Green Corps Field School for Environmental Organizing

Deadline: October
Website: Link
Disciplines: Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Social Sciences
Years: Senior, Graduate Student, Alumni

The mission of Green Corps is to recruit and train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament and commitment needed to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles.  Green Corps' one-year, full-time, paid Field School for Environmental Organizing includes intensive classroom training, hands-on field experience running urgent environmental campaigns, and career placement in positions with leading environmental groups.

If you want to gain the skills to run a campaign to stop global warming, defend old growth forests from corporate logging companies, or start your own environmental group, this is the fellowship for you.

During Green Corps' full year paid training program,  participants will learn grassroots organizing skills from some of the top practitioners in the country  while working on three to five different campaigns such as retiring dirty coal-fired power plants, protecting our drinking water, improving our food system and building the campus fossil fuel divestment movement. Organizers will learn important skills such as recruiting volunteers, developing strategic campaigns and building strong coalitions. 

Organizers have worked on behalf of dozens of groups including Sierra Club, Food and Water Watch, and the National Wildlife Federation.  Our alumni include Phil Radford, the Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, Sarah Hodgdon, National Program Director for Sierra Club and Heather Smith, President of Rock the Vote.

Specific Eligibility Criteria

Green Corps hires qualified individuals who are authorized to work in the United States. International applicants who have a VISA with work permit are invited to apply. Green Corps does not arrange for work permits or act as a sponsor through any governmental or private job or training program. As a nonprofit organization, Green Corps is unable to devote financial and staff resources in assisting applicants to obtain work authorization.