Non-Credit Programs
Public Humanities Undergraduate Fellowships

Public Humanities Undergraduate Fellowships

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 focused on relevant areas of interest. These fellowships offer current King’s students and partnering organizations and businesses the opportunity to work together during summer placements. Students apply to receive targeted workplace experience offered between their first and final years. Partner organizations and businesses gain an unparalleled opportunity to work with students to mutually discover what a humanities perspective can bring to a workplace.

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 $5,000 for an eight- to 10-week placement. All current students are eligible to apply providing they are enrolled for the fall term and have previously taken the Foundation Year Program. These fellowships will allow students a meaningful connection between the classroom and the world around them.

We are currently accepting applications from students and organizations interested in participating in the 2021 Undergraduate Fellowships in the Public Humanities program. Please submit your application by March 15, 2021.

Questions? Email joanna.sheridan@ukings.ca.

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Past Undergraduate Fellowships in Public Humanities (Summer 2020)

  • Artistic Internship in Immersive Performance – Outside the March, Toronto (remotely)
  • Communications Intern – Dalhousie University (Faculty of Health), Halifax (remotely)
  • Discover Our Climate Facilitator – Discovery Centre, Halifax (remotely)
  • Investigative Writer and Assistant to the Editorial Team – Alberta Views Magazine, Calgary (remotely)
  • Marketing Intern – Halmyre, Toronto (remotely)
  • Media and Communications Assistant – St. George’s Youthnet, Halifax

Application for Students

Students will use this form to apply to be considered for the King’s Undergraduate Public Humanities Fellowships, valued at $5000. Applications are due March 15, 2021.

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • In 700 words or less, answer: "Why is a humanities or journalism education relevant in today’s world? As a King’s public humanities fellow, what do you hope to contribute to the workplace? What do you hope to gain from the experience of working as a King’s public humanities fellow?"

    Accepted file types: pdf.
    • A curriculum vitae that captures your past employment as well as academic experiences and accomplishments
    • A current transcript (to confirm the eligibility requirement that you are in good standing)
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf.
    • Letters of recommendation

      You are required to provide the name and email for a professor who has agreed to provide a letter of recommendation for you. King’s will contact your referee with a link to an online form to collect the letter. Please reach out to your intended referee ahead of time to confirm their willingness to support you. A King’s professor is preferred for this purpose, but we will also accept recommendations from other academics familiar with your work and class participation.



    Application for Organizations

    Organizations will use this form to apply for the King’s Undergraduate Public Humanities Fellowships. Applications are due March 15, 2021.


    Joanna Sheridan

    Assistant to the Vice-President and Academic Projects Coordinator, Vice President's Office

    joanna.sheridan@ukings.ca |