Policy Fellowship Program

Public Policy Fellowship

Working closely with the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s policy staff, at least one student each semester will work as a fellow fighting for better media representation for Latinos. Fellows are guided through legal and policy research, analysis, writing and public speaking. They build skills while enhancing NHMC’s advocacy with members of Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and other agencies. Students have the opportunity to visit and network at Google and Univision.


Policy Fellowship Fall 2018 Position Deadline: June 30th

To apply for the Policy Fellowship for Fall 2018, send your resume, cover letter, and three writing samples to brivas@nhmc.org with “Policy Fellowship Fall 2018 Position” in the email subject line.

Students will be exposed to cutting edge issues at the intersection of civil rights and technology. NHMC staff is dedicated to teaching students the skills they need to be successful communicators through legal writing and outreach to policy influencers. Every fellow is paid so that no one is excluded because of financial constraints. After the fellowship, the organization connects graduates with future employers and former fellows have gone on to judicial clerkships, the FCC, non-profit organizations, and law firms large and small.


Individuals who participate in the Google Policy Fellowship Program during the summer can elect to work with the National Hispanic Media Coalition.

Your Questions Answered

How can students apply?

To apply for the Policy Fellowship for Fall 2018, send your resume, cover letter, and three writing samples to brivas@nhmc.org with "Policy Fellowship Fall 2018 Position" in the email subject line.
Law students are preferred but it’s not a requirement. You must be a current college student to apply.
No, students can still take part in the program remotely from their schools if they are not located in Los Angeles or Washington, D.C. Depending on location, students will receive a round-trip Southwest e-pass to visit and network with execs at Univision depending on availability. Hotel and ground transportation may be provided.
NHMC also participates in the Google Policy Fellowship Program during the summer. The application for Summer 2019 program will be open some time in January or February 2019. Please see their frequently asked questions and program information at www.google.com/policyfellowship/faq.html. A stipend of $7,500 USD will be provided to each fellow for the summer, but the fellowship is housed in NHMC’s Washington, D.C. office.
No, you must be at least 18 years of age to participate in the program.
Yes, but if you are accepted into the program you must be a current student residing in a college in the U.S., and have valid U.S. employment eligibility to participate. NHMC cannot sponsor visas.

Current sponsors of the NHMC Policy Fellowship Program:

For more information on sponsoring Latino students working toward fair media representation, please email Brenda Rivas at brivas@nhmc.org