Environment America Fellowship Program
Organization: Environment America
Application Deadline: currently accepting applications
Amount and Duration: $23750 for the first year, $24250 for the second
With nearly 100 professional staff and 1 million members, activists and allies in 29 states and Washington, D.C., we make the case and build the support necessary to overcome the opposition and achieve results for the environment. We win changes at the state level and use them to build momentum for regional and national solutions to America’s biggest environmental problems.
The results of our work include more solar and wind power in 29 states; policies to cut energy use in 22 states; caps on global warming pollution in six states, and a regional cap on global warming pollution from power plants in 10 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states; new clean car standards that will amount to the single biggest step this country has ever taken to end our addiction to oil; bans on plastic bags and Styrofoam containers; initial limits on the gas drilling industry to protect rivers and streams from the dangers of fracking; action to preserve, protect or expand national parks from Mt. Hood to the Everglades, from the Grand Canyon to Glacier; bans on offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast; and stronger protections for waterways from Puget Sound to the Great Lakes to the Chesapeake Bay.
Funding Opportunity Description
If you’re hired, you’ll learn to plan and run strategic state and national campaigns. You’ll learn how to identify effective solutions to critical environmental problems and organize public support for your campaigns. You’ll organize town hall meetings and rallies; get your message out by writing opinion pieces and getting them printed in major newspapers and on key websites; set up and speak at news conferences; lobby lawmakers; and run citizen outreach campaigns to educate the public, build membership and raise money for our work. You’ll recruit interns, activists, and staff to work alongside you. Bottom line: You’ll make a real difference.
As a Fellow, you’ll earn $23,750 in your first year and $24,250 in your second year of the Fellowship. You’re eligible to opt into our group health plan. You accrue two weeks of paid vacation over the course of your first year, and an additional three weeks in your second year. You’re eligible to apply for college loan assistance after your third month, and to participate in our 401(k) plan at the end of your first year. Salary and benefits vary in Connecticut, California and New York.
Visit the Environment America Fellowship Program webpage for more information.