2023 Environmental Justice Fellowship for African Professionals
Outstanding African Professionals from East African Hub in Kenya (Nairobi), Western African Hub in Senegal (Dakar), Southern African Hub in South Africa (Cape Town), Nairobi, Cape Town or Johannesburg are invited to apply for the 2023 Environmental Justice Fellowship which offers an exciting opportunity to two young, upcoming professionals who are passionate about supporting communities in securing rights to their lands, resources and knowledge.
The Environmental Justice Fellowship will give fellows the opportunity to be introduced to a broad spectrum of issues within environmental and human rights law and provided hands-on experience and training in research, legal empowerment, data collection and analysis, public interest litigation, analysis of laws and regulations, and advocacy.
The Environmental Justice Fellowship is an organization whose mission is to serve the needs of society and promote a more effective, sustainable, and equitable transportation system by conducting multidisciplinary research on important transportation issues, informing government and industry decision-making, and training the next generation of transportation leaders and experts.
Eligibility for the 2023 Environmental Justice Fellowship for African Professionals:
- Fellows must have Bachelor of Laws degree.
- Fellows must be fluency in English for the locations in South Africa and Kenya, and Fluency in French for the location in Senegal.
- Fellows must have the ability to engage in research, draft reports and legal documents.
- Fellows must have excellent writing skills with the ability to critically analyze relevant environmental laws and policy issues.
- Fellows must have passion for learning and a commitment to environmental justice.
- Fellows must have the ability to work productively and to meet deadlines.
- Fellows must have reliability and attention to details.
- Fellows must have the ability to work both independently and as a team member.
- Fellows must be willing to travel on a regular basis on short notice and sometimes for extended periods.
- Fellows must be aware of and sensitive to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
- Fellows must be committed to continuous learning and to self-development with a focus on professionally promoting organizational interests, objectives and values.
Method of Application for the 2023 Environmental Justice Fellowship for African Professionals:
Interested applicants are required to apply using the steps below:
- Fellows should provide a cover letter that indicates why they believe environmental and climate justice is important in Africa, why they are interested in the Fellowship, and which location they are applying for
- Fellows should provide a detailed CV with three references
- Fellows should provide one sample of their written work like, articles or research reports written and must not jointly be written or edited by other people
Application Deadline: September 19, 2022.