds

• Facility with written and spoken English

• Knowledge of University resources for graduate students

Preferred Qualifications:

• Previously awarded merit-based funding such as travel grants, national fellowships, research awards, or other grants

To apply, please email your CV, a list of references, and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by January 14, 2022.

Graduate Student Life

Notre Dame Graduate Student Life invites applications for 5+1 postdoctoral fellowships from students of any discipline who seek to advance the success and well-being of Notre Dame graduate students while developing professional expertise in project management, communications, data-informed decision-making, student affairs, and academic affairs.


Now in its 10th year, the mission of Graduate Student Life is to help graduate students thrive personally and professionally at Notre Dame by welcoming them into a vibrant community, connecting them to campus resources, and promoting a holistic educational experience. Working extensively in areas of programming, assessment, communication, partnerships, and advocacy, our staff seeks to engage our diverse graduate community with a robust array of opportunities to develop as scholars and as humans.

Though fairly new, Notre Dame Graduate Student Life is recognized as a national leader in the area of graduate student community and engagement. A placement with Grad Life would be a rich environment in which to learn the administrative, student affairs, and academic affairs aspects of university life. It would also provide tangible ways to improve the quality of life for Notre Dame graduate students for years to come.

Duties and Responsibilities

Postdocs are welcomed into all aspects of Graduate Student Life’s work. While specific commitments, including hours and exact start/stop dates, would be mutually agreed to, applicants are invited to consider the list of possible duties and responsibilities shown below and to meet with the Program Director to consider options more fully.


• Develop and pilot on-going leadership training for officers of graduate student clubs and organizations

• Improve and implement the Milestone Recognition Project

• Partner with the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being to create department-based wellness initiatives


• Analyze data from the Grad Life Survey

• Make data-informed recommendations for the Strategic Plan

• Establish evaluation criteria and processes for existing programming


• Manage the Grad Life blog - writing posts, recruiting contributing authors, developing and editing content

• Maintain website and social media content

• Develop content and strategies for the mobile app (no coding required)

Qualifications: Position open to postdocs from any discipline. The application should highlight skills relevant to the proposed work.

Compensation: Compensation is determined by Arts and Letters. The postdoc is employed by Arts and Letters and supervised by the Program Director. Postdocs are provided up to $1500 in Professional Development Funding from the College and may be eligible for additional professional development funds from Grad Life.

Position Dates: August 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023 

To apply, please email your CV, a list of references, and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by January 14, 2022.

The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA)

The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) supports and promotes the research, scholarship, and creative endeavors of the faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Letters. In addition to helping scholars secure and manage external funding for research and artistic creativity, the Institute curates and manages a large and diverse portfolio of grants. ISLA directly funds research and creative work, international travel to conferences, language training, thesis and dissertation enhancements, and publication subventions. Funding is also available for lectures, visiting artist events, and academic conferences. The Institute additionally provides experienced, professional support for all phases of academic event planning and implementation. See for more information about the Institute’s programs and services.

This internship will provide a postdoctoral scholar with hands-on experience in research administration.  Over the course of the year, the fellow will work collaboratively with the Institute’s director and staff on all facets of its mission.  Based on the fellow’s specific skills and interests, he or she will be able to assist with the design of new internal grant initiatives, the development of research teams and proposals, the evaluation of grant applications, the cultivation, and coordination of grant mechanisms that span units (e.g., Notre Dame Research, Institutes with the Keough School), the post-award administration of internal and external funding, and the Institute’s strategic and budgetary planning processes. In addition to learning the many ways in which research administration impacts and facilitates research production, through these activities, the internship will hone the fellow’s strategic planning, critical thinking, and decision-making skills.

The ideal candidate will be intellectually curious, passionate about the role of the liberal arts in higher education and society, and motivated to help others reach their goals.  They should have an energetic, positive, and self-starting attitude; the ability to work independently as well as a member of a collaborative team; and strong written and oral communication skills.

To apply, please email your CV, a list of references, and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by January 14, 2022.

Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (NFCDS)

The Hesburgh Libraries Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (NFCDS) helps the Notre Dame community explore new technologies and methodologies for research, teaching, and learning. A 5+1 Postdoctoral Intern at the NFCDS is someone who is either competent in or willing to learn about and then support a variety of digital, data-centric methods and studies, leveraging statistical, analytic, geospatial, visualization, storytelling, and/or 3D-modeling tools and processes. Fellows are expected to chart a personal trajectory for their professional development, digital skills training, and scholarly growth with support from a designated NFCD faculty mentor. 

5+1 Postdoctoral Intern time and energy is dedicated to an array of activities, some of them pedagogical—such as workshops, seminars, LibGuide development and maintenance, and consultation sessions—and others explicitly research-oriented, as well as occasional Center-related administrative duties as needed. 

