Environment Maryland Clean Water Fellow
Become an Environment Maryland fellow
If you're looking for the opportunity to organize, advocate and fight for Maryland’s environment, apply to be an Environment Maryland fellow today. We’re hiring a Clean Water Fellow to start in August.
Keep Maryland Safe from Drilling
Drilling companies would love to start fracking in Maryland as soon as possible, despite the trail of damage they’re leaving in nearby states like Pennsylvania.
Over the past four years, fracking has left a legacy of polluted streams and contaminated drinking water supplies across Pennsylvania. It has also generated 1.3 billion gallons of toxic wastewater –not subject to stringent health and safety standards.
Drilling in Maryland would threaten our clean water, clean air, and treasured places. But the state is considering it anyway.
Our goal is to keep fracking out of Maryland by continuing to build public pressure on the governor and the legislature. Environment Maryland’s Clean Water Fellow will run this campaign.
Environment Maryland’s Clean Water Fellow will also work on our campaign to restore the Chesapeake Bay.
In tackling both issues, we need to build public and political support. We face powerful opposition, and to overcome that opposition we need media attention, the support of broad-based coalitions, an informed public and grassroots action to win the day for our environment. Our Clean Water Fellow will organize news events, bring community leaders and other constituencies together around these issues and organize grassroots actions to show support for these campaigns.
Environment Maryland works to advance the environmental vision and values we share. Drawing on a strong track record of success, and the support of thousands of citizen members, we organize the support it takes to stand up to polluting industries and ultimately sweep past them.
Environment Maryland’s Fellowship Program
We are seeking a fellow who has the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluting industries, organize support and fight for our environmental values.
As a fellow, you’ll participate in a two-year immersion in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of organization-building necessary for the long haul.
You’ll plan and run grassroots campaigns, you’ll 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.
And Environment Maryland is part of Environment America, a national federation of state-based groups, meaning you’ll also have the opportunity to work with, and learn from, our national staff and staff from other states; and take part in national campaigns and national trainings.
After two years, you’ll have undergone a rigorous training, gained invaluable hands-on experience, and taken on more responsibility than you thought possible. And, best of all, you’ll be ready to take on a greater leadership role with Environment Maryland, another state affiliate, or Environment America. 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.
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.
Interested in work outside of Maryland? Environment America is accepting applications for fellowship positions with our state affiliates across the country and in Washington, D.C. You’ll find a full list of openings on our website. You can apply for one, multiple, or all.
Salary and benefits
As an Environment Maryland fellow, you’ll earn $24,000 in your first year and $25,500 in your second year. You can opt in to our group health care plan at no additional cost to you. You accrue two weeks of paid vacation over the course of your first year, and an additional three weeks in your second year. You’ll be eligible to apply for our student loan assistance program after your third month on staff, and to participate in our 401(k) plan at the end of your first year. Lastly, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a series of 3-4 rigorous classroom-style trainings each year of the program.
To learn more and apply
Complete your application online here.
Questions? E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for an internship instead? Apply to be an Environment Maryland 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.
- 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?