Phoenix Fellows

The Phoenix Fellowship gives young professionals an opportunity to gain in-depth learning and hands-on experience through a 9-month service learning position. Fellows will build professional experience in their focus area, as well as a larger understanding of our organizational functioning and partnerships. The Phoenix Fellowship will be a largely virtual (distance) working experience, though Fellows will travel to serve in person for Phoenix World Burn Congress.

Phoenix Fellows

About the Focus Areas

Supportive Programming Fellowship

Position will include exposure to and assistance with planning conference workshop structure for Phoenix World Burn Congress (target audience: ~900 burn survivors, family members, first responders and burn support professionals); Fellow will serve as a facilitator team member for the Phoenix Young Adult Workshop (content includes peer support, self-discovery, healing, and achieving personal goals for burn survivors and family members). Focus areas also include planning and delivery of support through various Phoenix Society resources and programs, as well as concrete professional development in the area of therapeutic programming.

Youth and Family Programming Fellowship

This position will include exposure to and assistance with planning and delivery for youth, teens and family members through various Phoenix Society resources and programs.  Fellow will assist in the development of teen specific programming and will also serve as a co-facilitator team member for the Phoenix UBelong program at Phoenix World Burn Congress.  Phoenix UBelong is a multi-day program offering peer support, self-discovery, healing, and age-appropriate tools/skills to guide recovery.  This Fellowship will provide concrete professional development in the area of therapeutic programming.

Marketing and Communications Fellowship

This position will provide hands-on experience in the areas of non-profit storytelling and creating a culture of philanthropy. Fellow will assist with the planning and production process of Burn Support Magazine (published 3 times annually with content devoted to social, emotional, and physical aspects of burn recovery); social media strategy and content development; content development at Phoenix World Burn Congress; and other projects related to advocacy and engagement based the Fellow’s areas of interest. This Fellowship will provide in-depth understanding and access to constituents and stakeholders in this unique community.

About the Fellowships

Applicants should be young professionals or advanced students seeking to broaden skills in their focused areas of expertise while serving the burn community.  Applicants do not need to be a burn survivor or family member to apply. Applicants must be at least 21 years old by 9/1/2018.

Applicants will be selected based on their professional, academic, and leadership skills, their readiness to serve the burn community, maturity, and motivation to gain unique knowledge related to the Fellowship opportunities.


$2000 stipend paid upon successful Fellowship completion, Phoenix World Burn Congress registration, hotel accommodations and travel for attendance at Phoenix World Burn Congress in Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 11-16, 2018.

Scope of Work

March - December; roughly 6-12 hours of work per week (primarily in virtual setting). Schedule will include a mix of required set meetings and flexible hours.

Required Resources 

Quiet professional work space for webcam based meetings with high speed internet access, ability to call U.S. phone numbers with reliable access; being able to work within the US time zones work day, responding to most communication within 48 hours or less


Note: 2018 Fellowship positions have been filled. Please watch for 2019 Fellowship opportunities to be shared closer to the new year!