Announcing the National Museum of Mathematics

Exponent Fellowship

The National Museum of Mathematics is pleased to announce a new fellowship for graduating math majors: the MoMath Exponent Fellowship program.  A total of eight students from around the world* will be accepted for this highly selective, year-long opportunity to work at the nation’s premier museum of mathematics, where they will:

  • Serve as docents in the Museum
  • Build outreach and communication skills
  • Enhance their mathematical knowledge
  • Meet mathematicians from around the world
  • Develop and complete a unique personal project
  • Work directly with the Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics
  • Interact with the Museum’s top leadership team
  • Learn what it takes to operate a successful business
  • Gain exposure to a variety of interesting programs, lectures, and people
  • Be part of a motivated and talented cohort

Fellows will have the opportunity to meet with prominent mathematicians and practitioners of math outreach.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in mathematics with a 3.5 GPA or higher (by June 2022)
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • A creative mindset, with an ability to think outside the box
  • A desire to share the joy of mathematics with others
  • Prior experience demonstrating a solid work ethic

To apply, please email the following to exponent@momath.org with a subject line that includes “MoMath Exponent Fellowship” and your first and last name:

  • A cover letter that explains how you meet the qualifications for the position
  • A current résumé, including grade point average
  • A 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you’ve had related to mathematics
  • Three letters of reference, including two from your college math professors and one from your most recent manager or supervisor from a position you’ve held.  Recommenders should send their letters directly to exponent@momath.org.

First round candidates will be offered an interview.  A select number of those interviewed will be invited to share their idea for a unique personal project; further details will be provided to those accepted into the second round.

Fellows must be able to be present in New York City from July 15, 2022 to July 31, 2023, and will be responsible for finding their own accommodations.

The application deadline is February 15, 2022, but the application window may close prior to that time if the program fills.  Applications will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis.

 
* The Museum welcomes foreign students who are graduating from US institutions and are able to apply for OPT.   This position is ineligible for employer visa sponsorship.