The Humanities and Social Sciences Internship Fair will give professional organizations, departments, and students a chance to connect while allowing our students to explore the wide array of opportunities available in the fields of humanities and social sciences.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, in collaboration with the Office of Career Services, will host the:

Humanities & Social Sciences Internship Fair

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 1:00-3:00 pm
Atterbury Student Success Center, Pierson Auditorium


Looking for an internship?

Representatives from local companies will be on campus to discuss internship opportunities at their organizations.


What is on the program for the internship fair?

The fair will begin with a networking/refreshment session, followed by brief remarks from Tamara Falicov, dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and a UMKC alumnus who will describe their internship experience. You will then engage with between 8-10 different employers in sessions that change every seven minutes, speed-dating style.

How should I prepare for an in-person internship fair?

  • Attend an SHSS Prepare for a Fair Workshop: February 7, 2023, 2pm–3pm, Atterbury Student Success Center, Rm TBD
  • Schedule an appointment with UMKC Career Services to review your resume and craft your elevator pitch.
  • Attend the pre-fair warm-up session February 16, 2023, 12:30pm–1:00pm, Atterbury Student Success Center, Rm TBD
  • Complete your Handshake profile and upload your resume.
  • Research participating employers and show your interest by following them on Handshake!
  • Explore prep resources from UMKC Career Services.

What should I wear?

Professional dress is encouraged, but there is no dress code for this event. Check out the UMKC Professional Wardrobe Studio for assistance with securing professional clothes.

Event Organizers

Caitlin Horsmon

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Phone Number: 816-235-2261

Cynthia Beard

Office Support Assistant IV
Phone Number: 816-235-1147