CSC: Encyclopedia of Contemplation 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 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 
  • Industry and For-profit 
  • Academic Research and Administration 
  • Non-profit 
  • Communication, Outreach, and 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 


This internship is for the Encyclopedia of Contemplation, an online encyclopedia of the world's contemplative traditions. 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 researching humanistic and scientific studies on contemplative practices, compiling and curating bibliographies, writing and editing encyclopedic essays. Translation of primary sources from the Tibetan or other Buddhist languages if the intern has the requisite skills. 


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


Excellent communication skills. Time management skills and ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively. Knowledge of contemplative scholarship in the humanities and/or sciences. Knowledge of Tibetan or other Buddhist languages is a plus, 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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