I am pleased to announce the roster of host organizations for the seventh annual Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows competition. In 2017, the program will place up to 22 recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at the nonprofits and government agencies listed below. Public Fellows will participate in the core work of these partner organizations while benefiting from professional mentoring and other career building opportunities. The fellowship carries a stipend of $67,500 per year, as well as individual health insurance and $3,000 toward professional development activities.
This year’s Public Fellows will take up positions in the fields of program evaluation, digital strategy, political advocacy, public policy, and communications (among many others) and will work on issues such as immigration, affordable housing, civil rights, environmental conservation, Internet and press freedom, and diversity in higher education. The placements are located in New York, Newark, NJ, Boston, Washington, New Orleans, Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.
The 2017 hosting organizations and positions are:
- Association of American Colleges & Universities – Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success
- Association of College & Research Libraries – Program Manager
- Boston Housing Authority – Program Analyst
- Brooklyn Academy of Music – Program Analyst, Education and Community Engagement
- Community Partners – Program Evaluator
- The Feminist Press – Development Manager
- The Field Museum – Public Engagement Manager, Diversity and Inclusion
- Free Press – Campaign Organizer
- Humanities Action Lab – Program Manager
- International Student Exchange Programs – Student Success Officer
- Minneapolis Institute of Art – Content Analyst
- The Moth – Marketing Manager
- National Conference of State Legislatures – Legislative Policy Specialist
- National Women’s Law Center – Policy Analyst
- Natural Resources Defense Council – International Campaign Advocate
- New America – Editor
- NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs – Policy Analyst
- The Public Theater – Strategic Communications Manager
- Seattle Office of Arts & Culture – Impact and Assessment Manager
- Twin Cities PBS – Strategic Impact Analyst
- Vera Institute of Justice – Senior Program Associate
- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – Community Organizing Manager
Applicants to the Public Fellows program must possess US citizenship or permanent resident status and have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2013 and June 18, 2017. Applicants must have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 6, 2017.
Further information about the application process and this year’s positions is available at www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/. ACLS will begin accepting applications on January 12, 2017. All applications must be submitted through ACLS’s online application system (ofa.acls.org) by 8 pm EDT on March 22, 2017.
I have attached a program flyer, which I hope you will share with your communities. If I can provide you with any additional information or materials, please let me know. Questions about the program may be addressed to me or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Paul Christy
Director of Public Programs
American Council of Learned Societies
633 Third Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017