Population Connection is a unique organization with a professional and dedicated staff that is passionate about population stabilization, environmental protection, social justice, and health and well-being. We have 40,000 members and thousands more supporters and participating educators working together to build a more sustainable future for all of our planet’s inhabitants.
We are hiring fellows in each of the following departments: Advocacy, Communications, and Education
The Grassroots Advocacy and Outreach Fellow will work with our field team to support our public policy agenda and efforts to mobilize our grassroots base to advocate for progressive policies. The Fellow will assist with an ongoing grassroots effort in priority areas of the country. This entails assisting with the planning and promotion of virtual events in these locations and doing outreach to relevant individuals and organizations to build support for international reproductive health and rights. Looking for self-starters with strong communication skills, problem solving skills, and campaign or organizing experience.
The Communications Fellow will work on a team responsible for producing written print and digital materials such as blog posts, magazine articles, fact sheets, press releases, op-eds, letters to the editor, and social media posts. This is a writing intensive position, so the ideal candidate will be a clear and confident writer with excellent reading comprehension skills. Breaking down policy news and information and social science research for a lay audience is at the core of our communications efforts.
Population Education works to support educators in their efforts to teach about population and related environmental, economic, and social issues. The Education Fellow works as part of a dynamic team to assist in administering our annual international student video contest, curriculum development, blog and social media posts, preparing and co-presenting teacher education workshops/webinars, and other program activities as needed. Detailed information about the Population Education Program can be found at www.populationeducation.org.
Population Connection offers fellowships for recent college graduates and graduate students with a special interest in population issues. Each fellow has a responsible role working with a specific department and becomes an essential part of that department’s staff.
Fellowships are full-time, but temporary—these three positions will run through the end of the year. These fellowships will be remote until the Population Connection office in Washington, DC, resumes in-person work (date TBD). Applicants who need to work remotely through the end of 2021 from other locations will also be considered.
Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. (some relevant professional experience a plus). Strong oral and written communication skills. Presentation experience a plus. Understanding of and enthusiasm for environmentalism, reproductive health, and population stabilization strongly preferred.
Email cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample (1-3 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compensation is $1,650 before taxes ($42,900 annualized), paid every two weeks. Fellows earn three hours of annual leave and seven hours of sick leave per pay period. Full medical and dental insurance coverage is offered to fellows who are permanent residents or citizens of the United States.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Population Connection provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, familial status, disability, or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local law. Population Connection hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.
Population Connection reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the organization. This applies to all applicants and staff members.
Population Connection also provides a work environment in which each staff member is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all staff members in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all employees and applicants.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Population Connection is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and organization’s achievement as well.
We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.
Population Connection’s diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, promotions, transfers between departments, social and recreational programs, layoffs, terminations, and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:
- Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees
- Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives
- Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs
- Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for diversity
All employees of Population Connection have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other organization-sponsored and participative events.