The Story Experience Program


Year-long partnerships to build community through stories of all kinds. 
The Story Experience engages UWM and Marquette students in partnership with a Milwaukee-based organization to facilitate story-sharing in a range of forms over the course of a full academic year.

This is a rare opportunity for deep experiential learning and relationship building, putting humanities and arts approaches into practice to build community. Students form life-long friendships and gain invaluable work/life skills and experiences.

Partners have the opportunity to explore, express, and share the stories important to their organizations, and build relationships with students who may be future stakeholders in their organizations and/or communities.

This opportunity is available to both Undergraduate and Graduate Students. Applications for 2022-2023 are closed.


C21 Graduate Fellows

The Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) appoints graduate student fellows each academic year. This position is open to students at the master’s or doctoral level. Working at C21 provides graduate students the opportunity to meet visiting scholars, attend C21 events, and help with outreach and research initiatives.

Please prepare to submit the following:

  • a one-page cover letter that outlines your interest in the position, what your relevant experience is, and how the position connects to your research and professional interests
  • a curriculum vitae
  • names and contact information for two faculty references

Please refer to this document for more details about the position: Call for Grad Fellows 22-23 

Applications are closed for the 2022-2023 Academic Year.


Summer Curatorial Fellowship

C21 in partnership with the Department of Art History invites applications for a six-week intensive Summer Curatorial Fellowship. Two Curatorial Fellows will be tasked with working across at least two gallery spaces on UWM’s campus to jumpstart a multimodal accessibility initiative. The Mathis Gallery and new C21 Gallery aim to build physical and digital infrastructures that would 1) improve on and integrate researcher resources and 2) increase public visibility of UWM gallery spaces and events. The chosen fellows will be an integral part of the planning process. 

One fellow will be placed with the Mathis Gallery and consider how to integrate collections portals (between gallery and library) and how to increase the visibility of the space through digital storying techniques. The other fellow will work with the C21 gallery and explore how the collection may fit in both digital and physical spaces. Both fellows will work together to build a plan for future UWM cross-gallery database integration (researcher accessibility) and a potential future website populated with cross-gallery information and events (public accessibility). 

Fellows will be compensated $1500 for their efforts. This is expected to be primarily an in-person opportunity, but with flexibility when remote work is possible. Graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, and library and information sciences are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please upload the following to this application form

  • a one-page cover letter that outlines your interest in the position, what your relevant experience is, and how the position connects to your research and professional interests 
  • a curriculum vitae 
  • names and contact information for one faculty reference 

Applications are currently closed. 


Summer Library and Archive Fellow

As C21 updates its space, we seek a graduate student fellow in aid in the organization and reimagining of the Center’s library and archive spaces. Both spaces sit on the 9th floor of Curtin Hall, and materials from both rooms will need to be integrated to create a useable space for staff and researchers in the future. We seek a graduate student to aid in this effort, including 1) the completion of the digital cataloging and 2) the physical boxing and moving of items from these rooms into a new configuration.

The fellowship period will take place between May 23 – June 30, 2022 and/or based on mutually agreed-upon terms to complete the fellowship deliverables. The fellow will be compensated $1500 for their efforts. This is expected to be primarily an in-person opportunity, but with flexibility when remote work is possible. Graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, and library and information sciences are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please upload the following to this application form

  • a one-page cover letter that outlines your interest in the position, what your relevant experience is, and how the position connects to your research and professional interests 
  • a curriculum vitae 
  • names and contact information for one faculty reference 

Applications are now closed. 


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