CSC: Journal of Contemplative Studies Internship 2022-2023


The mission of the Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC) is to advance the study and application of human flourishing at all levels of education—K-12, undergraduate, graduate, professional, and lifelong. In particular we are focused on how educational institutions can better understand and facilitate the types of knowledge, mindsets, and practices that promote flourishing. 


Michael Sheehy, Research Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, and Director of Scholarship at the Contemplative Sciences Center 


The Contemplative Sciences Center seeks applicants for a Journal of Contemplative Studies internship, an innovative academic journal. The focus of the journal is humanistic studies on contemplation while interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged. The journal will publish both reviewed papers on a rolling paper-by-paper basis through a powerful content management system to allow for inclusion of non-linear and diverse media as well as preprint papers. This internship will play a key role in helping build and launch the journal. The intern will learn project management skills including task management, establishing and working on timelines for clear deliverables, collaboration and teamwork skills, and professional communication skills. In addition to learning about new forms of academic publishing and knowledge dissemination via the digital humanities, the intern will have the opportunity to build relationships with a variety of authors and editors from across disciplines that has enduring value. 


This internship will prepare interns for careers in any of the following: 

  • Faculty 
  • Academic Research and Administration 
  • Non-profit 
  • Publishing 


This internship will provide experiences to develop and polish the following skills: 

  • Communication to diverse audiences 
  • Interdisciplinary team collaboration 
  • Knowledge of sector and networking 
  • Problem-solving and analytical thinking 
  • Data literacy and fluency 
  • Project management and leadership 
  • Self and career management 


The internship will require that the intern work in a collaborative environment and be responsive to a variety of tasks as needed. Responsibilities of the intern include formatting, typesetting, and copy-editing submissions for digital publication; communication with scholar collaborators (authors, editors, reviewers, advisors), assistance with the management of publication pipeline in digital platform for both preprints and journal papers. 


The intern will receive mentoring and supervision from Michael Sheehy, Director of Scholarship at the Contemplative Sciences Center. 


Prior background in digital publishing is desired but not required. 


The internship could begin as early as Summer 2022 depending on the availability of the student. 


PhD+ interns will be paid bi-weekly wages up to $5000 per semester ($25 per hour for 200 hours per semester). 

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