Fellows Program


ELM and the ELM Action Fund oversee a longstanding and highly successful paid fellowship program which attracts students across Massachusetts interested in environmental policy and political campaigns. The program connects us with talented changemakers and provides fellows with valuable skills to advance their environmental careers.    

Our fellows specialize in a wide range of work, from politics and policy to communications. However, they all work toward the common goals of advancing strong environmental policy and building the power of the environmental community in Massachusetts.

Since the ELM Action Fund was created in 2015, it has housed the Campaign & Advocacy Fellowship program, our most widely attended Fellowship. Working between 15-20 hours per week, Campaign & Advocacy Fellows help elect environmental champions through door knocking, phone banking, district research and community organizing. Fellows are provided opportunities to work directly alongside endorsed candidates, accompany staff members to the State House and attend briefings and events.

After completing the program, many of our Fellows have gone onto begin exciting jobs at influential organizations, such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Energy Ventures, the City of Boston, the League of Conservation Voters, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, and the Massachusetts State Senate.

By the Numbers: 2023 Election Cycle




doors knocked


calls to voters

What our Fellows say:


Being a part of the ELM Action Fund’s fellowship program has been an invaluable experience. The ELM team’s expertise, unwavering work ethic, and, above all, their genuine commitment to mentoring and guiding me have been a constant source of inspiration for my work in climate action.

ANNA O'SULLIVAN Campaign & Advocacy Fellow, Spring & Summer '23

The ELM Action Fund’s fellowship program has been eye-opening and humbling, with a incredibly compassionate team looking to leave a positive footprint in Massachusetts and New England.

CAROLYN LIU Campaign & Advocacy Fellow, Spring '22

ELM’s fellowship program is an amazing opportunity to expand your knowledge about environmental policy and nonprofit advocacy. I always felt supported by the team, and this experience allowed me to build confidence in my professional goals and fight for change on a daily basis.

BIANCA POKRZYWA Communications & Events Fellow, Fall '22 & Spring '23

What our endorsed candidates say:


I’m so grateful to have had the level of support provided by the ELM Action Fund fellows throughout the course of my campaign. From knocking on doors and making GOTV phone calls, to organizing community canvasses and events, their efforts were indispensable to our success

Dominick Pangallo Salem Mayor

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for the Campaign & Advocacy Fellowship, please visit our careers page. 

We recruit Campaign & Advocacy Fellows for Fall, Spring and Summer sessions. If we are not currently accepting applications, you may still express interest by emailing our Action Fund Executive Director, Casey Bowers, at cbowers@elmaction.org. If you are interested in a different Fellowship or area of work, please indicate this in your email.