Tusk Fellows Program

Connecting Talent with Opportunity

A long-time goal at Tusk Strategies has been to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and improve culture by attracting talent with diverse perspectives and experience.

We’re proud to share that the Tusk Fellows Program is an intentional and actionable plan to vivify our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging goals! See our DEIB statement below.

The program is a paid training opportunity designed to allow fellows to develop skills through first-hand experience of the Tusk way of taking on and winning complex campaigns.


Strengthen your holistic thinking skills


Advance your thought leadership


Build relationships with the team and clients



Our DEIB Statement

We are acutely aware that the Company’s success and heightened performance stems from recruiting, developing, and positioning brilliant talent who offer diverse perspectives and experience. For this reason, the Company aims to intentionally improve its methods for attracting and retaining diverse talent that may otherwise be overlooked due to unconscious bias and recruitment practices. We are committed to employing more persons of underrepresented and minoritized backgrounds for the purpose of cultivating innovative business solutions across the Company and stimulating the exchange of knowledge. The Company encourages all current employees to hold each other accountable for exacting change, fostering a safe and fair working environment, and consciously implementing the DE&I plan.


Application Overview

The Tusk Fellows Program runs in two cycles, each for 12 months. We accept applications for the cycle beginning in March, and the cycle beginning in June. Please specify which cycle you are applying to in the application questionnaire.

Our program is very competitive due to the intimate size of the company. Please consider your application to the program as an application for a single position.

If selected for an interview, you can expect an email requesting time to meet and give you more information on the interview process.



  • Must be able to work from the NYC office, unless openings at LA/DC offices specifically offered
  • Must be able to dedicate 30 hours a week to work and training (program suitable for senior undergraduates, final-year graduates, alumnus)
  • Must be able to legally work in the US


Great Skills to Have

  • Strong writing skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to comprehend and articulate problems

  • Curiosity and a willingness to exercise autonomy and take initiative


Application Requirements

Please submit your:

  • CV
  • One (1) example of your written work, no longer than 2 pages (you may send an abridged version of your favorite written work*), or;
  • One (1) example of a project
  • Two (2) references (at least one (1) academic)

*If you submit an abridged version of your work, please specify in the comments portion of this application questionnaire and provide a concise summary of the written work.

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