Internships, Jobs, and Fellowship-Based Employment Opportunities for Master's and PhDs

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Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the eighth annual competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program. This initiative places humanities PhDs in substantive roles in diverse nonprofit and government organizations, demonstrating that the knowledge and capacities developed in the course of earning a doctoral degree in the humanities have wide application beyond the academy. The fellowship carries an annual stipend of $67,500, health insurance coverage for the fellow, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds.

In 2018, ACLS will place up to 25 PhDs as Public Fellows in the following organizations and roles:
Center for Popular Democracy (Brooklyn, NY) – Strategic Research Associate
Chemical Heritage Foundation (Philadelphia, PA) – Digital Engagement Manager
Chicago Council on Global Affairs (Chicago, IL) – Research Associate, Global Cities
Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (Madison, WI) – Global Programs Manager
Council of Independent Colleges (Washington, DC) – Development Officer
Environmental Law & Policy Center (Chicago, IL) – Senior Research Analyst, Transportation Innovation
Innocence Project (New York, NY) – Content Strategist
Lapham’s Quarterly (New York, NY) – Digital Producer
Los Angeles County Arts Commission (Los Angeles, CA) – Cross Sector Analyst
Los Angeles Review of Books (Los Angeles, CA) – Associate Executive Editor and Assistant Director, LARB Books
MinnPost (Minneapolis, MN) – Audience Development and Engagement Manager
The Moth (New York, NY) – Impact and Evaluation Officer
National Immigration Law Center (Washington, DC) – Research Program Manager
National Trust for Historic Preservation (Washington, DC) – Manager of Curatorial Innovation
Participatory Budgeting Project (Brooklyn, NY) – Participation Design Strategist
PolicyLink (Oakland, CA) – Associate, Equitable Economy Research
Public Radio International (Minneapolis, MN) – Associate Editor, Global Nation
Race Forward (Oakland, CA or New York, NY) – Narrative Impact Analyst
Rockefeller Archive Center (Sleepy Hollow, NY) – Outreach Program Manager
Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative (Washington, DC) – Program Manager for Cultural Disaster Analysis
Smithsonian Institution Office of International Relations (Washington, DC) – Global Science Officer
Social Science Research Council (Brooklyn, NY) – Program Officer, Media and Democracy Project
Stockholm Environment Institute – US Center (Seattle, WA) – Climate Policy Associate
United Negro College Fund (Washington, DC) – Policy Analyst
United Neighborhood Houses (New York, NY) – Policy Analyst

Applicants must possess US citizenship or permanent resident status and have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between September 1, 2014 and June 22, 2018. Applicants must have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 6, 2018. The deadline for submitted applications is Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9 pm EDT.

Applications will be accepted only through the ACLS online application system (OFA). Applicants should not contact any of the organizations directly. Please visit for complete position descriptions, eligibility criteria, and application information. This program is supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.



Skanden Energy Internships

Paid Graphic Design Intern (Socially/Environmentally Progressive Fashion)
Skanden Energy, a successful renewable energy company, is spinning off a new start-up, 4Justice, focused on politically progressive T-shirts for women.  In connection with 4Justice, we are looking for a graphic design intern.  T shirt designs will focus on positive social/environmental justice messages related to the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment), Black Lives Matter, Climate Change, LGBTQ rights, Gun Control, Ethics in Government, and similar.   
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be politically active, or, at a minimum, interested in becoming politically active.  S/he will enjoy designing minimalistic logos, Tshirt designs, etc. S/he will enjoy working with nonprofit social/environmental organizations to integrate their ideas into images. S/he will be interested in fashion
Hours: 5-15 hours per week, flexible hours. It is hoped that this internship will lead to full-time employment.
Compensation: There will be a small amount of compensation for images used.
Please send your resume (or CV) to

Paid Intern - Business; Business Development; Social Media; Marketing
Skanden Energy, a renewable energy company is spinning off a new start-up, 4Justice, focused on progressive T-shirts for women.  The T shirts will be focused on positive social/environmental justice messages related to the ERA, Black Lives Matter, Climate Change, LGBTQ rights, Gun Control, Ethics in Government, and similar. The intern will assist with establishing partnerships with social/environmental justice groups.  The intern will engage in marketing work, both on social media and by reaching out to female celebrities who might wear our T-shirts. Depending on qualifications, the intern may draft/revise our business plan.  
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be comfortable with spreadsheets. S/he will be outgoing, friendly and confident, will not be afraid to make a cold call every now and then, and will be an excellent strategist.  S/he should be organized, yet creative and able to think outside the box.
Hours: 5-15 hours per week, flexible hours. It is hoped that this internship will lead to full-time employment.
Paid: Commission-based compensation, which may be quite significant depending on your efficacy.
Please send your resume (or CV) to


Information Sessions on Employment Opportunities

UC San Diego Employer Information Sessions
Attend information sessions by employers recruiting here on campus to get the inside scoop about employment opportunities for UC San Diego students and alumni, research what kinds of job and internship opportunities are right for you, and learn how to become a competitive applicant. Check Port Triton's Employer Presentation Schedule to see the list of company presentations and upcoming events.

CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship
Are you a scientist or engineer seeking career training in the public policy realm? Want to gain real-world experience working with leaders in the California state government? Then join CCST Science Fellows program representatives on September 28th to learn about the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship:

CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship
Virtual Info Session
Thursday, September 28, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pacific
Registration Link:

Program representatives will provide an introduction to the CCST Science Fellows program and answer your questions about the application process and requirements. Current and former CCST Science Fellows will be on hand to talk about their fellowship year working inside the California State Legislature.

Recruitment for the 2019 Class will begin this December. Experience a year of public service and government leadership training ― and grow your career while making a difference in California’s policy arena. Join the CCST's September 28th call to learn more!

NOTE: This event immediately follows the virtual info session for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship! This is a one- to two-year federal-level fellowship for PhD scientists, which the CCST program was modeled after. So, broaden your search ― sign up for the AAAS webinar at 11:00 a.m. Pacific, and learn the options for exploring science policy training in Washington, DC!

Additional Sites with Job and Internship Postings

Port Triton: Search thousands of job, internship, and volunteer opportunities for UC San Diego students and alumni.

Indeed: One of the largest national (and international) centralized job boards: contains millions of jobs from thousands of job boards, newspapers, classifieds and company websites.

Idealist: Idealist connects millions of idealists – people who want to do good – with opportunities for action and collaboration all over the world.

The Versatile PhD: Jobs posted here typically target master's and PhD students/degree-holders, so while there are fewer postings than larger aggregator sites, the ones posted here are often more tailored to graduate students and graduate alumni. If you have not signed up for a Versatile PhD account, go to the Career Center's page to do so.

The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed: Two of the largest job boards in higher ed (including but not limited to listings of faculty roles).

*The above is just a small sampling of job boards available; your job search should encompass more, and particularly should include specific sites for fields and employers you're targeting. For additional help with this process, be sure to attend Career Center workshops and/or individual advising appointments with a graduate career advisor.