Rachel Carson Council Fellowship
Thank you for your interest in the Rachel Carson Council Fellowship program. This program is designed to identify students with a passion for environmental organizing and provide them with training, mentorship, and support to do the incredible work that they care about and become life-long advocates for the environment.
The Rachel Carson Council is a national environmental advocacy organization founded in the legacy of Rachel Carson. We promote Carson’s ecological ethic that combines scientific concern for the environment and human health with a sense of wonder and reverence for all forms of life in order to build a more sustainable, just, and peaceful future.
The RCC fellowship program is a paid internship program for students who have an environmental issue that they would like to start organizing on, or maybe already are! Fellows will submit a project proposal to RCC about their issue, and, if accepted, they will receive training and support to execute that project over the course of the year.
Starting a divestment campaign on your campus? Resisting pipelines in your community? Developing an organic garden in your neighborhood? RCC wants to work with you!
(Proposal examples can be found here: https://rachelcarsoncouncil.org/wp-content/uploads...)
As a fellow, you will work with a network of other organizers all working towards a more just and sustainable future. Once your proposal is accepted, you will get to work with RCC staff and your fellow organizers to develop a work plan tailored specifically to your project and your strengths. Then, over the course of the year, you will execute your project and regularly check in with RCC staff.
Some of the other benefits include:
Fellows will receive:
- A $2,000 dollar stipend over the fellowship term.
- Experience in professional writing
- Training and mentorship from an environmental professional with RCC staff.
- Professional experience organizing and working for a national environmental non-profit
Successful Fellows Will:
- Have a passion for an environmental organizing and have identified an issue they wish to work on
- Be self starters and have the capacity to perform creative problem solving and deal with uncertainty
- Attend the RCC Fellows training and lobby day in September
For this application you will need:
- A resume
- A letter of reference from a professor
- A written proposal detailing the issue you care about and the project you are proposing to help address it. *No longer than two pages*
(Check here for project proposal examples: https://rachelcarsoncouncil.org/wp-content/uploads...)
Further Questions? Email: [email protected]