ACLS Public Fellows Program

Expanding the Reach of Doctoral Education in the Humanities

The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for the third competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 20 recent humanities Ph.D.s in two- year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector.
This career-launching initiative aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the
advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the

In 2013, Public Fellows have the opportunity to join one of the following organizations:
• American Antiquarian Society – Digital Humanities Curator
• Amnesty International – Policy Analyst
• BronxWorks – Program Analyst
• CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) – Policy Advisor
• Center for Investigative Reporting – Media Impact Analyst
• Center for Jewish History – Senior Manager for Academic and Public Programs
• Chicago Humanities Festival – Program Manager
• City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs – Arts Manager
• Digital Public Library of America – Project Manager
• Feminist Press – Development Associate
• Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Office of Global Education – Program Officer
• Internews – Development Officer
• International Student Exchange Programs – Associate Director for Special Projects
• JSTOR – Content Development Analyst
• The Nature Conservancy – Senior Coordinator, New Science Audiences
• North Carolina General Assembly – Program Evaluator
• Rockefeller Archive Center – Program Officer
• U.S. Agency for International Development – Various Positions
• U.S. Department of State – Various Positions
• Vera Institute of Justice – Planning Associate

Applications are accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system by March 27, 2013. See for complete position descriptions and application information.

Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences, and will aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Applicants must possess U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status and have a Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between January 2010 and the application deadline.

This program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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