Climate Policy & Justice Fellow

General Description

Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) and Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (Maryland LCVEF) are hiring an inaugural Climate Policy & Justice Fellow. This position will produce a series of white papers and informative briefs to support the Climate  Policy and Justice program within Maryland LCV/EF. The program is integral to meeting the organization’s strategic plan focused on climate change and environmental justice. 

The Climate Policy & Justice Fellow will support the organization’s climate policy efforts, aimed at reducing both the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and the harmful impacts of climate change statewide, with a focus on communities that are overburdened by a history of environmental injustice. The research conducted by the Climate Policy & Justice Fellow will directly inform key policy priorities and framing for the 2023 Maryland legislative session, and beyond. 

The ideal candidate  is a current graduate student who has experience researching state-level climate policy promulgation, implementation, and enforcement.


  • Work closely with the Director of Climate Policy & Justice and Executive Director to develop a series of white papers and informative briefs to support the climate policy and climate justice program to include a selection from the following list of topics:
    • Greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies
    • Electric grid capacity
    • Renewable energy sources
    • Cost of inaction on climate in Maryland
    • Social cost of carbon/carbon fee
    • Pricing externalities of carbon pollution
    • Fossil fuel subsidies analysis
    • Federal climate dollars being allocated or state implementation 
  • Design supporting materials to help disseminate the findings and recommendations in these papers, including developing educational platforms for legislators and their staff.
  • Ensure the final topics and work products are completed and delivered on time (timeline to be developed)

Position Requirements

This position will be mostly remote but may require travel to Annapolis, Maryland for periodic meetings. The Climate Policy & Justice Fellow will report to the Director of Climate Policy & Justice. A weekly schedule will be determined once the Fellow is hired, and will accommodate academic schedules. The ideal start date for this position is June 15, 2022.  

Duration & Compensation

The fellowship is designed for a duration of six to nine months depending on the availability of the candidate. Maryland LCV will provide a stipend of up to $30,000 for this fellowship, which will be disbursed in equal monthly payments based on the duration of the fellowship.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to Rebecca Rehr at with Climate Policy & