Environment America’s Fellowship Program

Fighting for the environment is the challenge of a lifetime. Yet so many recent college graduates aren’t sure where to start. Each year, we hire college graduates who – like you – have the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluting industries, organize support and fight for our environmental values. 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.

Read more about the Fellowship Program, including a week in the life of a fellow here.

Working with our Field Director Christy Leavitt, and other senior staff, you’ll plan and run grassroots campaigns, set up and speak at news conferences, organize town hall meetings, lobby lawmakers, 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 organizer, a lead advocate 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.

But, we’re not just hiring in Boston and D.C. Environment America is accepting applications for fellowship positions with our state affiliates 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. We accept applications on a rolling basis.  Most fellowships begin in August, though a limited number are available throughout the year.


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 a federal field organizer you would earn $24,000 in your first year and $25,500 in your second year. You’ll be eligible to join our group health plan at no cost to you. You’ll accrue two weeks of paid vacation over the course of your first year, and three weeks in your second year. You’ll 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, follow this link.