Fellowship Program

We're hiring Fellows for several campaigns. Our fellowship program is a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the kinds of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles.

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What you’ll do

Imagine yourself organizing a town hall meeting on solar power. Or imagine releasing a hard-hitting research report on power plant pollution. Or picture yourself building a community coalition around clean water or fracking. During an election year, imagine mobilizing support for a pro-environment candidate for Congress or governor by educating and turning out voters in a key district.

Imagine building the organizational power — the funds, the membership, the activist base and so on — that it takes to keep all of this critical work going for the long haul.

All of this is what you do as an Environment America fellow. Because this is how we build the support it takes to reduce global warming pollution, create more solar and wind power, spare our parks and forests from fracking, keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, and protect our wildlife and wild places.

You’ll mobilize and engage the public on critical issues by canvassing during the year and running citizen outreach canvass offices during the summer.

Is it easy? No, we’re up against some wily opponents who are incredibly well-funded. Is it glamorous? No.

Is it rewarding? Absolutely. And given global warming, fracking and all of the tough problems we’re facing right now, can you imagine doing anything more urgent and meaningful?

Where you’ll work

We’re hiring for Boston, Washington, D.C., Denver, Philadelphia, Portland and Raleigh. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple locations. We accept applications on a rolling basis.

Salary & Benefits

Fellows starting in August will earn $25,000 in your first year and $26,500 in your second year. You’ll be eligible to join our group health plan at no cost to you. You’ll receive two weeks of paid vacation at the completion of your first year, and accrue three weeks over the course your second year. You’ll be 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.