Fellowships and Opportunities


Historic Deerfield [Mass.] Summer Fellowship

Historic Deerfield, Inc. invites college juniors and seniors to apply for its nine-week, tuition-free Summer Fellowship Program in History and Material Culture. Located in the scenic Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Historic Deerfield is the perfect place to explore New England and regional history, material culture and museum studies.

Summer Fellows:
Live in the historic village; explore history and material culture studies in hands-on classroom; learn to guide and interpret in Historic Deerfield’s furnished museum house; conduct original research on New England history and material culture using museum and library collections; go on behind-the-scenes visits to historic sites in New England and take a week-long road trip to museums in the mid-Atlantic and Virginia; pay no tuition or program fees.

Each Summer Fellow receives a full fellowship that covers all expenses associated with the program, including tuition, room and board, and field trips. Applicants [on financial aid who are required to work in the summer] interested in financial aid should submit the financial aid authorization form as part of their application. Financial aid awards are need blind and application for assistance has no impact on your program application.

The Director of the Summer Fellowship Program is happy to put prospective students in touch with former fellows who are glad to share their thoughts on the program from a student’s perspective. Just call or email the Director who will connect you with program alumni.

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