The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for the second competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 13 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Compensation will be competitive with new professional employees of the hosting organization and will include health insurance for the fellow. The program was launched last spring to demonstrate the value of employing skilled and accomplished young scholars in a variety of capacities, thereby broadening the academy’s conventional ideas of the PhD career path. Check out the public fellows selected last year. Learn more and find instructions on how to apply here online. The deadline for applications is March 21, 2012.