Digital Media and Marketing Fellowship

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I learned how to be more creative in this program, and I got to add just a tad to a community I now love so much so I am just so thankful to have found this space and to have learned so much. So thank you with my whole heart! 🙂

-Ella Fasciano

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About the Fellowship

Be a part of a supportive community of artistic creatives like you.

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Do you need to get real resume-worthy experience, but every internship says you need previous experience?

Are you interested in the following areas?

  • Marketing, communication, and branding
  • Social media strategy
  • Graphic design for digital and print media
  • Video production (pre-production/production/post-production)
  • Content Creation
  • Website development and UX
  • E-Commerce

This might be the right fit for you.

The Digital Media Fellows are a group of creative digital storytellers who collaborate and create content in various media types. Story is at the heart of effective brands, companies, and communities and Tufts Hillel is no exception.

The role of digital media fellows is to utilize media to create various forms of content centered around authentic, heartfelt, meaningful, funny, and emotionally compelling stories to create the most effective marketing possible to highlight all things, Tufts Hillel.  

Fellows receive access to creative tools and resources, guidance, and mentorship in creative strategy and content creation. In return, fellows proactively work individually and collectively in various areas as the marketing and communications department of Tufts Hillel.

See the fine details of roles available below

What can you expect?

Seminars are 80% hands-on collaboration…a time to create and take action with your peers.

With oversight and collaboration from the Communications and Marketing Manager, we create weekly content around Tufts Hillel’s mission.  Projects are informed by upcoming events, programs, and initiatives at Tufts Hillel -and based on your team, e.g. graphics, and video.   

Is this paid?

There are paid opportunities available. All Senior fellows are compensated with a stipend each semester.

What’s the time commitment and workload?

Life/Work Balance is important, below are guidelines for workload and time expectations. We urge you to keep these in mind when making your schedule.

How many hours is this? 

The weekly commitment is between three and five hours per week*, with some minor fluctuation depending on where we are in the semester.

Breakdown of five hours:

1 Hour per week: Full Fellowship Seminar (all team members together)

1 Hour per week: Team-based meeting – set by senior fellows (e.g. graphics team has their own meeting, production team ahs their own meeting etc.)

Two-Three hours per week: Self-directed work, practicing your craft, collaborating with teammates, and more.

Time: We work as a group to identify meeting times that work with everyone’s schedule’s.

Location: In person at Tufts Hillel. These seminars are 80% hands on training/learning/creating and collaborating with peers and 20% “meeting” time to check in. In plain english: this is not one more meeting for you to attend, but a time to create and take action.

Who can apply?

Any Tufts undergrad can apply for this opportunity! Whether you have walked into Tufts Hillel or any religious community before or not, whether you have marketing experience or not, – if you want to be a part of a creative community and are willing to learn, this opportunity is for you!  

Minimum 1-semester commitment. 

Are you qualified?

You may be wondering if you have what it takes. Maybe you feel like you don’t have the experience to apply.  At this stage, it’s more important that you are organized, proactive, and collaborative than having had years of experience.

We get it, you’re a student. Your job at this stage in your life and career is to learn and explore.

If you’ve always wanted to learn about media creation, marketing, branding, production and more, this may be your chance. If you are experienced in media creation, this is great, however, it is only important if you are also proactive, passionate, and excited.  If you feel you are inexperienced in media creation but still have the aforementioned traits then we encourage you to apply.

Application process

We are still accepting applications. Please apply! Contact [email protected] with any questions.

The Application Process:

  • Priority Application* due date April 18th
  • Secondary Application* due date April 24th
  • Final Application due date August 1st
  • Interviews: We will reach out via email.
  • First round interviews April 24
  • Second round TBA
  • Digital Media Fellowship Begins the week before classes start.

*Priority application deadline: All applicants who submit their applications by the priority deadline are guaranteed an interview. 

*Secondary application deadline All applicants who submit their applications by the secondary deadline will be considered, but not guaranteed to proceed to the interview stage.

The application form

The application will ask for:

  • Basic personal information
  • Video submission: Introduce yourself in a 30-60 second video. Note: The purpose of this video is not to gauge your savvy with tech (unless you have some) The purpose is to learn about you and what you are excited for!
  • Optional: Links to media and/or social media work you have created or helped create
  • Your areas of interest in digital media (what you want to learn)
  • Your areas of experience in digital media
  • 150-200 word answer to: Why are you interested in joining the fellowship?


