The following list includes a sample of post-graduate fellowships in Environmental Programs. This is not intended to be a complete list but instead should help one get started in their research of gap year opportunities.
The Island School’s Teaching Fellowship Program is an opportunity for recent college graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in education. It is an ideal way for future teachers to immerse themselves in all aspects of boarding school life, while receiving the support and training necessary to be successful as educators. As a member of our community, teaching fellows will experience the day-to-day challenges of living on an island while also discovering the rewards of working with young people and other educators who share a similar dedication to academic rigor, environmental issues, and local culture.
Empowering Diverse Climate Talent (EDICT) creates a diverse pipeline of talent for the climate sector, working with both employers to create inclusive cultures where new talent can succeed, and with youth to develop new skills and unlock powerful networks for rising leaders from traditionally excluded groups.
Environment America is an advocacy group that tackles tough environmental problems like global warming, fracking and pollution of our water, air, and special places. Through grassroots campaigns, research reports, news conferences, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, and more, we’re mobilizing public support for the environment, promoting sensible solutions, and winning tangible results. The changes Environment America has championed and won in Washington, D.C., and more than 25 states are reducing global warming pollution, creating more solar and wind power, sparing our parks and forests from fracking, keeping beaches, rivers, and streams clean, and protecting our wildlife and wild places. We have affiliates in 29 states, giving us a strong and broad base of grassroots support and action and a track record of local and state victories, all of which have set the stage for even bigger accomplishments on the national level.
The ROOT Fellowship occurs each academic year and summer. ROOT Fellows are key to the Farmlink Project community and this fellowship is central to our organization’s culture, identity, and work. During their time at Farmlink’s ROOT fellowship, fellows will serve as legitimate contributors within their respective teams while simultaneously becoming empowered to plan for the future of The Farmlink Project and the food/waste space at large. Throughout the fellowship, we will collectively work towards an inclusive, diverse, and solution-oriented internal culture and a hunger-free future. ROOT fellows are the force that runs Farmlink!
The mission of Green Corps is to recruit and train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament and commitment needed to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles. Green Corps’ one year, full-time, paid Field School for Environmental Organizing includes intensive classroom training, hands-on field experience running urgent environmental campaigns, and career placement in positions with leading environmental groups.
The Open Space Institute’s Conservation Diversity Fellowship seeks candidates pursuing professional experience in the conservation field. The Fellowship is a full-time, salaried, one year position in New York City offering candidates the chance to work with colleagues and leaders at the Open Space Institute to accomplish meaningful conservation goals. OSI’s multifaceted programs will give the fellows wide-ranging experience in the conservation field including: Conservation real estate transactions, acquisitions, and dispositions; success to urban parks, state parks, and the stewardship of protected lands; conservation science research and information dissemination; administration of grant funds to partner organizations for land protection and environmental education; finance, accounting and administration of a large non-profit organization; and executive and development departments working with partners, funders, and the board of trustees.
The Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Fellowship Program supports two cohorts of Fellows per year: RAY Conservation Fellows and RAY Clean Energy Fellows. The RAY Fellowship Program aims to increase and facilitate conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. Applications open in February, due by end of March. Intended for graduating seniors, two year paid fellowship for recent graduates.
The EDI Fellowship is a summer program that addresses an existing disparity in representation of people of color in sustainability fields and the USDN member network. Fellows will receive a valuable learning experience while helping local governments advance sustainability and inclusion goals.Other details: Open to a wide age-range and experience-range of applicants from college students to those well into their careers who are looking to make a pivot. A living wage or higher for the fellowship location. Full-time employment over the summer (12 weeks).