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.


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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: ...

Spring Humanities Courses

There are a number of exceptional humanities courses being offered next semester. With spring registration just around the corner, we wanted to share a few highlights. Any of these classes would be great as an elective or, of course, for students who are still exploring their major! Enter the...

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Student Session with Sylvester Johnson

The Baker-Nord Center is excited to host a student session with Sylvester Johnson, who is visiting CWRU as the 2021 Walter A. Strauss Lecturer. At the lunch session, Dr. Johnson will field student questions on race and religion, as well as his broader expertise on the humanities, technology, ethics,...

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H@W: Marketing and Communication

Join us for a virtual panel discussion on humanities careers in digital marketing and communications. The virtual panel is on October 29, at 12:45 pm, featuring three recent CWRU alumni: Caitlyn Caldwell Director of Marketing and Communications at Sustainable Community Associates BA, English, Hiram College '13; MA, English Literature, CWRU,...

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Externship Info Session

Last year, CWRU's  partnered with Paragon One to match 100 students with remote externships. This year, that partnerhship is expanding to include paid externships, including positions like nonprofit consulting for PwC (Pricewaterhouse Coopers), and a talent acquisition externship at Pfizer. This week, Paragon is hosting a general information session...

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Media Production Internships

CWRU's MediaVision is seeking humanities students for an exciting new collaboration with the Nestle Corporation. With the support of a grant from Nestle, MediaVision and two undergraduate Video Production Interns will produce one video from start to finish about an upcoming technological innovation pioneered inside the Nestle laboratory. The...

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Humanities Internship Celebration

On October 1, the Baker-Nord Center will host its annual luncheon to celebrate recent recipients of the Humanities@Work Summer Stipends, Spring Remote Projects, Feldman Grant, and Cramer Fellowship. This is a casual opportunity for students to learn from one another. In addition to this year's honorees, all CAS students are...