Communications Fellow – Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Mentor: Maureen Farrell, Director of Communications
Are you interested in being part of building Yale’s newest professional school? The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs is in the midst of a major transition to the Jackson School, slated to open in fall 2022. The small and academically grounded professional school will apply evidence-based scholarship to challenges of maximum global importance, such as climate change, war and peace, ethnic conflict, inequality, and migration.
We’re looking for a Communications Fellow to help advance Jackson’s mission by telling the story of Jackson’s important work and its people, with a special focus on publicizing faculty research. In addition to producing original content, the Communications Fellow will assist with maintaining website content, such as faculty bios, and tracking faculty media placements.
The Communications Fellow will also analyze Jackson’s existing communications efforts and recommend new strategies for Jackson’s digital communications. Jackson prides itself on its small, tight-knit community of scholars, students, practitioners, and staff dedicated to making a difference in all fields of global affairs. The Communications Fellow will be a key member of the administrative staff at Jackson and will have the opportunity to work closely with senior-level staff on mission-critical projects and initiatives as Jackson works toward becoming a school. The Communications Fellow will have many opportunities for close mentorship and professional skills development.
The fellow may mostly work remotely, although regular face-to-face meetings will be required.
- Produce content for Jackson’s quarterly newsletter, website and social media platforms, including student and faculty interviews/profiles.
- Assist with communications support for faculty research projects and websites.
- Monitor & track faculty media placements
- Create photo collections and other material for development and donor stewardship projects.
Required skills and competences are:
- Strong writing and communication skills
- Ability to manage projects, meet deadlines, and work independently
- Familiarity with the international relations field
- Experience working with WordPress, Drupal, MailChimp, Cision, and other digital platforms
- September 6, 2021- September 24, 2021: Weekly GPE Info Sessions
- September 26, 2021: Applications deadline (11:59pm ET). Please submit a resume and a cover letter customized to this fellowship
- November 19, 2021: Interview and award notification to selected fellows
- December 13, 2021 – January 14, 2022: New fellows onboarding
- January 18, 2022: Suggested fellowship start date
Note- Positions with limited applicants may have deadlines extended by 3 weeks to October 17, 2021.
- Eligibility: Fellows must be currently matriculated, Yale doctoral students in years 1-6* of their studies during the fellowship.
- Term: Fellows work at a Yale host organization under the guidance of the host mentor for 5-7 hours per week over the course of 13-15 weeks during the 2022 Spring Term
- Stipend: Fellows will receive $1,500 for Spring 2022 fellowships.
- Please note: The GPE Fellowship does not count towards the fulfillment of your teaching requirement. For more information on teaching requirements, please see the GSAS website.
* 7th-year students with COVID-related funding extensions from GSAS are eligible to apply.