Each year, 25-30 Interns are selected by the IRT to participate in an intense four-week Summer Workshop at Phillips Academy. The dates of the 2017 Summer Workshop are Monday, June 26th through Saturday, July 22nd. During the summer, interns and faculty spend nine hours together each weekday in seminar discussions and activities. The syllabus consists of traditional and cutting-edge theory and cultural criticism in the disciplines of education, the humanities, and social science designed to introduce students to the philosophical rigors associated with the kinds of texts one encounters throughout graduate study. The summer program also includes lectures, writing conferences, debates, films, and presentations by nationally known educators, artists, and poets. Students also prepare for the GRE and begin work on their statements of purpose.

In mid-July, the IRT hosts its renowned annual Recruiters’ Weekend for all students where over 60 graduate school deans and admissions representatives from IRT consortium institutions are eager to speak with potential candidates about their graduate programs. Our 2017 Recruiters’ Weekend will be held on Friday, July 14th, and Saturday, July 15th.

Summer workshop participants receive a $1,200 stipend, travel expenses (for those traveling by plane or train), and room and board.

Admission for the summer workshop is highly selective. If we are unable to offer you a place in the workshop, you will still be considered automatically for a place in the year-long Associates Program.

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