Internships and Fellowships

Internships and fellowships provide opportunities to develop the Keston Center and its resources and to advance your research. Please consider applying for one of the following:

Summer Internship Program

The Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society will seek a summer intern in 2021 to participate in a variety of projects associated with the processing of archival collections in Russian, other Slavic languages,and/or English; learning about the Keston Center; nd working with Keston materials in a variety of formats. Under appropriate supervision, this intern will be responsible for fulfilling a wide variety of tasks.

Email questions to Kathy Hillman, Director of the Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society, Kathy_Hillman@baylor.edu

Summer Teaching Fellowships

This summer the Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society is offering two teaching fellowships to encourage the use of the Center’s library and archives housed in the Michael Bourdeaux Research Center in Baylor’s graduate and undergraduate curriculum.

• The fellowships are open to full-time Baylor faculty members (which can include tenured and tenure-track faculty, regular lecturers, and senior lecturers) and
• Graduate teaching assistants (teachers of record).

Past recipients of teaching fellowships who wish to explore additional possibilities are eligible to reapply. Preference, however, may be given to first-time applicants.

Recipients of the teaching fellowships receive a stipend of $1,250 (pre-tax) and are expected to spend at least one week (20 hours minimum) in the Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society where they will be paired with an administrative staff member or librarian who can provide guidance on the Center’s facilities, collections, and services. The specific week chosen should be convenient to both and should occur between May 16 and August 12.

Teaching fellows will be required to submit a one to two-page document containing a description of how they intend to incorporate collection materials into a course. This document is due no later than two weeks after the fellow’s time in residence. Teaching fellows will also be expected to share their experiences with other faculty and graduate students by presenting on how they used collection materials in their classes in one of the Academy for Teaching and Learning’s Seminars for Excellence in Teaching (SET) or in another appropriate venue.

To apply, candidates should send a curriculum vitae and a brief statement (not to exceed two pages) describing the course for which they intend to use the Center’s collections and the learning objectives they hope to achieve. The proposal may incorporate the Keston Collection into an online course. Applicants should also indicate when they will be available to complete the fellowship at the library and archives. The application materials should be sent by email to Kathy_Hillman@baylor.edu, Director of the Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society, by April 11, 2022. Recipients will be notified by April 29, 2022.

Applications will be evaluated based on their potential to enhance teaching and learning and will be reviewed by a committee. Recommendations will be sent to the Dean of University Libraries who will make the final decision.

To learn more about the Keston collection, visit http://www.baylor.edu/kestoncenter/.

For additional information, contact Kathy_Hillman@baylor.edu.