NOI Climate Leadership Fellowship Application
New Organizing Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Climate Leadership Fellowship, a full-time, three-month paid fellowship program for emerging leaders interested in joining or deepening their involvement in the climate movement.
NOI’s Climate Leadership Fellowship is designed to give new and emerging climate leaders the opportunity to support the organizing work of a local or national organization working on climate change issues.
The Climate Leadership Fellow will:
Have an opportunity to acquire and refine the proven skills of engagement organizing while working with a national, state or local organization tackling climate change issues.
Receive experiential knowledge of how to organize in the climate movement by contributing to the mission an organization on a meaningful, pre-determined campaign. These campaigns could include grassroots community organizing, issue, or electoral organizing.
Fellows will be equipped with core organizing skills they can apply in their next job or take back to their community to effect change on climate issues.
Become part of a cohort of emerging network of new climate leaders, the NOI Climate Leadership Fellows. We hope that Fellows will use this experience to more deeply engage in the climate movement after their term whether as a full-time staffer or a volunteer leader.
NOI is hiring Climate Leadership Fellows for the winter term, starting on January 6th and lasting through March 28th. The deadline for the first class of fellows will be November 15th. Applications for the spring term will open in early 2014.
We are looking for fellows with an interest in learning grassroots organizing skills and supporting the climate movement. No prior experience in climate change or organizing is required, but community outreach or campaigning experience is a plus.
Every host organization will identify a fellowship campaign or a set of responsibilities that will support the organizations’ critical campaign work and ensure the fellow has an opportunity to learn about organizing and advocacy in the climate movement firsthand.
Fellows should be willing to relocate to the location of their host organization.
Ideal Candidates will be:
Early in their careers, recent graduate or volunteer leader.
Someone who has great interest in organizing on climate/climate justice issues, but has limited work experience.
Comfortable and willing to work long hours/weekends and interact with people regularly by phone and in person.
Each Climate Leadership Corp Fellow receives the following benefits:
Living allowance stipend of $3000 per month plus healthcare
$50 cell phone reimbursement
Professional and personal development training from New Organizing Institute
How to Apply:
To become a fellow you must fill out and submit our online application and include an attached resume and cover letter. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all placements are filled, but applicants are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible to ensure the best chance of being placed at an organization that fits your needs and goals.
Once the application is complete and has been reviewed, applicants who qualify will be contacted for an interview. If you have questions, please e-mail Katie Parrish at Katie.parrish@neworganizing.
NOI is a progressive organization that builds capacity and sophistication in the progressive movement in the areas of technology and new media, especially as they relate to organizing. NOI offers numerous trainings for progressive practitioners, engages in data research, and coordinates with a wide range of progressive partners to leverage common interests in the improvement of technology options in the field.
APPLICATION (see website for details)
Did you attend a Climate Camp OFA?
What motivates you to work on climate change issues?
What do you hope to learn from the fellowship and what unique perspectives would you bring?
We are committed to supporting a class of organizers with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. How do your background and life experiences influence your values?
Please E-Mail your resume and cover letter to Katie Parrish at Katie.parrish@neworganizing.
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