Fellowship in the Environment with Environment America

BECOME AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA FELLOW 
We need to build a greener, healthier world with clean air, clean water and clean energy. We approach this challenge one step at a time, putting the environment first at every step along the way.

Imagine yourself organizing a town hall meeting on solar power. Or building a community coalition to keep local waters clean. Imagine building the organizational power—the funds, the membership, the activist base and more— that it takes to keep all of this critical work going for the long haul.

That’s what you’ll do with Environment America. EA works to mobilize the support it takes to build more solar and wind power and reduce global warming pollution, and hold polluters accountable when they violate our environmental laws. It also works diligently to keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, protect our wildlife and wild places,

This work has never been more urgent or challenging. The mantra of “economic growth at any cost” is degrading the quality of our environment and wasting the natural resource base that make our lives possible. At the same time, the opportunity to pivot to a greener, healthier way of living is at hand. Rising to this challenge is the mission and the cause. If you see it as your mission too, this is the place for you.

WHAT YOU’LL DO 
Powerful coalitions: Reach out to small business owners, farmers, public health officials, union leaders and others to demonstrate support for our policy goals.
Earn traditional media and social media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Build a following on Facebook and Twitter for your campaigns.
Lobby elected officials: Coordinate strategy with a champion in Congress. Make a convincing case to a legislator who is undecided on a particular vote. Work the “inside game” to complement our outside field operation, where most of our power is derived.
Research and write reports: Catalogue and analyze sources of carbon pollution in the United States. Detail the success of the Clean Water Act in our reports. Help us to influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause.
Run a grassroots campaign office: Hire and manage a staff of 20 canvassers. Raise money, build our organization and membership, and help win one of our key campaigns.
Identify and cultivate donors: Reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund our work to fight global warming, promote clean energy, and protect our most spectacular natural areas.

PAY & BENEFITS 
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,500 in the first year. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. Training program and opportunities for advancement are available. Positions available starting immediately or in August 2018 in Boston, DC, Denver, and Sacramento.

We also offer state-based fellowships in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington State.

TO LEARN MORE AND APPLYjobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org
Early application deadline is January 31st

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Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with one of more than two dozen participating institutions in Washington, DC including leading think tanks and advocacy groups focusing on international security and diplomacy issues.

Participating Organizations 
Alliance for Peacebuilding
Arms Control Association
Brookings Institution
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
Center for Nonproliferation Studies
Center for Public Integrity
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Friends Committee on National Legislation Education Fund
Green Cross International
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
Institute for Science and International Security
National Security Archive
Nuclear Threat Initiative
Partnership for Global Security
Partnership for a Secure America
Peace Action Education Fund
Physicians for Social Responsibility
ReThink Media
Stimson Center
Truman Center for National Policy
Union of Concerned Scientists
Win Without War
Women’s Action for New Directions

Candidates must have an excellent academic record and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. The program is open to all U.S. citizens, and non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. eligible for employment. Benefits include a $3,100 monthly salary, health insurance, alumni and board mentoring, travel to Washington, DC to begin the fellowship, and a small stipend to attend meetings or take a course.

Application Deadlines
Fall 2018 Fellowship: January 5, 2018
Spring 2019 Fellowship: October 1, 2018

For further information, program description and application requirements, contact:
(202) 446-1565 ■ info@scoville.org ■ www.scoville.org ■ @ScovillePF ■ Facebook.com/ScovilleFellowship

 

Open Society Foundation Public Health Community Youth Fellowship

Public Health Community Youth Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 10, 2018

The Open Society Foundations’ Youth Exchange, in partnership with the Public Health Program, seeks applicants for its Community Youth Fellowships. Selected fellows will receive a stipend for full-time, 18-month projects (prorated for part-time or 12-month projects).

The Community Youth Fellowships will support dynamic youth activists aged 18 to 30 who want to implement a project of their own design that acknowledges the intersection between the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) and Roma communities, and the multiple layers and forms of discrimination this community faces in healthcare settings. The projects we seek to support could focus on any area of health rights relevant to the young Roma LGBTQIA community, including sexuality, reproductive rights, disability, quality of life, and access to health care services.

Through these fellowships, the Open Society Foundations aim to provide young people at the early stage of their work with the support they need to develop great ideas that contribute to dismantle challenges in their communities and advance the values of an open society. Applicants may employ, either alone or in combination, a number of different strategies to achieve the goals and objectives of their project.

Learn more and apply online here

Open Society Foundation Human Rights Community Youth Fellowship

Human Rights Community Youth Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 10, 2018

The Youth Exchange, in partnership with the Human Rights Initiative, seeks applicants for its Community Youth Fellowships. The Community Youth Fellowships will offer up to three awards for applicants based in the Czech Republic. Selected fellows will receive a stipend for full-time, 18-month projects (prorated for part-time or 12-month projects).

