Are you an undergraduate or recent graduate interested in learning more about a career in environmental conservation? If so, you should consider applying for the 15th annual Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) Fellowship program! Twelve students will be selected for this unique opportunity to learn from and work with seasoned professionals in land conservation, land use planning, agriculture, habitat and more.
The 2021 curriculum will be offered remotely. PEC covers all program-related expenses and provides a $200 a week stipend.
During the first five weeks, the program combines lectures, classroom discussion, and hands-on activities to give participants a comprehensive understanding of the work that PEC does. For the last few weeks, the fellows work on a collaborative practicum, focused on their interests as well as a particular aspect of PEC’s work in the Piedmont.
Through this personalized experience, participants gain the practical knowledge and skills necessary to successfully transition into careers in conservation, urban planning, agriculture, historic preservation, public policy, and other related fields.
Applicants that are currently enrolled in school should have completed at least two years of undergraduate work by the start of the program. Those who are in graduate school or who have recently completed an undergraduate degree are also eligible. Only US citizens or those on a path to citizenship are eligible.
- Land Conservation & Land Management
- Land Use Planning
- Wildlife Management
- Historic Preservation
- Water & Air Quality
- Energy Conservation & Policy
- Agriculture & Best Management Practices
- Working with State & Local Government
- Communications and Development
- Resume-Building and Job Search Tips