From the curious to the established, in an effort to engage those inspired to support and further the work of the humanities, we offer two diverse fellowship opportunities that allow participants to explore their area of interests or expertise.
The District Fellowship is a program that allows recent graduates and young professionals to work within HumanitiesDC to support the organizational operations and contribute to our programming. Each year, different types of fellowships are offered based on past interest level and internal need.
The Independent Practitioner Fellowship supports practitioners in their individual work with the goal of strengthening and enriching the humanities community in our city. Additionally, this program provides resources to individuals who do not always have the opportunity to engage in the humanities as a career or passion.
HumanitiesDC created the District Fellowship to support early-career humanists, historians and non-profit professionals who currently reside in the DC area. This program is meant to provide fellows with hands-on experience, professional development, and opportunities to lead their own projects or initiatives within program areas. Fellows work side-by-side with HumanitiesDC staff, receive coaching and get increased exposure to the DC humanities community. Selected annually, fellows take on 9-month roles where they work closely with the HumanitiesDC team, supporting the organization’s work as well as focusing on a related individual project that is completed by the conclusion of the fellowship.
The Independent Practitioner Fellowship provides support to public humanities practitioners whose voices and perspectives strengthen the humanities landscape in Washington, DC.
As part of this year’s cohort, we are seeking a Literature Fellow; this Fellow will spend a portion of their Fellowship assisting HumanitiesDC in developing its approach to supporting the local literary community in future years.
Fellows receive a $10,000 award and meet monthly as a cohort for professional development and peer support opportunities. The Fellowship lasts for 8 months, and the award is disbursed monthly. Fellows will have the opportunity to contribute to HumanitiesDC programs that are relevant to their areas of interest, and their work will be promoted and celebrated at the end of the Fellowship.
Applications open February 6, 2024 and will close March 5, 2024.
Target Audience: DC residents working in the humanities, with an emphasis on those in the ideation and research phase of their project.
The Fellowship lasts from April 15 to December 14, 2024 .
This online information session will provide an overview of this fellowship opportunity.
Watch the 2024 Virtual Info Session video with ASL Interpretation. View the 2024 Info Session slide deck.
Zoom Overview Session During this session, we will review the requirements of the Fellowship and answer participant questions.
OFFICE HOURS Still have questions? Meet with the Fellowship team to have your questions answered. These 20-minute sessions are a great opportunity to discuss eligibility, learn more about the fellowship requirements, or get assistance with the application. Click here to schedule an appointment.
How To apply
Applications and other resources can be found under the Program Resources section at the top of this page.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
HumanitiesDC has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and strongly encourages applications from candidates who identify as Black, Latino/a/x, or other people of color. Employment decisions are based upon one’s qualifications and capabilities to perform essential functions of a particular job. All opportunities are provided without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual identity, family status, pregnancy-related medical conditions, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.