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Careers & Opportunities

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Working at The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects

 Learn more about our culture, core values, and benefits below, and view our current opportunities and openings here.

Culture Statement

What we see happening to the collective Black and brown body, mind and spirit must be named as a reminder for us, for girls, and for those who’ve gone before us. “I see you … fighting for you is a fight for myself, … You deserve leisure, time to dream, rest.” 


We take a holistic approach to leadership development of Black girls and women through a consortium of projects. These projects are avenues by which Black girls in the southeastern United States may be centered, from our research, advocacy and organizing, communications, grantmaking and technical assistance, and education and  programs. 


We create safe spaces for these girls, with the ultimate goal of making their homes and communities places where their safety and freedom are welcomed. An organization working toward this approach would lack integrity if it didn’t, likewise, take a holistic approach to leadership development with its staff.

Current Opportunities

Interested in joining or partnering with our team? Please see our open opportunities below.

Black Girl Times University (BGXU)

BGXU provides a three-month intensive fellowship, followed by a  12-month immersive fellowship. The intensive program typically focuses on a specific topic (e.g., reproductive or economic justice) and asks participants to dig deep with research and interviews and produce a project at the fellowship conclusion. The immersive fellowship adopts a smaller group of participants who become a part of The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects’ newsroom as it covers  news beats and topics throughout the year.

Black Girl Research Institute (BGRI)

We aim to equip aspiring and current researchers and community organizers with the tools needed to conduct ethical research regarding Black and Brown girls and women. The institute includes a residency during which fellows participate in research training,  workshops, and conduct field work. 


The location of the residency is determined based on the research conducted by The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects that year. 

Young Women's Policy and Advocacy Council (YWPAC)

The Young Women’s Policy and advocacy Council (YWPAC) brings together young Black women from across Mississippi to change the state and the world!


We are looking for girls and young women from across the state who are interested in changing their communities.


If you want to develop your leadership abilities, learn about policies that affect you, and learn how you can make positive changes for those around you, this program is for you.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program Vendor

Are you a farmer, rancher, or food artesian in the Greater Jackson area? Yes? Great! We have a few more questions for you. 

Organizational Core Values

Self Evaluation


Creativity and Innovation

Hard Work


Power of Stories

The Revolution

Employee Benefits

Just a few of the perks enjoyed at The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects are a healthy work-life balance, 100% paid insurance premiums for employees, spouses and dependent children and extra paid time off for wellness appointments.

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