Internship Opportunities

Internships & Competitive Teaching Positions for Academic Year 2024/2025


Center for Italian Studies

Center for Social Concerns

Corporate Relations and Developement

Graduate School: Data Strategy 

Graduate Student Life

The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

Nanovic Institute

Notre Dame Learning

Notre Dame Press

Hesburgh Library - Rare Books & Special Collections

Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE)

Shakespeare at Notre Dame

Competitive Teaching Position

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


Center for Italian Studies


5+1 Postdoctoral Fellowship with the 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



Responsibilities for the Postdoctoral Fellow in AY 2024-25 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 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, 2024- May 31, 2025, or mutually agreed upon adjustment to

these dates.

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 to Ted Cachey and copy Tiarra Lax-Walker Questions regarding the position can  be addressed to Ted Cachey.


Center For Social Concerns


To apply, please email your CV, a list of references, and a cover letter to Tiarra Lax-Walker by February 15, 2024.


Corporate Relations and Development


Graduate School: Data Strategy Initiative


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

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

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
● Partner with the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being to create department-based wellness initiatives
● Administer the Peer Mentorship Network by communicating with and recruiting departments from across
campus to participate in this newly-formed program

● Make data-informed recommendations for the implementation of the Strategic Plan
● Establish evaluation criteria and processes for existing programming
● Create and maintain a data collection strategy to facilitate data-informed decision-making across the office and
its programs

● Manage the Grad Life blog - recruiting contributing authors, developing and editing content
● Maintain website and social media content
● Develop content and strategies for the mobile app (no coding required)


Position open to 5+1 postdocs from any discipline. Application should highlight skills relevant to
proposed work.


Compensation is determined by Arts and Letters. 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 - May 31, or mutually agreed upon as needed.
Application: CV, list of references, and letter of interest sent to Mimi Beck ( and Tiarra Lax-Walker (

Application Deadline: Until filled.

The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA)


From getting projects off the ground to sharing their impact with the world, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts ensures faculty and students at all levels get the research support they need and the scholarly recognition they deserve. 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 postdoctoral fellowship will provide hands-on experience and mentorship in the growing field of research development, with a special focus on communications. Over the course of the year, the fellow will work collaboratively with the Institute’s director and staff to launch new funding programs, create web content to showcase funding opportunities and faculty research, develop resources for supporting external funding applications, communicate research outcomes to sponsors, and evaluate proposals for ISLA’s grant programs. In addition to gaining deep knowledge of the research apparatus at Notre Dame and the broader landscape of external sponsors (such as NEH, NSF, ACLS, Guggenheim, etc.). , the post-doctoral fellow will gain valuable experience (and a portfolio of work) in written and visual storytelling. This opportunity will also help a rising scholar develop a honed sense of emerging areas of inquiry in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

The ideal candidate will be interested in interdisciplinary and collaborative research projects, passionate about the role of the liberal arts in higher education and society, with strong writing skills and a desire to help others reach their goals.

Location: On-campus: This is an in-person appointment located on the University of Notre Dame South Bend, IN campus. Staff currently work a hybrid schedule with one remote day per week.

To apply, please email your CV, a list of references, and a cover letter to Tiarra Lax-Walker by January 15, 2024.


Nanovic Institute

Nanovic Institute 5+1 Postdoctoral Fellows

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies, a multi-disciplinary research institute that builds bridges between Notre Dame and Europe, seeks two 5+1 postdoctoral fellows for the 2024-25 academic year. These are full-time positions with an estimated 40 hours of work per week on campus mostly limited to business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm); while most of the work will take place on the Notre Dame campus, work that includes travel to Europe may be possible. Applicants are welcome from any discipline in the humanities, arts, social sciences, or global affairs, and we particularly encourage applications from those with an interest in topics of importance to contemporary Europe (e.g., migration, resilient democracies, sustainability, the war in Ukraine, etc.) and/or questions of representation (e.g., the politics and ethics of memory, human dignity, what it means to engage the “peripheries,” and how to encompass the lived experiences of all people in Europe, including those marginalized by geography, poverty, politics of citizenship, and difference).

The Nanovic Institute is home to a high-functioning dynamic team, recognized this past year with a Presidential Team Irish Award, that has historically included one or two postdoctoral associates each year. Postdocs are integrated into the fabric of the Nanovic Institute alongside staff and have the opportunity to participate and gain valuable experience in all aspects of Institute life. Specific responsibilities will be tailored to fit the skills and preferences of successful applicants and may include:

  • Working with research program managers and faculty fellows to develop and advance research projects that live within the Nanovic Institute from ideation to implementation. For instance, a successful candidate may help develop a pilot research project on resilient democracies or sustainability, working with scholars and policymakers in South Bend and Europe.

  • Providing critical project management support for student and faculty research projects that span global affairs, the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts.

  • Advising a community of undergraduate student researchers in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, fostering individual student growth and participation in the community, and monitoring progress over the academic year.

  • Providing administrative and logistical support for student engagement activities, including research fairs, informational sessions, and student events.

  • Writing, editing, or providing publication support for stories and other outputs related to Nanovic Institute-owned or supported research projects and projects that align with the Institute’s research priorities.

  • Engaging in strategic planning for the growth of signature Nanovic programs

The person in this role should be comfortable communicating orally and in writing with faculty members from a broad cross-section of the university and with external scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, particularly global affairs, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities.

