Strategic Initiative Fellow (STFM)

Polaris’s Strategic Initiative to end Sex Trafficking from Mexico is a comprehensive effort to understand and dismantle the sex trafficking networks that target young women and girls from Mexico and Latin America while simultaneously building up effective, culturally competent services on both sides of the border. This initiative operates at the nexus of Polaris’s existing programmatic work, bringing together the expertise and support of the National Hotline, our data analysis efforts, our victim services team, our bilingual communications staff, and staff focused on the development of a North American regional network that spans from Mexico to Canada.


The fellow will work hand-in-hand with the team on programmatic and bilingual communications activities ranging from developing and translating content, resources, and materials for diverse audiences to supporting our public awareness campaign and program events.


Please note that all fellowships are unpaid, generally last 10-12 weeks and are located in Washington, DC. 



  • Assist in the development, creation and/or translation of key resources, traditional and digital communications content such as blog posts, press releases, opinion pieces, and social media posts for Spanish-speaking audiences;

  • Draft and edit case studies and external training materials/toolkits for diverse audiences and assist in the logistical management of trainings, webinars, and other events;

  • Support new public awareness campaign through tasks that may include research, drafting talking points or providing other editorial support, and contributing to creative and strategy discussions;

  • Provide additional project management/administrative support as needed.


Required Qualifications

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English);

  • Strong commitment to human rights;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;

  • Interest in and understanding of traditional and digital communications for a non-profit organization;

  • Demonstrated experience writing for different audiences and platforms;

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of human trafficking or related human rights or social justice issues;

  • Experience and interest in Spanish/English translation;

  • Interest or knowledge of issues related to Mexico and Latin America, including immigration.