Rachel Carson Council Fellowship 2023-2024, Rachel Carson Council


Position Title: Rachel Carson Council Fellowship 2023-2024

Organization: Rachel Carson Council

Location: Remote

Organization Overview: The Rachel Carson Council (RCC) is a national environmental advocacy organization founded in 1965 to carry on the work and legacy of Rachel Carson. RCC promotes Carson’s ecological ethic that combines scientific concern for the environment and human health with a sense of wonder and reverence for all forms of life in order to build a more sustainable, just, and peaceful future. RCC educates, organizes, and advocates at the national, state, and grassroots level for climate and environmental justice, renewable energy, forest and ocean protection, for the advancement of civil and human rights, and American democracy.

Position Overview: The RCC Fellowship Program is designed to identify outstanding students with a passion for environmental education, organizing, and advocacy and provide them with financial support to carry out valuable projects and campaigns on behalf of the RCC.

Duties: Upon successfully developing a project proposal and being accepted into the Fellowship cohort, fellows will be invited to the 2023 summer RCC American Environmental Leadership Institute. There, Fellows will develop project plans for the upcoming year, participate in trainings to hone their organizing skills, meet their cohort, while also networking and learning from environmental leaders from across the nation from the Following completion of the fellows training, Fellows will report to their campuses and begin their work for academic year 2023 – 2024. Over the course of the year, RCC Fellows will hold monthly check-in calls with RCC staff and periodic calls with other members of the fellowship cohort to strategize and troubleshoot for their projects. Fellows will be responsible for creating bi-monthly writings on their work, two per semester, to be shared on the RCC website. RCC Fellows will also develop critical contacts and experience, and upon completion of their term, join the RCC alumni network as they look forward to careers as engaged environmental leaders. 

Start/End Dates: Full-year fellowship

Salary/Pay: $2000 stipend

Application Deadline: April 1

How to Apply: See application page for full description of fellowship and application guidelines and requirements.