2021 Virtual Summer Education Fellow Award

Open Date:
April 14, 2021

Closing Date:
May 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT

The National Women’s History Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the 2021 NWHM Virtual Summer Education Fellow Award. This program is open to K-12 educators, especially history or social studies teachers, for approximately eight weeks during the summer of 2021.

The Fellow will oversee the National Women’s History Museum’s “For Educators, By Educator’s” digital learning resources project. “For Educators, By Educators” engages social studies teachers from across the nation who are eager to help create digital classroom-ready resources on women’s history in support of the Museum. The resources, which correspond to topics from the Museum’s 2018 “Where are the Women?” study of national social study standards on women’s history are digitized and made accessible to the public on the Museum’s continuously growing compendium of digital learning resources found at www.womenshistory.org.

The Fellow will review submitted lesson plans to ensure that they support the C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards, are historically accurate, and meet the high standards of the Museum’s learning resource offerings. The Fellow will also review, edit, and improve existing online lesson plans.

This position is a virtual position. Applicants must be available to work part-time (15-20 hours per week) for 8 weeks, beginning in June 2021 (dates are flexible), and must have reliable access to the Internet as well as a working laptop with camera and microphone. A $2,000 stipend is awarded with this fellowship.

Applicants must be a licensed and qualified K-12 educator, with preference given to educators who teach or have experience teaching history, social studies, or civics.

Application Instructions:
A complete application packet includes:

  • A statement of interest that outlines the applicant’s interests and how an NWHM fellow award will be of benefit to her or his own classroom pursuits;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A letter of recommendation from an academic or professional source.

All application materials should be sent together via email to:
Liz Eberlein, Education Programs Manager
[email protected]
Please use “2021 Summer Education Fellow Award (FEBE)” as the subject line.


No phone calls, please. Applicants will be notified of outcome no later than June 14th 2021.



The National Women’s History Museum considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with federal law. In addition, the National Women’s History Museum complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it operates. The National Women’s History Museum also provides “reasonable accommodations” to qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. All interested individuals, regardless of background, are encouraged to apply.