New England Fellowship


The New England Fellowship:

Our Climate's New England Fellowship empowers young leaders to advance state carbon pricing campaigns in the northeast US, especially Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island. During this semester-long intensive, fellows will strategically develop and apply key advocacy skills such as organizing their peers, rallying public support, and engaging directly with elected officials in order to Put A Price On It. Winning these local campaigns will build momentum toward our ultimate goal—a strong, equitable national carbon price.

There are three Fellowships per year: Spring (January-May), Summer (June-August), and Fall (September-December). The upcoming Summer and Fall 2019 Fellowships will take place at a critical moment: A majority of the Massachusetts House of Representatives has cosigned an equitable, science-based carbon pricing bill. Join us as we help our legislators push this legislation through committee and help Vermont and Rhode Island to follow suit.

Position Description:

New England Fellows will work collaboratively with each other and the New England Field Coordinator to design and execute projects that advance local and statewide #PutAPriceOnIt campaigns. Fellows will spend 5-10 hours a week on these projects and the trainings that support them. Our Climate Fellows' most common tactics include:

  • Lobbying key legislators by phone, letter, and in person;
  • Identifying, aligning with, and supporting coalition members and allies;
  • Writing and publishing media, including letters to the editor, op-eds, and social media;
  • Organizing informational, community-building, or lobbying events (lobby days, house parties, panels/forums, etc.);
  • Seeking and securing carbon pricing endorsements from local businesses, colleges, etc.;
  • Identifying and securing opportunities to attend, table, or speak at community events;
  • Participating in phone banks, door-to-door or street canvassing, and other list-building activities.

The upcoming Summer Fellowship will focus on three major actions: our Right Whale Climate Mosaic, the upcoming MA Carbon Pricing Hearing, and Our Climate's Summer Policy Camp.  

Compensation:

The shorter Summer Fellowship, but fellows get free admittance to Our Climate's Summer Policy Camp. Spring and Fall Fellows receive a stipend of $500.

Location:

New England Fellows must either live or study in New England. Candidates in states with active carbon pricing campaigns (MA, RI, and VT) are especially encouraged to apply.

Fellows will conduct their weekly work from their home or campus communities, collaborate remotely by videoconference, and will occasionally attend larger events in central locations that they help to organize.

Dates - 2019*:

Summer '19 Fellowship: Mon, Jun 10 - Fri, Aug 16    Applications now rolling until filled!

Fall '19 Fellowship: Mon, Aug 26 - Fri, Dec 20           Application Due: Fri, Aug 2

*These times are flexible and can be modified based on Fellows' availability. Direct questions and concerns to the New England Field Coordinator at eben@our.climate.us.

How to apply: The following link allows you to apply for either the Summer Fellowship, Fall Fellowship, or both.

The New England Field Coordinator, Eben Bein, will follow up with qualified candidates to set up a short interview. Questions concerning the Fellowship can be directed to him at eben@ourclimate.us.


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