Sustainable CT Fellowship Program


The Sustainable CT Fellowship Program places highly qualified fellows across the state’s Councils of Governments (COGs) to help cities and towns become registered, certified, or recertified with Sustainable CT during the summer. The COGs serve as Connecticut’s regional planning organizations. Click here for more information on COG locations.

Fellows assist cities and towns within the various COG territories and assist on COG projects that align with Sustainable CT goals.

Fellows gain valuable experience working within a professional setting and will be directly engaged with cutting-edge sustainability initiatives, local government operations, and regional coordination and operation. Fellows build a deep professional network that spans across local, state and regional government, as well as with nonprofits and organizations supporting sustainability initiatives in the state of Connecticut. Hear from former Fellows about their summer experience.

Listen to a recent episode of the IMPACT, a Sustainable CT podcast, featuring former Fellows:


Meet our 2024 Sustainable CT Fellows

View past Sustainable CT Fellows.

How To Apply

The 2024 application period has closed. We anticipate posting application requirements for the summer of 2025 in late 2024. Check back for more details.

The Role of a Fellow

Sustainable CT Fellow duties include:

  • Research sustainability initiatives in Connecticut municipalities.
  • Inform municipalities of resources, grants, success stories, for implementation of Sustainable CT actions.
  • Assist municipal staff and leaders in performing and documenting sustainability initiatives for Sustainable CT certification.
  • Maintain open communication channels with relevant municipal staff and elected officials.
  • Identify opportunities for multi-town collaboration between Sustainable CT municipalities.
  • Research implementation strategies and resources for towns pursuing different actions.
  • Identify potential partners/resources, i.e. in-town non-profits or organizations.
  • Participate in Sustainable CT Fellow trainings and events.
  • Assist with COG projects that align with Sustainable CT objectives.
  • Produce an end of internship report that documents successes and areas for improvement.


We are grateful to the following supporters of the Sustainable CT Fellowship Program.