Spring 2021 GSAS Professional Experience (GPE) Fellowship
This fellowship is an exciting new GSAS initiative that offers Ph.D. students the opportunity to work on meaningful projects in university offices, strengthen their skill set, broaden their career exposure, and receive professional mentorship. It is open to PhD students in years 1-6* during the fellowship term. Learn more here!
Curation Fellow Position, Medical Historical Library at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Join us for a fellowship that encompasses exhibition curation! The Medical Historical Library at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library contains one of the nation’s best collections of current and rare history of medicine books, prints, posters, drawings, and photography, as well as a growing archives program. The fellow, under the guidance of the Head of the Medical Historical Library, and with the assistance of Medical Historical Library staff, will create an exhibition that would eventually be installed in the Cushing Rotunda of the Medical Library. The fellow will help with topic selection based on library collections, research the material, develop themes, select objects, create case layouts and labels, and develop programming and media. Depending on time or if preferred, the fellow will also have an opportunity to learn how to use Omeka, an online exhibition platform, to create a digital version of the exhibit. The fellow will have the opportunity to learn aspects of exhibition curation and public history, hone research skills, develop project management skills, and get deep exposure into the world of special collections.
The fellow will need to be highly organized. Strong communication and collaboration skills are a must. Fellows are expected to learn quickly and work independently, and be flexible. Knowledge of languages beyond English is desirable. An interest in history of medicine and public health, history of science and technology, history of natural history, women and gender studies, or art history is helpful. The fellow will also be expected to pass a background check.
- Fellows must be currently matriculated, Yale doctoral students in years 1-6* of their studies during the fellowship.
- Term: Fellows work at a Yale host organization under the guidance of the host mentor for 5-7 hours per week over the course of 13-15 weeks during the 2021 Spring term.
- Stipend: Fellows receive $1500 stipend
* 7th-year PhD students with COVID-related funding extensions from GSAS are eligible to apply.
Application Process and Deadlines
October 20: Students will be required to submit a resume (not academic CV) and cover letter to the Yale Career Link by this date. Students may apply to more than one position but can only accept one position offer. Note that cover letters should be customized for each application.