*Please note that a strong background in marine conservation is not a requirement for this program*
The RAY Fellowship Program is a year-long paid fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates* with the tools and support systems they need to become leaders in the ocean conservation field, one that fully represents the rich and diverse communities within the United States. RAY Fellows will be placed within one of our member organizations (Environmental Defense Fund, Ocean Conservancy, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy, Oceana, Point Blue Conservation, and Rare) and can expect to work with mentors, grow their networks, and forge lasting relationships with their cohort of Fellows. All RAY Fellowships are full-time paid positions and include benefits. Fellows will also receive a stipend of $1,000 to go towards professional development opportunities, in addition to coordinated professional development through their host organizations and the Environmental Leadership Program.
Eligibility & How to Apply: Applications for the 2018 RAY Fellowship Program cohort will be accepted through March 15, 2018, and should include a resume, a letter of support, two essays, and a short answer response. The RAY Fellowship Program will offer Fellowships beginning in July 2018 and ending in July 2019. Visit our website at http://www.rayconservationfellows.org for application instructions and descriptions of Fellowship positions being offered in 2018 (positions will be posted on a rolling basis through February 16, 2018).
Eligible applicants will have:
- A Bachelor’s Degree with a graduation date between July 2017 and June 2018;
- The ability to work in the United States and commit to the entire fellowship; and
- A strong demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity & justice within the environmental & social change fields.