Graduate Fellowships

Fort Ticonderoga offers four graduate fellowships for students seeking a practical, hands-on internship experience at a historic site and museum with cutting-edge programs. Positions available June 2-August 8, 2025, include fellowships in Curation, Education, and Collections.


Fort Ticonderoga seeks graduate students in museum studies, art history, decorative arts, museum education, public history, history, American studies, or military history. Fellows 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. Qualified undergraduates are welcome to apply.


While working individually with their project supervisors, fellows will also meet and work together throughout the two-month experience. Fellows will have an opportunity to work with Fort Ticonderoga’s professional staff as part of our team approach to all major projects. Professional development opportunities during the fellowships will include visits from outside scholars and field trips. In general, project-specific work will encompass about 75% of the fellow’s time. The remaining time will be taken up with day-to-day tasks in their department, providing a wide-ranging experience working at a historic site and museum.


Each graduate fellow will receive a $2,500 stipend plus housing on-site.


Graduate and undergraduate students interested in applying for an Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowship for the summer of 2025 should check back here November 1, 2024, when specific fellowship descriptions will be posted. Each position has slightly different application requirements. Contact Rich Strum, Fort Ticonderoga Director of Academic programs, at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Fellowship Descriptions

The detailed descriptions below from 2024 provide examples of our most recent fellowships, including project descriptions, qualifications, and details for applying. Please note that these positions are no longer available and that the descriptions are meant to serve as examples only.


The 2024 application deadline has passed. We anticipate that the deadline for our 2025 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships will be January 20, 2025. Finalists for each fellowship will be interviewed in person or via Zoom by the selection panel during late January and early February 2025. Final decisions will be announced by March 1, 2025.

View biographies of the 2024 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellows here.

View all past Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellows here.

From Past Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellows

Fort Ticonderoga is an independent, not-for-profit education institute open to the public since 1909. The Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships at Fort Ticonderoga in 2022 are made possible with support from the Edward W. Pell Education Endowment at Fort Ticonderoga and other generous individual donors.