Internship Opportunities

University of Notre Dame Press

Over the course of the academic year, a UNDP postdoc will learn of every 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 director. The second semester will be an opportunity for the postdoc to become more focused in the area of publishing they find of greatest interest. There will be opportunities for independent research and attending press meetings. A letter of recommendation will be granted to those who successfully complete the UNDP postdoc. Duties and Responsibilities Maintaining the database, filing, assessing manuscript submissions, securing peer reviewers for manuscripts, communicating with authors, preparing manuscripts for publication, copyediting, proofreading, attending meetings, working with electronic publishing program, art research, requesting necessary permissions, writing press releases and copy for the book covers and catalog, designing and implementing marketing plan and all associated materials, advertising and other direct mail tasks. Successful candidates will have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, have a strong interest in book publishing and be extremely detail-oriented.

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by December 1, 2019.

Notre Dame Athletics

The Athletics Department seeks a post-doctoral fellow to perform various technical assignments in support of strategic departmental initiatives. These tasks include the following: research and benchmarking projects, high-level presentation design and production, report generation, complex data analysis, and myriad special projects. The post-doctoral student will perform a broad array of functions while gaining exposure to key issues within intercollegiate athletics. He/she will provide support for various sub-groups within the department, including athletic administration, policy, operations, business operations, athletics advancement, and revenue generation. Competitive candidates must possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, creativity, and a growth mindset. He/she must be self-motivated, team-focused, detail-oriented, efficient and be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by December 1, 2019.

Notre Dame Learning

We are seeking colleagues with broad interests in any of the following fields: educational development and higher-ed pedagogy; learning science research; learning-media design and production (film, web, motion graphics, animations): online learning; academic and curricular innovation. Participating in a broad range of projects, postdoctoral fellows will build valuable professional experience as part of a dynamic, creative team. ND Learning is a new organization that has combined the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, 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 and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by December 1, 2019.

Arts & Letters Academic Advancement

The Academic Advancement postdoc will work closely with the Academic Advancement director—the College of Arts and Letters’ liaison with the Notre Dame Development Office—to advance the College's fundraising priorities. Activities include working with faculty to create proposals, devising and executing donor stewardship strategies, and educating fundraisers on the work of the College. In addition, the postdoc will take an active role in managing the activities of the College’s Advisory Council (a group of the College's best friends and benefactors), including fall and spring meetings and committee meetings.

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by December 1, 2019.

Shakespeare at Notre Dame

Fellowship with Shakespeare at Notre Dame and its two principal companies, Actors from the London Stage and the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. Gain vital experience in arts administration and a 360º perspective with the University’s professional theatre, Shakespeare at Notre Dame. The successful candidate will assist in all areas of operations, from special projects, conference planning, and support, to marketing, casting, pre-production planning, and artist contracts. Additional responsibilities may include: dramaturgy, teaching for undergraduate and some graduate students as part of the NDSF apprentice and touring programs, and secondary school workshops on Shakespeare.

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by December 1, 2019.

The Graduate School

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. The Graduate School provides an integral part of graduate training, offering services that focus on career discernment and outcomes, grants and fellowships, ethics as applied to leadership, innovation and the responsible conduct of research, teaching, and well-being and sense of belonging.

We invite a postdoctoral scholar with an interest in higher education administration and leadership to spend the year housed in the Graduate School, working collaboratively with the Dean and members of the executive team, working on projects across the scope of the Graduate School’s portfolio. We envision a rotation model where the postdoc will learn from and contribute to three distinct projects, with the identification of projects based on matching the skills of the postdoc with the needs in a given year of the Graduate School. Projects may issue from any combination of the following domains: strategic planning; grants and fellowships; career services; admissions; recruitment; postdoctoral programming; data analysis; communications; development; financial records; social media, policy development, and process improvement.

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 leadership and administration. Scholars from all disciplines are welcome.

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by December 1, 2019.

Hesburgh Libraries Department of Rare Books & Special Collections

The Hesburgh Libraries Department of Rare Books & Special Collections supports an active program of guest teaching, exhibitions, and workshops for the Notre Dame community. Within this setting, a Postdoctoral Fellow will support the integration of rare books, manuscripts, and special collections into the research and teaching mission of the University. This fellowship offers an opportunity to explore varied activities in curatorial work that includes the interpretation of primary source collections for broad academic audiences, rare books, and manuscript exhibition work, collection development, focused research, and teaching within a wide-ranging array of University courses. The Department of Rare Books & Special Collections is a supportive environment for early career professionals, with deeply committed and engaged library faculty and staff.

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by December 1, 2019.

Hesburgh Libraries Navari Center for Digital Scholarship

The Hesburgh Libraries Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) enables students and faculty to explore new technologies and methodologies for research and learning. A Postdoctoral Fellow will support a variety of data-centric studies, leveraging the latest statistical, analytics, and visualization tools and processes. The fellow should be competent in data strategies, generation, normalization, transformation, mining, and/or visualization. The fellow will engage with a broad arrange of activities, such as workshops, seminars, consultation sessions, and research projects, working alongside the CDS library faculty.

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by December 1, 2019.

Foundation Relations

This postdoc is an opportunity to learn about Foundation Relations and Development more broadly while providing a valuable service to the University. As part of a central development staff and reporting to the Senior Director of Foundation Relations, the postdoc will work across the university (concentrating in Arts & Letters) to increase external support for faculty-led research and programs. The postdoc is charged with supporting the University’s academic fundraising efforts through (a) prospect research; (b) proposal development; (c) foundation relations; and (d) stewardship of existing benefactors. The postdoc’s fundraising efforts will focus primarily on proposals under $100,000. The successful candidate will be inquisitive and personable; have strong written and oral communication skills, and be result oriented. During the postdoc period, the incumbent will gain valuable skills, experience, and knowledge as well as contribute to raising foundation funding for the University.

To apply, please email your CV and a cover letter to Jenny Petersen by December 1, 2019.

Notre Dame International

There are no internships available at the Global Gateways for Academic Year 2020/2021.

Internship Placements

  • James Cotton

    Ph.D. in Literature, 2019

    Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

  • Christopher Flanagan

    Ph.D. in History, 2019

    American Historical Association

  • Minju Kwon

    Ph.D. in Political Science, 2019

    Liu Institute

  • Ting Lau

    Ph.D. in Philosophy, 2019

    Notre Dame Institute of Advanced Study

  • Justin Strong

    Ph.D. in Theology, 2019

    London Global Gateway

  • Rebecca Wiegel

    Ph.D. in Theology, 2019

    Gender Studies Program