The Fletcher Fellowship Program

About the Fellowship

The Fletcher Fellowship is a two-year, paid fellowship that is structured to fulfill the current interests of the organization while supporting the personal development of the fellow. The Fletcher Fellow will work closely with staff and partner organizations to support efforts in communications and digital strategy (managing our social media presence, highlighting our partners, creating our newsletter/other communications projects), grants management, research, and planning. The role requires proficient communication skills, project management, and savviness in interpersonal relations.

This position is full-time starting Summer 2021 and based in our office located in Raleigh, NC.


Eligible candidates must be natives or residents of North Carolina and/or graduates of an accredited North Carolina college or university. Successful candidates will possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal; the ability to work on multiple tasks; a sense of responsibility and self-motivation; willingness to work well with team members; and respect for diverse communities and leadership.

Essential Duties

  • Communications: Managing AJF digital presence, creating newsletters, presentations, and producing content for internal and external audiences.
  • Grantmaking Support: Developing grantee-funder relationships by attending grantee events throughout the year, drafting grant agreements, measuring progress and outcomes through grant reporting.
  • Research: Executing research projects designed to provide data analysis for the foundation and enhance the fellow’s research skills.
  • Administrative Tasks: Assisting with administrative projects, reporting, and assisting staff with routine organizational management.
  • Outreach: Working with current partners on projects that align with the foundation and partner needs.

Job Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited 4-Year College or University
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and orally.
  • Proficient with web publishing, social media, and online communication skills.
  • Strong conceptual, strategic, and organizational planning skills.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment requiring significant collaboration.
  • Ability to generate new ideas and approaches, handle shifting priorities, and rapid change.
  • Strong writing/editing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information.
  • Curiosity regarding philanthropy’s role in the community and desire to work with non-profit organizations.
  • Sound judgement, self-discipline, and flexibility.


$42,000 annual salary, paid holidays, vacation, employee benefits, and professional development opportunities. Performance evaluation at 12 months.

Timeline Notes

The application closes at 11:59 PM on March 7.

First-round interviews: March 22-24

Finalist interviews: April 12 & 13

We plan to select and notify our finalist by late-April.

Contact Information

We ask that you please refrain from phone calls throughout the duration of the application process.

If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please email our current fellow Kenneth Brown Jr, at

Work of Recent Fellows

Yemi Adewuyi

2016-2017 Fellow

During his fellowship, Yemi worked on programs that introduced the “RACE: Are we so different?” exhibit at the NC Museum of Natural Science in the spring of 2017.

Since his fellowship, he attended and graduated from Harvard Law School in 2020 and is currently an associate with ThompsonKnight, a law firm in Dallas, TX.

Samone Bullock Dillahunt

2017-2018 Fellow

During her fellowship, Samone started “Policy Perscriptions.” for NC Policy Watch at the NC Justice Center. These pieces, on issues like food insecurity and early childhood education, offered forward-looking solutions to state policy debates.

Samone has a Masters in Public Administration from NC Central University and is currently the Community Engagement Manager at Advance Community Health, a community health center in Raleigh.

MaDeja Leverett

2018-2019 Fellow

While a fellow, Madeja worked with Southeast Raleigh Promise to develop “Southeast Raleigh REAL“,  a tool to help develop the leadership capacity among residents in the Southeast Raleigh community to lead themselves, their families, and communities.

Since her fellowship, she completed a program with City Year in New Hampshire. Currently, she is a graduate student at the University of Virginia Corcoran Department of History in the “Bridge to the Doctorate” program.

Interested?? Click HERE to access the application