Kinship Conservation Fellows, Washington

Deadline: 24 January 2011
Open to: Mid-career conservation practitioners with a Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of experience
Activity date: 28 June – 29 July, 2011
Stipend: $6000 stipend + lodging
Costs: Travel costs are not covered by the stipend

Kinship Foundation is issuing a call for applications for its 2011 Kinship Conservation Fellows program located in Bellingham, Washington. Kinship’s intensive, in-residence instruction in the forces that drive environmental markets will transform the way that you work.

The 2011 program will take place from June 28-July 29 in Bellingham, Washington. Kinship will be accepting applications for the 2011 cohort through January 24, 2011.  Applications should be submitted online. Eighteen Fellows will be selected to participate and awarded $6,000 and lodging for their month in Bellingham.

Kinship Foundation is looking for conservation leaders with five years of experience, who are deeply committed to conservation, interested in learning about using market approaches to solve environmental problems, and ready to be part of an expanding community of global leaders. Kinship Fellows are entrepreneurial and results-oriented. A proposed project describing an environmental issue related to your work and your plans for developing a solution using market approaches will be a key part of your application.

How to Apply

To apply for Kinship Fellows you will need to use our online application form. 2011 applications will be open online from November 1, 2010 until January 24, 2011. When completing the form you will be required to submit the following in an acceptable format

  1. A statement in 150 words or less summarizing your leadership experience.
  2. A statement in 250 words or less of why you want to attend Kinship and what you see yourself doing in five years.
  3. A project description, no more than 500 words, describing an environmental issue related to your work and your plans for developing a solution using market approaches.
  4. Your resume, which should reflect at least five years of experience working in an environmental field.
  5. A photo of yourself.
  6. Two letters of recommendation one from your current employer and one from a colleague.

The selection panel is trying to assess each applicant’s leadership capacity. Specific examples of the following would be appreciated:

  • Your ability to take action on conservation issues.
  • Your ability to mobilize and motivate others
  • Your capacity to produce innovative solutions to complex environmental problems
  • Your potential to contribute to an ongoing community of leaders

Basic Eligibility Requirements

In order to be considered for the program, applicants will need first to meet the following requirements

  • Possess a minimum of a four-year college degree (or its overseas equivalent)
  • Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience
  • Be proficient in spoken and written English
  • Be a conservation practitioner (rather than an academic or researcher)

Please note: Letters of recommendation must be submitted to us directly by the recommender. They can not be uploaded to your application. Letters should be mailed to:

Kinship Conservation Fellows
303 West Madison, Ste. 1800
Chicago, IL 60606

A signed copy of the letter—on letterhead—may also be scanned into a pdf document and emailed to: Other types of files will not be accepted.

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