Although Fellows continue in their full-time employment or studies during their fellowship, they are required to participate in various fellowship activities throughout the year. During the fellowship year, Fellows must attend retreats. Fellows must participate in all retreats in their entirety.
In addition to the retreats, Fellows have assignments and activities throughout the year that average about 8 hours per month. Time required for these activities varies. Fellowship activities will include developing and refining a personal leadership plan, providing feedback to staff and other Fellows, and participating in other optional collaborative projects or trainings.
At this time, ELP limits participation to those working and/or residing in the United States.
To respect our Fellows' privacy and time constraints, we do not give out Fellows' contact information. However, ELP staff are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Please click here to contact ELP Staff. You can also read each Fellow's biography in the Find-a-Fellow section.
Although there is no educational requirement to participate in the ELP Fellowship Program, three to ten years of experience is a minimum requirement. Most fellows have on average three to ten years of environmental or social change experience though many have more. ELP strongly believes that each Fellow brings with them a unique set of professional and life experiences to the community. Undergraduates with less than three years of experience are encouraged to delay their application to the program.
Yes. Applicants who are substantially involved in environmental work outside their professional work or studies are eligible for the ELP Fellowship.
Yes. Previous applicants are welcome to apply again; however, we ask that you resubmit all application materials.
ELP is supported by private foundations and individual donors.
If you have further questions, please contact us.