Design Studio Fellow - Territory NFP

Location: Chicago, IL    Dates: May 20 - August 16, 2019

Compensation: $625/week stipend, up to 5% bonus     Deadline: March 24, 2019


Future Leaders In Action Overview:

Future Leaders in Action (FLIA) cultivates leaders and strengthens youth-oriented nonprofits through a fellowship program. Fellows, individuals interested in entering the social sector, work on-site full-time at a partner nonprofit to develop or implement a pre-determined enrichment program.

Throughout the fellowship, fellows gain various professional skills including fundraising, communication, program development, in a fast-paced, hands-on learning environment.


Territory NFP Overview:

Territory is young people building voice, vision and agency through the practice of design in our communities. Through Territory's design studio programs, young people practice urban design, public art and community planning in the neighborhoods where they live and learn. Through Territory’s apprenticeship design team model, young people find and amplify their voices to step up to lead, using design as a platform for civic engagement. Through Territory, young people develop the tools, resources, and power to transform their neighborhoods and the city.


Position Overview and Responsibilities:

You will ...

  • Serve as a hands-on facilitator directly responsible for a team of 15-20 Territory teens for Territory’s 6 week summer urban design studio program. Through the program teens are building leadership skills by doing activities including community outreach, mapping, leading a youth empowerment walking tour for our neighborhood, developing design proposals for interactive devices that invite community members to experience the city as a teenager, and collaborating with stakeholders, designers, and planners

  • Create a cohesive system, focusing on documentation of the successful portions of curriculum, for implementation and expansion

  • Create a data report for youth participation

  • Attend pre-fellowship training retreat in Chicago, IL from May 20-25, 2019 (expenses covered)

  • Fundraise $500 (with guidance from FLIA)

  • Actively participate in weekly FLIA professional development responsibilities including check-in calls

  • Write two blog articles

  • Complete final report and video


Position Qualifications:

  • Comfortable working with youth

  • Commitment to continuous professional improvement and reflection

  • Resourcefulness and initiative

  • Passionate about the social sector

  • Use patience and tolerance to address problems

  • Demonstrate integrity

  • Demonstrate professionalism


The selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check and/or fingerprinting.