Program Dates: June 5th - 8th, 2019
Georgetown University campus
37th & O Streets, N.W.  Washington, DC


The first deadline is Friday, April 26th, 2019. Applications received by Friday, April 26th, 2019 will receive first priority and fellowship consideration.

The final application deadline has been extended to Friday, May 3rd, 2019.

[Update: The application period for this program has now ended.]

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This summer, take your education in the humanities to the next level. Deepen your understanding of the value of advanced humanities training, learn how to communicate these values to the public and potential employers, and explore job markets interested in employing humanities scholars in positions requiring advanced skills in language, research, analysis, critical thinking, and writing.

Who should apply? This program is appropriate for humanities graduate students at any degree level, Ph.D. students in the humanities, and graduating seniors receiving a B.A. in a humanities field (such as language, literature, philosophy, theology, or history) who are interested in the role that the humanities can play in every sector of public and private enterprise, as well as early career professionals working in a humanities field who are interested in continuing professional development and networking.

Undergraduate Seniors

interested in exploring the connections that bring the humanities to medicine, law, private enterprise, and the local community.

Master's Students

in the humanities or sciences interested in connecting their passion and research interests to the wider world.

Doctoral Candidates

interested in exploring the broad swath of careers beyond academia open to trained humanists.

Humanities Professionals

interested in further exploring the relationship between humanities training and professional advancement.


The non-credit Certificate offers a robust introduction to the theories and methods of the engaged and public humanities through collaborative workshops with humanities faculty and practitioners. Working together, we will explore the meanings of “public,” “engagement,” and “humanities” as they relate to the changing ecosystem of academia and the public sphere, from government entities to private industry.

The essential skills and methods common to the humanities have much to offer the global and local challenges we face. Learn how to articulate the value of the humanities to managing climate change, global health threats, artificial intelligence and big data, and issues of cultural division and diversity.

The program will be capped by a Career Expo featuring resume and interview workshops geared toward future humanities professionals. The Expo will host a broad selection of employers in a variety of enterprises in the Washington, D.C. region—ranging from libraries and think-tanks to corporations and governmental agencies—who are interested in hiring humanities scholars.

What's new for 2019?

Keynote Address: Leonard Cassuto, Fordham University, author of The Graduate School Mess

Interactive sessions with ImaginePhD and PhDMatters

A Career Showcase featuring both employers and PhDs who have made the transition from academia to non-academic careers. 


Apply to the Graduate Certificate in the Engaged and Public Humanities: Apply Here


Students who receive a fellowship will receive $1000 on completion. 

Non-fellowship students from the Georgetown community will require a $100 deposit which is returned upon completion of the program. 

Non-fellowship students outside the Georgetown community will require $250 nonrefundable fee.


Contact us if you have any additional questions that were not answered on this website:   Contact Us

The program is stewarded by Georgetown’s ReinventPhD in the Humanities at Georgetown, a Mellon-funded project organized by Connected Academics.