The NFCDS, given its commitment to service as part of the Hesburgh Libraries, is always looking to collaborate across the Libraries, campus, and beyond, and therefore seeks 5+1 Postdoctoral Interns committed to inclusivity in pedagogy, research, and collegial life.

To apply, please email your CV, a list of references, and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by January 14, 2022.

Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study

The NDIAS seeks a postdoc to join the Institute's core staff for the 2022-23 The Public Project.  The postdoc will be embedded within the Institute staff and, based on their particular skills and interests, provide full-time support for some of the following Institute projects:

  • Conducting original research on how we organize individuals, political and scientific institutions, cultural resources, and informational structures into public, private, and expert domains. Serving as a resource for faculty and Ph.D. fellows aiming to develop their own work in such directions.
  • Working closely with the Associate and Assistant Director to plan research events that engage diverse audiences in projects related to the Resilience theme.
  • Working with faculty and staff in the Teaching Lab to design and launch courses related to the Public theme.  
  • Working with the Director and Staff on grant writing and outreach initiatives.  
  • Working with the Communications team to report on Institute initiatives.

To apply, please email your CV, a list of references, and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by January 14, 2022.

Notre Dame Learning

Eligible Ph.D. alumni from Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters who would like to spend a year exploring the frontiers of learning and the future of higher education are invited to apply.

We are seeking colleagues with broad interests in any of the following areas:

  • Instructor Development, Course design, Learning Research, Analytics & Assessment;
  • Instructional Design & Curriculum, Course Development,  & Instructional Media Production
  • Online Learning, Digital Strategy, & Academic Innovation;

ND Learning is a new organization that has combined the Kaneb Center for Teaching Excellence, the Office of Digital Learning, and the Provost’s Learning Initiative into a central hub intended to inspire, design, and deliver transformational learning experiences for Notre Dame students. Working in collaboration with instructors, departments, and colleges, ND Learning enables effective and engaging learning for all students through research-based strategies, technologies, and modalities.

To apply, please email your CV, a list of references, and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by January 14, 2022.

Notre Dame Press

Over the course of the academic year, a UNDP postdoc will learn about each aspect of scholarly book publishing—acquisitions, editorial, production, marketing, and sales. During the first semester, the postdoc will participate in the activities of each department, under the supervision of the assistant director. The second semester will be an opportunity for the postdoc to deepen their experience in the area of publishing they find of greatest interest. Throughout the year, the successful candidate will be fully integrated into the Press’s team, with opportunities to learn from all team members and to pursue independent research relating to the publishing industry.

The postdoc will gain experience in maintaining a database, assessing manuscript submissions, securing peer reviewers for manuscripts, communicating with authors, preparing manuscripts for publication, copyediting, proofreading, art research, writing press releases and book descriptions, designing promotional materials, and crafting social media campaigns. Successful candidates will have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, have a strong interest in book publishing, and be detail-oriented.

To apply, please email your CV, a list of references, and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by January 14, 2022.

Notre Dame Scholars’ Program

The Notre Dame Scholars’ Program (NDSP) invites applications for a 5+1 internship for students from any discipline who seek a unique immersion into core administrative functions supporting undergraduate education: academic mentoring and programming; enrollment (admissions, financial aid, and yield); student development; and external relations, (stewardship, fundraising, alumni engagement, and communications.) The position will prepare the selected intern for a variety of careers in higher education, providing the experience necessary for the successful discernment of long-term professional goals.

The Notre Dame Scholars’ Program Postdoctoral Intern will work closely with program staff to provide wrap-around services to the University’s 350+ undergraduate merit scholarship recipients, who are among the most competitive students for Notre Dame to enroll. Selected for their outstanding accomplishments and/or potential for academic achievement, leadership, commitment to service and social justice, and accomplishments in creativity, innovation, and scholarly engagement, Notre Dame Scholars are a diverse group of ambitious and caring students. Through personalized mentoring, topical workshops, motivational forums, enrichment grants, and networking events, NDSP provides its scholars with the tools and funding they need to explore, discern, and develop their unique talents. 

In addition to its core function of holistic student support and development, the unit manages the selection of scholarship recipients, relationships with scholarship benefactors, internal and external reporting and communications, and connections with a significant and growing network of scholarship alumni. The postdoctoral intern will gain experience in all of these areas, with projects to be assigned in one or more of the following areas:

  • Providing personalized, holistic mentoring to scholars;
  • Developing and executing workshops, networking, and social events;
  • Participating in the scholarship selection process, including review and scoring of candidates’ applications and interviews;
  • Participating in the enrichment funding proposal and disbursement process for scholars, including supporting project development and reviewing final proposals;
  • Collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data and assisting with report compilation;
  • Contributing to NDSP’s various communication channels, including its website and social media presence.

