Campus Organizing Fellow

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North Carolina Conservation Network is seeking candidates for Campus Organizing Fellows in North Carolina. The fellowship is 6-10 hours per week of on campus organizing in both the fall and spring semesters. This is a paid position that will include public outreach to students and the community regarding environmental issues such as forever chemical pollution (PFAS), climate action, and environmental justice efforts in North Carolina. Fellows will also engage in non-partisan get-out-the-vote efforts on campus. 


Campus Organizing Fellows will receive first-hand experience working for a statewide environmental nonprofit. Fellows will develop leadership skills, engage with their peers on campus, collaborate with other students across the state, and advocate for North Carolina’s communities and environment.   


The Fellow’s responsibilities will involve:  

  • Raising awareness of important environmental issues in North Carolina through local events, presentations, and tabling,  
  • Encouraging students and community members to act on issues by signing petitions, emailing legislators, or attending events,  
  • Recruiting new volunteers who are passionate about environmental and health issues,  
  • Identifying and collaborating with other leaders on campus,   
  • Working with allied groups and students to amplify non-partisan voter education campaigns,  
  • Educating students and the community about where/when/how to vote.  



Must be a student at a university in North Carolina. Students must be currently enrolled at their university and must be vaccinated for COVID-19 as there will be in-person interactions with the community.  

Ideal Qualifications:  

  • Ideal candidates will have a major, minor, or strong interest in communications, political science, environmental studies, or public policy.  
  • Knowledge and comfort with public speaking and asking people to take action on environmental issues.  
  • Ability to work as part of a team and engage volunteers.  
  • Interest in environmental advocacy, environmental justice, and public health issues–especially those impacting North Carolina.  
  • Working knowledge of the dynamics of your campus and the socio-political climate of North Carolina. 
  • Undergraduate students who have at least two semesters remaining. 


Fellows will receive a stipend of $150 per week.

Application Instructions

Location and deadline: 

The fellowship will be done on the students’ campus or in the nearby communities and includes mandatory weekly video meetings with our staff. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Positions are open until filled.  

To apply, complete the application online here.

NC Conservation Network is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn and work together. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Hiring contact: Maggie Burns, Civic Engagement Consultant,

About NCCN

We are a statewide network of environmental, community, and environmental justice organizations focused on protecting North Carolina’s environment and public health.

NC Conservation Network supports, trains, and coordinates diverse groups and directly advocates to achieve equitable and sustainable solutions for our environment.

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