The Environmental Fellows Program (EFP) at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE) is a 12-week summer fellowship opportunity that seeks to diversify the environmental field by cultivating the career aspirations of master’s and doctoral students from historically underrepresented groups by connecting students to work opportunities in environmental nonprofits, grant makers, and government sectors.
This program arose out of a collaboration between University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability, the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA), and the C.S. Mott Foundation. The collaborators recognized the need for a program to identify and train diverse students to work in environmental and philanthropic sectors. This fellowship is supported by several philanthropic organizations.
The Environmental Fellows Program is looking for future leaders and decision-makers in the rapidly changing fields of conservation, justice, equity, and philanthropy. We are looking for graduate students who:
- want to broaden their environmental knowledge and perspectives;
- want to build their leadership and communication skills;
- who want to gain valuable work experience;
- are passionate about diversifying the environmental field;
- are committed to supporting and advocating for the principles of equity and inclusion;
- are interested in learning about environmental grantmaking and its impacts on local, national, and international environmental work;
- want to be a part of an emerging network.