Public Humanities, Arts, and NGO Administration

Many humanities and social sciences PhDs turn to the arts, public humanities, or other non-profit organizations for employment.  There are various jobs in these fields, from curator to grant writer to analyst, but all offer a rewarding experience. This career path is open to any PhD with strong writing, administrative, and communication skills.  For more details on this career path, see NCA's Industry pages on Non-profits and the Arts

Career Exploration
(Year 1-2)
Core Competency Development
(Year 2-4)
Job Search
(Year 5+)

Various Career Panels and Speakers through TGS

One-on-One Appointments through NCA

Conduct an Informational Interview

Attend NU Club Events

TGS Resources for New Students

NCA List of External Career Resources

GEO Community Practicum and Engagement Workshop

NEXT Externship Program

Explore Versatile PhD


Explore The Farley Center's opportunities, including NU Summer Accelerator.

Fellowship in Leadership 

One-on-One Consultation through Center of Leadership 

Management for Scientists and Engineers 

Brady Scholars Program Graduate Fellowship 

Speaking and Presenting

RSG Research Communication Program

CLIMB Communication Resources for Scientists

Advanced Professional and Presentation Skills for Graduate Students Seminar


New TA Conference 

New TA Conference Workshop Leader

Writing and Research

Fellowship Proposal Writing Workshops and Consultations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Assistantships

Dissertation Bootcamp

Ongoing Writing Workshops

Graduate Writing One-on-One Consultations

Kaplan Institute Affiliates Program

Kaplan Institute Research Workshops

Revisit NCA's Industry pages on Non-profits and the Arts

NCA and TGS Workshops on Cover Letters, etc.

Prepare for Interviews with NCA

Create a CareerCat Profile

One-on-One Appointments through NCA