Fellowship Program

The Fletcher Fellowship Program identifies, develops, and networks recent college graduates who aspire to be amongst the next generation of social sector leaders in North Carolina.


The Fletcher Fellowship is a project-based role that is structured to fulfill the current interests of the organization and includes an individual development plan with mentoring by senior NC social sector leaders, peer learning, and networking. The 2016-2017 Fletcher Fellow will primarily work on projects that support the organization’s goal to amplify grantees’ voices in public spaces. This person will work closely with staff and partner organizations to support efforts in communications including creating website and social media content, producing our bi-weekly podcast series, and writing press releases. The role requires savviness in research, planning, and digital strategy and assistance on occasional administrative projects.

This is a one-year position that includes competitive compensation: $35,000 annual salary, paid holidays and vacation, employee benefits, and a professional development allowance. Fellows work full-time from our offices based in Raleigh, NC starting August 2016.


Who We’re Looking For

A recent college graduate who seeks to dedicate their career to creating social value and fostering innovation in the NC social sector. All applicants must demonstrate:

  • Interest in social justice, community engagement, service, and/or local development.
  • Desire to work in philanthropy, public policy, nonprofit, and/or social sector.
  • Exceptional project management experience and ability to independently manage project workflow and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, confidence, poise.
  • Ability to work well with team members.
  • Respect for diverse communities.
  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of web-based tools including Google Apps.
  • High level of organization and attention to detail.
  • Ability to interact and perform in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication and social media skills.

Ideal candidate possesses a degree in one of the social sciences (specifically communication, journalism, public policy, political science, anthropology, and/or sociology) or computer science (with focus on digital media/storytelling).

People of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Application Process

Interested candidates should apply by March 18, 2016 (see application below). We will start reviewing applications immediately, so it’s best to submit materials as soon as possible.

No phone calls please. Email fellowship@ajf.org with any questions you may have.

We are no longer accepting applications for our 2016-17 Fellow.

Fellowship Application

Your Name

Your Email (required)

Phone Number

Twitter Handle

LinkedIn Profile

How did you hear about this position?

What is the best class you've taken in school? Why?

Do you have experience working with disadvantaged groups or communities? Please describe.

Please describe a way in which you think the social sector in North Carolina could be more innovative. Use any relevant work or volunteer experience with nonprofits to help you make your assessment.

Please submit a one page resume (.pdf file)