The Community Youth Fellowships will support dynamic youth activists aged 18 to 30 who want to implement a project of their own design in the Czech Republic that acknowledges the intersection between the Roma and disability communities, and the multiple layers and forms of discrimination faced by this community. The projects we seek to support may focus on any area of human rights relevant to young Roma with disabilities

Through these fellowships, the Open Society Foundations aim to provide young people at the early stage of their work with the support they need to develop great ideas that contribute to dismantle challenges in their communities and advance the values of an open society. Applicants may employ, either alone or in combination, a number of different strategies to achieve the goals and objectives of their project, including, but not limited to, participatory action research, advocacy campaigns, grassroots organizing, exploration of how to address existing violations, and best practice and positive models of behavior.

Learn more and apply online here

VE Global Volunteering and Internship Opportunities

What is VE Global? 

VE Global presents a chance for students who have just graduated, or are in-between academic years, to strive for change in a country with one of the highest levels of inequality in Latin America. By working with youth inside the local child protection system through VE Global, students have the opportunity to help children of all ages overcome potentially debilitating socioeconomic statuses and to truly make a difference.

With no volunteering fee, VE Global recruits and trains international volunteers to achieve their mission of fostering the positive development of children at social risk in Chile. VE Global has successfully integrated nearly 450 full-time volunteers from more than 25 countries into their network of six local partner organizations, which include children’s shelters and community centers in the most vulnerable neighborhoods of Santiago. With programs that aim to improve children’s academic performance and to provide them better opportunities after leaving the homes, VE Global’s work has crucial impacts on the lives of the children and Chilean society.

Volunteers work directly with the youth, organizing workshops and taking part in their daily activities. These workshops allow the volunteers to use their knowledge of social work, education, psychology, language, or simply downright fun to make an impact in the lives of the youth. In addition, they must commit to a minimum of 4 months to the program.

Furthermore, VE Global Global currently offers 5 internship positions;

  • programs intern
  • recruiting and international relations
  • development and business partnerships
  • fundraising and alliances
  • communication and marketing

Internships may be part-time or full-time, with a minimum weekly commitment of at least 20 hours. There is also the possibility of doing an internship and being a volunteer at the same time. Employees that usually do this have 2 days in the office, and 3 days with the children. In order to apply, students must follow the direct links below.

Requirements: 
-Have your 18th birthday before the start date of the program to which you apply
-Commit to a minimum 4-month, full time volunteer commitment
-Commit to fundraising for VE Global in addition to covering your own personal costs and expenses throughout the duration of the volunteer program
-Participate in the 2-week Orientation Program prior to beginning work at the partner
organization where you are placed
-Speak Spanish at an intermediate level, or agree to complete a minimum number of hours of Spanish language classes
-Submit a Criminal Background Check and Doctor Physical/Mental Health Waiver prior to arrival

 Volunteer program: http://www.ve-global.org/volunteer/volunteer-now/volunteer-application/

Internships: http://www.ve-global.org/volunteer/internships/intern-application/

Their next class begins January 1st, 2018.

Intern and Study in Germany; Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange

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The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) is a fully funded fellowship opportunity and is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year.

It is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

The program consists of three phases:

  • Two months of intensive German language training
  • Four months of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school
  • Five-month internships in one’s career field

CBYX is open to candidates in all career fields who are interested in a year of academic, professional, and cultural exchange.

Requirements: 

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Ages 18-24 at the start of the program
  • High school diploma
  • Must exhibit clear career goals and relevant experience in their career field
    • Experience can be in the form of work, internships, or volunteering
  • Strong interest in German and world affairs
  • Prior German language knowledge is not required, but is preferred

To Start the Application Process: Request an Application

All applicants must complete an online application and submit all supplemental materials by December 1 for the program year beginning the following July.

 

 

Environmental Fellowship and Digital Organizing Jobs Early Application Deadline

For students interested in environmental advocacy – the Environment America Fellowship is a perfect opportunity for graduating seniors who are interested in gaining hands-on experience by lobbying and campaigning, and who are motivated to make a difference for the environment.

Environment America is also hiring Digital Campaigners to engage supporters through social media, web programs, and emails. This is a chance to work with one of the campaign teams to run a powerful digital campaign to help solve global warming, expand solar energy or protect clean water.

The early application deadline for these positions is October 8, 2017 at 9pm ET.

Environment America’s team of staff, citizen members, and activists across the country are working together to put the environment first. And we’re looking forward to adding more smart, purpose-driven, results-oriented people to our team.

Learn more about these opportunities and our work on Environment America‘s website.