WHAT IS THE FELLOWSHIP?
The ECI fellowship is a free, three-week-long education and action-based course for youth ages 12-18 in North, South or Central America. Fellows will learn about intersectional environmentalism and leadership, using this education to develop their own independent initiative.
WHAT DOES THE FELLOWSHIP ENTAIL?
Weeks 1-2: intersectional environmental education. Examples of topics included in these sessions include environmental racism, water scarcity, and environmental justice. These sessions will be led by the fellowship team, in addition to several guest speakers and panelists from related fields. The ECI fellowship includes many interactive activities, such as debates, discussions, workshops, and more!
Week 3: leadership development. These sessions will include personal workshops with world leaders, the basics of initiative planning, entrepreneurial skills, and how to engage others with your passions. This will create a strong foundation for our fellows as they begin to brainstorm and plan their initiative.
Post-Fellowship: initiative execution and mentoring. Using all of the skills they've learned in this fellowship and with the assistance from their own ECI mentor, fellows will generate their own initiative in their local community. More details about the independent initiative are in the FAQ page.
BENEFITS OF BEING AN ECI FELLOW
Expanded knowledge of intersectional environmentalism
Leadership skills, mentoring and experience that will help you in the professional, environmental, and academic world
Establish a larger network by forming connections through our workshops, panels, and guest speakers who work in a multitude of fields such as engineering, ecology, politics, law, activism, and business
Positively impacting your community and making it more sustainable
A boost to your resume due to the unique leadership experience
A personalized letter of recommendation from the ECI Team