Program Fellowship Description

Gain Experience with Gulf Restoration Network!

Gulf Restoration Network’s fellowship program offers opportunities to learn about the environmental nonprofit field while making an impact on critical issues in the Gulf South. Fellows work in water policy, climate change, fossil fuel monitoring, clean energy and conservation. GRN hires four fellows annually. Application at this link.

Policy Engagement Fellow

Science and Policy Team

From wetland protection and pipeline safety to restoration project selection and climate justice, there's a large need around the Gulf to communicate complex topics simply. Policy Engagement fellows will learn to craft and advance policy positions, engage local groups and leaders and speak publicly to advance advocacy campaigns. They will create educational materials and provide policy advice, so decision making is based on the best available science and information.

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Community Outreach Fellow

Campaign Organizing Team

Community Outreach Fellows will learn to build community power, engage local groups and leaders on environmental issues, speak publicly and build coalitions to win advocacy campaigns. Fellows will build coalitions with diverse allies and engage the public on issues such as pipelines and river restoration. Previous Community Outreach Fellows worked in coastal resiliency and stormwater management by conducting one-to-one interviews with impacted residents.

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Development Fellow

Development Team

The Development Fellow will learn about nonprofit development and advancement strategies while gaining experience in fundraising, philanthropy and environmental and social justice. GRN is funded primarily through individual donors and foundations and is working to diversify funding by increasing business support and membership. Fellows will help organize events, cultivate donors and assist in managing the GRN database.

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Fisheries Fellow     

Campaign Team

The Gulf Fish Forever fellowship offers an opportunity to work closely with chefs, restaurants, policymakers, and the general community to conserve and provide access to Gulf fisheries for generations to come. Fellows will advocate for the health of our fisheries by setting up meetings between key decision makers, chefs, fishermen and other community members. They will host and attend events geared towards the education of our community on our work and relevant issues.

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Environmental Policy Fellow   

Science and Policy Team

Environmental Policy Fellows will learn to use the Clean Water Act to protect the Gulf's valuable water resources. Tasks include monitoring wetland and water permits across the Gulf Coast and databasing permit documents. Fellows will collaborate on responses such as technical comments and letters to government agencies. They will communicate with affected people and communities. Fellows will and assist GRN’s efforts to advocate for policy changes that limit nitrogen and phosphorous pollution.

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Communications Fellow    

Communications Team

Communications fellows will learn about and practice strategic communications in the environmental field. This fellowship provides an opportunity to build writing and storytelling skills by crafting communications strategies for a variety of environmental and social justice issues. Fellows will work in partnership with GRN's communications staff to develop timely and interesting content for our website, social media and newsletters. In addition, fellows will create educational and promotional material, such as fact sheets, reports and action alerts to further engage our members and supporters across the nation. Communications fellows will work with GRN staff to develop strong media strategies across the campaigns and assist in identifying messaging effectiveness across the stakeholder spectrum.
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