Hillman Internship

The most prestigious and intensive internship at the Prindle Institute

Hillman Interns have the largest time commitment and greatest involvement with the Institute’s events and programs. Hillman Interns develop content and programs for our robust K-12 ethics education initiatives. Hillman Interns also attend all Prindle Institute events and create their own individual projects. Applications for the Hillman Internship, supported by the Anne and Charles Hillman Student Intern Fund, are open for the 2021-22 academic year. Please contact Emily Knuth (eknuth@depauw.edu) with any questions about the internship or the application.

Ready to commit?

Before you consider applying, please carefully read through the following information. The Hillman Internship commitment typically consists of 8-10 hours per week during the academic year. All interns are expected to:

  • Attend and help out at every Prindle Institute event
  • Work in a small interest group to develop programming for our K-12 ethics education initiatives
  • Develop and facilitate at least one lunch discussion session for the First-Year Intern program with another Hillman Intern

Our Hillman Interns get to engage in meaningful work, have thoughtful discussions about the ethics issues they are the most passionate about, and  develop lasting relationships with each other and with members of the Prindle Institute staff. Past Hillman Interns have gone on to become professors, doctors, U.S. Senate staffers, and policy experts.

If you’re ready to apply for this internship, please be prepared to fill out the application below. The Hillman Internship application packet must consist of:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • “Unofficial” academic transcript (from e-services)
  • The names of two faculty references
  • Your response to the following prompt: Use your imagination and briefly describe a creative project that you might use to make ethics come alive for a child or adolescent. You can choose whatever age group you want, just be sure to specify who your audience is. (Example, This is a creative writing project for high school students.) (500 word limit)
  • An Ethics in the News (EITN) post. As the title implies, an Ethics in the News piece focuses on ethical issues in current events. They’re typically between 600-1500 words, and should cover a topic that has recently happened or come to prominence in public discourse — the more timely, the better. A good EITN piece should describe the issue, examine the debates/arguments surrounding it, and elaborate on any moral dimensions of the issue. These pieces should focus on analysis and contextualization of an issue rather than a summary. For examples of structure and style, visit www.prindlepost.org.

If you have any questions about the spring application process, please e-mail Emily Knuth: eknuth@depauw.edu

2021-2022 Hillman Intern Application Application deadline April 1, 2021

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