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 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.

In addition to their own projects, Fall Fellows will focus on building political momentum in Massachusetts at our September 25th Youth Lobby Day and the upcoming Carbon Pricing Bill Hearing. 

Compensation:

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

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 in 2019*:

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: Apply for the Fall Fellowship by clicking the following link. The application process will take approximately 30min. 

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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