The Wyss Fellows Program provides campaign experience and training for individuals who have the potential to become future conservation leaders. Fellows work at sponsoring organizations on a variety of projects and campaigns determined by the sponsoring organization during their two-year fellowship. Fellows must focus their work on one or more of the following areas: Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, or New Mexico.
Wyss Fellowships are ideal for talented and committed individuals just completing their education and looking to launch their career in conservation, or for those looking to make a career change. Fellows gain experience in all aspects of conservation advocacy, including policy development, grassroots and grasstops organizing, coalition-building, research and writing, media and communications, and fundraising.
Fellows also participate in annual week-long training programs, where they have the chance to meet and learn about other Wyss Fellows’ work.
If you are an organization interested in applying to sponsor a Wyss Fellow position please see our Application Guidelines.
2017-2019 Wyss Fellows will be hosted at:
- Arizona Wildlife Federation (Mesa, AZ)
- Friends of Gold Butte (Mesquite, NV)
- Montana Conservation Voters (Billings, MT)
- New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (Las Cruces, NM)
- Outdoor Foundation (Boulder, CO)
- Western Rivers Conservancy (Portland, OR)
Click on the organization name to visit their website.
2017 Wyss Fellows program applications are now closed. Look for 2018 applications to open this coming March.