Fellowships and Opportunities

Students can get additional experience in Environmental Studies through a summer fellowship.

Environmental Fellowship Program


The Environmental Studies program offers three fellowships that place ES majors and prospective majors in stipended summer internships or research experiences.  These fellowships provide funding for students to explore careers in the environmental field by pursuing a placement with a Maine based organization (Maine-Based Fellowship), by pursuing a placement with an organization of their choosing at any location in the world (Sustainability-Environmental Justice Fellowship), or by conducting community based research under the mentorship of an ES faculty member (Cooke Environmental Research Fellowship). Environmental Studies Fellows play a key role in the program by connecting the Environmental Studies program to organizations in Maine and beyond.


The Maine-Based Fellowships are 10 weeks in length. Please note that fellows are expected to work forty hours per week and cannot be employed by Bowdoin College in any other capacity during the fellowship.  The Sustainability/Environmental Justice Fellowships can be between 8-10 weeks, based upon arrangements with the host organization. The Cooke Environmental Research Fellowships can be between 8-10 weeks in length.

Payment and Housing:

The Maine-Based and Sustainability/Environmental Justice Fellowships provide a $5,000 stipend. Students are eligible for Bowdoin College's summer housing if the placement is in Maine, but these fellowships do not provide a housing stipend.

The Cooke Environmental Research Fellowship provides a stipend of $450 per week for a period of 8-10 weeks. Students receive campus housing as part of their fellowship award.

Questions? Please contact Eileen Johnson at ejohnson@bowdoin.edu, by phone: 207-798-7157 or stop by Roux 224.


Preference is given to first, second or third year students who are current either ES majors/minors, OR prospective ES majors who have completed two or more ES core courses (ENVS1101, ENVS2201, ENVS 2330, or ENVS2403).

Students' academic record and financial need are important criteria, though students not receiving aid are eligible.

We've provided a short video on the application process and a bit about the fellowship experience:

Fellowship Information Video 2020 Fellows

Environmental Fellowships

See descriptions below for application information.