Leaders Changing the Face of Conversation
Inspired by efforts to increase diversity in the marine conservation field, The Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship Program is a response to the call for mainstream environmental organizations to address the lack of diversification within the field. The RAY Fellowship Program is a year-long paid fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates from diverse backgrounds with the tools and support systems they need to become leaders of a new conservation field; one that fully represents the rich and diverse communities within the United States.
RAY Fellows will be placed within one of our partner organizations for a year-long paid fellowship position, with the resources and support to develop experiences that will launch them onto a path of career growth in the conservation field. Fellows will work with mentors, grow their networks, and forge lasting relationships with their cohort of fellows. RAY Fellowship positions are full time paid positions for one year. Fellows will be eligible to receive health benefits from their place of employment. Fellows will also receive a stipend of $1,000 to go towards professional development opportunities, in addition to coordinated professional development through their host organizations and the Environmental Leadership Program.
The 2016 RAY Fellowship Program will offer seven Fellowships in its inaugural year beginning June 15, 2016 and ending June 15, 2017.