International Communications Fellow – Yale Office of International Affairs
Mentor: Sheila McCreven, Director of Communications
The Yale Office of International Affairs (OIA) is a university-wide resource that serves as the global liaison for all students, faculty, staff, and organizations involved in international activities and initiatives. Combining regional expertise with administrative capabilities, OIA fosters connections within the Yale community and abroad, while further strengthening Yale’s position as a leading global university.
OIA seeks a GPE Fellow to work on a variety of projects that support Yale’s internationalization efforts. Working closely with OIA’s Director of Communications, the Fellow will also interface with OIA’s Director and team of Regional Directors, as well as staff in offices across the university.
The duties of the position will include developing and writing articles to promote international activities across the university; and enhancing OIA’s coordination with schools, departments and centers involved in international partnerships and collaborations. The Fellow will work on stand-alone projects, collaborative projects with other staff, and will contribute to day-to-day communications operations. Assignments will be designed so the fellow can make meaningful contributions to OIA’s work by leveraging analytical, research, communications, and organizational skills, and by developing new skills.
We welcome candidates who have a strong interest in communications, especially writing for OIA’s website and creating social media content. Candidates for this position should be able to devote 5-7 hours per week.
- Writing material for and managing distribution on the Yale and the World website, social media accounts, and printed publications
- Creating and updating detailed profiles on Yale activity in specific countries or regions
- Helping to plan and run events (virtual or in person depending on university COVID guidance and restrictions)
- Filming and or/editing video content for posting on the website and social media channels
- Assisting with leadership programs and other high-level meetings such as the President’s Council for International Activities
- Conducting research and creating reports as needed by the vice president, executive director, and regional directors. This may include materials to prepare for speeches, travel, hosting visitors, announcements, and other uses.
Skills and Abilities
- Strong research and writing skills, reliable, organized, adept at multitasking and paying attention to detail, while working as part of a team
- Exhibit a willingness to work on a variety of high-level projects to mundane office tasks
- Have well-developed interpersonal skills
- Have experience with website development/maintenance (Drupal-preferred) and/or graphic design skills and/or producing videos
- Proficiency in Photoshop and video editing software (iMovie, Premiere, or similar) as well as posting to social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube)
- Have experience with Google Earth and Spreadsheet Mapping tools for website integration, or interest in mastering these or similar map-based content development tools
- Fluency in another language besides English (Chinese and/or Spanish and/or Portuguese)
- 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.