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Empower by Navigator | BIPOC Public Affairs Fellowship  

Seize New Opportunities. Explore Public Affairs. Make Your Next Move.


Navigator’s BIPOC Public Affairs Fellowship is a learning program that aims to break down barriers limiting BIPOC post-secondary students from pursuing careers in public affairs.

The fellowship provides post-secondary students with an opportunity to explore a career in public affairs through an eight-week seminar program. Fellows learn from, and network with, Navigator’s public affairs practitioners and are provided with the support, knowledge, and skills needed to enter and thrive in the industry.

Through the BIPOC Public Affairs Fellowship, we can help increase diversity in our industry while creating an environment that is more inclusive and welcoming to members of the BIPOC community.

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Seize New Opportunities | Explore Public Affairs | Make Your Next Move

The Empower by Navigator BIPOC Public Affairs Fellowship is a program that encourages post-secondary students to start and advance their careers in public affairs.

Our eight-week program, led by Navigator’s public affairs experts, provides in-depth learning about the industry with a focus on communications, media relations, public affairs campaigns, crisis response and reputation management and government relations.

Each week, Fellows participate in a 90-minute module that includes a lecture on the topic of the week, as well as a practical or case study component where learnings are applied to real life situations.

The fellowship also offers continued mentorship to fellows interested in pursuing a career in public affairs through job search support and networking opportunities.

Candidate Requirements

Post-secondary students that meet the following eligibility criteria are welcome to apply for the BIPOC Public Affairs Fellowship at Navigator:

  • Candidates should be in the last year of a 4-year bachelor’s degree or can be current graduate school students. Applications from graduate students that completed their program in 2021 will also be accepted;
  • Must identify as a member of the BIPOC community;
  • Must have a keen interest or curiosity about public affairs and communications;
  • Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Completed course work in political science, communications, journalism, or any other relevant field is an asset.

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To apply for the BIPOC Youth Public Affairs Fellowship:

  1. Review the eligibility requirements
  2. Submit a copy of your Cover Letter and Resume to

The deadline to apply  is April 4, 2022.  

The fellowship will begin on May 4, 2022, and will take place on Wednesdays.