LEDA Media Fellows Program


The LEDA Media Fellows Program is an opportunity for LEDA undergraduates to learn the fundamentals of digital media and serve as a LEDA digital ambassador. Edelman Smithfield works with Media Fellows to create a digital content strategy and content calendar, produce unique content, think creatively, and monitor engagement to continuously reassess what resonates best with the target audience.

The 2023 Media Fellows application has closed. Watch this space and follow us on social media to be notified when the next application cycle begins in 2024.

Edelman Smithfield is a financial communications boutique within the larger Edelman agency. Edelman Smithfield specializes in the financial markets, strategic situations, investor relations, and more. LEDA Media Fellows can access to all of the resources Edelman Smithfield has to offer and network across the Edelman community.

LEDA Media Fellows with Edelman Smithfield staff
LEDA Media Fellows with Edelman Smithfield staff at a LEDA event

Media Fellows create unique social media content on a regular schedule for LEDA social channels. The goal is to educate the public about LEDA and show stakeholders – partners, donors, and fellow LEDA Community members – diverse perspectives on what it is like to be a LEDA Scholar or Career Fellow.

This is a leadership opportunity in which Media Fellows serve as spokespeople and ambassadors for LEDA. It also gives Edelman Smithfield team members an opportunity to coach and mentor the next generation of leaders.

Upon successful completion of the program, LEDA Media Fellows can add this selective credential to their résumés and will be given preferred status when applying to Edelman Smithfield summer internships, with one guaranteed internship slot available for a LEDA Media Fellow per summer.

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