Starting in Fall 2022, Brink Literary Project is offering two six-month fellowships. These Education and Curriculum Fellows will spearhead new systems of implementation and creation for two of our largest educational programs: Frames Prison Program and F(r)iction in the Classroom.

Youth Writing Program

The Details

  • Start Date: Flexible – positions start as early as September 2022
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Time Commitment: 18–20 hours per week
  • Stipend: $10,000
  • Location: Remote (with travel to Denver for one summit)
  • Deadline: Rolling. Review and interview cycles begin August 1, 2022.

About the Programs & Fellowships

Frames Prison Program

Since 2017, Brink has run this innovative educational program in women’s prisons in the US and UK. Using comics as a way to court low-literacy and reluctant readers, we help students distill a single turning point in their lives into a short graphic memoir. This process works to tackle personal trauma, increase self-sufficiency, and help students gain the tools they need to get out and stay out of prison. Learn more about the program.

The Frames Prison Program fellow will work with our prison educators to revise our current curriculum, focusing on creating a system to train new educators to scale the program in women’s prisons and possibly expand into youth detention facilities. Additionally, working directly with our CEO, the fellow will ensure this curriculum guides students to create short comic scripts that can be mentored by our celebrity authors as well as translated into high-quality comics with our publishing and press divisions.

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F(r)iction in the Classroom

In partnership with high school and university professors, we work to engage students with diverse, contemporary stories using our triannual literary journal, F(r)iction, as a mentor text. These courses allow students to read and write about a wide range of topics—from heart-crushing memoirs to wild sci-fi comics—each aiming to engage reluctant readers, increase critical thinking and empathy, and spark a lifelong love of reading.

The F(r)iction in the Classroom fellow will be working with our team of editors and educators to adapt the current university-focused curriculum to be used by a wider demographic, including charter schools, state high schools, MFA programs, and eventually our prison populations. In addition to overseeing curriculum creation, the fellow will also work with our CEO to create teacher networks to pilot programming and support educators as we scale these programs.

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How to Apply

  1. Review the full fellowship overview including the position mission, narrative, role and responsibilities for the program you are applying for:
  2. Prepare your application, which will include your résumé, contact details for two references, and written responses to the following questions:
    • What is most compelling to you about Brink’s approach? (250 words)
    • Why do you believe you’d be successful in this role? (400 words)
    • What is your superpower? You may be good at many things, but what are you truly great at? (400 words)
    • What kind of workplace do you thrive in? What kind of workplace do you struggle in? (400 words)
    • Which literary character do you think you relate to most, and why? (200 words)
  3. Submit your application on Submittable. You will need to create a free Submittable account if you do not already have one.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Position starts as early as September 2022, with some room for flexibility.