Open Space Institute Seeks Applications for Conservation Diversity Fellowship
Posted on April 1, 2022
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.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Baden: email@example.com