Call for Applicants for National Wildlife Federation's Emerging Leadership Fellowship Program

This year, the Emerging Leader Fellowship program will be a one-year intensive leadership development program for 10 select young professionals and 10 college students interested in environmental leadership opportunities.

04-15-2014 // Anne Goddard

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Interested in career development and leadership opportunities within the conservation movement? The National Wildlife Federation is accepting applications for the 2014 class of the Emerging Leadership Fellowship Program.  Young professionals and current students between the ages of 21 and 35 are invited to enter by April 30, 2014, at: www.nwf.org/Fellows.

This year, the Emerging Leader Fellowship program will be a one-year intensive leadership development program for 10 select young professionals and 10 college students interested in leadership opportunities, additional skill trainings, and support from a diverse network of peers and mentors within the environmental field. The focus of this year’s fellowship will be on leadership and professional development, providing in-depth development opportunities throughout the program. By focusing on intense leadership and professional development, skills learned can be used in a wide range of settings to advance career and educational objectives.

Fellows will have the unique opportunity to develop leadership skills through:

  • Professional development trainings and networking throughout the fellowship term
  • Opportunities to represent NWF at conferences and events related to your fellowship
  • Support in identifying funds for your work or project
  • One-on-one coaching sessions with the training facilitator(s)
  • Strategic and administrative support for your project from NWF Staff
  • Attending a four day in-person intensive leadership training retreat.

Since 2000, National Wildlife Federation has awarded more than 170 Fellowships to students across the country from 119 schools in 37 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico through the Campus Ecology Fellowship Program and the program continues to grow. The Fellows work on projects ranging from campus-wide energy audits to implementing sustainable forestry practices; reaching more than 2.5 million students, faculty, staff and community members at the fellowship campuses.

Last year, the program expanded to provide fellowship opportunities not only to current students, but also to post-graduate, young professionals (ages 21-35) interested in career development and leadership opportunities within the conservation movement.

For more information and to apply, please visit: www.nwf.org/Fellows. Applications are due April 30th.

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