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. As the 2017-18 academic year moves into high gear, our twelve student fellows are off and running on a variety of new projects.
CWI Fellows work at least five 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, developing interpretive waysides for Gettysburg NMP, and event planning. A central part of the fellowship is the unique opportunity to conduct independent research and write for a range of digital platforms, including the student-authored blog, The Gettysburg Compiler, and a new digital project, Killed at Gettysburg, which chronicles and maps the lives of soldiers killed on the fields around town. The CWI Fellows program offers students a valuable opportunity to pursue historical research with members of the CWI staff and hone their research and writing skills.
The CWI offers a range of public programming throughout the academic year. CWI Fellows have an opportunity to meet some of the top scholars in the field while helping assist with the planning and execution of events, such as the annual Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial Lecture.