Fenton Fellowship

Fenton is the social change agency taking on the world’s toughest challenges in human rights, social and economic justice, environment, education, and public health. Primed with deep issue expertise and powered by the creativity and passion of 120 professionals working across the country, we create strategies for clients to help build a more just, equitable and sustainable world. A fast growing and award-winning agency, we lead the industry in diverse representation as 55% of our entire staff and 62% of our leadership team are people of color. We are women-led as 74% of our staff are women. 

We are a culture steeped in social change and activism, with a collaborative work environment, excellent benefits and a strong sense of purpose and community across the agency.  Fenton is a remote-forward agency.  Our staff work from their homes in the New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles and in the Bay Area regions but also gather in-person as needed in co-working spaces.
We are a mission-driven, for-profit company whose clients are nonprofits, foundations, and social purpose companies.The right candidate will have a passion for social change, progressive issues and bring a standard of excellence to their work.
Fenton’s Fellowship program presents its participants with a tangible opportunity to nurture and use the skills needed to succeed in a career in progressive communications. Candidates will be mentored under accomplished professionals and support the creation and implementation of industry-leading communications strategies. 
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Eligible college students entering junior or senior year and recent college grads
  • Demonstrated writing and research skills
  • Passion for communications (what gets clicks, why words matter and so much more)
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and effectively pivot from one to the next in a fast-paced environment.
  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Interested in social issues
  • Has an affinity for traditional and digital news media

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Assist account staff with various media, administrative and research activities
  • Monitor news media and social media; compile summaries of coverage
  • Research relevant journalists for targeted pitches and build media lists
  • Conduct media and peer audits for client research and discovery processes
  • Pitch all levels of reporters, editors, producers, bloggers
  • Conduct research on issue areas, online communities, media markets and new business prospects
  • Help create and edit press releases, advisories, pitch memos, fact sheets, op-eds, online content and other collateral
  • Schedule meetings
  • Conduct communications audits using Google, Newsdesk and Critical Mention
  • Help with landscape and competitive analysis research projects; gather insights to inform campaigns and communications strategies.
  • Organize logistics for client meetings, conferences and other events
  • Develop presentations and design materials
  • Proofread/copy edit documents
  • Participate in creative brainstorm sessions
  • Support digital campaigns, website projects and social media management as needed
  • Develop and share a capstone presentation based on an assigned client account work

Capstone Presentation
With guidance and mentorship from your Fellow advisor, you will develop a 5-10 minute presentation at the completion of the fellowship to Fenton staff outlining your role on a client project you learned from and want to share. The presentation will include conveying the strategies, tools and tactics used to approach the project, as well as results you were able to achieve and what was learned.
Fenton Offers

  • A competitive salary against industry standards
  • Compensation = $20/hour
  • Remote/flexible working environments

The Fellowship begins on Monday, June 3, 2024, and runs through Friday, August 16, 2024.

Applications are due by March 29, 2024.

Fenton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to represent the diverse community reflected in our client work. People of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to building and nurturing a diverse and inclusive staff. We believe that our firm’s continued success is driven by hiring and retaining high-caliber staff from all backgrounds, experiences, identities, and orientations. We are committed to supporting our staff in growing their careers.