The RAY Fellowship Program aims to increase and facilitate conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. The RAY Fellowship Program is a two-year paid fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates with the tools, experiences, support, and community they need to become leaders in the conservation and clean energy sectors—one that, in our visions of the future, fully represents, includes, and is led by the diverse communities, perspectives, and experiences of the United States.
All Fellows work with mentors, grow their networks, and forge lasting relationships within and between the Conservation and Clean Energy cohorts of Fellows. RAY Fellowship positions are full-time paid positions with competitive entry-level salaries plus benefits. All Fellows will also receive a stipend of $1,000 to go towards professional development opportunities, in addition to coordinated professional development through RAY Member Organizations and ELP.
Eligible RAY Fellow applicants will:
- Come from a racial / ethnic background underrepresented in conservation and clean energy, and demonstrate a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Be less than one (1) year out of college and have a Bachelor’s Degree by July 2021 (we are not considering individuals with graduate degrees at this time)
- Have not had a full-time job in conservation or clean energy
- Have the ability to work in the United States and commit to the entire fellowship
February 1, 2021: Applications Open
January – March 15, 2021: Fellowship Positions Posted on a Rolling Basis
March 26, 2021: Applications Due
April – May 2021: Application Review & Interviews with Finalists
End of May 2021: Selected Finalists Notified
July 15, 2021: First Day of Fellowship
For more information on available positions and to apply, please visit RAY Diversity Fellowship.