One to one interviews will take place over Zoom and in person depending – dates/times to be determined.

Fellowship begins the week before classes start.

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Click here for the application 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I apply if I have never been to Hillel?

A: Yes please do.

Q: Can I apply if I am already on a Hillel leadership team?

A: Yes.

Q: Will this look good on my resume?

A: Yes.

Q: What if I have no background in digital media or content creation?

A: If you have passion, are proactive, and are willing to learn, the skills will follow. The Fellowship will provide you with the tools and experience to gain these skills.

Q: Can I apply if I’m not Jewish or have little or no Jewish background?

A: Please do. Hillel is a center for all. A willingness to learn and grow is what matters.

A willingness to engage in Jewish themes and learn about Jewish values will help. 

Q: As a Fellow what kind of content will we create?

A: We work together as a team to support the programs, events and initiatives at Hillel. See our website and social media for more information.

Roles Overview

List of All available roles-some roles have multiple team members (e.g. three graphic designers)

  • Senior Web and Email Marketing Fellow-Position filled.
  • Team:
    • Web Development Fellows
    • Website and Email marketing Fellow
    • E-Commerce Fellow
    • Copy Editor/Copywriters
  • Senior Graphics and Social Media Fellow
  • Team:
    • Graphic Designers
  • Senior Production Fellow
  • Team:
    • Event photographers
    • Videographers
    • Video Editors

Detailed Roles and Job Descriptions:

Senior Fellows are heads of their respective teams.

  1. Senior Web and Email Marketing Fellow
  2. Senior Graphics and Social Media Fellow
  3. Senior Production Fellow

All Senior Digital Media Fellows are compensated with a stipend, and share the following responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager to oversee the fellowship.
  • Plan and facilitate Weekly seminars
  • Mentor your team of fellows and oversee the editorial process for your respective team.
  • Centralizing all content: collaborate with each other to ensure streamlined approaches, clear communication, and brand consistency.
  • Minimum 1-year experience as a Digital Media Fellow, or equivalent leadership and creative experience.

Senior Web and Email Marketing Fellow


  • Oversee Fellows responsible for the following areas:
    • Website development and management across two sites:
      • WordPress
      • Jumbo press
    • Email Marketing
      • Weekly Newsletter of events
      • Monthly Newsletter to constituents
    • Weekly meetings with Web/Email Marketing team

Senior Graphics and Social Media Fellow


  • Oversee Fellows responsible for the following areas:
    • Brand Strategy
      • Develop an understanding of the Tufts Hillel Brand Book
      • Maintain cohesive brand messaging across all social media channels  
    • Graphic Requests (“Creative Requests”)
      • Events
      • Projects
    • Social Media
      • Copy Editing
      • Scheduling
      • Posting
  • Organize weekly meetings and agendas
  • Develop a cohort of creatives who can exchange knowledge and best practices

Senior Production Fellow

  • Oversee Fellows responsible for the following areas:
    • Content:
      • Writing short scripts alongside the production team.
    • Photography:
      • Managing Photography schedule: There are many events where photography is needed. The senior fellow works with photographers to confirm availability, manage camera gear and ensure photos are uploaded to our catalog.
      • Weekly Video Content Production:
        • Work directly with Tufts Hillel leaders to capture video footage of programs and events.
        • Work with the Production team to create a workflow of pre-production, production, and post-production that works for everyone and produces weekly short-form content
        • Work with the Tufts Hillel community to ensure all videos are “on brand” professional, creative, and engaging to our audiences. 
      • Create and manage a video content calendar that includes both:
        • Capturing short-form events on video (see above).
        • Creating videos from fun ideas.
  • Weekly meetings with the Production Team.
  • Production oversight as needed.

