Environment America

Environment America Fellows will get a chance to work with some of the top environmental advocates and organizers in the country, and will have an immediate impact on critical environmental issues. The Fellowship Program gives recent college graduates the training and experience to assume leadership roles in the environmental movement for the long term.

The Fellowship Program positions include, but are not limited to: 

As an issue associate, you’ll master your issue area and build the kind of powerful support it takes to make your voice heard and change public policy. Responsibilities include: researching and writing reports, developing and coordinating campaigns, preparing legislative testimony, building statewide and national coalitions, organizing media events, raising funds, and meeting with elected officials. 

As a field associate, you’ll build and demonstrate support for proposals at the state or federal level to ensure that decision-makers hear from and pay attention to the public. You must quickly master the basics of a variety of issues, and then reach out to individuals, media outlets and organizations to build visibility and gain their support.

Issue associates and field associates may work on any of the following issues: global warming, energy policy, clean air and water, preserving our open spaces, and more. Each associate takes on the critical role of building the organization by canvassing at various times during the year and running a citizen outreach office during the summer.

How cool does this job sound? They contacted me to schedule a phone interview which took place yesterday morning and I guess I passed it because they want me to come in to their office for a face-to-face interview! I'm really excited. I haven't scheduled an appointment yet because they haven't contacted me, but it should be very soon. I really do hope I get this job; it has two things I want: the chance to protect the environment and therefore bring my principles to work, and the chance to use my passion and intellect. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.