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.
2016-2018 Wyss Fellows will be hosted at:
- New Mexico Wildlife Federation (Albuquerque, NM)
- Oregon Wild (Bend, OR)
- San Juan Citizens Alliance (Durango, CO)
- Trout Unlimited (Phoenix, AZ)
- Utah Dine Bikeyah (Salt Lake City, UT)
Click on the organization name to visit their website.
2017 Wyss Fellows program applications are now open.