Website and Email Marketing Team

  • Web Development Fellow(s)
    • Primary Site
      • Brand evolution the
    • Tasks:
      • Redesign the pages of the main site, according to the Hillel brand, to better user experience 
      • Coordinate website content from various groups & people 
    • Qualifications:
      • Creative individual interested in layout design and/or UI design
  • Website and Email marketing Fellow
    • Calendar site
    • Weekly newsletter
    • Monthly newsletter
    • Graphic abilities a plus but not required.
    • Tasks:
      • Create and update weekly events on the calendar site
      • Create and publish weekly newsletters of upcoming events 
      • Create and publish monthly wrap-up newsletters 
  • Qualifications:
    • Experience working on teams (need good time management & communication skills).
    • Interest in layout design. 
  • E-Commerce Fellow
    • Design E-commerce marketing campaigns
    • Tickets (paid tickets to events)
    • Merch
      • finding innovative ways to sell our merch.
    • Design the front end of the e-commerce store as needed. 
  • Copy Editor/Copywriters

The copy editor transforms the student experiences at Tufts Hillel into engaging stories. Copy editors will take ownership of Hillel’s written content, including social media and other marketing materials. Our ideal copy editor will have a strong command of the English language and is excited to gain experience writing outwards facing content for an organization. 


  • Proofreading and editing all written materials generated by the Digital Media Fellows.
  • Writing enticing marketing-driven descriptions for social media posts, flyers, and beyond.


  • Strong command of the English language.
  • Experience writing and editing.
  • Interest in creative writing, interviewing, or social media marketing.
  • Ability to write in a variety of different styles for different audiences and use grammar effectively.

Graphics and Social Media Team

  • Create graphics for all events at Tufts Hillel
  • Create a variety of original assets for both digital and offline mediums
  • Manage social media posts for all events programs and content
  • Develop a creative cohort with which to share conceptual and design skills

Graphic Designers

As a graphic designer you will be tasked with producing digital, visual assets that communicate effectively and engage with the broader Tufts community, with an emphasis on creating content in line with the Tufts Hillel brand and marketing strategy.


  • Responsible for completing day-to-day internal graphic requests to promote Hillel Programs and events utilizing Hillel Templates and branding guidelines.
  • Responsible for collaborating with event photographers and utilizing the Hillel photo library to create impactful graphics on the Tufts Hillel Instagram feed.


  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Spark. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) is encouraged but not required, and/or a willingness to learn software and skills needed. 
  • Familiarity with social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Production Team

  • Senior Production Fellow
  • Event photographers
  • Videographers
  • Video Editors

Event photographers

The Digital Media Fellows focus on the story, and our event photographers will be tasked with capturing unforgettable moments in the Hillel community. Our ideal candidates will have some previous experience with digital photography and post-production. This is a flexible position with 2 to 5 hours of work a week, on average. 


  • Capturing engaging photographs documenting student experiences at Hillel events 
  • Providing photographer services to events hosted at Tufts Hillel
  • Basic post-processing of photos captured by Digital Media Fellows


  • Some digital photography experience, ideally with an understanding of photography fundamentals such as exposure, composition, and color. 
  • Some experience with post-production software, particularly Adobe Creative Cloud products such as Lightroom and Photoshop 
  • Experience with DSLR or Mirrorless cameras ideally. 


As a videographer, you will be in the forefront of our video projects. Being comfortable behind the camera is a plus, but if you are looking to learn filmmaking you are welcome to explore your passion in this role. This is a flexible position with 2 to 5 hours of work a week, on average. 


  • Responsible for capturing live footage of Tufts Hillel groups, events, and programs.
  • Responsible for collaborating with the video editor fellow.


  • Knowledge and passion for video, cinematography, and directing
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Premier Pro, After Effects) encouraged but not required.
  • Familiarity with DSLR and/or iPhone filmmaking
  • Willingness to learn the above skills on the job.

Video Editor

As a video editor, you will be at the heart of the content-making process as you put together videos for Hillel. The goal is to make short videos (30 seconds to 1 minute) highlighting the events of Hillel weekly, along with the longer form (2-5 minutes) more creative videos throughout the semester, as the production team plans. While your main role will be editing in this role, you collaborate closely with videographers and photographers in the fellowship.  This is a flexible position with 2 to 5 hours of work a week, on average. 


  • Creating an impactful story through video projects
  • Organizing footage, editing and export for various platforms. 
  • Reviewing and logging footage
  • Manipulating video footage using current industry editing techniques
  • Inserting dialog, sound effects, music, and graphics
  • Consulting with the director and production team throughout the project
  • Creating the final cut for publishing.


  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro, After Effects)
  • Passion for video editing and storytelling

Still have questions?

Please contact Ilan Persing at [email protected]

Communications & Marketing Manager