Fellowship Opportunities for Graduating Seniors, Recent Graduates and Graduate Students
There are many prestigious national awards that seek to acknowledge outstanding students who are on track to be leaders and change makers on issues related to the environment. Students who are excelling in their studies and who are dedicated to making the world a better place should strongly consider applying for the following awards. These opportunities range from undergraduate merit scholarships to postgraduate research opportunities to graduate school fellowships.
The interdisciplinary nature of environmental study means that students may be eligible for awards that support scientific discovery, policy creation, advocacy, conservation, or engineering innovation. To find the awards that best fit your intellectual track and personal aspirations contact Director of Fellowships Advising Brit Chase or visit the Office of Fellowships Advising website.
Visit the following links to learn about these great fellowships. And you can stop by the UVM Career Services Office in Living and Learning E building for more information.
- Autrey Fellowship (919)-381-5802 www.mdcinc.org
The Autry Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for talented and ambitious recent college graduates. It provides an opportunity to work for one year as a full-time, paid staff member at MDC. The Autry Fellowship supports the mission of MDC--to help organizations and communities in the South close the gaps that separate people from opportunity--by developing a cadre of young leaders who have experience promoting economic development, increasing equity and excellence in education, building inclusive civic cultures, and who are poised and ready to apply their new learning to benefit this region.
- Boren Fellowship (800) 618-6737 www.borenawards.org
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
- Chesapeake Environmental Management Fellowship (410) 798-1283 www.chesapeake.org
The CRC Environmental Management Career Development Program is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in environmental science and/or management to gain professional, working experience in Chesapeake Bay policy development and implementation while at the same time expanding personal skill sets and growing professionally.
- CORO Fellowship Program in Public Affairs
This fellowship provides participants with a unique opportunity to develop an understanding of public affairs and decision-making through hands-on exposure to individuals and institutions that influence life in five major urban areas -- New York, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and San Fransisco.
- Echoing Green Foundation Public Service Fellowship
Start a new autonomous public service project or organization and this fellowship will provide seed money and technical assistance. The proposed project or organization can be domestic or international. Support is offered to individuals working in all areas of public service including, but not limited to, the environment, arts, education, youth service, civil and human rights, and community and economic development. Proposed projects cannot be an extension of an already existing organization.
- Emerson National Hunger Fellowship (202) 547-7022 www.hungercenter.org
The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a social justice program that trains, inspires, and sustains leaders. Fellows gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. The program bridges community-based efforts and national public policy, and fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.
- Green Corps Field Organizer
If you are looking for a way to turn your concern for the environment into a career check out this web site.
- The Greenlining Institute Fellowship (510) 926-4001 www.greenlining.org
The Fellowship program is a year-long training program for young leaders that have completed their undergraduate degrees and are seeking hands-on public policy experience. Fellows are assigned to specific program areas and develop expertise under the direction of a Program Manager and the Academy Director. Although the curriculum is similar to that of the Associates program, Fellows are given more responsibility and independence to implement projects and campaigns. Fellows participate in leadership skills workshops, attend power lunch series with key stakeholders, and conduct site visits to community, government, and corporate entities. Fellows receive regular professional and personal skill development and are given opportunities to interact with the media, write reports/press releases, fundraise, testify at policy hearings, and participate in key meetings with top government officials, corporate CEOs, and community leaders.
- Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
This four to six month fellowship will allow outstanding individuals to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is desired.
- Loewry Research Fellowship John Thompson (845) 255-5969
Up to $10,000 will be awarded in support of research proposals focused on Mohonk Preserve ecosystems. Proposals from individuals whose career stages range from graduate student to professional are encouraged. These fellowships are made possible through funding from The Loewy Family Foundation.
- Mickey Leland Hunger Fellows Program
(202) 547-7022 x16 or 17
Hunger Hurts! Take this opportunity to make a difference. Participants gain practical experience at the grassroots level though placements in community organizations across the country, as well as policy experience in placements in Washington, DC. Fellows graduate with firsthand training in direct service to the poor and an understanding of public policy as it relates to the hungry.
- National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowship
EPA established the National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) in 1986 to foster a growing interest among higher education students in environmental careers. The NNEMS program is a comprehensive fellowship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. The NNEMS program is sponsored by the EPA Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education (OEAEE). Students who are awarded NNEMS fellowships are offered a unique opportunity to gain research and training experience directly linked to their undergraduate or graduate studies. NNEMS fellows conduct research projects to augment their academic studies, which EPA supports with financial assistance.
- New England Wildflower Society
New England Wild Flower Society, the oldest native plant conservation organization in the United States, is a leader in regional plant conservation activities. The New England Plant Conservation Program (NEPCoP) and the Plant Conservation Volunteer (PCV) Corps program engage professional and citizen volunteers in rare species monitoring, habitat management, invasive species monitoring and control initiatives, reintroduction and augmentation projects, and long-term conservation planning. The innovative and award-winning NEPCoP and PCV programs work closely with each state natural heritage program as well as conservation organizations in each state. The Society engages three fellows in the Conservation Department each year.
- Peace Corps
Are you interested in a graduate degree or certificate program that will provide hands-on practical experience? Is the cost of graduate school a concern? Would you like to apply your Peace Corps skills to assist under served US communities? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then visit this web site to check out the Peace Corps Fellows/USA Program.
- Phillips Academy Andover Teaching Fellowship
Experience teaching by immersion in an academic community. At Phillips Academy in Andover, MA participants will have educational responsibilities and participate in many other student activities. Fields open include arts and humanities, languages, math and sciences, physical education, and Community Service.
- Piedmont Environmental Council Fellowship Program
Fellows will experience a hands-on approach to learning about PEC through field-trips, classroom discussions, and individual practicum projects. Wherever possible, classroom lessons are followed with practical applications and field trips. During the 2011 program, students heard from over 60 different speakers and went on countless field trips to sites around the Piedmont to learn more about the topics covered in the classroom.
- PIRG Public Interest Advocacy
If you want to put your ideals front and center when you leave college, consider a job with the state Public Interest Research Groups. Graduates will have the opportunity to assume a high level of responsibility, work side-by-side with the organization's top researchers, attorneys, scientists and lobbyists.
- President Management Fellowship www.pmf.gov
Bearing the Presidential moniker, the PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus - developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.
- Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Fellowship (217) 794-3700 www.sare.org
The SARE/NACAA Sustainable Agriculture Fellows program provides a training opportunity that enhances understanding of sustainable agriculture and provides broad-based, national exposure to successful and unique sustainable agriculture programs. Participating fellows are better able to create new programs that meet the needs of their local clientele.
- Teach for America
Dedicate two years to teaching in under-rersourced urban and rural public schools with this fellowship. Each year, over 1.000 corps members reach more than 100.000 students.
- The Steppingstone Foundation Fellowhip
This is a two-year teaching and administrative experience designed to expose motivated and talented recent college graduates to several aspects of the education profession. After completion of this fellowship you will be well prepared for employment at independent schools or for admission to a graduate program in education or human services.
- Vermont Academy Bently Fellowship
This in a full-year teaching internship for a graduating senior from a four-year New England college. Applicants will have demonstrated potential for instilling enthusiasm for learning in their students.
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