Open Space Institute Seeks Applications for Conservation Diversity Fellowship

Posted on April 1, 2022
Open Space Institute Seeks Applications for Conservation Diversity Fellowship
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The Open Space Institute’s Conservation Diversity Fellowship, started in 2016, seeks candidates with a commitment to equity, pursuing professional experience in the conservation field. The Fellowship offers up to two college graduates a one-year, full time, paid position (competitive starting salary of $60,000 prorated with a comprehensive benefits package, sick leave, and PTO) working alongside full-time staff based out of OSI’s New York City home office. OSI’s multifaceted programs will give the fellows wide-ranging experience in the conservation field. Fellows will have the opportunity to work on a rotation of projects related to the following, based upon their education and desired career path.
  • Conservation real estate transactions, acquisitions, and dispositions
  • Access to urban parks, state parks, and the stewardship of protected lands
  • Conservation science research and information dissemination
  • Administration of grant funds to partner organizations for land protection and environmental education
  • Finance, accounting and administration of a large non-profit organization
  • Executive and development departments working with partners, funders, and the board of trustees
  • Interest in pursuing a career in a conservation and / or environmental related field
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of conservation of the environmental movement
  • Interest in advancing environmental justice and inclusivity within conservation
  • College graduate with demonstrated academic excellence (GPA, course selection, and leadership)
  • Availability and commitment to full and enthusiastic participation in all aspects of the Conservation Diversity Fellowship
  • Working out of OSI’s midtown office in New York City and participating in the Fellowship for one year beginning in late summer of 2022
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • The selection process, including a potential interview, will take approximately four to six weeks. Please use the online application form here.
To apply
  • Resume or CV
  • College transcript
  • Statement of Purpose (750 words or less)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation that may be from a professor or recent employer sent directly to Jessica Watson or Mike Baden.
The application is due on April 15, 2022
For Information & Inquiries
For more information about the grant, please contact:
Jessica Watson:
Mike Baden: