Sustainable CT Fellow
2023 Sustainable CT Fellows
The Sustainable CT Fellowship Program will place highly qualified fellows across the state’s Councils of Governments (COGs) to help cities and towns become registered, certified, or recertified with Sustainable CT during the summer of 2023. The COGs serve as Connecticut’s regional planning organizations. Click here for more information on COG locations.
Fellows will assist cities and towns within the various COG territories and will assist on COG projects that align with Sustainable CT goals. Fellows may or may not be physically sited in a COG office; there may be opportunities for remote or hybrid work locations.
Fellows will gain valuable experience working within a professional setting and will be directly engaged with cutting-edge sustainability initiatives, local government operations, and regional coordination and operation. Hear from former Fellows about their summer experience.
How to Apply
Students must be enrolled in a post-secondary degree program. Students must be either enrolled in a Connecticut college or university or a permanent resident of the state. Students must have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or above and be registered to take classes in the fall of 2023. Students of all majors will be considered.
Candidates must demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills, and be familiar with Microsoft Office applications.
If you have any questions about your application please call Mary Dickerson at 860-259-4762, or email firstname.lastname@example.org at Sustainable CT.
To apply please send the following documents to email@example.com:
- Cover letter
- Names and contact information for 3 references (must include a phone number for each reference)
- Writing sample (no more than 3 pages/1500 words)
- Copy of unofficial transcript
- List of top 3 preferred COG locations
- Applications are due to Mary Dickerson (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Monday, February 20, 2023.
- Sustainable CT will notify selected candidates by April 4, 2023.
Fellowship Job Duties
Sustainable CT Fellow duties include:
- Research sustainability initiatives in Connecticut municipalities.
- Inform municipalities of resources, grants, success stories, for implementation of Sustainable CT actions.
- Assist municipal staff and leaders in performing and documenting sustainability initiatives for Sustainable CT certification.
- Maintain open communication channels with relevant municipal staff and elected officials.
- Identify opportunities for multi-town collaboration between Sustainable CT municipalities.
- Research implementation strategies and resources for towns pursuing different actions.
- Identify potential partners/resources, i.e. in-town non-profits or organizations.
- Participate in Sustainable CT Fellow trainings and events.
- Assist with COG projects that align with Sustainable CT objectives.
- Produce an end of internship report that documents successes and areas for improvement.
Other Important Information
- The fellowship program will run approximately 12-weeks during the summer (roughly May 30 - August 25).
- Start/end dates will be determined by the Fellow and their assigned COG.
- Sustainable CT will follow all current COVID-19 safety guidelines. At present, most COGs will be operating with a hybrid in-office schedule. If hybrid persists, Fellows will report as determined by their COG supervisor to their assigned COG office. All attempts will be made to place Fellows at their preferred COG location.
- A list of CT COG locations can be found here.
- Housing is not provided.
- This is a paid fellowship ($16.00 per hour).
- Fellows may work up to 40 hours per week.
Transportation is not provided.
Sustainable CT, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Sustainable CT, Inc. will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity or expression, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, criminal record, intellectual disability, mental disability or physical disability, including, but not limited to, blindness, unless it is shown by Sustainable CT that such disability prevents performance of the work involved, in any manner prohibited by the laws of the United States or of the State of Connecticut.