The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is thrilled to announce the opening of the application period for our 2022 Native American Summer Fellowship (NAF) Program! We are looking for talented and creative students and emerging professionals from Native American, Native Hawaiian, First Nation or Alaska Native background who are eager to develop the knowledge, skills and networks necessary to become 21st-century community and museum leaders.

Fellows work with PEM’s dynamic staff and gain access to a comprehensive perspective on the theory and practice of museum management. Weekly workshops, field trips, mentoring and in-depth engagement on museum projects support Fellows in sustaining their existing skills while cultivating their professional development needs. Placements will be based on applicant’s academic and/or career goals, their application, the interview process and the match between Fellows’ interests and available projects. Previous department placements have included Curatorial, Development, Creative Services, Collection Management, Exhibition Research and Publishing, Merchandising and Marketing. Fellowship includes stipend, housing near PEM and travel expenses. Academic credit is available upon official request. Deadline for application and all supporting materials is Friday, January 28, 2022.

Please check out our NAF Program site that has information about our programs, program staff and NAF Alumni.
On our site, we also have links to Connections articles written by or about our Fellows over the years that share different perspectives about our program. We’re on Instagram and will be hosting a couple IG lives with NAF Alumni and Program Staff during the opening application period, please follow our account for updates.