Mellon-ACLS Public Fellows Program

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is accepting applications for its 2015 Public Fellows program. The program will place up to 22 recent humanities PhD graduates in two-year positions at following partnering organizations in government and the non-profit sector:

  • American Alliance of Museums - Museum Futurist
  • American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative – Program Analyst,                  Monitoring & Evaluation
  • American Civil Liberties Union – Policy Research Manager
  • Ashoka – Innovation Manager
  • Bay Area Video Coalition – Program Impact Analyst, Independent Media
  • Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh – Program Manager, Nexus Projects
  • Center for Law & Social Policy – Policy Analyst, Job Quality
  • Central Park Conservancy – Strategic Outreach Manager
  • Chicago Council on Global Affairs – Fellow, Global Cities
  • Clinton Global Initiative – Partnerships Manager, CGI University
  • Forum on Education Abroad – Assistant Director, Digital Resources
  • Harmony Institute – Partnerships and Engagement Manager
  • Los Angeles County Arts Commission – Research Analyst
  • National Audubon Society – Conservation Program Analyst
  • National Immigration Law Center – Content and Research Manager
  • PolicyLink – Policy Analyst, Equitable Economic Growth
  • Public Books – Digital Strategist
  • Public Radio International - Senior Manager, Audience Development
  • Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Enterprises – Business Development          Associate
  • Tenement Museum – Development Communications Manager
  • Vienna Museum – Education Specialist
  • World Monuments Fund – Development Manager

Interested candidates must have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2015; a CV which demonstrates success in both academic and extra-academic experiences; and aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service. US citizenship or permanent resident status required


Applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA) by 6:00 p.m. EST on March 17, 2015. Complete details can be found at the following: