- Community Outreach
- Organization Building
- Community Organizing
- Water Testing
- Leadership Development
- Grassroots advocacy
For more information, contact Sergio Cahueque email@example.com
The environmental studies fellowships provide students with the opportunity to explore the environmental studies field by working directly with a business, at the government level, or through a nonprofit organization of their choosing.
The Environmental Studies Program expects to award one to three fellowships in the summer of 2022.
We encourage students to seek out opportunities within the environmental studies field that will enhance their environmental studies academic experience. Although there is a preference for fellowships that fall within sustainability or environmental justice, we will consider applications from a wide spectrum within the field of environmental studies.
Students are encouraged to explore working for Maine-based organizations. We have listed several organizations that have hosted fellows in the past below.
Current first-years, sophomores, and juniors; graduating seniors are not eligible. Preference given to proposective ES majors and current ES majors who have completed two or more ES core courses (ENVS1101, ENVS2201, ENVS2403, or ENVS 2330).
Preferences given to rising juniors and seniors and environmental studies majors.
Note: All applications must be submitted through the online application site.
The application is now online. We have provided a copy of the application as a PDF for informational purposes only. You will be asked to fill out the online application and upload the following documents:
Applicants must secure a commitment from the sponsoring organization prior to receiving notice of funding. The applicant should be clear in this expectation when discussing the fellowship with the sponsoring organization.
Award amounts are based upon the employers' ability to provide partial renumeration, with combined total not to exceed $5,000. 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.
The Environmental Studies Program encourages students 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.
The Environmental Studies Program encourages students 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 program 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.
Please see the link below for information for your employer. Please share a copy of this PDF with your prospective host organization.
Each year, we have many more organizations who would like to host a summer fellow than we have funding for through our Maine Based Environmental Studies Fellowship Program. The list below includes possible internships that students could explore for funding through this program (Sustainabilty or Environmental Justice fellowships) or other Bowdoin College summer funding opportunities including the CXD Funded Internship Grant Program.
Each of the descriptions below includes a contact name to find out more about the opportunity.
For more information, contact Sergio Cahueque firstname.lastname@example.org
The position is to help with environmental monitoring in northern Iceland for a startup called Everything Seaweed that will be located in Iceland and Maine starting summer 2022. We are harvesting wild kelp to be processed into multiple products and need to set up monitoring of our environmental impact. The student should have interest in learning about or experience with scientific methods of measuring. Should be comfortable being on a boat.
For more information, contact Jessica Chalmers at email@example.com
Growing to Give is a MOFGA-certified organic non-profit farm in Brunswick, ME. We see hunger, environmental degradation, human health, and climate change as systemic issues that are deeply connected; our mission is to address these issues by growing vegetables using sustainable methods to feed our food insecure neighbors. We are offering a hands-on fellowship for students with a strong commitment to regenerative farming and food sovereignty. Ecologically-based agriculture is a sophisticated teacher of the complexity of living systems, and the opportunity to grow, harvest, and distribute fresh produce will provide a broader understanding of the impact of small-scale farming on local communities,
environments, and consumers. Fellows will interface with a vibrant cross-section of people and
organizations addressing food insecurity in Maine. In addition to carrying out daily farm work, fellows will have the opportunity to develop independent projects that align both with our mission and their unique interests and skills. Project might include:
For more information contact Carrie Asselin firstname.lastname@example.org
Maine Conservation Voters (MCV) cultivates and uses political power to conserve and protect Maine's environment. MCV helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, elects pro-environment candidates to office, and holds our elected officials accountable, without regard to political party.
The MCV fellow has an opportunity to work at the intersection of democracy and the environment. This position offers the opportunity to learn about non-profit advocacy, coalition building, and the legislative process.
For more information, contact Greta Warren email@example.com
The Adult Education and Interpretive Exhibits Fellow plays a role in providing live interpretation assistance throughout our campus. Fellows learn, under the guidance of the Interpretation and Exhibits Program Manager, interpretation best practices and effective science communication. This includes the
Gardens’ Butterfly House, Learning Apiary, and new native bee exhibit. Additionally it involves working with the Education Department and volunteers in providing live interpretation for visitors at our Discovery Carts, Children’s Garden and Back Woods area. Possible projeccts include:
For more information contact Vanessa Nesvig firstname.lastname@example.org
Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment in Freeport, Maine seeks to transform our relationship with farming and food for a healthier planet. On 626 acres of diverse ecosystems, we farm, educate, conduct agricultural research on soils and climate change, and invite visitors to engage with the food system and the role we all can play in building a more just and sustainable future. We grow produce for an on-site farm store, a CSA, and for our local food pantries. The fruit & vegetable farming fellow work alongside our two full-season apprentices to help care for 5.5 acres of MOFGA certified diversified fruit and vegetable production and collaborate with our research and educational programming. Possible projects include:
For more information, contact Eliza Baker-Wacks email@example.com