Spring 2015 Fellowships Available

Fall 2014 Fellows
Fall 2014 Fellows

APPLICATION DEADLINE Is Tuesday, January 6 at 11:59PM

Decisions will be made by January 12.

Ignite NC is accepting applications for fellowships this Spring: Community Organizing and Media & Communications.

Youth ages 18-30 are eligible to apply.  Those selected for the program will receive a 2 day training and a $500 stipend upon successful completion. Descriptions of fellowships are below

Community Organizing Fellow:

The purpose of these fellowships is to build the youth and student movement in North Carolina. In order to do this, we must make deep investments in young leaders – through training, ongoing coaching, and access to resources for on the ground organizing.

Ignite NC is seeking organizing fellows to build the movement for grassroots people’s power in NC. From racial profiling to joblessness, young people must organize to change their own conditions and collectively build a better future. These fellowships are designed for youth who are currently working on an issue based campaign. The majority of fellows selected for this fellowship will be working around Economic Justice and the Fight for $15hr

If you are currently working with a campus or community organization, or want to help build the youth and student movement, this fellowship provides organizing training, mentorship, and a stipend to enable you to spend more dedicated time to organize. The theme of the Spring 2015 application is Economic Justice. While some fellows may have a different focus, the majority will be helping to build the movement for economic justice.

The positions can be based anywhere in NC, through there are a limited number of positions.  If you are selected for this fellowship, you must be able to attend:

  • A mandatory organizing training on January 17- January 18 (Durham NC)
  • Youth Convening and HKonJ February 13-14 (Raleigh NC) 
  • Be Available on April 15 to fight for economic justice.

We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social justice.  Women, LGBTQ, and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.  Considering applicants between the ages of 18-30.  You do not have to currently be a student to apply.

Community Organizer Fellow

Position: Fellow
Dates: January 17- May 11

Hours: minimum of 80 hours

Location: Fellows will be hired to be based in and near campuses in North Carolina. A $500 stipend is offered with this fellowship.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit volunteers to attend youth convening and April 15 event.
  • Develop a work plan that brings capacity to an existing campaign in the youth and student movement. Applicants who want to work around economic justice, and voting rights will be prioritized
  • Gather pledge cards that engage youth around relevant issues
  • Attend a mandatory Two-day organizing training January 17-18
  • Document your work through blog posts, pictures, and tracking
  • Participate in a fellowship evaluation

FELLOWS MUST HAVE

  • A strong and proven commitment to progressive values and building the power of youth and students, especially LGBTQ youth, women, low-income youth, and youth of color
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills,
  • Available and willing to work some weekday evenings and weekends
  • Reliable, outgoing, self-motivated and detail-oriented,
  • Must have a driver’s license and preferably a car

To Apply

To apply fill out the applicaiton send a copy of your resume to northcarolinaignite@gmail.com

 Communication Fellow:

Communication Fellow’s will support the organizing work of the organizing fellows! The positions can be based anywhere in NC but are preferred to be in the Triangle. Activities will include writing press releases, managing social media, creating graphics/flyers, updating website and developing a media strategy.

If you are selected, you must be able to attend:

  • A mandatory organizing training on January 17- January 18 (Durham NC)
  • Youth Convening and HKonJ February 13-14 (Raleigh NC) 
  • Be Available on April 15 to fight for economic justice.

We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social justice.  Women, LGBTQ, and people of color, outside the Triangle or Charlotte area, between the ages of 18-30, are strongly encouraged to apply.  You do not have to be a student to apply.

Specific Requirements Include:

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY: Fellows the communications unit in its efforts to develop and implement strategies to advance the brand, value and mission of Ignite NC, and the strategic planning and management of organization-wide outreach and marketing projects and collateral through traditional and new media marketing tools, and collaboration with University and departments Community Organizations on effective cross-marketing opportunities.

 

Communication Fellow

Position: Fellow
Dates: January 17- May 11
Hours: minimum of 80 hours

Location: Fellows will based in or near campus community. A $500 stipend is offered with this fellowship.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a media strategy that supports organizing efforts
  • Using traditional and social media to create awareness about emerging organizations and initiatives
  • Creating email announcements that uplift and aid organizing work
  • Create materials and keep website updated
  • Gather pledge cards to engage youth around relevant issues
  • Attend a mandatory two-day organizing training January 17-18

FELLOWS MUST HAVE

  • A strong and demonstrated commitment to building the progressive youth and student movement in North Carolina Excellent communication and teamwork skills,
  • Available and willing to work some weekday evenings and weekends
  • Reliable, outgoing, self-motivated and detail-oriented,
  • Must have a driver’s license and preferably a car
  • Be Familiar with wordpress, HTML, social media platforms and have communication experience
  • Demonstrates a passion for understanding strategic communications and its integration into an overall marketing strategy.
  • Exceptional written and personal communication skills
  • Demonstrated creativity in the practice of PR or related field
  • Willingness and ability to work well in teams
  • Experience in manage social media accounts

To apply fill out the application send a copy of your resume to northcarolinaignite@gmail.com