Fenton Fellowship

The Fenton Fellows program is designed to give young leaders a chance to have real life experience on the front lines of social change communications. Our team members mentor Fellows as they work alongside our staff to develop and implement leading communications strategies that help build a more just, equitable and sustainable world. The fellowship is open to students or graduates and is a paid position.

Not your typical internship, Fenton’s Fellowship program presents its participants with a tangible opportunity to nurture and use the skills needed to succeed in a career centered on progressive communications. During their time at Fenton, Fellows will work on a range of different issues, from stopping climate change to ensuring everyone has the right to marry. We work to pair your interests with our clients, and push Fellows to step outside their comfort zone and explore new interests. All Fellows will be trained in digital communications, media monitoring, messaging, pitching and research. We also offer specialized Fellowships with our digital, creative and earned media teams.

From cookies at staff meetings and good-natured pranks, to sending around our favorite gifs, the Fenton office culture is one of community and achievement. Our Fellows have gone on to work in government, media, communications and technology — and some still work right here at Fenton!

If you have any questions email our team at FentonFellows@fenton.com

The open Fellowship positions begin on January 10 and run through May 24. This is a paid Fellowship. Applications are due by November 26 for the following positions:

  • Digital Social Change Fellow — DC and SF offices
  • Social Change Fellow — NY, DC, and SF offices
  • Social Change Design Fellow — NY office
  • Where Are Past Fellows Now?

    Marcus Samuel // Fall 2015

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    Favorite thing about the Fellowship: My favorite thing about the fellowship…is well two things. First, the different tasks I was able to do ranging from media monitoring to community management of social channels to media relations were really great and I think it’s awesome that the fellowship allows you to get a taste of all the different things Fenton does. Second, the people here at Fenton are really wonderful genuine people that want to help you and see you succeed and that’s great thing to have as you start your career.

     

    Jasmine Curtis // Fall 2015

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    What they’re doing now: I’m starting up my own business! My company is called Avocurl, which is a line of chemical free, all-natural & organic hair products infused with avocado.

    Favorite thing about the Fellowship: Getting to take photographs for JUST Water during Afropunk festival in Brooklyn, NY.

     

     

     

     

     

    Rose Frullani-Bacon // Summer 2015

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    What they’re doing now: At the end of my fellowship, I was hired on as an Account Coordinator at Fenton, where I continue help our clients tell their story.

    Favorite thing about the Fellowship: My favorite part of the fellowship was working on a variety of accounts in spaces of work that I’m passionate about. I was able to dabble in different kinds of communications work as well, from media relations to messaging.

     

    Conrad Contreras // Summer 2015

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    What they’re doing now: I’m currently managing the digital strategy of the organization and our 5 policy teams at the Greenlining Institute as the Communications Manager.

    Favorite thing about the Fellowship: My favorite part about the Fellowship was the hands-on experience I received from pitching and securing coverage in media outlets for the Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT Data Book.

     

     

     

    Natasha Leonard // Summer 2015

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    What they’re doing now: I’m still working and learning at Fenton! Following my fellowship I was hired as an Account Coordinator, so I’m lucky enough to still be working with this brilliant and passionate group of people. I’ve gained more issue area experience and continue to learn something new everyday.

    Favorite thing about the Fellowship: The combination of mentorship and responsibility given to you as a fellow is incredible. I was constantly inspired by my co-workers and they offered vital feedback that helped me grow, but I was also trusted to do real, substantive work. My team of supervisors constantly pushed me to try my hand at new aspects of the communications field, and it was amazing to know that the work I did was valued. Not only that, but it had real-world impact!

    Jessica Moise // Winter 2015

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    What they’re doing now: I’m currently working on research projects for the department of Political Science at Monmouth University. I’m also editing my Master’s thesis with the hopes of getting it published.

    Favorite thing about the Fellowship: My favorite part about the Fellowship was the opportunities to work on a variety of projects for multiple clients. For example, I was able to conduct research for new business proposals on a wide range of critical social change issues, from global health to higher education to safe communities.

     

     

     

    Sarah Grossman // Fall 2013

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    What they’re doing now: I’m a reporter at The Huffington Post. After my fellowship, I was hired at Fenton and worked there for over two years on issues of education and poverty, with clients from the Harlem Children’s Zone to the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

    Favorite thing about the Fellowship: My favorite thing about the Fellowship was the sheer variety of skills I was able to develop in such a short time. A typical day could include anything from helping to write a new messaging platform for an education NGO to pitching stories to media for an environmental group. Oh and of course, sharing memes and articles with coworkers over Slack.

    Morgan Romey // Fall 2014

    Morgan Romey

    I just graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Political Science, and now I am working as an Associate at GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group.

    Favorite thing about the Fellowship: My favorite part of my Fenton Fellowship was how much responsibility I was given right off the bat. I was able to write reports, interact with clients, learn about digital software and have my opinions influence project decisions from day one, which was really exciting and encouraged me to continue to learn and grow.

     

     

    Kavon Jones // Fall 2014

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    Favorite thing about the Fellowship: Expanding my knowledge on juvenile justice, restorative justice practices and mass incarceration, and learning how to apply the information I have learned to help improve Bay Area communities. Fenton is a tight-knit family, which made peer-to-peer learning very accessible throughout my fellowship.

     

     

     

     

    Daniel Mejia-Cruz // Summer 2014

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    What they’re doing now: I returned to Bowdoin College in the fall for my junior year. I will continue my pre-law studies and complete my double major in History and Government, be involved in student government, tutor at a local elementary school, and be a Head Proctor for the Office of Residential Life.

    Favorite thing about the Fellowship: Researching and discussing social issues that I was not acquainted with was really exciting. I felt that I left the Fellowship with an enormous amount of knowledge on a broad range of issues that no college course could offer me. Plus, I got to do it all in a very friendly office environment!