Few for Change Fellowship Program

Few for Change is a volunteer-operated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to increase educational opportunities for students, currently operating in the indigenous Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé region of Panama. Our mission is to strengthen communities by improving access to education in underserved areas of Panama. To achieve our mission, Few for Change provides scholarships, educational resources, and community support. Our scholarships cover tuition and school-related expenses to high-achieving students who would not otherwise be able to continue their studies. As our name suggests, Few for Change is run by a small group of committed volunteers in the U.S. and Panama. The Few for Change Fellowship program is designed to give college students, recent graduates, and others an opportunity to learn more about our work and to expand the capacity of our small but quickly growing organization.

Panama Relations Fellow · Communications Fellow · Strategic Planning Fellow

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to info@fewforchange.org


Panama Relations Fellow

Term: Flexible; six months to one year
Time commitment: 6-10 hours per month

Position Summary

The Panama Relations Fellow works with Few for Change’s Operations Committee to assist with data analysis, translating of scholarship recipient data, and conducting university program research. The Fellow will work with the Few for Change team on one main project in one or more of these categories, as well as provide ongoing support for the Operations Committee.  The Panama Relations Fellowship is an unpaid volunteer position.

SPecific Job Duties

  • Analyze data available from applications to better inform the application/scholarship awarding process

  • Research important information for key universities (eligible for IFARHU scholarship) including Application Process & Entrance Exams, Class Schedules/Timelines, Careers Available, Cost, Scholarship Availability/Resources

  • Create informative maps illustrating students’ homes, communities, locations of primary & secondary schools, and universities using GIS and GPS data

  • Assist with research & development of best practices and/or existing self-empowerment training curriculum for students

  • Review applications received over the years for any key trends, and create database of student information received on applications

  • Research data available on education in Panama and in the comarca, highlighting any key trends between FFC students and students in Panama or the comarca. Review applications or other student materials to see if there is any information we should be gathering to better track these data points for our students

Preferred Skills

  • Spanish language - Advanced proficiency (strong writing and reading comprehension)

  • Experience with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides

  • Experience with geospatial data and GIS software including ArcGIS (preferred), ArcView, Google Maps, Google Earth

  • Microsoft Office Suite - Word, PowerPoint, Excel

  • Zoom video conferencing (preferred), Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.

  • Strong written and spoken communications skills

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to info@fewforchange.org.


Communications Fellow

Term: Flexible; six months to one year
Time commitment: 6-10 hours per month

Position Summary

The Communications Fellow leads projects with the Operations Committee to develop content for its blog, website, and social media platforms, translate existing website content into Spanish, process communications-related data from Few for Change scholars and volunteers, research media outlets for earned media coverage, and assist with fundraising campaign outreach. The Fellow will work with the Few for Change team on one main project in one or more of these categories, as well as provide ongoing support for the Operations Committee specifically related to communications.  The Communications Fellowship is an unpaid volunteer position.

SPecific Job Duties

  • Assist with content generation for Few for Change blog, website, Facebook, and Instagram

  • Develop content for Few for Change newsletters and/or mailing distributions

  • Translate existing web content from English to Spanish

  • Translate data received from scholarship recipients from Spanish to English, use information to draft content for website or social media

  • Assist Secretary and social media manager with a social media awareness campaign

  • Increase Facebook/Instagram following, connecting with other organizations interested in similar topics, working to get blogs featured in different publications or on other sites. Research best ways to increase website traffic and social media traffic.

  • Assist board members with fundraising campaign outreach

  • Research media outlets for earned media coverage

  • Create video or written stories highlighting life in the Comarca, certain Few for Change volunteers or students, or other Few for Change related topics

  • Create short video clips to be posted on social media

  • Create or update Few for Change marketing materials, such as brochures, Powerpoint presentations, etc.

  • Research on branding or re-branding best practices

Preferred Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Spanish language - Advanced proficiency (strong writing and reading comprehension)

  • Experience with Squarespace websites for content management and/or design (coding experience a plus!)

  • Social media management and knowledge- Facebook and Instagram including ads, promoted content, events

  • Marketing skills, including optimizing social media presence and web traffic

  • Search engine optimization (SEO)

  • Photography

  • Photoshop, Adobe Creative Suite, and/or GIMP

  • MailChimp

  • Video editing

  • Experience with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides

  • Microsoft Office Suite - Word, PowerPoint, Excel

  • Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to info@fewforchange.org


Strategic Planning Fellow

Term: Flexible; six months to one year
Time commitment: 6-10 hours per month

Position Summary

The Strategic Planning Fellow works with the Strategic Planning Committee to help develop future strategy for Few for Change, including researching partnerships in Panama, the US, and world-wide, helping with volunteer recruitment and retention, researching and writing grant applications, and identifying and executing strategies to increase Few for Change’s donor base.  The Fellow will work with the Few for Change team on one main project in one or more of these categories, as well as provide ongoing support for the Strategic Planning Committee. The Strategic Planning Fellowship is an unpaid volunteer position with a duration of a minimum of 6 months.

Specific Job Duties

  • Research, reach out to and coordinate with organizations for potential partnership with Few for Change

  • Identify and coordinate with new and existing partners to help identify and recruit new volunteers

  • Develop materials for new volunteers to explain Few for Change’s mission, vision and operations

  • Research and develop strategy for increasing Few for Change’s donor base

  • Develop materials targeted towards new donor bases

  • Identify potential grant opportunities or foundation partnerships that are aligned with Few for Change’s mission and goals

  • Assist with writing grant applications

Preferred Skills

  • Grant writing and research skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides

  • Microsoft Office Suite- Word, PowerPoint, Excel

  • Fundraising

  • Donor stewardship

  • Written and verbal Spanish skills optimal

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to info@fewforchange.org