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Meridian Institute Fellowship Program

2018 Position Announcement

The Meridian Institute Fellowship provides the next generation of public policy leaders with the skills they need to encourage collaboration on complex and controversial problems. This includes work in several focus areas: environment and natural resources; agriculture and food security; climate change and energy; resilience and sustainability; global stability and security; health; and science and technology. The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time position and selected Fellows will begin work in summer 2018.

Primary Duties of the Position

Meridian Fellows provide research, writing, and many other types of support for projects focusing on a wide variety of challenging issues. Meridian Fellows may:

  • Actively engage as part of dynamic teams focused on designing and facilitating collaborative dialogues to address public policy issues.
  • Assist in the preparation of internal- and external-facing documents including meeting materials and summaries, press releases, and other communications.
  • Engage with participants in Meridian processes (through interviews or other types of interactions), including leaders of the private, non-profit, and government sectors.
  • Help plan, attend, provide logistical support, and document domestic and/or international meetings.
  • Research and track developments on issues relevant to Meridian’s work.
  • Provide administrative support for Meridian projects, including but not limited to, maintaining websites and list serves, drafting emails, taking notes, and participating on internal Meridian teams to assist with organizational development.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

How to Apply

Completed applications are due by 10 pm EST on Friday, February 2, 2018. 

Apply using the Meridian Institute applicant portal

Applicants may apply to both Fellowship opportunities, however you must submit separate applications for each position. Each applicant pool will be considered independently.

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After registering your account and logging into the applicant portal, you will be directed to provide information related to your application and upload the following materials:

1. Cover Letter – 1 page
Drawing from your personal, professional, and academic experiences, please explain how you hope to contribute to Meridian as a Fellow and what you hope to gain from this opportunity.

2. Essay – 1 page
Meridian works on a variety of social and environmental policy issues including climate change, resilience, and natural resource management. Briefly describe a critical public policy issue facing society today and suggest how a collaborative process could be effective in helping address that issue. If applicable, include details about which parties should be engaged and what challenges might be faced in trying to bring them together. Oceans program candidates are advised to focus on topics related to ocean and coastal policy.

3. Resume – 1 page
Detail relevant education, training, experiences, and accomplishments. 

For a complete description of the position and application instructions, click here. Also, find additional information in the Frequently Asked Questions document (PDF).

Equal Opportunity Employment

Meridian recognizes that our work is made stronger and more impactful by the contributions of diverse groups from around the world. At Meridian, we welcome people from all backgrounds and do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, creed, or ancestry.

Meridian Institute is a participating employer in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security program, E-Verify.