For two decades, Democracy North Carolina has offered young leaders opportunities to organize and advocate for social change through its innovative internship program, Democracy Summer.
In companion with Democracy Summer, Democracy North Carolina’s Communications Fellowship works at the intersections of communications and social change, using new media techniques and storytelling in the world of activism. 2021 is a critical year for winning positive policies that need to be in place before the next election cycle.
The ten-week communications fellowship offers practical experience, including:
In the process, fellows interact with Democracy NC organizing staff and interns, civic leaders, and veteran activists; work with local, state, and national media; and gain an insider’s view of the political climate and power structures in North Carolina.
Preference is given to college or community college juniors and seniors or graduate students majoring in broadcasting, communications, graphic design, or journalism. However, any student is eligible to apply. The ideal applicant will have:
Democracy North Carolina’s communications team will select four communications fellows for Summer 2021. Fellows must be able to work digitally/remotely up to 40 hours per week, including special events held during a ten-week fellowship period, with occasional evening and weekend duties.
All students who complete the fellowship will receive a (taxable) stipend of $3,700.
Democracy North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity in the workplace. Our organization considers applicants equally of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, age, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, or prior record of arrest or conviction. We seek a workplace that reflects and respects the full range of the nation and state’s diversity.
1. Complete an online application.
2. Send a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 samples of your work portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Summer Communications Fellowship”.