Black Health 2023 Communications Fellowship Remote · Part time

The objective of the Communications Fellowship is to provide a unique opportunity for students of public health, communications and/or leadership to learn and participate in various communication projects across the organization. Through direct exposure and individual mentorship the fellowship will enhance knowledge and skills to bridge the gaps between internal and external organizational personas and their roles in public and private sectors.


The fellow will develop communication materials in a variety of formats including plain language content for websites, communication reports and support other communication projects such as weekly broadcasts.

Additional duties

• Writing and editing content for newsletters, reports, social media, and website;

• Creating presentations and developing content for digital platforms;

• Maintaining website content and informing redesign decisions;

• Developing and implementing a digital communication strategy for the program;

• Conducting outreach and promotion for organization initiatives, meetings, and events.

Fellowship is a twelve-month postgraduate program in Harlem, NY.


The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree in public health, health communication, or health education. Degree must have been received within the past five years.

Preferred Skills

• Strong communication and writing skills

• Strong problem-solving skills

• Ability to assist on a variety of topics and projects at the same time

Application Process

Application materials should be submitted by the applicant via email ([email protected]) no later than 5:00 pm Eastern Time on February 15, 2023.

The application requires the following:

• A current resume.

• A statement of interest that details the applicant’s motivation for a career in public health and or communications, a description of what the applicant hopes to gain from the Fellowship, and how the applicant’s experiences and education will complement the Fellowship. The statement should not exceed 1,200 words.

• Two letters of recommendation, one from a current faculty member and one from an individual who is knowledgeable about the applicant’s academic and/or leadership experience.

• Academic transcripts (both undergraduate and graduate). Transcripts may be photocopies.

• Two kinds of writing samples.

Review Criteria

Applications will be reviewed by a NBLCH staff and board members on originality, completeness, and potential contribution to the field.

Applicants will be ranked according to:

• Demonstration of knowledge and skills in communication

• Address cultural competency

• Quality of writing

Acceptance Requirements

• Sign a fellowship agreement

• Write a mid-year progress report

• Prepare and submit a conference poster and/or oral presentation abstract


The participant will receive a monthly stipend to commensurate with educational level and experience.