University of Alaska Southeast


Company: The American Philosophical Society
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Position: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Undergraduate Summer Internship
Requirements: See position links

The APS seeks applicants for predoctoral, postdoctoral, and short-term research fellowships open to scholars at all stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities on projects. These funding opportunities are supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI). Fellows will be associated with the APS’s new Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), which aims to promote greater collaboration between scholars, archives, and indigenous communities.

The 2019 NASI Summer Internship will take place between June and August 2019. During this time students will work at the APS Library and may also have the opportunity to travel to Native communities to share their work. Interns will receive a stipend ranging between $3000 and $3500 (depending on housing costs). Several college campuses in Philadelphia offer summer housing for interns; the APS will work with NASI interns to arrange housing and facilitate payment pending availability. Additionally, the internship includes a travel allowance.

Eligibility: The NASI Undergraduate Summer Internship is open to students enrolled at higher education institutions, including those who will graduate in 2019. Applicants may be U.S. citizens and residents of the United States or American citizens resident abroad. Foreign nationals not affiliated with U.S. institutions are also eligible to apply. 
Applicants will submit these materials via Interfolio ( by February 15, 2019
  • summary of academic background (250 words) 
  • statement of interest in internship (250 words) 
  • resume or curriculum vitae 
  • statement of involvement with a Native American community or in Native American and Indigenous issues (250 words) 
  • two letters of reference 
Decisions will be announced by March 30, 2019. 
Contact: HR
Contact at: or 215-440-3400
Closing Date: February 15, 2019