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Climate Equity Fellow

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Washington, DC


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Nov 1, 2022

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Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has grown into America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 state/territorial affiliates and more than six million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers, gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and stripes. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world. We advance this mission through programming focused on conserving wildlife, restoring habitats and waterways, expanding outdoor opportunities, connecting children with nature, advancing environmental justice, and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change.


The Climate Equity Collaborative (CEC) is a public-private-partnership that engages nontraditional partners, with emphasis on our youth and underserved communities, in climate planning and development efforts. While the problems stemming from climate inequality are vast, CEC is focused on Youth (K-12), historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) and minority serving institutions who are largely unseen, unheard, and under-resourced in climate change and public health decision-making within their communities.


We are currently seeking a Climate Equity Fellow to join our team. The Climate Equity Fellow reports to the Community Wildlife Manager and works to meet the goals of the Climate Equity Collaborative team by supporting the day-to-day operations of CEC partnership. This will include assisting in content creation, managing online systems and websites, providing administrative support to the program team, and implementing additional tasks to fulfill the goals of the partnership. You will have significant opportunities for professional development and growth.


This position is part of NWF’s fellowship program. NWF Fellows must be available to work a 40-hour weekly schedule. This 6-month position offers $20.00 per hour plus core benefits.


In this role you will:


  • Support program management, including overseeing relevant deliverables and projects, as well as provide operational and administrative tasks on an as-needed basis.
  • Facilitate outreach to and engagement of stakeholders in the public, private, nonprofit sectors.
  • Support CEC in identifying, developing, and maintaining partnerships.
  • Organize and facilitate, when needed, meetings, presentations, and associated materials.
  • Represent CEC at external events and meetings with U.S. and international partners.
  • Provide direction and support to youth climate activists in their preparation for CEC events.
  • Conduct research and summarize research findings on relevant themes (e.g., CSR, ESG, climate equity, environmental health, climate education).
  • Contribute to resource creation (e.g., website maintenance, grant applications).


CEC aims to engage a motivated individual on the ground floor of our public-private-partnership team with the following capacities and



  • commitment to human health, climate education, equity, innovation, and partnership
  • adept at outreach and engagement with new stakeholders and cultivating relationships
  • understanding of state and federal bureaucracy
  • persistence, patience and a passion for continuous learning
  • willingness to participate in engagements and meetings at irregular hours with international partners
  • Strong problem-solving and strategic thinking skills.
  • Well-organized with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, set goals, and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an integral part of a dynamic team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


Preferred (not required):


  • International competencies (language skills and/or time abroad)
  • Willing to occasionally travel internationally, nationally, and regionally


NWF Values:


Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. Your competencies should include:


  • Being motivated by values of equity and responsibility to those most marginalized;
  • Consistently bringing a high level of empathy and social skills to work and interpersonal interactions;
  • Being committed to deepening an environmental justice approach in policy priorities, program development and partner engagement;
  • Actively seeks feedback, direction, and guidance from all team members and keeps staff informed of decisions that impact them;
  • Being dedicated to advancing NWF’s internal equity transformation and compelling partners and allies to incorporate equity into their work; and
  • Passion for and commitment to NWF's mission


Location and Work Mode:


This position will be based in our National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC. The National Wildlife Federation is committed to a flexible and empowered work environment with an authentic community of care for all staff. In this position, the employee may work in in the office, in a hybrid manner, or fully remote, to be decided jointly with their supervisor in the final stages of the interview process.


COVID Consideration:


The National Wildlife Federation closely follows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease and has implemented processes that promote the safety of our employees, candidates, and communities. Because the health of our employees and candidates is a top priority, we conduct our hiring process virtually via phone or video until further notice. We are currently starting our positions as remote, but will transition to onsite work when our offices re-open, expected to be in 2022. Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition to join the National Wildlife Federation.




Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter.

We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at


We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job, therefore our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. Your experience, which may include paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work, helps build the competencies and knowledge that translates to our openings. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of excellence. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

Please let us know if you require accommodations during the application or interview process by reaching us at or 703-438-6244.


If selected for this position, a background check will be conducted.

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