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Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program

For more than 20 years, the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program has provided students with fellowship opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy. The MLEF program was created in 1995 with the goal of improving opportunities for under-represented students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields; however, all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 1/7/2019

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Peace Corps Fellowships

As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them.

Deadline: Rolling Admissions Policy

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World Teach

WorldTeach partners with governments and other organizations in developing countries to provide volunteer teachers to meet local needs and promote responsible global citizenship.

Deadline: Rolling Admissions Policy

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The Global Sustainability Fellows Program

The GSF Program is an initiative of The Sustainability Laboratory, a thought-leader in the global transition to a sustainable future. The program's foundation is The Lab's unique theoretical framework, offering an uncommonly rigorous and comprehensive, systems-based approach to addressing issues of sustainability, change processes, and development. By incorporating this framework with hands-on, experience-based learning, international exposure, and cross-disciplinary work, the GSF offers a roadmap for developing model sustainability processes and guiding project planning and implementation, within a context that accounts for the complexity of the real world.

Deadline: December

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EDF Climate Corps 

EDF Climate Corps is the premiere fellowship program for corporate energy management. The application process is rigorous and highly competitive. EDF only selects exceptional students who are passionate about the environment and equipped with the technical and interpersonal skills to be a sustainability leader.

Deadline: December

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Summer Institute of Sustainability and Energy

The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week "boot camp" for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe. It's been held annually in August since 2011 and boasts 300 alumni.

Selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, SISE Fellows (or SISE'ers) join us from around the country each August at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Diversity is a strength of the program, with SISE'ers representing a broad range of racial and ethnic identities, socio-economic backgrounds, academic professions and levels, sexual and gender identities, and institutional and national affiliations. They live together. They research together. They become a part of our extended "SISE family."

During weekdays, SISE'ers spend about eight hours of their day in high-level talks, visiting sites, and networking. During evenings and weekends, they work collaboratively on a research project and find time to explore the city of Chicago!

 Deadline: May 20 2019  Learn more