Environment Program Fellow - The Kresge Foundation

Opportunity Type: Job

The Kresge Foundation is one of the top 20 largest private foundations in the U.S. Our staff of over 100 employees works to expand opportunities in America’s cities for people with low incomes. We do this through grantmaking and social investing nationally in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and placed-based work in Detroit, Memphis, New Orleans, and other parts of the country.

Our state-of-the-art headquarters maintains an array of energy-efficient, water-conserving and health-promoting features. The foundation also operates an office in Detroit’s Midtown district.

The Environment Fellow will support the Environment Program in advancing its goal of helping cities combat and adapt to climate change while advancing racial and economic equity.  The Fellow will gain experience and insight into institutional philanthropy, climate change policy and advocacy, community development, and strategies to incorporate equity firmly in climate change work. 

The fellowship is a limited-term appointment of two-to-three years and is open to those who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a field related to urban climate resilience, such as environmental justice, environmental studies, public health, public policy, or urban planning. We are most interested in candidates whose education and work experience have brought them knowledge of  climate change mitigation and/or adaptation, environmental justice, public policy, and urban systems, and who hold a demonstrated commitment to both environmental work and racial equity.

Application deadline for this position is 11:59pm EST on March 12, 2021.