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Eastern Regional Fellowship — Eastern States

Organization: Environmental Leadership Program

Job Title: Eastern Regional Fellowship

Location: Eastern States

Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

Position Dates: 

Eastern Regional Network

  • Orientation Retreat: June 20 – 23, 2013 in Van Etten, NY
  • Retreat 2: August 8 – 11, 2013 in Newtown, CT
  • Retreat 3: October 24 – 27, 2013, in Wallingford, PA

Organization Overview

The Environmental Leadership Program supports emerging environmental and social change practitioners eager to connect their specialized work to larger environmental and social concerns. ELP is committed to selecting Fellows that represents diversity of race and ethnicity, gender, sector, sexual orientation, education levels, professional background, values and traditions, and expertise.

Our Regional Fellowship Programs offers intensive leadership and skill training, regional and national networking opportunities, and time for personal and professional reflection. Through retreats and optional additional trainings, our curriculum helps emerging leaders hone their leadership styles, improve organizational development, and strengthen their outreach to diverse constituencies.

Applications are now open for our New England, Eastern and Chesapeake Regional Networks.


The 2013 Eastern Regional Fellowship Program participation fee is $900.  (Selected fellows receive this subsidized rate from the $3,500 full program cost)

This includes:

  • Room and board for the 3 overnight retreats
  • Participation in 12 days of training and community building
  • Access to our network of over 500 Senior Fellows
  • Membership ELP’s lifelong learning community.

A few needs based scholarships will be available. Please contact Errol Mazursky at for additional information.

Transportation to and from retreats is not included in the tuition and is the responsibility of each Fellow.

Fellows may choose to pay their tuition in full at the time of being selected or through a payment schedule.


All Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Work or reside DE, NJ, NY, PA
  • Have at least three years of work experience or post-undergraduate academic studies related to environmental or social change issues, broadly defined;
  • Have demonstrated leadership capacity;
  • Articulate how his/her work fits into social and environmental issues.

In addition, ELP looks for applicants that demonstrate:

  • Passion and capacity to exercise leadership and respond to social and environmental challenges;
  • Willingness to actively contribute to the program as well as take advantage of its benefits;
  • Commitment to the values of diversity and justice within the environmental and social change fields;
  • Eagerness to connect with and learn from others;
  • The ability and desire to remain an active member of the ELP Senior Fellows Network after the conclusion of the year-long Fellowship.

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of leadership potential, the nature of their work or area of expertise; ability to convey a coherent vision for environmental progress, ability to reach diverse constituencies and work across backgrounds. Additionally, applicants will be evaluated on their ability to clearly articulate how participating in this leadership program will further their personal and professional development.

Particular attention will be given to the applicant’s accomplishments, background, and professional progress as shown in their resume; letter of recommendations from colleagues who have worked closely with the applicant; and the clarity, breadth, and thoughtfulness of responses to the narrative questions in the application.

How to Apply

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Applications for 2013 classes are now available and are due March 1, 2013.

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