Humanities on the Palouse
The mission of HOP is to place WSU Humanities and Arts students in compensated internship opportunities at organizations in the Palouse area that surrounds Washington State University. These internships are focused on exploring the link between skills developed in Humanities and Arts coursework and the professions. Skills like: critical and creative thinking, adaptation, information literacy, social responsibility, working with diverse groups, empathy, writing, public speaking, translation, textual analysis, teamwork, and leadership. A secondary goal is to address inequity in compensated internship opportunity for women, students of color, queer students, and other marginalized populations. In addition to their service at a particular community site, participating students also receive specialized training on professional development, civic engagement, self care, and equity.