Non-Credit Programs
Undergraduate Fellowships in Public Humanities

Undergraduate Fellowships in Public Humanities

About the Undergraduate Fellowships in Public Humanities

A humanities education has never been more salient. With the new public humanities fellowships, King’s undergraduate students have the opportunity to experience summer work terms relevant to their studies in the humanities and journalism. A King’s education shapes students for a lifetime, but it isn’t always easy for students to understand how their education is preparing them for life beyond King’s. The Fellowships in Public Humanities are an opportunity for alumni to give back to the next generation by offering formative work experiences to students through a model that is cost-neutral to the employer. For students, it is an opportunity to prove to themselves and others that they have the skills and energy to contribute to organizations and businesses, and to experience how their King’s education is enabling them to act in the world. We hope this initiative allows alumni to access new talent, fresh perspectives, reinvigorate a back-burner project, or simply add a team member over the summer.

Funding support for King’s Undergraduate Fellowships in Public Humanities is generously provided through a gift from BMO Financial Group.

Students selected through a competitive process will receive a fellowship grant of $6,500 for a nine-week placement. All current undergraduate students are eligible to apply provided they will be returning to King’s for the following fall term, will have completed the Foundation Year Program, and have not held the fellowship before. These fellowships will allow students a meaningful connection between the classroom and the world around them.

Deadline for applications is Friday, March 8, 2024 at midnight.

Applications are now closed.

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Past Undergraduate Fellowships in Public Humanities

  • Production Assistant/Researcher – Ocean School (National Film Board+Ocean Frontier Institute)
  • Communications Intern – Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission
  • Development Coordinator – Books by Heart/QEII Hospital Cardiology, Halifax
  • Communications Coordinator – Research Nova Scotia, Halifax
  • Instructional Development Intern – Clarity Studio, Halifax
  • Editorial Intern/Staff Writing Intern – LBB Ltd, London, UK
  • Researcher and Archivist – Videocan, Vancouver
  • Digital Communications Intern – Women in Communications and Technology, Ottawa
  • Content Developer (Science Communication) – Discovery Centre, Halifax
  • Artistic Internship in Immersive Performance – Outside the March, Toronto
  • Investigative Writer and Assistant to the Editorial Team – Alberta Views Magazine, Calgary

Application for Students

Students will use this form to apply to be considered for the King’s Undergraduate Public Humanities Fellowships, valued at $6500.

Applications are now closed.

Application for Organizations

Organizations will use this form to apply for the King’s Undergraduate Public Humanities Fellowships.

Applications are now closed.


Leigh Gillis

Interim Manager of Experiential Learning and Public Humanities,

leigh.gillis@ukings.ca |