Humanities@Work connects Case Western Reserve University humanities students with corporate, government, nonprofit, and other partners through community discussions, networking events, and paid career opportunities. Humanities@Work  is a nationally-recognized initiative which the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities began in 2016 in collaboration with Postgraduate Planning and Experiential Education, the Office of Corporate Relations, and the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Please note: This site only has information about undergraduate programming at the Baker-Nord Center.  For information on all of the center’s programming, including public events, faculty funding, and endowed lectures, please visit the Baker-Nord Center’s website, bakernord.case.edu.


Breakfast with Visiting Author

Humanities students have the opportunity to meet privately with author Daisy Hernández, who will be visiting campus as the 2022 Rose Wohlgemuth Weisman Women's Voices Lecturer. A critically-aclaimed author and professor, Hernández specializes in literary journalism, memoir, and the personal essay. Her 2022 Women's Voices Lecture is titled "The...

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Humanities@Work: Goverment Careers

Join us on for a virtual panel on humanities careers in government! We are very pleased to welcome back four CWRU humanities alumni who have built extraoardinary careers in the Foreign Service, the Library of Congress, the CIA, and the Department of State. They are excited to talk with...

How to Find Great Internships

Join Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities to learn about the value of internships and how to find one. There are many benefits to doing an internship. Employers prefer hiring students who have prior relevant experience and internships enable students to explore various...

H@W Reproductive Health Panel

Young leaders of the women's health movement are coming to campus to lead a conversation on humanities careers in reproductive health and social justice. The Mather Center for Women and the Baker-Nord Center have partnered to invite three local leaders for this special Humanities@Work panel. Dinner will be provided....

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Humanities@Work: Museums

A fantastic panel of leaders will talk with students about their careers in museum curation, design, and education on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 6:00 pm in Clark 206. Our distinguished guests -- Dennis Barrie, Sonya Rhie Mace, and Mandy Smith -- bring expertise spanning a wide range of...

Humanities Career Workshop Series

This semester, the Humanities@Work program is offering a series of career workshops for CWRU humanities students. The four-part series will provide our humanities students with the skills and foundational expertise needed to thrive in today's job market. The workshops require no prior knowledge, and they are designed to benefit...

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Leadership Development Program

For the past 22 years, The Cleveland Foundation's summer internship program has given talented and diverse undergraduate students the opportunity to work within local nonprofit organizations. In addition to an 11-week paid internship experience, the Cleveland Foundation's summer interns also participate in seminars  and other activities that highlight the...

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Fall ’21 Study Jam

To kick-off finals week, the Baker-Nord Center will be hosting an all-day Study Jam. Drop by for help with your final papers, the comaraderie of other students, or just to grab some great treats!  We'll have doughnuts, pizza, and Mitchell's Ice Cream on hand to help keep the creative...

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Intern with Literary Cleveland

Literary Cleveland is now accepting applications for two paid internships during Spring 2022.  Interns will have the opportunity to assist with literary arts programs and events, support Gordon Square Review literary journal, and develop their own project. These internship opportunities are intended for members of historically underrepresented groups in the writing and...

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Advocacy 101 Panel

Do you want to how to advocate for issues that you are passionate about? Join this virtual CWRU alumni panel discussion on Monday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. Hear about alumni perspectives on what advocacy means to them and tools & tips for students engaging in advocacy. Our guest panelists Include: ...