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Conservation Diversity Fellowship

Fellowship to a College Graduate in the USA
for a Paid Conservation Position in New York City

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Foundation / Corporation

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Open Space Institute (OSI)

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Fellowship to a college graduate in the USA to gain professional experience working towards conservation goals alongside leaders and colleagues in New York City. The Fellowship offers a paid position for the period of one-year with a competitive starting salary and full benefits package working alongside staff based in OSI’s New York City home office.

OSI’s multifaceted programs will give the fellows wide-ranging experience in the conservation field. Fellows will have the opportunity to work on projects related to the following, based upon her/his education and desired career path:
- Conservation real estate transactions, acquisitions, and dispositions
- Access to urban parks, state parks, and the stewardship of protected lands
- Conservation science research and information dissemination
- Administration of grant funds to partner organizations for land protection and environmental education
- Finance, accounting and administration of a large non-profit organization
- Executive and development departments working with partners, funders, and the Board of Trustees

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185470

Term of Contract:

One year, beginning in late summer of 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be/have:
- Interested in pursuing a career in conservation and/or non-profit related field.
- Demonstrated a commitment to the mission of conservation or the environmental movement, including diversity in conservation.
- A college graduate with demonstrated academic excellence (GPA, course selection, and leadership).
- Available and committed to full and enthusiastic participation in all aspects of the Conservation Diversity Fellowship.
- Able to work out of OSI’s midtown office in New York City and participating in the Fellowship for one year beginning in late summer of 2019.
- Eligible to work in the United States

Pre-Application Information:

The selection process, including a potential interview, will take approximately four to six weeks.

Applications are due online by April 15, 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application portal:

For more information about the grant, please contact:
Mike Baden at or 212-356-4295 or Jessica Watson at or 212-356-4288.

Open Space Institute
1350 Broadway, Suite 201
New York, NY, 10018
212 290 8200

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