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Become an Environment Michigan fellow
If you're looking for the opportunity to organize, advocate and fight for Michigan’s environment, apply to be an Environment Michigan fellow today. We’re hiring a Field Associate to start in either January or August 2013.
Build and mobilize support to protect Michigan’s environment
Environment Michigan’s field associate will build the public and political support we need to protect Michigan’s environment. We face powerful opposition, and to overcome that opposition we need media attention, the support of broad-based coalitions, an informed public and grassroots action to win the day for our environment. Our field associate will organize news events, bring community leaders and other constituencies together around our issues and organize grassroots actions to show support for our campaigns, including:
Environment Michigan works to advance the environmental vision and values we share. Drawing on a strong track record of success, and the support of thousands of citizen members, we organize the support it takes to stand up to polluting industries and ultimately sweep past them.
The results of our work including a state plan for coal-fired power plants to reduce mercury emissions by 90%, a major step in addressing contamination in Michigan’s waterways and fish, and a BP back down in the face of what the Chicago Tribune called a “firestorm” of criticism we helped create when they announced their plans to dump toxic chemicals into Lake Michigan.
But let’s not kid ourselves: There’s so much more to do. Our environment faces multiple challenges and opportunities, nowhere more so than in Michigan.
Environment Michigan’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 a recent college graduate who - like you - has the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluting industries, organize support and fight for our environmental values.
Our Fellowship Program is a two-year immersion in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of organization-building necessary for the long haul.
Since Environment Michigan is also part of Environment America, a national federation of state-based groups, as a fellow you’ll have the opportunity to work with, and learn from, our national staff and staff from other states; take part in national campaigns and national trainings; and travel to Washington, D.C., for a national lobby day.
Learn by doing
Working with Environment Michigan’s Virginia Shannon, and other senior staff, you’ll plan and run grassroots campaigns, lobby lawmakers, publish op-eds, set up and speak at news conferences, organize town hall meetings, run citizen outreach campaigns, identify new members, raise money, recruit and manage staff and much more.
Gain the experience you need to lead
After two years, you’ll have undergone a rigorous training, gained invaluable hands-on experience, and taken on more responsibility than you thought possible. And, best of all, you’ll be ready to take on a greater leadership role with Environment Michigan, another state affiliate, or Environment America. You might even start a new state affiliate or launch a new program.
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.
We’re not just hiring in Michigan. Environment America is accepting applications for fellowship positions with our state affiliates across the country and in Washington, D.C. 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, like this one.
Salary and benefits
As an Environment Michigan fellow, you’ll earn $23,750-24,000 in your first year and $24,500-25,500 in your second year. You’re eligible to opt in to our group health plan at no cost to you. You accrue two weeks of paid vacation over the course of your first year, and an additional three weeks in your second year. You’re 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
Complete your online application here.
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for an internship instead? Apply to be an Environment Michigan intern. You’ll learn how to make an impact on critical environmental issues, and there’s no better way to get the experience to launch your career with us.