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The Sustainable CT Fellowship Program

Through the Sustainable CT Fellowship Program, students from Connecticut colleges and universities will receive training, supervision, and a stipend to help our communities implement Sustainable CT actions and obtain points towards certification.

Help fund this program.

Highlights

  • Municipalities: Get free help to implement Sustainable CT actions.
  • Connecticut college and university students: Gain valuable training and professional experience, become part of a dynamic cohort, and help make change at the local level.  
  • Sustainable CT will train fellows and provide stipends (approximately $5,000 for full-time work in summer 2018).
  • Our Council of Governments partners will host and provide supervision to Sustainable CT Fellows in their regional offices. 


Potential Fellowship Program Projects

  • Help the Sustainability Team implement Sustainable CT actions.
  • Collect data for inventories, assessments, and plans related to Sustainable CT actions.
  • Research past and ongoing sustainability initiatives in municipalities that qualify for Sustainable CT points towards certification.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration among Sustainable CT municipalities.
  • Support use of the Municipal Dashboard to submit actions for Sustainable CT certification.
  • Assist with Council of Government projects that align with Sustainable CT objectives.

Timeline for Summer 2018 Sustainable CT Fellowship Program

  • January - February:  Participating Sustainable CT municipalities request support through the Fellowship Program by emailing supportus@sustainablect.org.
  • Early March:  Deadline for student applications.
  • Early April:  Notification and placement of student fellows.
  • June – August:  Training and work (20-40 hours/week, approximately 10 weeks).