ELM Action Fund Campaign and Advocacy Fellows

The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund is looking for college students, high school students, and recent graduates to be part of our Campaign and Advocacy Fellows program. Join us and help elect environmental champions, advance strong environmental policy, and build the power of the environmental community in Massachusetts.The Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) Action Fund is a 501c4 organization and the state affiliate of the League of Conservation Voters.

Campaign and Advocacy Fellowship

Our Fellows program consists of the four sessions described below. Applicants may apply for multiple sessions. Fellows that do exemplary work will have preference over new applicants if they wish to stay or return for a
later session.

SESSION 1 – February through March (2020)

  • 8 – 10 hours/ week, no nights or weekends, unpaid
  • Location: ELM’s Boston office
  • Duties: Campaign research and advocacy

SESSION 2 – April through May (2020)

  • 15 – 20 hours/ week, some nights and weekends required, paid stipend
  • Location: 75% ELM’s Boston office, 25% campaign work across MA
  • Duties: 50% campaign research and advocacy, 25% in-office campaign work, 25% in-district campaign work (door knocking, phone banking, etc)

SESSION 3 – June through August (2020)

  • 15 – 20 hours/ week, some nights and weekends required, paid stipend
  • Location: 50% ELM’s Boston office, 50% campaign work across MA
  • Duties: 50% advocacy, in-office campaign work, 50% in-district campaign work (door knocking, phone banking, etc)

SESSION 4 – September through November (2019 still available)

  • 15 – 20 hours/ week, some nights and weekends required, paid stipend
  • Location: 80% campaign work across MA, 20% ELM’s Boston office
  • Duties: 80% in-district campaign work (door knocking, phone banking, etc), 20% data management, in-office campaign work, and advocacy

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong research, data management, and note-taking skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Commitment to environmental advocacy
  • Self-starter with the ability to work collaboratively
  • Community outreach or political campaign experience a plus

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a one-page cover letter and one-page resume as a PDF to jobs@elmaction.org. Please address your cover letter to Katie Burnett and indicate that you are applying for the Fellows program and which session(s) you are applying for.

ELM is an equal-opportunity employer and we strongly encourage applications from all interested candidates. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, creed, religion, personal appearance, national origin, citizenship, age, gender, or sexual orientation.

Past Fellows

Each year the ELM Action Fund hires qualified, engaged students and recent graduates to be part of our Campaign and Advocacy Fellows program. Fellows help elect environmental champions, advance our policy agenda, and build the power of the environmental community in Massachusetts. Fellows work directly on campaigns for environmental champions around the state, assist with ELM Action Fund events, update our databases and tracking documents, and much more. Browse the fellow-created presentation below to learn more about the impact of our program and the work previous fellows have done.

See what the 2018 campaign fellows were up to.