Environment America Clean Energy Fellow
Become an Environment America fellow
If you're looking for the opportunity to organize, advocate and fight for the environment, apply to be an Environment America fellow today. We’re hiring a Clean Energy Fellow to start in Washington D.C. in August.
Work to make America more energy efficient
America’s homes are like cars that only get 10 miles to the gallon. Buildings consume 40% of America’s energy, and much of that energy is literally flying out the window rather than heating or cooling our homes and businesses. What’s worse: energy-wasting buildings are responsible for nearly half of our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions.
By using energy more efficiently and tapping our vast renewable energy resources, we can move to 100% clean energy that doesn’t pollute and never runs out.
The Clean Energy Fellow will spearhead our national campaign to promote more energy efficient buildings – building support in Washington D.C. and key states to urge President Obama to move forward with bold policies. Specifically, the clean energy associate will engage cities and institutions in committing to energy efficiency goals, organize national report releases and tours of energy efficient buildings to generate media attention, and build relationships with Obama administration officials and key allies.
The Clean Energy Fellow will also help to build the organization by recruiting and overseeing interns, recruiting new staff, directing a summer citizen outreach office over two summers, and communicating with our members through email alerts, newsletters and mailings.
Environment America works to advance the environmental vision and values we share—clean energy, clean water, wilderness and wildlife protection, healthy food and sustainable agriculture, and more. With nearly 100 professional staff, more than 1 million members, activists and allies, and affiliates in 29 states, we organize the support it takes to stand up to polluting industries and ultimately sweep past them.
The results of our work include caps on global warming pollution in five states and a regional cap on global warming pollution from power plants in 10 states and clean car standards that will do more than any other single step to reduce our dependence on oil and cut global warming pollution.
But let’s not kid ourselves: we are living through an environmental crisis.
Temperatures are rising, polar ice is melting, catastrophic fires are burning, and pollution has created dead zones in the oceans. Each day, another development, another big-box store, another drilling rig, another mining operation crowds out a little more wilderness.
Fighting for the environment is the challenge of a lifetime. You need to start somewhere. But where?
Apply to be an Environment America fellow
As an Environment America fellow, you’ll get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles.
Working with our Clean Energy Advocate Courtney Abrams, and other senior staff, you’ll plan and run grassroots campaigns, lobby lawmakers, publish op-eds, set up and speak at news conferences, organize town hall meetings, run citizen outreach campaigns, identify new members, raise money, recruit and manage staff and much more.
After two years, you’ll have participated in a rigorous training and gained invaluable hands-on experience. Best of all, you’ll be ready to become a lead advocate, a lead organizer or a state director with Environment America or one of our state affiliates. You might even start a new state affiliate or launch a new program.
Read more about the Fellowship Program, including a week in the life of a fellow, here.
Looking to work outside D.C.? Environment America is accepting applications for fellowship positions across the country. You can apply through Environment America or directly with one of our state affiliates. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple positions in multiple locations. Most fellowships begin in August, though a limited number are available throughout the year, like this one.
We’re seeking candidates ready to commit themselves to fighting for the environment. Being a fellow is not for everybody. It’s tough, demanding and the challenges never stop. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.
Salary and benefits
As the Clean Energy Associate you would earn $24,000 in your first year and $25,500 in your second year. You’d be eligible to join our group health plan at no cost to you. You’d accrue two weeks of paid vacation over the course of your first year, and three weeks in your second year. You’d 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.
To learn more and apply
Apply online: jobs.environmentamerica.org.
Questions? E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for an internship instead? Apply to be an Environment America intern. You’ll learn how to make an impact on critical environmental issues, and there’s no better way to get the experience to launch your career with us.
AvailableThe early application deadline for this position is February 15th.
- After your fellowship:
- Clean Energy Advocate and Former Fellow, Courtney Abrams
- Clean Water Advocate and Former Fellow, Shelley Vinyard
- Environment Ohio Advocate and Former Fellow, Julian Boggs
- Executive Director, Margie Alt
- Washington D.C. Office Director, Anna Aurilio
- What's it like to be a fellow?