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 other students, 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 Spring 2019 Fellowship will take place at a critical moment: A new Massachusetts State Congress will be poised to pass a carbon price early in its session. Join us as we remind our legislators that sound, science-based climate policy is non-negotiable!

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:

  • Seeking and securing campaign endorsements from local businesses, colleges, etc.;
  • Identifying and securing opportunities to attend and represent Our Climate at community events;
  • Participating in phone banks, door-to-door and street canvasses, and other list-building activities;
  • Lobbying key legislators by phone, letter, and in person;
  • Identifying and supporting coalition members and allies;
  • Writing and publishing media, including letters to the editor, op-eds, and press releases;
  • Organizing informational, community-building, or lobbying events (rallies, house parties, panels/forums, etc.).

Compensation: 

Fellows will 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 and will occasionally attend larger events in central locations that they help to organize.

Dates:

Spring Fellowship applications due: December 10, 2018

Orientation Call (1hr)*: December 27th or 28th, 2018

Start Date*: January 2nd, 2019

End Date*: May 31st, 2019 

*These times are flexible and can be modified based on Fellows' availability.

How to apply:

 

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


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