Friday, May 13, 2016

Fellowship Opportunity: CivicSpark Program

The following fellowship information was submitted to the Sustainability Office:

Take Action on Climate Change with CivicSpark!

Are you interested in gaining experience in the sustainability and climate change field and effecting positive change at the local government level? If so, CivicSpark, a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program, is right for you! CivicSpark is dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address climate change. Each year, 48 CivicSpark fellows support almost 100 cities, schools, and other public agencies to implement local sustainability projects on topics including sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, climate action planning, adaptation, and water conservation and drought response. CivicSpark fellows gain exceptional career experience, training to become future leaders in California’s response to climate change.

This fall, the Local Government Commission will be launching ​a new Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program​ – WaterCorps – in conjunction with CivicSpark. ​WaterCorps is a special team of ​CivicSpark fellows focused specifically on local government challenges related to water. WaterCorps will place 20 ​additional fellows – in 10 pairs of 2 –​ ​in regions across the state. Fellows will serve with local leaders responding to statewide priorities in water resources, such as implementing the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and the California Water Action Plan.

CivicSpark and WaterCorps are looking for recent college graduates who want to gain real-world experience, start their career in the sustainability and climate change field, and make a lasting impact! Learn more about CivicSpark and WaterCorps by attending a Fellow Recruitment Webinar and by visiting our website at http://civicspark.lgc.org/. Applications for the 2016-17 service year open May 25th.

An informational flyer regarding the position can be found here.

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