Call For Applications: 2015 NWF EcoLeader Graduate Student Research Fellowships

NWF is seeking graduate students in the U.S. to conduct and test market research and business planning and assist with content development for the new NWF EcoLeaders online community. There will be two track options for the Fellowship, Market Research and Content Development.

The Market Research track fellows will conduct researching and testing for NWF EcoLeaders, selecting among priority market segments, including one or more of the following:  student government, journalism, business, education, fraternities and sororities, etc. Based on their findings, the Fellows will develop and test at least two suggested plans for improving our efforts and in the process of their research will recruit a minimum of 25 new EcoLeaders to the site each.

The content development track fellows will focus on developing new and supporting content for the EcoLeaders site building out resource offerings on current “Eco-Topic” pages and recognition pages and developing content for new Eco-Topic pages including Outdoor Recreation, Climate Adaptation and the Career and Leadership Center.

Click below to read the full Fellowship RFPs and application instructions:

NWF EcoLeader Market Research Fellowship RFP

NWF EcoLeader Content Development RFP

Applications are due March 8, 2015

The NWFs Campus Ecology program has been working with colleges and universities for more than 25 years to protect wildlife and habitat through campus sustainability efforts. Recognizing that students and young professionals are often the catalysts for change in communities and organizations, NWF’s Campus Ecology Program has created the NWF EcoLeaders Initiative.  An online community for students and young professionals, EcoLeaders offers the space to create, to share and earn certification for their leadership efforts, projects and campaigns. Together, EcoLeaders are working towards a future in which all wild creatures and natural areas are thriving, and all people have the opportunity to live healthy, prosperous and fulfilling lives. 

In the EcoLeaders community, students and young professionals are:
• Creating eco-missions to guide personal aspirations and values. 
• Designing community service projects that provide career experience and make a tangible difference for people and wildlife.
• Networking with students and young professionals working on similar projects to inspire, share ideas and forge career connections. 
• Earning the NWF EcoLeader credential, a career distinction for resumes and social media pages.

2013 Fellowship Class

Meet Past Campus Ecology Fellows 

Since 2000, NWF has awarded over 150 fellowships to students across the country working on projects ranging from campus-wide energy audits to implementing sustainable forestry practices. Check out our searchable Campus Map to learn about current and past Fellows! 

2000 -2013 Fellowship Summary

This program is partially funded through the generous support of the Kendeda Sustainability Fund of the Tides Foundation, Kendeda Fund, Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Town Creek Foundation.

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