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Pennsylvania Campus Field Fellowship

companyAction for the Climate Emergency
locationPhiladelphia, PA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description


Location - Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, State College, Indiana (PA), California (PA)


The climate emergency is here and it is the greatest societal threat that we face. The world as we know it is running out of time and the window for small, incremental action has closed. Instead, we need an emergency-level response to accelerate decarbonization around the world. ACE works at the nexus of youth, media and civic engagement to accelerate our pathway toward a decarbonized world. We reach tens of millions of people with our programs each year and are driving a new climate narrative to engage audiences that our movement has yet to reach. We utilize leading-edge media strategies to combat dangerous disinformation, drive action-taking, and increase diverse participation in the democratic process.Our staff and board members are dynamic, diverse and talented, and our team is currently growing to meet this critical moment of opportunity.

Fellowship SUMMARY

This campus-based fellowship program provides participants with a comprehensive opportunity to learn and apply the core principles of field organizing. We aim to delve into the integration and practical use of field strategies specifically in the context of climate advocacy. This will include a series of campus organizing trainings, monthly event planning sessions, training on various digital platforms, techniques for effective coalition building, among other practical skills that are directly applicable to their career. The program is especially designed for those who are keenly interested in pursuing a career in field organizing, with the goal of starting their career journey in 2024. We want graduates of our fellowship to have the full skill set needed to be professional field organizers and advocates.


The PA Campus Field Fellowship welcomes statewide applicants, with a particular focus on individuals from the communities of Penn State, Pitt, Edinboro, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, County College of Allegheny County, PennWest - California


This is an in person, on the ground, part-time fellowship. Campus Field Fellows will report directly to the PA State Field Director. 

 Key Responsibilities

Program Delivery 

  • Community Engagement: Actively participate in community outreach and engagement activities. This includes attending a minimum of one Saturday per month for special events or campaigns.
  • Training and Development: Attend monthly in-person training sessions, with transportation provided. Utilize the provided tablet for various field activities and online training. Each month you will receive training on a field skill with week to week goals of how to implement it on your campus. 
  • Program content will include: Civic engagement, climate education and advocacy, campus organizing and field 101, mobilization and GOTV, data training and digital tools, and other relevant hard skills.
  • Collaboration and Reporting: Work closely with team members during in-person meetings and virtual engagements. Regularly report on field activities and progress.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong interest in pursuing a career in field-related work.
  • Targeted campuses/communities include Atlanta and Athens
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and creativity
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to cultivate and manage partnerships and internal and external relationships
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Bilingual skills are a definite plus. 
  • Strong computer skills (Google Apps, Microsoft Suite, Salesforce, task management platforms such as
  • Comfortable working remotely and as part of a small team 
  • Ability to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week and at least one Saturday per month for in-person engagements.


Desired Qualifications

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to set priorities, complete work with minimal supervision, and meet deadlines
  • Current enrollment or recent graduation from targeted colleges and universities.

 Position Details

  • Schedule: 10-20 hours per week
  • Stipend: $1k per month plus travel expenses
  • Academic Integration: For student fellows, explore the opportunity to earn college credits through this fellowship (advisory check with college required).
  • Training: Comprehensive training is provided
  • Equipment: Tablet provided for program use.
  • Location: Based in the communities of  Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Erie, State College, Indiana (PA), California (PA)
  • This is a 5-month program that will start in February and end in June of 2024. 


Application Guidelines

Click here to complete our application survey, or visit and apply online under Campus Field Fellowship. 

ACE is an equal-opportunity employer that highly values diversity, equity, and inclusion and views the climate crisis as a social justice crisis. People who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), people who experience gender oppression, people with disabilities, and people who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community are particularly encouraged to apply.   

This description reflects ACE’s assignment of essential functions, it does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. ACE retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position at any time. Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship. ACE has a zero tolerance standard for abuse and inappropriate behavior by staff members.

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