Repower America with Clean Energy

Repower America with Clean Energy

America uses more energy than we need and produces that energy from dirty and dangerous sources that are harmful from cradle to grave ; threatening our environment, public health, and our economy, as well as fueling global warming.

It doesn’t have to be this way. There is no shortage of clean, renewable energy in America. We have the technology and the know-how right at our fingertips to dramatically rein in our energy use and produce 100 percent of the energy we do need from clean, renewable sources.

Environment America is hiring a Clean Energy Fellow to stand up to the coal and oil industries and fight for this clean energy future in D.C.

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Environment America

Environment America is a federation of 29 state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations. Drawing on a strong track record of success, and the support of thousands of citizen members, our state groups organize the support it takes to stand up to polluting industries and ultimately sweep past them.

Environment America’s Fellowship Program

As an Environment America fellow, you’ll get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the kinds of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles like the fight for clean energy.

You’ll work alongside our Global Warming Program Director Julian Boggs, and you’ll participate in classroom trainings a few times a year to complement what you learn in the field.

As a fellow, you won’t just learn how to make an impact; you’ll make one. Here are a few examples:

– You’ll organize town hall meetings. You’ll create events where constituents have an opportunity to make their voices heard and hold politicians accountable.

; You’ll build powerful coalitions. You’ll recruit like-minded groups to join your campaign.

– You’ll set up and speak at news conferences. You’ll create news events to get the word out about your campaign through the media. You’ll also meet with editorial boards, and get op-eds published.

– You’ll run citizen outreach campaigns. You’ll help build your organization, learning to fundraise, manage staff, and educate the public.

– You’ll also lobby lawmakers directly, learning to make a convincing case for our policy goals.

You’ll also have the opportunity to educate and mobilize voters to support pro-environment candidates. We’ve endorsed pro-environment candidates in tight state races since 2008, organizing in key districts to help them win. And we plan to do so again in the fall of 2014.

Beyond your first two years

After two years as an Environment America fellow, you’ll have learned the ropes, gained invaluable hands-on experience and you’ll have made a real difference for the environment. Best of all, you’ll be ready to become a lead advocate, a lead organizer or a state director with Environment America or with one of our state affiliates. That’s the path taken by many of the people who are now leading Environment America’s top state and federal campaigns.


We’re seeking candidates committed to fighting for a green future. Being a fellow is not for everybody. It’s tough work, and the challenges never stop. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value experience organizing, including building campus groups.


Washington D.C.

Let us know if you’re interested in positions in other states. We can put you in touch with our state affiliates across the country.

Start date

Our Clean Energy Fellow would start immediately.

Salary and benefits

You’ll earn $24,000 in your first year and $25,500 in your second year. You’ll be eligible to join our group health plan at no cost to you. You’ll receive two weeks of paid vacation at the completion of your first year, and accrue three weeks over the course your second year. You’ll be eligible to apply for college loan assistance after your third month, and to participate in our 401(k) plan at the end of your first year.

Looking for an internship instead? Apply to be an Environment America intern. You’ll learn how to make an impact on critical environmental issues, and there’s no better way to get the experience to launch your career with us.

How to apply

To learn more and apply
Apply at or contact our Environment America Global Warming Program Director at

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