The ACLS has announced the inaugural competition of its Public Fellows program, which will place eight recent PhDs in staff positions in partnering government and non-profit agencies. The ACLS describes the purpose of the program as broadening conventional ideas about the Ph.D. career path:
This program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy.
Public Fellows will begin their positions in fall 2011, and the deadline for applications is May 16, 3pm EDT. Read more at the ACLS site.