Fort Ticonderoga Seeks Applicants for 2017 Graduate Fellowships

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2016 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellow Riley Clark-Long, from Connecticut College, conducts research at the Thompson-Pell Research Center at Fort Ticonderoga as part of his fellowship. Fort Ticonderoga is accepting applications for the 2017 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships from now through February 1, 2017.

Fort Ticonderoga is seeking applicants for the 2017 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowship Program, a program designed for students seeking a practical, hands-on internship experience at a historic site and museum with cutting-edge programs. The Fellowships run from June 12 to August 18, 2017, and include internships in Education, Exhibitions, Collections Management, and Interpretation.

“These Fellowships for graduate students in museum studies, art history, decorative arts, museum education, public history, history, American studies, or military history offer an opportunity to work side by side with our dedicated team,” noted Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO Beth Hill. “These interns will focus their research and creative energy to support exhibitions and programs related to upcoming projects at Fort Ticonderoga.”

“While working individually with their project supervisors,” added Rich Strum, Director of Education, “Fellows will also meet and work together throughout the two-month experience. They will have an opportunity to work with Fort Ticonderoga’s professional staff as part of our team-approach to all major projects.”

This year’s Fellows will be helping lay the groundwork for exhibitions, programs, and educational initiatives to be offered to the public in 2018. Interns will need to be self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as contribute to a dedicated team to create and develop ground-breaking exhibitions and programs for a diverse audience.

Successful applicants for the two-month Fellowship will receive a $2,500 stipend along with on-site housing. Graduate students and qualified undergraduates interested in learning more details and applying should visit Fort Ticonderoga’s website at http://www.fortticonderoga.org/education/university-partnerships/graduate-fellowships. Applications are due February 1, 2017.

The Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowship Program was launched in 2015 and has included eight students from the following universities over the past two summers: Connecticut College, New York University, North Carolina State University, Stony Brook University, Texas State University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Western Michigan University.

The Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships at Fort Ticonderoga are made possible with the support from the Edward W. Pell Education Endowment at Fort Ticonderoga and generous individual donors.

 

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