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Sustainable CT Accepting College Student Applications for its Fellowship Program

Submitted by SustainableCT

(January 30, 2024) —  Sustainable CT, a prominent statewide initiative dedicated to fostering sustainable communities, is now accepting applications for its highly esteemed 2024 Fellowship Program.

The Sustainable CT Fellowship Program recognizes and honors individuals who display extraordinary dedication and commitment to advancing sustainability practices throughout the state. It offers a unique opportunity for highly qualified college students to collaborate closely with municipalities and regional organizations on a range of sustainability projects. Placing fellows within the state’s Councils of Governments (COGs), Connecticut’s regional planning organizations, the program facilitates collaboration between fellows and cities and towns, leveraging Sustainable CT’s no-cost resources for the implementation of sustainable initiatives.

Fellows participating in the program gain valuable experience in a professional setting, directly engaging with innovative sustainability initiatives, local government operations, and regional coordination. Past Sustainable CT fellows have transitioned to internships at the Connecticut General Assembly, pursued advanced degrees, been employed as regional planners at COGs and Sustainable CT partner organizations, worked for the towns they initially supported as fellows, and even been hired by Sustainable CT.

Sustainable CT is actively seeking a diverse group of talented individuals who are passionate about sustainability and committed to effecting positive change. Fellows will work collaboratively with local governments and community partners to develop and implement sustainable practices and policies. Their responsibilities will encompass research, data analysis, community outreach, and project management to drive tangible outcomes contributing to Connecticut’s sustainable future.

This paid fellowship program entails up to forty hours per week from late May through late August. Interested candidates can find more information and application instructions on the Sustainable CT Fellowship webpage.

Applicants must be enrolled in a post-secondary degree program or have graduated in the most recent academic year (2023-2024). They must either be enrolled in a Connecticut college or university or be a permanent resident of the state. All academic majors will be considered. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on February 19, 2024, and Sustainable CT will notify selected candidates by early April 2024.

The Sustainable CT Fellowship Program is made possible by the generous support of Hampshire FoundationConnecticut Green Bank, Community Foundation of Middlesex CountyCommunity Foundation for Greater New HavenFairfield County’s Community Foundation, Valley Community FoundationNew Canaan Community Foundation, Main Street Community Foundation

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