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Tom Graff Diversity Fellowship, US Climate Political Affairs – Washington, DC

Organization: Environmental Defense Fund

Position Title: Tom Graff Fellow

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours & Compensation: Full-time. $45,000 annual salary plus benefits.

Position Dates: One year term fellowship, starting September 2013 and lasting through August 2014.

Application Deadline: None posted.

Posted On: June 10, 2013.

Organization Overview:

With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.


The Tom Graff Diversity Fellowship Program at EDF is looking for diverse candidates who are seeking a professional experience in environmental advocacy.  The fellowship is a full-time, one-year position focused on a project that is integral to EDF’s work in Climate and clean energy.

Climate change is the preeminent environmental challenge of our time.  Solving this problem requires a broad political coalition pushing for aggressive action at all levels of government.  EDF is especially interested in expanding partnerships with Latino organizations to explore new opportunities for collaboration on climate-related issues.


  • Building partnerships with Latino organizations, grasstop influencers, political leaders and policy makers.
  • Helping develop shared policy positions, linking both the Latino and environmental communities.
  • Assisting in the development of communications strategies and materials.
  • Monitoring and engaging with targeted grassroots campaigns in specific areas of the country.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • 1 to 3 years of professional work experience in fast-paced, detail-oriented environment.
  • Excellent research, writing, communication, and problem solving skills.
  • Broad awareness and experience using social media and online research tools.
  • Ability to work independently, and successfully hand and prioritize diverse, simultaneous tasks.
  • Familiarity with environmental policy, particularly climate change, energy or air quality.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Written and oral proficiency in Spanish language strongly preferred. Additional language skills a plus.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should attach their cover letter and resume to the EDF application, together with references and transcripts.

Contact Information:

Environmental Defense Fund,

1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009

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