EROC Summer Fellowship Program
Join the EROC Summer Fellowship Program
End Rape on Campus is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels. We envision a world in which each individual has an educational experience free from violence, and until then, that all survivors are believed, trusted, and supported. End Rape on Campus is committed to dismantling systems of oppression including but not limited to: racism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, and xenophobia, with the understanding that members of historically underserved communities often face violence at the intersection of multiple identities.
We are hiring for three summer fellowship positions: A full-time Research Fellow, a full-time Communications Fellow, and a part-time Digital Fellow. All full-time positions are in our Washington, DC office, and part time positions may be remote, though our DC location is preferred. Full-time fellows work 40 hours per week and are given a monthly stipend of $3000, and part-time fellows work 20 hours per week and are given a monthly stipend of $1500.
The EROC summer fellowship program runs from June 4, 2018 until August 17, 2018. Our fellowship end dates are flexible, but start dates are only flexible in extenuating circumstances. Extenuating circumstances around these dates must be provided and explained in your cover letter.
EROC is a national leader on issues of sexual violence in educational settings, and works across numerous tactical areas of efforts to end sexual violence, including but not limited to rapid response, advising on state and federal policy, driving communications strategy around key issues, groundbreaking research and resources for survivors, direct services, and more. EROC Fellows’ portfolios are part of a number of critical areas of organizational operations, and as such, our fellows are given hands-on opportunities for learning and growth in many different areas of sexual violence prevention and response. We are a team of incredibly passionate advocates, and we come to work every day excited to create a world free from violence, in which systems of oppression are eradicated, and all people are valued and respected. We hope you'll join us.
If you are team-oriented, self-starting, committed to intersectional social justice, and share our vision for a world in which all individuals have educational experiences free from violence, please consider joining the EROC family.
End Rape on Campus (EROC) is an equal opportunity employer, and values a diverse culture. EROC encourages applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, family responsibilities, marital status, political affiliation, veteran status, and intersections of these identities. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 27, 2018, and priority will be given to early applicants. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com, and include your pronouns if you feel comfortable doing so. If you have questions about the fellowship experience, please email EROC Research Manager Christine Fei (she/her/hers) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants should apply for one of the three available fellowship positions, and indicate in your cover letter which position you are applying for. If you feel strongly that you should be considered for a second or third position, please make that clear in your cover letter, but your primary preference should also be made clear.
Digital Fellow (can be remote or in our Washington, DC office)
- Curation of social media and digital content for EROC supporting awareness and/or fundraising campaigns;
- Support the Communications Director in copy-editing all sorts of materials including press releases, statements, and speeches;
- Creation of graphics and digital video content for our causes and to grow our brand;
- Transcription of video interviews for use in publications and on the EROC website;
- Assistance with the maintenance of EROC’s website and social media platforms;
- Maintain and develop knowledge of anti-sexual violence initiatives;
- Prepare digital presentations of EROC and our effort to center the margins in a variety of formats – PowerPoint, infographics, videos, etc.;
- Where appropriate, attend meetings, taking notes and drafting official minutes;
- General administrative and other ad hoc tasks related to communications; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- Demonstrated experience in creating graphics, video editing, and digital media creation
- Interest in social media, and communications
- Strong writing skills, the ability to produce high-quality work to deadlines and to balance multiple commitments in an organized and efficient way
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work independently, with good planning skills, time management, and ability to prioritize
- Keen interest in copy editing and writing
- Commitment to core human rights values and diversity
- Fluency in Spanish or other widely spoken languages in the U.S
- Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite or comparative design and video editing software
- Interest in and knowledge of how video is used and consumed on social media
For any questions about the Communications Fellowship, please email Communications Director Catalina Velasquez (she/her/hers) at email@example.com.
Research Fellow (Full-Time)
- Researching sexual assault policies at schools across the country; evaluating and analyzing policies compared to best practices;
- Updating and maintaining the Campus Accountability Map, a database of information about sexual assault policies at institutions across the United States;
- Attending lectures, webinars, briefings, and other events while taking notes for organizational use;
- Reading peer-reviewed literature, white papers, reports, and other research materials about sexual violence in higher education; disseminating findings to EROC team by compiling memos, reports, and other materials; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- Detail-oriented with strong critical thinking skills
- Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills
- Self-starter, with the ability to work independently with minimal direction
- Interest in preventing and addressing sexual violence in educational settings
- Survivor-centered and trauma-informed approach an asset
- Understanding of best practices for survivor support and sexual violence prevention in educational settings
- Commitment to core human rights values, social justice, and diversity.
- Previous experience reading, referencing, and explaining results from peer-reviewed literature
- Previous experience with data cleaning and analysis
For any questions about the Research Fellowship, please email Research Manager Christine Fei (she/her/hers) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EROC Digital Fellow (Part-Time)
- Set digital strategies using all necessary tools (e.g. website, emails, social media and blogs);
- Research products, services and current strategies to identify new opportunities to uplift the organizational brand;
- Analyze web traffic metrics and suggest solutions to boost web presence;
- Build strong clients and community relationships through social media interaction;
- Keep up-to-date with our audience’s preferences and proactively suggest new campaigns;
- Design and produce content for online audiences through the creation of graphics and short videos to optimize the experiences of our online audiences and ensure brand consistency;
- Identify content needs to meet our diversity agenda through online engagement;
- Establish best practices in social media and digital forums;
- Stay up-to-date with digital technologies developments; and,
- General administrative and other ad hoc tasks related to communications .
- Proven interests in graphic design, video creation and editing, and social media management;
- Demonstrable experience with Photoshop, InDesign, and other designer software;
- Familiarity with SquareSpace and website maintenance practices and procedures;
- Ability to work and manage developers for new and coming EROC website;
- Solid knowledge of web analytics tools like Google Analytics to measure success and growth in social media outlets;
- Familiarity with web design and HTML;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- Strong analytical and project management skills;
- Commitment to core human rights values and diversity;
- Fluency in Spanish or other widely spoken languages in the U.S;
- Hands on experience with online marketing tools and practices;
For any questions about the Digital Fellowship, please email Communications Director Catalina Velasquez (she/her/hers) at email@example.com.