The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program promotes the visibility and value of the humanities PhD beyond the academy by offering opportunities for PhDs to contribute to the public good through two-year fellowship placements in government and nonprofit organizations. Fellows receive stipends of $70,000 per year and have access to employer-based health insurance through the host organizations. In addition, ACLS provides funds for relocation and professional development.
Please find a list of this year’s host organizations and positions below (and on the attached flyer), and check out our program FAQ for information about eligibility, the selection process, and application tips: https://www.acls.org/FAQ/Mellon-ACLS-Public-Fellows-Program
2020 Public Fellows Positions:
- Alliance for Higher Education in Prison (Denver, CO) - Community Engagement Director
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (Washington, DC) – Government Relations Project Manager
- American Civil Liberties Union (New York, NY) – Research Associate
- Asian Cultural Council (New York, NY) – Manager of Strategic Research
- Children’s Defense Fund (Washington, DC) – Senior Research Associate
- City of Seattle Innovation & Performance Team (Seattle, WA) – Outreach & Engagement Research Analyst
- Humanities Action Lab (Newark, NJ) – Public Programming and Exhibitions Manager
- Institute for Study Abroad (Indianapolis, IN) – Assistant Director of Global Learning and Assessment
- National Book Foundation (New York, NY) – Education Programs Manager
- New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (Newark, NJ) – Policy Analyst
- One Archives Foundation (Los Angeles, CA) – Communications Manager
- Oxfam America (Washington, DC) – Research and Policy Advisor
- Partnership for Public Service (Washington, DC) – Writer and Editor, Communications Team
- Partnership for Working Families (Oakland, CA) – Public Goods Policy Strategist
- Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (Pittsburgh, PA) – Government Relations Specialist
- Refugees International (Washington, DC) – Program Manager
- San Francisco Arts Commission (San Francisco, CA) – Community Impact Analyst
- Solutions Journalism Network (New York, NY) – Higher Education Program Specialist
- Twin Cities Public Television (St Paul, MN) – Audience Development Project Manager
- University Settlement Society of New York (New York, NY) – Advocacy Director
- Washington Center for Equitable Growth (Washington, DC) – Engagement Project Manager
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2016, and June 19, 2020, and must have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 6, 2020. Applicants must be authorized to work legally in the United States.
HOW TO APPLY: Applications will be accepted only through the ACLS online application system. Applicants should not contact any of the organizations directly. Please visit www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/ for complete position descriptions, eligibility criteria, and application information.
This program is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.