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Environmental Grantmakers Association

Duration: June 1 – August 31, 2006

Location: New York City, NY

Housing: Will not be provided. Student is responsible for finding housing.

Qualifications: Background in environmental studies, sociology, social movements, or other social science or earth science. Exceptional writing and communications skills desirable. Strong interest in social issues, diversity, and environmental justice issues.
Funding: Available through the Center for the Environment Summer Leadership Fellowship Program; see link to application instructions below.

Background: The Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA), a project of the Rockefeller Family Fund and an affinity group of the Council on Foundations, was launched in 1987 when a group of environmental grantmakers met in Washington DC to explore their common ground and to learn more about the interests and goals of each other's specific programs. Today, EGA is an international network of environmental grantmakers with members representing over 250 foundations from around the world. EGA facilitates collaboration and networking among member organizations, and seeks to further the mission of environmentally sustainable, just world through effective grantmaking. This internship is part of EGA’s Walking the Talk Project, which promotes our core values of diversity/inclusivity and eco-sustainability through all EGA organizational practices and encourages our membership to do the same.

Fellowship: The EGA internship would be ideal for students with a serious interest in social and environmental issues, eco-sustainability, communications, and the field of grantmaking.

The intern would work on a mutually-agreed upon research topic, focusing on diversity issues and the environmental movement and/or environmental philanthropy. The research would result in a paper presented to EGA staff by the end of the summer. She would mainly work out of her home, with office space available one or two days a week.

Her work would serve as a tool for furthering connections in environmental philanthropy to prioritizing diversity and/or linking the environmental movement to work in social justice movements, depending on the focus of the study.

For general information:
For specific questions on EGA contact Polly Withers, Development and Communications Manager, or 212-812-4260.

Applicants should strongly consider using this fellowship opportunity towards a research project or independent study.

Click here for application instructions and faculty recommendation. Submit both forms by Monday, April 3 at noon by email to the CE (


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Phone: 413-538-3091

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