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.

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.

The 2017/2018 cycle of Tom Graff Diversity Fellowship opportunities will be shared in early 2017.

2016/2017 Tom Graff Diversity Fellowship Projects

Climate and Energy – California Oil & Gas Operations

The Tom Graff Fellow will directly participate in policy advocacy, community engagement, and technology deployment related to oil and gas operations in California. The Fellow will assist ongoing Environmental Defense Fund efforts to identify opportunities and facilitate direct engagement between public health and social justice groups in California and relevant public policy development venues. The Fellow will also work to identify and deploy emerging technologies in the area of methane detection and monitoring.

Climate and Energy – New York Clean Energy Rev Initiative

The Tom Graff Fellow will work closely with economists, lawyers, media and program staff across the organization to advance EDF Clean Energy goals. The Fellow will work as part of the EDF team engaged in the REV initiative, a set of interrelated New York State regulatory proceedings aimed at transforming how electric utilities are regulated in order to improve economic and climate performance, and will conduct research and analysis in support of the various policy objectives essential to EDF’s programmatic goals. Specifically, the Fellow will be charged with coordinating work between EDF and our environmental justice (EJ) partners engaged with communities in Brooklyn and Queens.

Meet Tom Graff Fellows

Videos: Hear from former fellows who are now full-time EDF employees.