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. Learn more below.

Curatorial Fellows

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). 

Library and Archive Fellows

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.

Application Process

To apply, please upload the following to this application form

  • a one-page cover letter that outlines which position you’re interested in, 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 

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.

Application submissions are currently CLOSED.