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.


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 Fellows

In contrast to our regular Graduate Fellow appointments, we offer summer fellowships. Summer fellowships are more project-oriented, providing career experience opportunities to students in the humanities, social sciences, and library and information sciences. Past summer fellows have focused on curatorial and archival projects.

Applications are closed for the 2022-2023 Academic Year.