CHLI Communications Fellowship Program

The CHLI Communications Fellowship Program provides recent college graduates with the opportunity to assist the Creative Communications and Marketing Director in the execution of CHLI’s communication and marketing strategy for the organization. The program will help the recent graduate develop an understanding of how the federal government and congress functions, how non-profits are structured, and how communications benefits the individual and the organization as a whole. 

PROGRAM BENEFITS

The program places fellows with a national non-profit based in Washington, D.C., in the heart of policymaking. Fellows gain educational and hands-on experience in areas related to publications, web development, podcasts, blogs, traditional media, and social media engagement. The program covers:

  • Online soft skills and professional development workshops

  • Weekly virtual networking opportunities with influential leaders

  • Virtual hangout space, where the CHLI communications team can live chat, jump on video, share files, post photos and collaborate throughout the day

  • Enrollment in the CHLI Alumni Association to build your network and establish new relationships

  • Access to CHLI’s Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Monthly stipend

  • Six (6) months Spotify premium service subscription

PROGRAM DATES

Spring (February-August): Deadline – January 10, 2022

Fall (August-February): Applications accepted from May to June.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio sample to Emily Martinez at emartinez@chli.org.

COMMUNICATIONS FELLOW

The CHLI Communications Fellow works with the communications team to develop internal and external communications materials such as, newsletters, presentations, and website copy. The fellow will update CHLI’s website and help with the planning for social media, working together with the Communications Director to implement and evaluate the efforts. It is essential that applicants have excellent communication and writing skills, demonstrate creativity and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct research to identify convening topics, preparing reports and summarizing content for team members
  • Assist with the development of media kits
  • Support with behind-the-scene research and production for The CHLI Byte (blog)
  • Develop press releases and program recaps
  • Perform project-specific marketing and communications outreach to support CHLI leadership, sponsors, and programs
  • Assist with the development email campaigns to create awareness for CHLI programs.
  • Manages email lists and email campaigns through MailChimp
  • Work with Social Media Fellow in drafting copy for digital content and distribution of e-newsletters to subscribers
  • Assist with program documents, news clippings and content messaging
  • Identify marketing and communication trends
  • Attend virtual programs on behalf of CHLI and report back to the team
  • Provide administrative support when needed (including data entry, mass e-mailings, program coordination, technical assistance, and preparing meeting notes)

REQUIREMENTS

  • B.A.in Communications, Public Relations, English, or Marketing
  • Ability to multitask and be a self-starter
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player
  • Comfortability using all forms of communication, including but not limited to email, telephone, and social media.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills
  • An understanding of email campaigns
  • Ability to work remotely with the main team based in Washington D.C., (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus
  • Must be available M-F at least 25-30 hours per week.

SOCIAL MEDIA FELLOW

The Social Media Fellow will work closely with the communications team to assist with the day-to-day activities of multiple digital campaigns. Daily duties will include project research, media tracking, basic online data analysis, digital ad buying placements, messaging development, proof-reading, administrative office duties, and assisting team members as needed. This position requires excellent interpersonal communication, tech-savviness, the ability to coordinate multiple projects with competing deadlines, and a willingness to work in a collaborative remote team atmosphere.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor and drafts posts
  • Analyze social media channels to build a community of followers and enhance interaction
  • Live-tweeting during CHLI programs
  • Assist with the development of social media marketing campaigns to create awareness for CHLI programs, promotes audience interaction and encourages participation
  • Proposes new ideas and concepts for social media content
  • Manages email lists and email campaigns through MailChimp
  • Assists with online photo gallery and video gallery
  • Works with Communications Fellow on digital content copy and distribution of e-newsletters to subscribers
  • Attends virtual programs on behalf of CHLI and reports back to the team
  • Provides administrative support, when needed (including data entry, * mass e-mailings, program coordination, and preparing meeting notes)

REQUIREMENTS

  • B.A. in Communications, Public Relations, English, Advertising or Marketing
  • Ability to multitask and be a self-starter
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player
  • Familiarity navigating social media platforms required
  • Comfortability using all forms of communication, including but not limited to email, telephone, and social media.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and content management (preferred)
  • Ability to work remotely with the main team based in Washington D.C., (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus
  • Must be available M-F at least 25-30 hours per week.