Application deadline: All materials should be submitted by email to Eileen Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by noon on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
The Psi Upsilon Sustainability and Environmental Justices Fellowships provide students with the opportunity to explore the topic of sustainability or environmental justice by working directly with a business, at the government level or through a nonprofit organization. The Environmental Studies Program will award one Sustainability and one Environmental Justice Fellowship in the summer of 2012.
Sustainability Fellowship: The Psi Upsilon Sustainability Fellowship provides students with the opportunity to explore the topic of sustainability by working directly with an organization, agency or company that is focusing on the transition to a more sustainable society. Examples of projects that students might engage in as part of this fellowship include green design, calculating metrics of sustainability, or developing systems for conversion to alternative energy systems. The students should select an organization that is working at the cutting edge of sustainability. Placements could be with a community that is actively implementing a climate action plan, a business engaged in green design, a nonprofit organization that is implementing weatherization or community energy systems, or a state agency that is developing alternative transportation systems.
Environmental Justice Fellowship. The Psi Upsilon Environmental Justice Fellowship provides students with the opportunity to explore the intersection of the environment with race, class and gender by working with a nonprofit organization or agency that is working creatively with stakeholders in these areas. Examples of topics that students might address include green housing, green jobs, or urban environmental education programs. Placements could be with an organization or agency that is engaged in one of the following areas: managing an environmental education programs in an urban area, raising awareness of urban agricultural systems, developing green, affordable housing, or addressing the role of green jobs as an approach to workforce development.
Students who are considering applying to the program are strongly encouraged to set up a meeting with Eileen Johnson, Program Manager, Environmental Studies Program. 108 Adams Hall, 798-7157, email@example.com
Award amounts are based upon the employers' ability to provide a partial renumeration, with combined total not to exceed $4,000. Award amounts are considered taxable scholarships and must be declared by the recipients when filing their tax forms. Students will be responsible for travel and other living expenses, which may be negotiated directly with the sponsoring organization.
Eligibility: Current first-years, sophomores and juniors; graduating seniors are not eligible. Preference given to rising juniors and seniors and Environmental Studies majors.
Applicants must secure a commitment from the sponsoring organization prior to receiving notice of funding. The applicants should be clear in this expectation when discussing the fellowship with the sponsoring organization. Awards will be announced by March 9, 2012.
Application Requirements: Please submit an original packet consisting of the following: attached completed application form; a current resume; unofficial transcript (obtainable from Bearings); a personal statement (on a separate sheet of paper - no more than one page) describing the organization, your internship responsibilities and how this internship fits in with your personal career goals; the names of two references, one of which should be a faculty member; and a brief letter from the employer outlining preliminary internship responsibilities and the organization's willingness to participate in this program.