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.

12 students were selected as part of the 2018 Sustainable CT Fellowship Program. Learn more about them here.

Submission deadline to become a Sustainable CT fellow for 2018 has passed. Check back soon for our 2019 application timeline.


  • 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

  • February 23:  Deadline for student applications.
  • Early April:  Notification and placement of student fellows.
  • June – August:  Training and work (20-40 hours/week, approximately 10 weeks).

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