Stop the Buildout Fellow (6-Month Position)

Earthworks is excited to launch a new fellowship program to bring new leaders into the movement to challenge the fossil fuel industry and work towards a just, clean, and equitable energy economy for all. 


The Stop The Buildout Fellowship is a paid, full-time 6 month position that includes mentorship, training, and the opportunity to work with Earthworks’ team in challenging new oil, gas, and petrochemical infrastructure along the US Gulf Coast. This fellowship will focus on intersecting issues of energy infrastructure development, climate change, public health, and environmental justice.


This position works closely with Earthworks’ program staff who work to reduce risks to water, health, air, and climate from oil and gas production, with our communication, digital and development departments, and will participate in regional and national coalition efforts to challenge oil, gas, and petrochemical expansion. 


The Stop The Buildout Fellow will report to Earthworks’ Energy Infrastructure Campaigner and will join our energy program which includes federal policy experts, communications staff, development staff and a field advocate team active in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Support Earthworks’ efforts to oppose petrochemical, crude oil, and LNG export facilities proposed for the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast through communications, organizing, and research
  • Develop personal and professional development goals for the fellowship and work with your supervisor to meet those goals
  • Engage with the broader US movement to reduce plastics and keep fossil fuels in the ground
  • Participate on campaign teams with coalition partners and allies
  • Participate in Earthworks’ team meetings, retreats, and trainings as needed
  • Represent Earthworks at external events as needed
  • Share organizational responsibilities to maintain a healthy and safe workplace



  • Passion for social and environmental justice and desire to grow as a leader in the environmental movement
  • Commitment and experience working with frontline communities and working towards racial justice
  • Commitment to develop skills in grassroots organizing and movement building
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred
  • Written communications skills and experience with basic tools including Google Docs and Sheets
  • Campaign experience a plus in some or all of the following areas: climate change, petrochemical production, human rights, energy policy, specific fossil fuel sectors, finance, corporate social responsibility
  • Ability to work both on one’s own and under direction as part of a project team.


The compensation for this position is $19,000 over a period of six months and includes vacation, sick, and other leave according to our personnel policies. Medical benefits are not included in this position. Preference will be given for applicants who live in Texas, Louisiana, or New Mexico, but applicants will be considered for a fully remote position.


The fossil fuel industry disproportionately impacts people who already face structural oppressions — including Black people, Indigenous people, and other people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, women, disabled people, and LGBTQ+ people. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do and we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.


To apply, please email a CV and cover letter (two pages max) detailing your relevant experience to:  


Deadline to apply is midnight (Eastern Time) Sunday, July 19th.

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