Through the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders, the Institute seeks to empower young leaders by offering them paid professional opportunities that shape their development as future environmental and community leaders. This opportunity provides fellows with the hands-on experience and skills required to design and implement high-impact projects focused on policy and practice. Through this Fellowship, emerging leaders gain a unique training experience that builds their portfolio, expands their professional networks, and advances their career goals.

The Fellowship is six-months and starts in June of every year. Previous fellows have conducted research, produced reportsdesigned webinars, and facilitated partner engagement processes that have sparked critical discussion and movement among leaders in parks and open space. Leveraging the Institute’s networks and process-driven approach, our fellows have affected park discourse and action in the areas of health, youth education, climate change education, urban development, and building a more diverse, inclusive park community.

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