The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) are pleased to announce the Extreme Arts Summer Project/Internship. The goal of the this project/internship is to explore visual representations of the HEMI organization, structure, current research, and relationships. For reference, a list of HEMI faculty and their research can be found here.

Visual representations can include, but are not limited to: storyboarding and narrative, animation, photography, graphic design and graphics, interactive arts or products, sculptural forms or materials, games, information visualization, illustration, drawing, or painting

HEMI expects the internship to take place between June 1st and August 15th each year.

Learn more about our past HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts Interns and their projects:

2021 Interns
2020 Interns
2019 Interns
2018 Interns
2017 Interns
2016 Interns
2015 Interns


Current MICA undergraduate or graduate students are eligible to apply for this internship. This includes undergraduate seniors, as long as the student is enrolled at MICA during the application period. The applicant will also need to identify a MICA faculty member who will serve as the advisor for this summer project/internship.


  • Students should propose a highly interactive project that requires various interactions with HEMI students/researchers.
  • The project is independently directed, and best suited for a self-driven student. HEMI faculty/researchers will not provide a project/brief at the outset, but they can provide guidance, insight, and suggestions at the MICA student’s request as their proposed project evolves.


The total award for this summer project/internship is $3,000. $2,000 will be granted to the student as a stipend to cover any supplies or expenses. $1,000 will be granted to the MICA faculty member for his/her time to support and oversee the development of the project.

Proposal Format

  • Title Page – Include proposal title, student and faculty names and their contact information (emails and phone numbers)
  • Narrative – Not to exceed three pages. The narrative should address the following:
      • Describe the research or work you intend to pursue as part of this internship.
      • Describe the materials, methods and/or types of representation you intend to use for the exploration.
      • Identify the goals and objectives for the project. What do you hope to achieve?
      • Description of what you anticipate will be the final deliverable(s)
      • Project Timeline (including deadlines and evaluation)
      • Name(s) of the potential JHU faculty/researcher with whom you will be collaborating. For reference, a list of HEMI faculty can be found here.
  • Portfolio of relevant work (include images or link to website)
  • Statement by MICA faculty member acknowledging their willingness to advise the student for the duration of this project/internship.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae of the student
  • Copy of student’s academic transcript
  • Curriculum vitae of the MICA faculty member

Finalists may be invited to meet with HEMI Faculty.

Proposals will be accepted until 5 PM on April 15, 2022. Please email the proposal as a single PDF document to [email protected].

Questions? Please contact Bess Bieluczyk at [email protected].