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Environmental Fellow

Early Career Programs

We’re investing in building the environmental workforce of tomorrow, today. 

If you’re passionate about increasing equitable access to nature and making our planet a better place for humans and wildlife to coexist, Mass Audubon can help launch your career.  

Through our early career programs, students and young adults have opportunities for hands-on experience, professional development, and network-building. We provide career exploration and meaningful leadership development in all professional fields, preparing early career staff to guide the environmental movement forward.

Environmental Fellowship Program

The Environmental Fellowship Program (EFP) is a 14-month fellowship that expands early career opportunities for young professionals with identities that have been historically underrepresented in the environmental and conservation fields.  

Throughout their fellowship, fellows gain hands-on experience within a Mass Audubon department, build professional connections in the environmental field, cultivate relationships with mentors within and beyond Mass Audubon, and acquire the tools to center Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility (DEIJA) in their work, as they embark upon their careers.  

Learn more about the Environmental Fellowship Program

Massachusetts Climate Corps

The Massachusetts Climate Corps (MCC) is an eight-week summer internship for college students and other youth from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in the environmental and conservation fields.  

MCC members are based out of different Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries where they gain hands-on conservation science field experience with an emphasis on climate resilience. Corps members will collect data in the field, analyze and present their findings, and engage with environmental and climate justice ideas. 

Learn more about Massachusetts Climate Corps

Camp Counselors & CITs

Camp is a unique working environment, whether beating the heat with creative water games, or teaching young people about the value of teamwork, camp staff develop hands-on leadership skills that last a lifetime.

Our camp staff and counselors-in-training spend their summer making genuine connections, forming community with kids and with each other. We work hard to make sure that everyone feels comfortable bringing their whole self to camp. As a staff member, you’ll work with peers who are committed to learning about and creating inclusive spaces.

You don’t have to be a nature expert to work at a Nature Camp. At Mass Audubon, you will learn and teach about nature, with support from experienced naturalists and educators who will train you to create outdoor learning experiences.

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Coastal Waterbird Program

The Coastal Waterbird Program is one of the most successful entities protecting North American coastal waterbirds and barrier beaches.  

The program welcomes early career nature enthusiasts for a summer of fieldwork, training, and mentorship. You don’t need any experience with fieldwork to join as a field assistant. In fact, all you need to apply is an interest in protecting coastal species and habitats, and a willingness to get sandy on the job.  

The Coastal Waterbird Program begins hiring for summer positions on January 1.

Learn more about Coastal Waterbird Program

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    In Your Words

    When I’m planting trees or restoring urban sites, I’m not thinking about how it will impact me in my lifetime; it’s for the people living here in 25, 50, even 200 years. Of course, my role is more than planting trees. I’m connecting Mass Audubon to land agencies, communities, and individuals at local, regional, and national levels for the benefit of urban greenspaces. It’s a big job, but I know that every hour that I’m at work, I’m making an impact.

    Erica Holm
    Urban Ecologist
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    In Your Words

    I love that my job always has something new going on; it never gets monotonous and it’s full of exciting work that I get to share with the public. I also get to be creative with a team that is supportive and receptive to my ideas and work in general. I am always proud to tell folks that I work for Mass Audubon because of the important work we do—from donating organic produce to food desert communities, to teaching younger generations how to love and protect nature. 

    Dx Lanson
    Regional Marketing & Communications Associate