CSC: Curriculum Design and Program Management Internship


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. 


Karolyn Kinane, Associate Director of Pedagogy and Faculty Engagement


The Contemplative Sciences Center seeks applicants for a Curriculum Design and Program Management Intern for the Contemplative Institute, a week-long professional development program that supports and connects faculty who aim to embrace a more holistic approach to teaching and learning that fosters student flourishing, personal renewal, and systems change.  


 Depending on the candidate’s skills and interests, duties may include: 

  • Creation, curation, and documentation of resources for faculty regarding contemplative teaching and learning in higher education 
  • Assistance creating synchronous and asynchronous faculty development modules, research briefs, and bibliographies  
  • Management of logistical details such as recruitment and selection of participants, communication with partners across Grounds, and development of promotional materials  
  • Program assessment 


This internship provides an ABD student with the opportunity to dive deeply into the emerging, interdisciplinary field of Contemplative Studies, which draws from Education, Philosophy, Sociology, Religious Studies, Literatures, Media Studies, and more with special attention to the connections between contemplation and issues of social justice, wellbeing, and the environment. Further, this internship will develop interns’ skills in digital curriculum design, research, event planning, and program assessment. 


This internship will prepare for careers in any of the following 

  • Higher Education 
  • Learning Design and Technology 
  • Distance Learning 
  • Academic Administration 
  • Communication and Outreach 
  • Program Development & Management 


The intern will receive mentoring and supervision from Karolyn Kinane, Associate Director of Pedagogy and Faculty Engagement at the Contemplative Sciences Center. 


Excellent communication in oral and written form, ability to self-start and follow-through, interest (not necessarily experience) in contemplative pedagogy. 


The internship will commence in Fall of 2022 and may continue through Spring of 2023. Typical effort involved is 10 hours per week. 


The intern will be funded up to $5000 per semester, in wage replacement or augmenting other fellowship support. 

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