Position Summary:

Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) and Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (Maryland LCVEF) have an open position for a Climate Policy & Justice Fellow. This is a part-time 9-month position that will support the Maryland LCV/EF Climate  Policy and Justice program through research, writing, and advocacy. 

The Climate Policy & Justice Fellow will support the organization’s climate policy efforts, aimed at reducing both the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and the harmful impacts of climate change statewide, with a focus on communities that are overburdened by a history of environmental injustice. The research conducted by the Climate Policy & Justice Fellow will directly inform key policy priorities and framing for the 2024 Maryland legislative session, and beyond. 

The ideal candidate  is a current graduate student who has experience researching state-level climate policy promulgation, implementation, and enforcement.


  • Work closely with the Director of Climate Policy & Justice and Executive Director to develop a series of white papers and informative briefs to support Maryland LCV decision making and actions. The following list provides examples of topics the Fellow might support:
    • Greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies
    • Electric grid capacity
    • Renewable energy sources
    • Social cost of carbon
    • Carbon fee and dividend
    • Mapping environmental injustices 
    • Community engagement
  • Design supporting materials to help disseminate the findings and recommendations in these papers, including developing educational platforms for legislators and their staff.
  • Ensure the final topics and work products are completed and delivered on time (timeline to be developed).

Position Requirements: 

This position will be mostly remote but may include travel to Annapolis, Maryland for periodic meetings and presentations. The Climate Policy & Justice Fellow will report to the Director of Climate Policy & Justice. A weekly schedule will be determined once the Fellow is hired, and will accommodate academic schedules.

Duration & Compensation:

The ideal start date for this position is August 1, 2023.  The fellowship is designed for a duration of 9 months, from August 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024. Hours per week may vary, but are expected to average 20 hours per week. Maryland LCV will provide a stipend of $25,000 for this fellowship, which will be disbursed in equal monthly payments.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Rebecca Rehr at careers@mdlcv.org with Climate Policy & Justice Fellow in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until June 2, 2023.

Maryland LCV, a 501(c)(4) organization, advocates for sound environmental conservation policies, educates and endorses candidates for public office, and holds elected officials responsible on issues including our air, land, water and public health. The Maryland LCV Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization that strengthens the environmental community by growing a base of conservation-minded voters across the state. Through outreach and education, the Education Fund builds grassroots field capacity for legislative advocacy and environmental issues. The Maryland LCV PAC is the organization that directly helps elect pro-conservation candidates.

Maryland LCV & Maryland LCV Education Fund are Equal Opportunity Employers committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.  Maryland LCV & Maryland LCV Education Fund welcome applicants who self-identify with one or more historically marginalized populations or minority groups.