Students interested in applying to the Mellon Arts Fellowship Program will find more answers to their application questions below.
Fellowships have already been granted for 2020-2021. Please check back here for information about future fellowship opportunities.
Your application should consist of:
Your letter of recommendation should be written by a Hunter College faculty member within an arts department, or a faculty member who can attest to your interest in the arts. The letter should indicate why you are an ideal candidate for the fellowship program, your passion for the arts, and overall work ethic. The letter should be emailed to email@example.com at the time of your application.
Not to worry. You do not need to be an arts major or minor in order to apply to the Mellon Arts Fellowship Program. You must, however, display your interest in the arts in the application questions.
That’s great. You do not need to be an arts major to apply to the Mellon Arts Fellowship Program, but if you are minoring in a field of the arts, we can already tell your interest in the arts. Ideally, a professor from one of your minor courses can write your letter of recommendation. Your application, hopefully, will explain what drew you to pursue this minor as well.
We are hopeful that internships for summer 2021 will be in-person and on-site. However, this will be decided by each individual arts institution in accordance with NYC safety regulations closer to date. Internships will be completed by our Mellon fellows and given the same stipend amount regardless of whether it is online or in-person.
No. The Mellon internships will not count toward course credit. All interns receive a fixed stipend amount of $5,600 for their full-time summer internship (35 hours/week for ten weeks).
Unfortunately, no. Since the summer internships are full-time, there is not much room to also work another job. The stipend given for your internship is meant to provide you with some income while you gain invaluable experience. We expect our Mellon fellows to be fully committed to their internships during the summer months.
Very important! We read the essay questions very carefully to learn who you are as a person, student, and art enthusiast. Please take your time to proof-read your answers and put your best foot forward. We cannot wait to see your application!