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April 8, 2016

Announcement: Sustainability Fellowship with City of Plano

USDN Building Diversity Fellowship with the City of Plano

The City of Plano’s Sustainability program is hiring a Fellow to help with a sustainability related outreach program to determine whether the City of Plano is reaching culturally diverse residents with their sustainability lifestyle practices messages.  Plano was one of only 7 cities across the U.S. whose proposal was awarded this funding.  The Fellow is being recruited through both national and local channels. See below for details.

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To learn more, download one of the description and application packets below:

The Global Philanthropy Partnership (GPP) and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) are pleased to offer summer 2016 fellowship opportunities with seven local governments. Fellows will receive valuable learning experience while helping local governments to advance their sustainability and inclusion goals.

Highlights of all fellowships include:

  • A living wage ($15 USD per hour or more)
  • The experience of full-time employment over the summer (12 weeks)
  • The experience of working in a local government office
  • The experience of working with diverse communities and advancing a community’s sustainability and social equity goals
  • Mentorship and participation in a national cohort of fellows through USDN, including access to network discussions, peer learning calls with other fellows and experts, and mentorship from sustainability professionals in other communities

Requirements for all fellows include:

  • Be a current student or recent graduate
  • Commit to working for the entire duration of the fellowship
  • Commit to participating actively in the additional cohort and mentoring programs
  • Commit to maintaining the privacy of cohort and USDN discussions
  • Complete a brief, written report at the conclusion of their fellowship to help demonstrate the value of and learn from this pilot initiative, and possibly a verbal presentation to USDN members about their project and experience