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EOPA National Fellowship 2022

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EOPA NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP

As a comprehensive career development and leadership opportunity, the National Fellowship Program is designed to harness and inspire the next generation of public leaders.

We are seeking highly motivated, dedicated, and passionate changemakers to assist with a variety of projects in the startup phase, including research, outreach, strategy, partnerships, fundraising, and communications. If you want to contribute to a high-leverage start-up campaign and make a national difference, this fellowship is for you.

10 fellows are accepted into the 5-month-long program beginning Jan 1st through May 31st

Core Fellowship Roles and Contributions

  • Contribute to high-leverage campaigns with national, state, and local policy impacts
  • Work with influential state and local elected leaders
  • Lead 1-3 projects in research, outreach, communications, policy, membership, partnerships, fundraising, or administration
  • Conduct phone or email outreach to elected officials, partners organizations
  • Participate in team meetings at least 1-2 times per week via video call
  • Support social media, video, and communications presence
  • Assist with designing and execution of membership development program

How we are uniquely positioned:

  • Elected Officials to Protect America is mobilizing lawmakers who are veterans and frontline elected leaders, youth leaders, and business leaders to educate lawmakers, the public, and media on the dangers of the climate crisis as a threat-multiplier for disease, water security, and environmental racism.
  • The sole national organization mobilizing veterans who are lawmakers on the environment.
  • The sole national peer-to-peer initiative led by state and local lawmakers on the national security and public health harms of the climate crisis. 
  • Peer-to-Peer inspiration; training, and organizing that enhances effectiveness, creates awareness and understanding, builds political will, and makes it politically safe to act boldly.
  • Our in-house media team produces films, op-eds, press conferences, and social media.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passion and experience in environment, energy, civic engagement, and/or public policy issues;
  • Solid problem-solving skills;
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work remotely, efficiently, and reliably meet deadlines; arrange your schedule and hours;
  • Zest, grit, hope, love, social intelligence, gratitude, and a sense of humor;
  • Proficiency with Google Docs and Sheets;
  • Experience in organizing, campaigns, or policy is an asset.


EOPA NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP

As a comprehensive career development and leadership opportunity, the National Fellowship Program is designed to harness and inspire the next generation of public leaders.

We are seeking highly motivated…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    January 3, 2022
  • End Date
    May 31, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    December 15, 2021
  • Payment
    Stipend
  • Stipend / Wage
    $500-$750 stipend for fellowship period, commensurate with experience
  • Hours Per Week
    15-20 hours per week

Benefits

TRAINING

Our training courses include value-based communications, empathy-based fundraising, and EQ leadership and management, in addition to job-specific mentorship and training. 

  • Emotional Intelligence and Public Leadership - The course will involve learning to increase each participant’s ability to empathize with others, to listen accurately, to communicate authentically, and create a work/campaign environment that maximizes team performance and creativity.
  • Value-Based Communications - In a media environment where we receive five times more information every day than just five years ago, distinguishing oneself from the crowd to make a lasting impact is essential to an organization or campaign. This course will focus on how we communicate through framing, targeting, and implementing a media campaign that connects through stories that create emotion to create action. Through experiential learning, students will create their narrative and apply it to real-life events, including press conferences, and media campaigns we conduct.  
  • Empathy Based Fundraising - This course introduces students to the elements of fundraising for political campaigns and organizations, and how those techniques can also be applied to nonprofit groups. We then expand to advanced fundraising tactics to connect through values and build empathy with the funder. Students will understand what makes compelling fundraising ask and evaluate the most effective fundraising tactics.

BENEFITS

  • Flexible hours: 20 to 40 hours per week, fellowship term 4-6+ months
  • Work is online/remote
  • $500-$750 stipends for fellowship period available for top applicants, commensurate with experience. (In order to accommodate the most fellows from underserved communities and with economic needs as possible, institutional funding will be used before EOPA funding for any selected fellows with institutional funding support.)
  • Contribute to a strategic, high-leverage campaign with a direct national policy impact
  • Work with influential state and local elected leaders
  • Expand your network and join our talented community of current fellows and alumni 
  • Exclusive personalized training series from experienced lawmakers, civic service professionals, and the University of San Francisco Masters in Public Leadership
  • Gain valuable organizing and campaign, experience
  • Opportunities to advance in leadership as a Senior and Executive Fellow and staff 
  • We are a dedicated and fun team who learn from each other


WHAT FELLOWS SAY 

“It got me out of my comfort zone and I learned a lot – everything from winning grants, policy brief writing, and contacting elected officials. Good for the soul. The work we’re doing really makes an impact. It was exciting to see the TV segment featuring our press conference!”

  • Chris Molina, Senior National Campaign Fellow

“We are building something really big here, and it’s amazing to be right in the middle of it all – from talking to elected officials to making websites to planning a nationwide outreach campaign – you can literally see the organization taking steps to firmly set itself as a key player in the national environmental policy landscape.”

  • Bert Li, National Campaign Fellow

“I joined this team because of the unique and incredible work that EOPA conducts on a daily basis. You really get to understand and build a new organization collaboratively. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a difference in our environment and collective public health.”

  • Jesse Ward, National Campaign Fellow

“EOPA is truly a special organization. We empower leaders, whether elected officials or fellows, even as we massively scale our impact. The collaborative team and mission are inspiring. Everyone has a voice and is supported on their unique path and as a team. I’d highly recommend working for EOPA to anyone interested in environmental policy as well as growing to become a better leader, professional, and activist. 

  • Kylie Burke., Senior National Campaign Fellow  

“Working for EOPA is a great way to work on all kinds of different projects and fields. The staff really encourages you to work on what you are interested in and take the lead on it. If you want to be a part of an organization that is trying to change things for the best, EOPA is the place to be.”

  • Capucine Marzet, National Campaign Fellow


TRAINING

Our training courses include value-based communications, empathy-based fundraising, and EQ leadership and management, in addition to job-specific mentorship and…

How to Apply

Apply online here: https://forms.gle/tjpmWTxFW33AsLqg6

Please note: a Google account is required to fill out the application form.

If the form is not accessible, please send your resume, cover letter, 3 professional references, and writing sample with the subject "EOPA Fellowship" to talent@protecting america.net.

Priority application deadline for Spring fellowship: December 15, 2021

Apply online here: https://forms.gle/tjpmWTxFW33AsLqg6

Please note: a Google account is required to fill out the application form.

If the form is not accessible, please send your…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
Austin, TX, USA

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