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2018 Fellowships Announced

The Aldo Leopold Foundation is seeking one Education and Outreach Fellow and two Land Stewardship Fellows to join our team from mid-March to mid-December 2018. These fellowships are part of the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s Future Leaders Program, designed to provide recent graduates and early career professionals the opportunity to gain experience and grow in six core areas: understanding conservation leadership, finance and fundraising, applied science and natural history knowledge, partnership building, strategic planning, and communication. Fellows specialize within one of two program areas, Education and Outreach or Land Stewardship, depending on their individual career aspirations.

The Education and Outreach Fellow supports an array of on-site and outreach education programs, creating opportunities for audiences to learn about Aldo Leopold, the foundation, and our work to advance a land ethic and land health locally and globally.

An Education and Outreach Fellow leads a Shack tour.

An Education and Outreach Fellow leads a Shack tour.

The Land Stewardship Fellows assist with a wide variety of land management and monitoring techniques on Aldo Leopold Foundation lands and across the Leopold-Pine Island Important Bird Area. Land Stewardship Fellows also participate in and contribute to an array of on-site programming.

Fellows led a burn training at the end of their season.

Land Stewardship fellows lead a burn workshop.

The 2018 Fellows will be the first to complete our newly-designed fellowship curriculum that intentionally addresses the six core areas of the Future Leaders Program listed above through formal training and applied on-the-job experiences that allow for exploration of each topic and time for each fellow to practice and apply these key elements of leadership. These opportunities will constitute 20% of the total fellowship hours. The 2018 Fellows will also be the first cohort to reside in the newly-constructed Future Leaders Center!

Applications are due February 1, 2018, and fellowships begin on March 12, 2018. Please see the program-specific pages (linked above) for more details. To see the position descriptions and application instructions click the links below.

Education and Outreach Fellowship

Land Stewardship Fellowship

We eagerly await your application!


Learn more about the Future Leaders Campaign aimed at growing this program to host more fellows each year – cultivating diverse, capable conservation leaders of the future!

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