University of Southern California Junior Fellow in Los Angeles, California

Junior FellowApplyCenter for Communication Leadership & PolicyLos Angeles, California

The USC Annenberg School's Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) is seeking an exceptional recent graduate as a full-time Junior Fellow working on a range of issues including the role of media and technology in democracy, the future of journalism, and understanding and bridging the political divide.

The Junior Fellow will work closely with CCLP Director and University Professor Geoffrey Cowan, Research Fellow Danielle Balderas, and CCLP's Senior and Faculty Fellows. The Junior Fellow will serve as a Teaching Assistant for Professor Cowan, provide administrative and research support for public events, policy studies, and other programmatic activities. The Junior Fellow will also produce and maintain content on the Center's web site, blog, social media sites and other publications.

To learn more about CCLP activities, applicants should visit our website Twitter account at

Qualifications and application process

Ideal applicants will be highly organized and possess exceptional research and communication skills, superior academic performance, and solid knowledge of and passion for the areas in which CCLP is engaged. Occasional travel, night and weekend work required. Ideal applicants will hold a bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication, international relations, political science, history, public relations, or a related field.

Applications should be submitted viausccarreers.usc.eduand should include the following:

  • Resume or CV

  • A brief essay/cover letter (about one page) explaining why you are interested in this position and how you expect to contribute

  • A couple examples of your writing and research (e.g. a paper from class, articles or blog posts)

  • Optionally, based on the topics and themes that our center works on, offer 1-2 proposals each for a) discussion topics and panelists for on-campus conversations that could be organized by CCLP; and b) research projects that we could undertake.

*Please feel free to include professional references and/or letters of recommendation and an academic transcript.

The term of the fellowship is July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019, with the option for an additional one-year appointment upon approval of the director.

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism ( was founded in 1971 with generous support from the late Ambassador Walter H. Annenberg. Located in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California, USC Annenberg has 103 full time faculty members, 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, and dozens of research and public interest projects and programs. The School is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations, offering doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as continuing development courses for working professionals, across a broad scope of academic inquiry. The school’s comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and draws upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world. Multidisciplinary and international in scope, focused and practical in application, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining communication and journalism for the 21st century and beyond.

The University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience:

1 Year

Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience

Preferred Experience:

2 Years

Minimum Field of Expertise:

Administrative support services

Preferred Field of Expertise:

Administrative support or program support services in directly related field.

REQ20059637 Posted Date: 05/15/2018