Our Programs


Each year, we select emerging leaders to participate in each of our fellowship programs. Fellows come from diverse personal and professional backgrounds as we strongly believe in broadening the voices within the environmental movement. Our Fellows have on average, three to ten years of professional experience and come primarily from four sectors: academia, business, government and non-profit.  

Once selected, Fellows participate in overnight retreats that take place over the course of a year. Each retreat focuses on specific leadership competencies from diversity and coalition building to systems thinking and strengths based leadership. Fellows are expected to complete several assignments including the development of a personal leadership plan that will serve as their personal and professional roadmap.

ELP strongly believes in the need for lifelong skill development and peer support. Upon completion of the fellowship program, Fellows graduate to Senior Fellows status within the ELP Community. ELP Senior Fellows are eligible to attend additional trainings, take active roles in the development of ELP public programming and continue to expand their professional network through online resources, networking events, collaborative partnerships and mentoring within the ELP Community.  

To apply to our 2019 Fellowship Programs, please click on the appropriate link in the box on the right-hand side of this page.  Please note that the Delaware River Watershed Network can be found under "Special Programs".  

Any questions? Please contact Lori Braunstein, Outreach Coordinator at [email protected] or 609-238-3449.