Fall application deadline: October 11, 2013
Spring application deadline: Early March, 2014
- Most applicants are recent college graduates, because the program is for those who are ready to launch their environmental careers. However, there is no age limitation to the program.
- Applicants have a diversity of interests and experiences. We are looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, have experience with environmental or social change issues, and have demonstrated leadership experience.
- International applicants who have a VISA with work permit are invited to apply. Green Corps does not arrange for work permits or act as a sponsor through any governmental or private job or training program. As a nonprofit organization, Green Corps is unable to devote financial and staff resources in assisting applicants to obtain work authorization.
Award summary and conditions: Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing trains college graduates to run environmental campaigns, starting by building a core group of activists and finishing by convincing decision-makers to pass laws, change policies and create reforms to protect our environment. But Green Corps is more than a school – it’s a real-world endeavor. Trainees start working on campaigns from the start of their education. They make a difference, starting on Day 1. Green Corps' one-year, full-time, paid Field School for Environmental Organizing includes intensive classroom training, hands-on field experience running urgent environmental and public health campaigns, and career placement in positions with leading environmental groups.
Application process: Submit online application:http://www.greencorps.org/sites/default/files/anniv_page/index.html
Green Corps accepts application on a rolling basis so they encourage interested students to apply early.
For selected early deadline applicants, here is the interview schedule:
First Interview: Based on the application and essay, selected candidates will be invited to conduct a 1st round interview (either in-person or over the phone) with a Green Corps representative.
Second-round Interview Weekend: Based on the application and first interview, selected candidates will be invited to attend a second-round interview: Oct. 21, 2013 in Boston; Oct. 28, 2013 in Chicago and Washington, D.C.; and Nov. 4, 2013 in San Francisco.
Faculty representative: Keith Raether