The Tito Jackson Fellowship Program
The Tito Jackson for Mayor Fellowship Program was created to move the needle of civic engagement in the world, and to provide real life experience for residents, including students, looking to effect real change in Boston. Each fellow will have the opportunity to work side-by-side Councilor Jackson’s senior staff, and learn the ins-and-outs of running a grassroots political campaign.
The fellowship program will consist of four tracks in the following fields: Digital Organizing, Research & Communications, Community Outreach, and Fundraising. Fellows will have the opportunity to earn credit hours if academic requirements are approved by applicant’s advisor.
Participation in the fellowship program can be an on-going basis, and applications are welcome at any time.
Candidates for the Summer Fellows program must be:
- Self motivated individuals who can work independently and thrive on delivering results
- Committed to collaboration and team-work
- Possess exceptionally strong writing and grammar skills
- Exceptionally strong communicators
- Passionate about politics, coalition building, and civic engagement
Willing to commit a minimum of 10 hours a week
Please submit a copy of your resume, and a short paragraph telling us about yourself and interest in grassroots campaigns. Please submit a copy of your resume, and a short paragraph telling us about yourself and interest in grassroots campaigns.
The Digital Organizing track trains fellows on how to integrate digital tools and tactics into a comprehensive organizing strategy. Fellows learn how to mobilize online audiences into offline action-takers—and then re-engage them again online to spread awareness and build momentum for the movement.
Community Engagement Track:
This track provides fellows the skills to organize and manage community events that engage people around political issues. Whether that’s a speaker series, a community service project, or film screenings, fellow learn how to become true activist in their community.
Finance Fellowship Track:
Finance fellow get a comprehensive look at the campaign fundraising process. Fellows gain hands on experience on database systems. Fellows will learn the basics of a successful fundraising strategy. Fellows will work with the Finance Team to maintain and cultivate donor relationships. The fellow will gain hands-on experience corresponding with donors, planning major fundraising events and doing background research on potential donors. To qualify, candidates must have a high level of professionalism and attention to detail, work well in a small team environment, have the ability to multitask and learn quickly, be politically savvy and have an interest in fundraising and events. The skills gained as a fellow will prepare one well for future positions in development, finance, and in membership services.
Communications Fellows will work as an integral part of the Communications Team to enhance our national profile. The fellow will assist in managing our social networks, website, blog, video projects, and email campaigns. The fellow will also assist with traditional media outreach, including research on media outlets, and building press lists. The fellow with assist with tracking candidate progress, researching potential candidates, and building profiles of newly endorsed candidates. Monitoring and clipping press coverage about clients, issue campaigns, and key legislative and political campaign developments. Collecting data and information for key states including: polling data, election results, candidate information, campaign finance data, legislative partisan control, ballot initiatives, and filing headlines/qualifications. Fact checking reports and memos. Writing briefings, blog posts, and other materials on research findings.