Job Type

Part Time




Maximum: $3,000
Details: Stipend for duration of 10-month program



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


The Fund II Roots & Shoots National Fellowship has been designed to provide an opportunity for U.S.-based young people of color (or those with a commitment to serving youth of color in communities of need) to complete community-focused projects that help foster respect and compassion for all living beings, promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and inspire individuals to take action to make the world a better place for people, other animals, and the environment


The program welcomes U.S. part-time or full-time undergraduate, graduate, or gap year students ages 18-24 who are dedicated to social justice and/or environmental issues to apply for this opportunity.



Fellows will receive virtual one-on-one leadership coaching, professional development opportunities and support in the implementation of the community action project.


Fellows will be expected to propose and work towards the completion of a personal community action project. Fellows will be provided with a $3,000 stipend. $1,500 of the stipend will be supplied during the first month of the fellowship and $1,500 in January as long as commitments are met and Fellow remains in good standing. Stipends may be used to offset working hours used towards the completion of the community action project or to be used to facilitate the actual project.


Additionally, there will be a compelling, fully-funded in-person training and (schedule permitting) the opportunity to meet our founder, Dr. Jane Goodall.


Fellowship Commitments


Available to serve a 10 month term: August 2018 - May 2019


Learn the Roots & Shoots model of service learning


Over the course of the 10 month term, each fellow will be responsible for completing a community action project that engages 100 youth, or has the potential to engage 100 youth. The campaign should encourage young people to take action in their community using the R&S 4-step model to benefit people, animals, and/ or the environment.


Available to attend and participate in monthly, virtual professional development seminars (one per month- either the 2nd or 4th Monday of the Month). Each call is approximately one hour in duration


Ability to receive, read, and respond to Fund II Fellowship emails and social media posts


Agree to adhere to monthly project and service hour reporting requirements


If available, participate in regional outreach, events, conferences, and campaigns, including presentations to the general public, schools and partners


Before September, complete a free online course through Coursera. The course is beginner level, 5-6 weeks of study, 2-6 hours/week. The course is designed to go at your own pace, so it may be completed sooner.  Roots & Shoots 101- Compassionate Leadership Through Service Learning with Jane Goodall and Roots & Shoots


Attend an annual mandatory training summit (travel, lodging, and meals during the official summit will be covered and not deducted from the project stipend).This year’s summit is planned to take place September 18th - September 21st

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please visit http://rootsandshoots.org/fund2fellowship for more information and to apply!