Tom Graff Diversity Fellowship Program

The Tom Graff Diversity Fellowship Program at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) looks for diverse candidates who are seeking a professional experience in environmental advocacy. The Fellowship is a full-time, one-year position focused on a project that is integral to EDF's work – for 2013, fellowships will be available within the EDF international climate team and with the Environmental Defense Action Fund.

The Fellow will have the opportunity to:

  • work closely with our staff on a significant project,
  • develop core professional skills,
  • understand our approach to environmental issues, and
  • develop an understanding of environmental advocacy as a career path.

2013 Tom Graff Diversity Fellowship Projects

Climate & Air – Asia Poverty Alleviation and Climate-Smart Development

The Tom Graff Fellow will evaluate the socio-economic benefits and policy implications of projects in order to help with the scaling up of our low-carbon rural development initiatives in India. The fellow will work with the EDF team and partners in the Fair Climate Network, including: scientists, economists, and other experts, as well as NGOs and possibly Indian state and national government officials to evaluate current incentive-based approaches and craft new incentives in order to accelerate the scale up of the program.

EDAF and National Climate and Energy – Latino and Youth Voter Outreach

The Tom Graff Fellow will work with our EDAF (Environmental Defense Action Fund) team and regional EDF staff on the many efforts underway to increase the environmental movement’s political power by reaching out to key constituencies, including Latino and young voters, and helping bring strategic coordination and resources to our national and state efforts. The Fellow will learn more about effective lobbying, innovative communications, strategic partner cultivation and grassroots networking to help lead our burgeoning effort to reach out to key political constituencies.