PRI selected to participate in ACLS public fellowship program


MINNEAPOLIS, January 29, 2015 — Public Radio International is pleased to announce its selection as a host organization for the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellows Program, a career-building fellowship initiative designed to expand the reach of doctoral education in the humanities.  As a host organization, PRI will welcome a recent PhD from the humanities and humanistic social sciences to serve for two years as its Senior Manager, Audience Development. The Senior Manager will lead PRI’s efforts to understand its digital audiences and the impact of its content; a full position description can be found here.  

ACLS Public Fellows is a fellowship program offered by the American Council of Learned Societies with generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  In 2015, the Public Fellows Program will place up to 22 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector.  Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and will receive professional mentoring, an annual stipend of $65,000, and health insurance. Please direct all inquiries about the fellowship program to ACLS.

Prospective Fellows should apply through ACLS. The application deadline is March 17, 2015 (6pm EDT). For more information, please visit