Simon Chaitowitz Communications Fellowship

Employer
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Feb 22, 2017
Closes
Aug 11, 2017
Function
Communications
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time

About the Physicians Committee

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit health organization dedicated to saving and improving lives through good nutrition, advanced medical research, and public policy advocacy. Our vision is to create a healthier world through a new emphasis on disease prevention, plant-based nutrition, and scientific research conducted ethically, without using animals. We invite you to visit our YouTube channel, our website, and Physicians Committee president Dr. Neal Barnard's blog.

About this Fellowship Opportunity

If you are a student or recent graduate who would like to have a real world impact on issues relating to preventive medicine, plant-based nutrition, and alternatives to the use of animals in medical and scientific research while gaining communications, social media, and media relations skills at a dynamic advocacy and research organization, then consider applying for this unique opportunity.

The Physicians Committee's Communications team uses traditional and social media to publicize our varied campaigns, projects, reports, and books, including our annual Airport Food Review, the Food for Life program, and the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart program.

The Simon ChaitowitzCommunications Fellow will collect and organize data for the Physicians Committee's annual report evaluating the healthfulness of food served in hospitals across the United States, conduct online research and fact checking, write letters to the editor and other documents, assist with administrative duties, and other communications related tasks.

The fellow will be mentored by the Physicians Committee's media relations manager. The fellow may also have the opportunity to participate in campaign events, staff education sessions, journal article discussions, Capitol Hill briefings, and other Physicians Committee events. All fellows will receive a full-day orientation at the start of their fellowship and ongoing support from their staff mentor.

This fellowship honors the late Ms. Simon Chaitowitz, a writer, public relations professional, and longtime leader of the Physicians Committee's communications department.

Qualifications

If you are a team player with enthusiasm for the Physicians Committee's mission to promote plant-based diets and alternatives to the use of animals in medical and scientific research; have an educational or employment background in journalism, communications, or public relations; and have strong writing, organizational, and time management skills, we'd like to hear from you.

Terms: The Physicians Committee is located in the Metro-accessible Friendship Heights neighborhood in Washington, D.C. The fellowship compensation is $12.50 per hour. Free housing accommodations at a guest house near the Physicians Committee office may be available if needed. The Physicians Committee will assist fellows in obtaining course credit if applicable. The ideal candidate will be able to work at least 32 hours a week and commit at least 10 weeks to the fellowship. Start and end dates are flexible.

All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

How to apply: Click here to complete our online internship/fellowship application. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis for summer semester.

For more information about the Physicians Committee's internship and fellowship programs, contact the Human Resources department at careers@pcrm.org.