Discovering Justice is currently hiring for its Fall 2023 Class of Fellows. Do you know a college student or recent graduate who is passionate about civic education and the need to protect and promote our democracy? Through the Fellowship Program, we welcome young professionals onto our staff and entrust them with the responsibility to help carry out our programs.
Fellows work directly with a Discovering Justice staff person to run our civic education programs or build the organization’s operational capacity through our communications outreach, fundraising, and event planning. During the semester-long program, Fellows will lead and complete projects, collaborate with both staff members and other Fellows, and learn more about the state of civic education and the operations of nonprofit organizations. Our staff and volunteers provide an open and welcoming environment that enables Fellows to take on responsibilities and learn core nonprofit skills to help in their careers.
The ideal Fellow:
- Is passionate about civic education and the need to protect and promote our democracy.
- Can commit to working 40 hours a week with a dynamic and energetic staff (at least 25 hours for a Part-Time Fellowship).
- Has excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Loves to work with a team and wants to learn new skills.
- Is interested in pursuing a career in nonprofits, teaching, or the law.
Civic Education Advocacy Fellowship
The Fellow will work with the Executive Director to engage civic education groups and their constituents in public education and advocacy work to increase Massachusetts’ investment in civic education programs. The Fellow will work with the Executive Director to coordinate meetings with teachers, students, civic leaders, and their legislators to educate them about the civic education being done in their districts and to encourage more resources and support for these programs. Experience with managing events and recruiting and organizing volunteers is required.
The Communications Fellow will work with the Executive Director and Outreach & Recruitment Senior Associate to develop and implement a social and earned media outreach strategy to promote the organization’s civic education programs to volunteers, donors, and community members. Through collaboration with program managers, the Fellow will create and share content including, but not limited to, flyers, videos, graphics, and social media content. The Fellow will also help develop the organization’s electronic and physical communications that frequently broadcast the organization’s activities and programs to partners. Adobe Premiere Pro and Canva, or similar movie and graphic design editing experience preferred.
Children Discovering Justice Internship
During the 23-24 school year, Discovering Justice will be working with over 100 teachers across 20 schools, in at least five districts in Massachusetts (Boston, Chelsea, Springfield, West Springfield, and Dennis/Yarmouth). The Elementary Civics Intern will support the Education Program Director and K-5 Curriculum Developer by conducting in-person classroom visits and observations, researching, gathering data and feedback from teachers and students, and implementing edits based on educator feedback. This internship will be supervised by Victoria Suri, the K-5 Curriculum Developer, and supported by the Education Director. This Fellowship is ideal for a graduate student studying education, human development, and/or civic studies.
Logistics and Application
The Fall 2023 Fellowship will run from September 11 to December 21. Fellows will work two days a week in person at the Moakley Courthouse in Boston, and three days remotely. Limited part-time opportunities are available, but preference is given to candidates with full-time availability.
Fellows will receive a stipend of $3,500 for their term (a proportionate stipend with part-time Fellowships). This Fellowship is ideal for a recent graduate or a college student taking a gap semester or year. Please specify your Fellowship(s) of interest in your email or in your cover letter. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Malia Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org
Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Women, and LGBTQIA+ people are strongly encouraged to apply.