CHLI Communications Fellowship Program

The CHLI Communications Fellowship Program provides recent college graduates with the opportunity to assist the 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
  • Paid travel to Washington D.C

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.

Web & Communications Fellow

PROGRAM DATES

Fall 2022 (July – January)

The CHLI Web and 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 Manager 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, prepare reports and summarize content for team members
  • Manage any user-facing content on the CHLI website
  • Assist with the development of media kits
  • Conduct behind-the-scene research and newsletter management
  • Develop press releases and program recaps
  • Perform project-specific marketing and communications outreach to support CHLI leadership, sponsors, and programs
  • Assist with the development of 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, Website Management, Public Relations, English, Advertising, Marketing, or related field.
  • 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
  • Must have a solid understanding of website management and content creation.
  • Must be proficient with WordPress, Canva, MailChimp, and Flickr.
  • Ability to work remotely with the main team based in Washington D.C., (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus

Social Media Fellow

PROGRAM DATES

Fall 2022 (July-January)

The CHLI Social Media and Communications Fellow works with the communications team to develop internal and external communications materials such as presentations, program signage, and social media graphics. The fellow will update CHLI’s social media and help with the summarization of analytics, working together with the Communications Director to implement and evaluate the efforts. It is essential that applicants have excellent communication, graphic design, and writing skills. It is imperative that the fellow demonstrates creativity and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct research to identify convening topics, prepare reports and summarize content for team members
  • Assist with the development of media kits
  • Work on a fast-paced deadline system to ensure consistent messaging.
  • Support with behind-the-scene research and creation for social media content
  • Develop program recaps
  • Perform project-specific marketing and communications outreach to support CHLI leadership, sponsors, and programs
  • Assist with the development of email campaigns to create awareness for CHLI programs.
  • Manages email lists and email campaigns through MailChimp
  • Work with Content Management 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
  • Help prepare monthly reports detailing the analytics of all social platforms.
  • 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, Advertising, Marketing, or related field.
  • 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

Film and Communications Fellow

PROGRAM DATES

Fall 2022 (July – January)

*** The Film/Production Fellow must be based in Washington, D.C or the surrounding area.**

The CHLI Communications Fellow works with the communications team to develop graphic collateral such as presentations, videos, and website copy. The fellow will 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 video filming/editing skills, demonstrate creativity and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct research to identify convening topics, prepare reports and summarize content for team members
  • Assist with the development of media kits
  • Support with behind-the-scene research and production
  • Develop program recaps and supplemental graphics for social media
  • Perform project-specific marketing and communications outreach to support CHLI leadership, sponsors, and programs
  • Assist with the development of email campaigns to create awareness for CHLI programs.
  • 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 and on-site programs on behalf of CHLI and capture video content
  • Manage The Purple Line podcast
  • Provide administrative support when needed (including data entry, mass e-mailings, program coordination, technical assistance, and preparing meeting notes)

REQUIREMENTS

  • B.A.in Communications, Film, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, or related field.
  • 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 able to work on-site for certain programs