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Announcing the National Museum of Mathematics

Exponent Fellowship

The National Museum of Mathematics is pleased to announce the 2023 MoMath Exponent Fellowship program.  A limited number of graduating math majors from around the country will be accepted for this highly selective, year-long opportunity to work at the National Museum of Mathematics, where they will:

  • Interact with the public as a mathematical docent on the exhibit floor
  • Build outreach and communication skills
  • Enhance their mathematical knowledge
  • Meet mathematicians from around the world
  • Be given the opportunity to develop and complete a unique personal project
  • Interact with the Museum’s top leadership team and the Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics
  • 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

The successful candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in mathematics with a 3.5 GPA or higher (by June 2023)
  • 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 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 (two to three paragraphs is sufficient; no more than one page, please)
  • 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. 

First round candidates will be offered an interview.  A select number of those interviewed will be invited to share additional information; 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 14, 2023 through July 28, 2024, and will be responsible for finding their own accommodations.

The application deadline is May 15, 2023, but the application window may close prior to that time if the program fills.  Applications will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis.