The Odyssey Project is a free, 32-week college-credit granting humanities program for income-eligible adults with limited to no access to higher education. For more information see http://www.iprh.illinois.edu/programs/odyssey.html. It is founded on the Clemente Course in the Humanities model, which was awarded a National Humanities Medal of Honor in 2014.
The internship is designed to provide tutorial assistance that will enhance the learning and study skills of Odyssey students. Odyssey classes meet Monday and Wednesday evenings in downtown Urbana from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. The intern will provide tutorial services one night (two hours) per a week at a rate of $15.75 per hour. To be considered for this internship, candidates must possess strong writing, communications, and critical thinking skills, a personable and patient matter, and ease in interpersonal relations. Experience with tutoring recommended but not required.
Dr. Samuel Byndom, director of the Odyssey Project and of the Urbana Adult Education Center, will supervise.
Applications are being accepted now for Fall 2017. Please send a one page cv, a two page letter of application and the names and contact information for two references to Antoinette Burton at email@example.com. Please put “Odyssey Internship” in the subject line.
Applicants must be full-time University of Illinois undergraduates in good standing whose major is in a humanities unit. The deadline for applications is May 1 2017. This internship is available thanks to the generous support of donors to the Odyssey Project, including those who bought raffle tickets on the occasion of Odyssey 10 anniversary at Illinois in Fall of 2016.
Thanks to the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities for this information item.