This fellowship is dedicated to recognizing and sharing the storytelling and writing talent of young Black and Indigenous writers. Through funding and support from the Workforce Funder Collaborative, we are offering four paid fellowship opportunities for Indigenous and Black writers who are between 18 and 30 years old to publish writing at The Philanthropist Journal on the future of work and working.
The Philanthropist Journal is a platform for those who work in, volunteer in, and advise the charitable and non-profit sector in Canada – sharing stories that build community and instigate discussion and debate. We publish stories by practitioners and professional writers on issues that matter to the non-profit sector. One current area of focus is work and working – how the sector supports its own workers and strengthens access to good jobs to support local communities. You can find our latest writing on the future of work here.
- Create two articles on work and working that relate to and inform the non-profit sector in Canada.
- Identify and work with a mentor to develop your skills and network.
- Work closely with a professional editor and our team to publish two articles at The Philanthropist Journal.
- Present your work to the Workforce Funder Collaborative to share what you have learned with sector leaders.
- Fellows are free to organize their own schedules and work with the team to determine deadlines and meeting dates. We estimate this to be a three- to four-day commitment per month, over approximately six months. Fellows will work remotely but must be based primarily in Canada.
What you bring
- Interest in developing your research and writing skills
- Interest in topics related to the future of work and working in Canada that are relevant to the non-profit sector
- Applicants with journalism experience and education are welcome, but this experience is not required
- While we typically publish journalistic articles, fellows are invited to propose alternative written content such as poetry, graphic stories, et cetera
What we bring
- $10,000 per fellow
- Support to identify and connect with a mentor who fits with your goals and interests
- A platform to showcase your work, including The Philanthropist Journal website, newsletter, and socials
- The opportunity to work with editors and collaborators to build your portfolio and your network
- Please submit a letter and writing sample to Jillian Witt at firstname.lastname@example.org with “fellowship” in the subject line.
- The letter should include: why this opportunity interests you, your hopes and goals for this fellowship, any relevant experience, and potential topics you might want to explore.
- The writing sample could be an article, blog, or other type of written work.
- We will confirm receipt of your application within one week.
- Candidates chosen for an interview will have a 30- to 45-minute virtual interview with two people from The Philanthropist Journal team and/or our Editorial Advisory Committee.
- The interview will be conversational. We will ask you about your hopes for the fellowship and the experience and perspectives you bring and will answer questions you have about the opportunity.
The application process is now closed.
More information on The Philanthropist Journal can be found here. Please contact Jillian Witt at email@example.com if you have any questions.