Alcuin Fellowship

A leading scholar and teacher during the reign of Charlemagne (8th – 9th c. AD), Alcuin of York is considered one of the most important architects of the Carolingian Renaissance. In his legacy for the intellectual development of Western Civilization, Intellectual Takeout is hosting the Alcuin Fellowship, a nine-week intellectual and professional development program for young adults.

Program Description

Students accepted into the program will attend a three-day seminar Candidates apply to the program broadly, and accepted fellows will be offered a position in one of two work tracks:

  • Fellows in the communications track will conduct research, gain familiarity with CMS platforms and web analytics tools, post and strategize for social media, and write articles for a website that reaches over 10 million people a year.
  • Fellows in the operations track will play a crucial role in supporting all departments at Intellectual Takeout through database management, networking with strategic partners, and workflow development.

The Alcuin Fellowship Summer Program begins in June with a week-long seminar, followed by nine weeks of internship at the offices of Intellectual Takeout. All fellows will receive ideas education during the initial seminar and one day a week throughout the program term. The educational component will feature lectures on history, philosophy, political theory, religion, and career development. Fellows will also receive assigned readings to enhance their intellectual formation.

Terms & Eligibility

Fellows will be paid $9.50 an hour for a 40-hour work week. (The seminar day will be treated as a normal paid work day.)

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and eligible to work in the United States.

Accepted fellows must make arrangements for their own travel and housing.


Intellectual Takeout is accepting applications for the Alcuin Fellowship for the summer of 2019. If you wish to apply, please send a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and brief responses (less than 600 words each) to all the following questions:

  1. What five books have had the most impact on your intellectual development, and why?
  2. What is the greatest threat to Western Civilization, and how can it be countered?
  3. What is the relationship between the freedom of religion and the freedom of commerce?

Please send applications or queries to John Elliott at