Girls Inc.

Fellowship Description

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. The organization's comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. These positive outcomes are achieved through mentoring relationships, girls-only safe spaces, and research-based programming. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities for all girls.

Fox Leadership offers three summer fellowships annually with Girls Inc. located in different parts of the country. Each opportunity contributes to the larger goal of empowering young girls but each fellowship is distinct in its focus: the fellowship in New York City works directly with the national marketing and communications team; the Washington DC based fellowship is focused on the public policy making process, while the Philadelphia fellowship works directly with the local chapter to plan programming for local young girls.

Fellows work in the local office (either in New York City, Washington DC, or Philadelphia) and are expected to secure summer housing arrangements on their own in the respective city where there fellowship is based.

Girls Inc. Marketing and Communications Fellow (Usually based in NYC, Summer 2023 might be virtual)

The Fox Fellow placed in the Girls Inc. Marketing and Communications team in New York City will: participate in the planning, content development, and management of Girls Inc. social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn; assist with writing and distributing press, web, and email marketing materials; research traditional and online media contacts and visibility opportunities; and support affiliate network, special events, and corporate partner requests as needed. The Fellow should have excellent organization, writing, and interpersonal skills; an interest in and familiarity with traditional and social media, marketing and communications, and girls' issues; and strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office, Google Drive and Mac OS X. Familiarity with Hootsuite is a plus.

Girls Inc. Public Policy Fellow (Usually based in D.C., Summer 2023 might be virtual)

The Fellow placed in the Girls Inc. Public Policy office in Washington, D.C. will support the Public Policy team's work by researching legislation and other policy initiatives affecting girls; helping to plan and prepare for meetings and other events including a summer fly-in; supporting our grassroots engagement efforts; and drafting communication updates for our network such as blog posts and action alerts. The Fellow will support our efforts on a number of issues affecting girls’ lives including, but not limited to, preventing and addressing gender-based harassment and violence, school discipline reform, supporting girls’ mental health, and promoting comprehensive sex education. The Fellow will occasionally represent Girls Inc. at events related to policy issues affecting girls and youth more broadly, either by accompanying staff to meetings on Capitol Hill, at the White House, and at federal agencies, or by attending coalition meetings, conferences, congressional hearings, briefings, and receptions. 

Girls Inc. Programming Fellow (Usually based in Philly, Summer 2023 might be virtual)

The Fox Fellow placed in this Girls Inc. fellowship based in Philadelphia will work closely with the region’s executive team on developing content and planning the Girls Inc. annual advocacy summit. The Fellow may help to plan an advocacy summit with workshops and speakers. The Fellow will also participate in summer programming, directly serving girls while working with senior staff and volunteers. The Fellow will participate in Girls Inc. training with other new staff and volunteers.  Child abuse and criminal background clearances are required.



Fellows with Girls, Inc. have the opportunity to be involved in direct advocacy as part of their fellowship. Learn about the projects that previous students worked on during their time with Girls, Inc.

How To Apply

Interested Penn undergraduate students should fill out this Qualtrics form by 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2024 with a resume and cover letter specifying your interest in this fellowship. Since three separate, distinctive fellowships are available, please specify which fellowship you are applying for in your cover letter. 

Applicants should not contact the organizations directly. Please email Katie Steele at with any questions regarding the fellowships.