This email came across my desk this morning and so I wanted to share it. The ACLS Public Fellows program will place 13 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Applications must be submitted by March 21st. Details are below.
The ACLS program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy.
Applicants must have received their degrees in the last three years and aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. In 2012, ACLS Public Fellows will join Carnegie Mellon University, Consumers Union, Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Forum on Education Abroad, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Human Rights Watch, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Conference of State Legislatures, Newberry Library, New York Public Library, Oxfam America, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. Applications must be submitted through the ACLS website by March 21.
Complete information on the program is available here: http://www.acls.org/programs/