Employment & Fellowship Opportunity

Digital Equity Policy Fellowship

National Hispanic Media Coalition

Location: Remote
Status: Fellowship / Contractor
Tentative Start Date: January 2024
Salary: $23 /hr.
Hours: 16-32 hrs.

THE ORGANIZATION
NHMC stands as a pillar of civil and human rights advocacy, a woman-led 501c(3)
nonprofit devoted to dismantling hate, discrimination, and racism aimed at Latino
communities. Our work spans from the policy-making halls of Washington D.C. to the
dynamic media landscape of Hollywood, where we serve as a catalyst, instigating
change and connecting Latinx talent with the entertainment industry.
Our mission revolves around three central pillars—equity and access, accountability,
and leadership to ownership. We work tirelessly to eliminate barriers inhibiting Latinx
communities from attaining true equity, be it in the realms of entertainment, media,
politics, or digital connectivity. We envision an accessible society where every individual,
particularly those from the Latino community, are empowered and provided equal
opportunities.
We tirelessly call out issues that threaten the well-being of our communities. This
involves holding those in power to account, from elected officials and governmental
agencies to corporate America. We assertively combat online hate and disinformation
across media platforms and advocate for programs like the Affordable Connectivity
Program, Lifeline Program, and Net Neutrality protections that help bridge the digital
divide for Latino and other marginalized communities.
Lastly, we aspire to elevate Latinx individuals from merely leading roles to owners,
creating a lasting impact. We believe in the power of ownership—be it in Congress, in
media studios, or even as homeowners. This transition from leadership to ownership,
we believe, paves the way for impactful social change.
In collaboration with other social justice organizations, we strive to fortify democracy in
the United States, making a profound difference in the lives of Latinx and other
marginalized communities.

POSITION SUMMARY
This Fellowship presents a unique opportunity to contribute to NHMC's advocacy work
in digital equity, telecommunications, technology, civil rights, and media policy. As a
fellow, you'll play an instrumental role in our key initiatives like advancing broadband
accessibility, bridging the digital divide, reinstating net neutrality, safeguarding and
protecting internet affordability programs, and countering online hate speech and
disinformation. Furthermore, you'll hold social media platforms accountable while
striving to amplify diversity in media ownership.
As a crucial member of the NHMC policy team, you will assist in developing policy
positions and orchestrating campaigns, along with researching and authoring policy
memos and documents. You will represent NHMC at meetings with our allies, perform
policy analyses, and draft impactful statements and opinion pieces as part of our
ongoing advocacy efforts.
Please note, all fellows must submit a W9 and will receive a 1099.


SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
The Ideal candidate:

  • Is currently pursuing a degree in or is extremely interested in political science,
    law, social justice, civil rights, Latino studies, telecommunications, technology,
    and/or media.
  • Has a basic understanding of technology issues and their impact on Latines (i.e.
    the digital divide, artificial intelligence, and the importance of digital equity at
    large
  • Is passionate about civil rights, social justice, and equity
  • Is interested in a career in advocacy, politics, or government
  • Has at least a basic understanding of the structure and procedures of the United
    States Government
  • Is firmly committed to advocating on behalf of Latinx and marginalized
    communities
  • Has the ability to represent NHMC in a professional, educated manner at partner/
    ally meetings
  • Can confidently and comfortably assert their opinions and take a seat at the
    decision-making table

    Required Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in or recent graduate of an accredited undergraduate program
  • Ability to work 16-32 hour per week
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness and openness to learn
  • DURATION:
    3 - 6 Months
  • TO APPLY:
    Interested candidates should send an email to adminmanager@nhmc.org with ‘NHMC
    Digital Equity Policy Fellowship’ in the subject line. Attach your 1) resume, 2) a cover
    letter detailing your interest in NHMC and your relevant skills and experience, and 3)
    two relevant writing samples. Only submissions that include all of the requested
    materials will be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
    The National Hispanic Media Coalition provides equal employment opportunities to all
    employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
    sexual expression and identity, veteran status, national origin, age, or disability. The
    National Hispanic Media Coalition strongly encourages applications from people of
    color, persons with disabilities, women, LGBTQIA+, and other underrepresented
    applicants.
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National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
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