The ideal postdoctoral intern will either possess the following characteristics or express a strong desire to develop:

  • A fundamental commitment to the care and support of undergraduate students from a wide array of backgrounds;
  • The ability to connect empathically and skillfully with undergraduate students from a variety of backgrounds on a range of topics and issues;
  • Strong organizational skills, especially those related to time management, project management, and project execution;
  • A collaborative and agile approach to working independently and as a team member;
  • The ability to make sound ethical judgments;
  • Interest in and ability to analyze and report on basic demographic and questionnaire data;
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for significant reading expectations (scholarship applications and project proposals);
  • Ability to relate professionally and collegially to constituents ranging from University faculty, staff, and senior administrators to young professionals and principal benefactors;
  • Willingness to experiment and innovate in an office learning culture that prototypes, measures, iterates, and grows.

Helpful, but not necessary, is a background in:

  • Successful fellowship/grant application and reporting;
  • Student development, program measurement, or outcome analysis;
  • Undergraduate teaching/advising, admissions, or financial aid;
  • Public relations, communications, development, or alumni relations;
  • Technical skills in data analysis and/or programming.

The Notre Dame Scholars’ Program intern will work 40 hours per week, generally between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm. Additional evening and weekend work related to student programming and yield events will be required at times and with advance notice. When this occurs, hours during the normal business week will be reduced.

To apply, please email your CV, a list of references, and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by January 14, 2022.

Rome Global Gateway: International Education and Student Life

The Rome Global Gateway seeks a post-doctoral fellow to work closely with the Director of the Gateway, the Director of Programming, Student Development and Community Engagement, and the Rector of the Villa—the Notre Dame living-learning community on the Celian Hill—and with a diverse team of dedicated individuals on various aspects of the Gateway’s educational mission. Under the supervision of the Director and of the Director of Programming, Student Development and Community Engagement, the fellow will conduct program assessment and develop student and community engagement. In this role, the fellow will also assist with internship and volunteer placements for students at partner institutions in Rome. Under the supervision of the Villa Rector, the fellow will also work as Assistant Rector, mirroring the responsibilities of the role on the Notre Dame campus, and serving as a professional, minister, educator, and administrator, in collaboration with the residential staff team.

To apply, please email your CV, a list of references, and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by January 14, 2022.

Competitive Teaching Position

All Roads Lead to Rome Foundational Course at the Rome Global Gateway

In collaboration with other faculty teaching the foundational study abroad course in Rome and as a part of a teaching team, the postdoctoral fellow, appointed in a Humanities department at Notre Dame, would be the co-instructor of record for the All Roads Lead to Rome course (AL 24107/LLRO 34600/ HIST 34502 – CRN 25806/25822/25823) in Fall and instructor of record for the same course in the Spring. This course is one of the two courses that are part of the curriculum of all students spending one semester studying abroad in Rome and is a collaborative effort among teaching staff at the Gateway. The course holds Ways of Knowing attributes in History, Fine Arts, and Literature. 

During the teaching period, the postdoctoral fellow is expected to conduct academic research in their field of specialization. Special consideration will be given to scholars whose research is linked to Rome and would benefit from a year in the city.

To apply, please email your CV, a list of references, and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by January 14, 2022.

Internship Placements

  • Phillip Byers

    Ph.D. in History, 2020

    Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism

  • James Cotton

    Ph.D. in Literature, 2019

    Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

  • Colleen Cross

    Ph.D. in Theology and Peace Studies, 2020

    Foundation Relations

  • Emily Donahoe

    Ph.D. in English, 2021

    Notre Dame Learning

  • Christopher Flanagan

    Ph.D. in History, 2019

    American Historical Association

  • Ross Jensen

    Ph.D. in Philosophy, 2021

    Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study

  • Minju Kwon

    Ph.D. in Political Science, 2019

    Liu Institute

  • Ting Lau

    Ph.D. in Philosophy, 2019

    Notre Dame Institute of Advanced Study

  • Jay Miller

    Ph.D. in English, 2020

    Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

  • Amanda Nowak

    Ph.D. in Psychology, 2020

    The Graduate School

  • Lau Ortiz Mercado

    Ph.D. in English, 2021

    Shakespeare at Notre Dame

  • Anton Povzner

    Ph.D. in English, 2021

    Navari Center for Digital Scholarship

  • Christopher Rios-Sueverkruebbe

    Ph.D. in Theology, 2021

    Notre Dame Press

  • Justin Strong

    Ph.D. in Theology, 2019

    London Global Gateway

  • Dominique Vargas

    Ph.D. in English, 2021

    Notre Dame Learning

  • Rebecca West

    Ph.D. in Medieval Studies, 2020

    Universidad de los Andes, Chile

  • Rebecca Wiegel

    Ph.D. in Theology, 2019

    Gender Studies Program

  • Juliane Zenk

    Ph.D. in Psychology, 2020

    Graduate Student Life

  • Arnaud Zimmern

    Ph.D. in English, 2020

    Center for Digital Scholarship