Campbell Foundation Fellowship Program

The Campbell Foundation is excited to introduce its Chesapeake Fellowship Program. The Fellowship is a paid two-year opportunity to gain professional hands-on experience in the field of environmental grant-making. One Fellowship will be awarded in each of our Chesapeake Initiative programs (Civic Engagement, Agriculture).

About the Campbell Foundation Fellowship Program

Now funding in the Chesapeake Bay watershed for 20 years, the Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment was established to improve the ecological conditions of America’s largest estuary system: the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays. With current annual grants giving of $5 million (approx. 120 grants) from our Chesapeake Office, the Campbell Foundation continues to identify, broaden and strengthen leadership and community-based organizations to improve local and regional water quality.  The primary objectives of the Chesapeake Fellowship Program are to:

  • Support the Foundation’s ability to solve complex problems by welcoming diverse talents, perspectives, and experiences.
  • Develop Fellows to become future non-profit leaders by enhancing their capabilities and skills, building their professional network, and expanding their knowledge of conservation activities in the Chesapeake region.

Eligible Requirements for the Fellowship Program

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential to success in this position.
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to work independently in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and organizational abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interface with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Robust research skills and intrinsic curiosity.
  • Personally motivated to support the Foundation’s mission and goals.
  • Ability to create and respond to novel and innovative approaches to problem solving.
  • Demonstrated maturity, flexibility, and sound judgment; ability to make decisions.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and a strong desire to be independently solutions-oriented.

Perks of this Program

  • Expand personal knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay, and reflect on visions for the future of the Bay, and how the Foundation can be transformative with our resources.
  • Become familiar with the Foundation’s approach to grantmaking and partnerships by working closely with program staff and external partners.
  • Consider new and existing challenges to achieving program goals, sometimes outside of a stated area of expertise, bringing new perspectives to the Foundation’s work in the Chesapeake.
  • Receive coaching and mentorship by Foundation staff who are leaders in their respective fields.
  • Develop Fellows’ professional and support network with peers through cohort experiences.
  • Receive leadership development and transition support to assist Fellows in identifying their next professional opportunity.
  • Research, identify and pursue major water-quality improving opportunities across the grant-making landscape.

For more Information on how to apply and its benefits please visit the Official Link


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