Overview

 WHAT IS THE FRANK KAREL FELLOWSHIP IN PUBLIC INTEREST COMMUNICATIONS? 

An opportunity for college students to learn how to be a better advocate by interning in the communications department of a leading nonprofit in the Washington, DC metro area. In the past, Fellows have interned at The National League of Cities, Greenpeace USA, National Wildlife Federation and many more. The Fellowship is eight weeks long, from June 12th, 2023 to August 4th, 2023. 

WHO CAN APPLY? 

First-generation and/or students that identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color who are sophomores or juniors at the time of applying and have demonstrated a commitment to social justice. 

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE? 

Applications will open the first week of January 2023 and are due February 24th, 2023. Once applications open, students can apply online at www.karelfellowship.org/apply. Recommendation letters must be sent to applications@karelfellowship.org. 

WHAT WILL THE FELLOW BE DOING? 

Fellows will be asked to help with a range of communications tasks, like writing blogs, drafting social media, building media lists and pitching journalists. To learn more about what previous Fellows have done during the Fellowship, check out their blogs at https://karelfellowship.org/category/blog/. 

WHAT ARE THE PERKS? 

Every Fellow will receive a $5,000 stipend (minus taxes). Fellows will be flown out to D.C. with all travel and housing expenses covered. The Fellowship is committed to providing each Fellow with mentorship, professional development, and networking opportunities. This is a fantastic experience for college students to build their social and professional networks! 

WHO SHOULD APPLY? 

We are looking for driven students who want to use their talents to advance social change and address the pressing issues of our time. If that sounds like someone you know, please encourage them to apply!

QUESTIONS? 

Please email applications@karelfellowship.org and/or please scan the QR code below to sign up for more information!