The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is searching for a Communications and Engagement Fellow to join the team for a three-month minimum term this fall (flexible start date).  The Communications and Engagement Fellow will assist in executing the effective outreach and engagement strategy in place. The Fellow will assist in crafting messages and materials to promote and publicize the activities of the Council, its programs and goals. The fellow will also monitor breaking news, policy efforts and/or related initiatives to maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field.

This fellowship is unpaid and based in Washington, DC.  This is a part-time fellowship, with a minimum requirement of 15 hours per week. The position is open to students of all academic backgrounds. The program will also include leadership and professional development programming and mentorship opportunities.

Fellow duties:

The Fellow will work with the Engagement and Marketing Manager on the outreach strategy including all events, social media campaigns, communications and research releases. The fellow will also track the work of NWBC’s three stakeholders in relation to legislation and activities: U.S. Small Business Administration, Congress and the White House. In addition to these tasks, the NWBC Fall Fellows will complete a long-term project throughout their time at NWBC.

A competitive candidate will:

  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team environment
  • Show commitment to the organizational mission
  • An Innovative self-starter who can complete tasks under tight deadlines and has the ability to remain flexible while handling changing priorities Attention to detail
  • Attention to detail

To apply:

Please submit a resume and brief statement on why you are interested in this fellowship with the National Women’s Business Council (maximum 500 words) to Please only include the title of the job position in the subject line of your email. The deadline is August 8th. Again, this is fellowship requires a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week, is unpaid, and based in Washington, DC.


More about the Council:

The NWBC was established via the Women’s Business Ownership Act of 1988, HR 5050. Throughout the years, the NWBC has brought together women business owners, policymakers, bankers, representatives of women’s business organizations and other stakeholders to identify the unique challenges facing women business owners and to formulate potential solutions.  

As the government’s only independent voice for women entrepreneurs, the NWBC’s mission is two-fold:

  1. Support and conduct groundbreaking research that provides insight into women business enterprises from startup to success, and
  2. Share the findings to ultimately incite constructive action and policies.