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19 Jan 2024

Temporary 2024 Land of the First Light Fellowship

Native Land Conservancy, Inc. – Posted by NativeLandConservancy Mashpee, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

The fellowship is hosted by the Native Land Conservancy (NLC), the first Native-led land conservation nonprofit east of the Mississippi. Our mission is to preserve healthy landscapes for all living beings and restore land wherever possible. Our all-Indigenous board of directors come from four local tribal groups. We draw upon our collective traditional cultural knowledge with generations of direct experience in the woodlands, coastlines, and waterways of our homelands.

The fellowship intends to open up pathways to diverse careers in conservation for rising Native Americans. Whether you’re a student of ecology or considering a career switch, you’re in the right place! We believe that it is in all our best interests when the next generation of Indigenous conservationists are encouraged to bring their whole selves to their training, including their culture.

The 10-week, 35 hour/week program begins June 10, 2024 and ends August 16, 2024. Based in the NLC office in the town of Mashpee on Cape Cod, the program will focus on land within the ancestral homelands of the Wampanoag, people of the first light.

  • To be eligible for this opportunity, you must be a member of a Native American tribal group and be between the ages of 18 – 25.
  • NLC is able to offer each fellow a $7,500 stipend with additional support available for housing, travel, and technology.

2024 Land of the First Light Fellowship Opportunity Flyer (PDF)

The newsletters below highlight some of the 2023 First Light Fellowship Program experiences.

NLC Newsletters

2023 NLC Summer Newsletter

2023 NLC Fall Newsletter

2024 Winter Newsletter

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Conservation. Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: 2024 Fellowship in Native Land Care, 2024 Native Land Conservation Program, Conservation Education Program, Conservation Leadership Program, Conservation Training Initiative, Eco Fellowship for Native Lands 2024, Eco Fellowship Program, Eco-friendly Fellowship, Environmental Conservation Fellowship, Environmental Fellowship for Indigenous Lands, Environmental Stewardship Fellowship, Fellowship for Sustainable Development, First Light Conservation Fellowship, First Nations Conservation Leadership 2024, Green Leadership Fellowship, Indigenous Environmental Leadership 2024, Indigenous Land Management Fellowship, Indigenous Land Stewardship Fellowship, Indigenous Led Land Stewardship Fellowship, Indigenous Peoples Land Stewardship 2024, Land Conservation Fellowship, Land of the First Light Fellowship 2024, Land Preservation Training, Native American Environmental Fellowship, Native American Environmental Fellowship 2024, Native Land Conservancy 2024 Fellowship, Native Land Protection Fellowship 2024, Natural Resource Management Fellowship, Nature Conservation Fellowship, Sustainable Land Management Fellowship, Tribal Land Preservation Program 2024, and Wildlife Conservation Training. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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