The Civil War Institute (CWI) Fellows program provides a range of professional and academic experiences, allowing Gettysburg College students to develop new skills and expand their career options.
CWI Fellows work at least six hours a week. Duties include: assisting in the Civil War Institute office, helping the CWI staff and Director Peter Carmichael with research projects, writing for the CWI blog, and event planning. A central part of the fellowship is the unique opportunity to research Civil War related topics and write for our blog, The Gettysburg Compiler. The CWI Fellows program offers students a valuable opportunity to pursue historical research with members of the CWI staff and hone research and writing skills.
The CWI offers a range of public programming throughout the academic year. CWI Fellows will have an opportunity to meet some of the top scholars in the field while helping assist with the planning of events. Additionally, Fellows may be asked to assist with the annual Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial Lecture, and attend the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize Award Ceremony, held in New York City.
In 2012-2013, CWI Fellows had the opportunity to participate in the Future of Civil War History conference (March 14-16, 2013) and meet top scholars and authors throughout the year, including Tony Horwitz, prize-winning author of Confederates in the Attic, and Fortenbaugh Lecturer Steven Hahn from the University of Pennsylvania. They toured the battlefield with CWI Director Peter Carmichael, and authored nearly two dozen entries for The Gettysburg Compiler.
To be considered for the 2014-2015 academic year, applicants must send a resume and writing sample of fewer than ten pages to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00 p.m. on April 1, 2014. Candidates do not have to be experts in the Civil War era to receive consideration. Enthusiasm, however, is essential!
CWI Fellows in Washington, DC.
"Study the Past"