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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow

Job Location

Multiple Locations - See Notice


Type of Job



$25 per hour (12 weeks, max 480 hours)

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Published Date

Apr 7, 2023

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The Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) is pleased to offer 2023 fellowship opportunities with local governments in Evanston IL, Fort Collins CO, and Washington DC. The EDI Fellowship is a summer program that addresses an existing disparity in representation of people of color in sustainability fields and the USDN member network. Fellows will receive a valuable learning experience while helping local governments advance sustainability and inclusion goals. Read the information below and apply to your preferred location(s). Applications are now open until April 25th, 2023.


USDN is seeking to hire 3 fellows this year, located in Evanston IL, Fort Collins CO, and Washington DC. Fellowships will be full-time for at least 12 weeks, beginning in June and concluding in August or September. USDN and host sites will work with selected candidates to finalize start and end dates. Fellows are required to work in-person, though some will be in a hybrid configuration as safety permits. Potential Fellows will have to consider if they can arrange and cover their own travel and lodging should they choose to apply to a location outside of where they live.



  • Open to a wide age-range and experience-range of applicants from college students to those well into their careers who are looking to make a pivot
  • A living wage or higher for the fellowship location
  • Full-time employment over the summer (12 weeks)
  • The experience of working in a local government sustainability program on a well-defined project that advances a community’s sustainability and equity goals
  • A project that is inclusive of marginalized and under-represented communities and responsive to their needs and priorities
  • Peer-to peer mentorship in a national learning cohort of USDN EDI fellows and mentorship from USDN staff
  • Access to all USDN member discussions and products
  • Free attendance at the USDN Annual Meeting in New Orleans
  • Membership in an informal network of past and current EDI fellows
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