The mission of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies is to enrich the intellectual culture of Notre Dame by creating an integrated, interdisciplinary home for students and faculty to explore the evolving ideas, cultures, beliefs, histories, and institutions that shape Europe. To pursue this mission, Nanovic works to promote European studies at Notre Dame, transform its undergraduates, professionalize its graduate students, foster its interdisciplinary faculty research, and build its international network. The Nanovic Institute is part of the Keough School of Global Affairs, advancing integral human development through research, policy, and practice.

Location: On-campus: This is an in-person appointment located on the University of Notre Dame South Bend, IN campus.


Appointment period: August 1, 2024 - May 31, 2025, or mutually agreed upon dates as needed.


To apply, please email your CV, a list of references, and a cover letter to Tiarra Lax-Walker ( by January 15, 2024.

Notre Dame Learning


ND Learning announces the availability of 2 - 3 one-year postdoctoral fellows for 2024-2025. 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.

Location: On-campus: This is an in-person appointment located on the University of Notre Dame South Bend, IN campus.

To apply, please email your CV, a list of references, and a cover letter to Tiarra Lax-Walker by January 15, 2024.

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 deepen their experience in the area of publishing they find of greatest interest. Throughout the year, the successful candidate will be fully integrated in 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 Tiarra Lax-Walker by January 15, 2024

Hesburgh Library - Rare Books & Special Collections


Tiarra Lax-Walker by January 15, 2024.

Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE)

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) is pleased to announce a postdoctoral fellowship for the 2024-25 academic year.

The mission of CUSE is to guide Notre Dame undergraduates in the process of scholarly engagement and advise them on how best to identify or create opportunities for experiential learning, especially research; secure University and external funding to support such opportunities; and prepare competitive applications for national fellowships, all with the aim of transforming themselves and their communities in the pursuit of human flourishing and the common good.

This position may be of special interest to those who wish to learn more about careers in higher education administration, especially in the areas of undergraduate research and national fellowships advising.

This position will report to the CUSE Associate Director of Scholarly Development. It will run from August 12, 2024, until May 9, 2025, though these dates are negotiable. The time commitment will be on average 20 hours/week. These hours will typically be scheduled between 8:30am-5pm, Monday-Friday, though occasional evening and weekend hours may be required, and we may be able to allow some flexibility here.

Job Responsibilities could include:

  • Serving as the first point of contact for visitors to the CUSE office suite in G01 Bond Hall.

  • Assisting with CUSE data entry and data analysis.

  • Assisting with CUSE event planning.

  • Assisting with the administration of the CUSE undergraduate scholarly engagement fellows program.

  • Assisting with enrichment funding administration.

  • Editing the CUSE website.

  • Assisting with other duties as assigned


There may also be the opportunity to shadow members of the CUSE team and, depending on time and level of interest, participate in supervised undergraduate advising experiences.


Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Commitment to high-quality mentoring of undergraduate students.

  • Ability to contribute positively to a dynamic, collegial, and collaborative work environment.

  • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, presentation software, and Google Apps.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with University resources for undergraduates.

  • Experience conducting research as an undergraduate (served as a faculty research assistant, worked in a laboratory, completed a senior thesis, etc.).

  • Basic familiarity with the Conductor content management system.

  • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Access.


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please send a one-page cover letter outlining your qualifications, a resume or CV, and contact information for three professional references to:

Kathleen Schuler, Associate Director of Scholarly Development

Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

G01 Bond Hall (cc'

Queries regarding the position may be directed to Ms. Schuler at

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis up through the position start date in early August, though it is to your benefit to apply sooner rather than later, as we will fill the position as we receive qualified applications.

Also, please copy your CV, and a list of references, and a cover letter to Tiarra Lax-Walker by January 15, 2024


Shakespeare at Notre Dame


Fellowship with Shakespeare at Notre Dame and its two principal companies, Actors from the London Stage (AFTLS) and the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF). Gain vital experience in arts administration and a 360º perspective with the University’s professional theatre, Shakespeare at Notre Dame. The successful candidate will work closely with the General Manager, Audience Development Manager, Executive Director, and Producing Artistic Director 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: moderating panel discussions, creating dramaturgical materials for actors, and teaching undergraduate and graduate students as part of NDSF's apprentice, touring, or community engagement programming.

To apply, please email your CV, a list of references, and a cover letter to Tiarra Lax-Walker by January 15, 2024.

Competitive Teaching Position

Co-Instructor of Urbi et Orbi: Catholicism and the City of Rome Course at the Rome Global Gateway

The postdoctoral fellow, appointed in a Humanities department at Notre Dame and with a strong interest in the history, theology, art, and spirituality of the Catholic Church, would be the co-instructor of record for the Urbi et Orbi: Catholicism and the City of Rome course (THEO 44208) in Fall and Spring. This course is open to students from the Gateway as well as two Rome-based universities, in partnership with which it is developed. The class aims to offer a historical and theoretical introduction to the city and to the role it has played and continues to play in the Catholic Church from a multiplicity of complementary perspectives. The course has been approved for the Ways of Knowing attribute Catholicism and the disciplines. 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.

$5,000 housing supplement and flight up to $2,000 shared by RGG and the Center for Italian Studies

To apply, please email your CV, a list of references, and a cover letter to Tiarra Lax-Walker by January 15, 2024.

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

 Co-Instructor of 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 ) in Fall and 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 has been approved for the 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.

$5,000 housing supplement and flight up to $2,000 shared by RGG and the Center for Italian Studies

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