CHLI Communications Fellowship Program

The CHLI Communications Fellowship Program provides recent college graduates with the opportunity to assist 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 successful communications strategies benefit the individual and the organization as a whole.


The program places fellows with a national non-profit based in Washington, D.C., in the heart of policymaking. The CHLI Communications Fellow works with the communications team to develop internal and external communications materials such as newsletters, program announcements, press releases, and social media copy. The fellow will help with the summarization of analytics, working together with the Senior Communications Advisor to evaluate the data and implement best practices. It is essential that applicants have excellent communication and writing skills, demonstrate creativity, and are detail oriented. This is a paid fellowship from May 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024.


May 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024: Applications accepted until April 15.
To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and writing/social media sample to Emily Benavides at

Communications Fellow


  • Manage development of MailChimp email campaigns and e-newsletters as well as subscriber lists
  • Develop press releases and program recaps
  • Draft copy for social media platforms
  • Help prepare monthly reports detailing the analytics of all social platforms, press releases, and website traffic
  • Work with website manager to update user-facing content on the CHLI website
  • Conduct research as assigned to identify marketing and communications trends
  • Perform project-specific marketing and communications outreach to support CHLI leadership, sponsors, and programs
  • Assist with program documents and content messaging
  • Attend virtual and in-person programs on behalf of CHLI
  • Provide administrative support when needed (including data entry, mass e-mailings, program coordination, technical assistance, and preparing meeting notes)



  • Currently seeking or recent completion of Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, International Relations, Political Science, or related field.
  • Must be able to work onsite in Washington, D.C. at least twice a week, remote work is allowed but applicants must be in Washington, D.C. area.
  • Ability to multitask and be a self-starter.
  • Must be comfortable using all forms of communication, including but not limited to email, telephone, and social media.
  • Must have a good verbal and written communication skills and interest in learning copywriting, email campaigns, and content creation skills.
  • Must be proficient with social media platforms, Canva, MailChimp, and Flickr.
  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus.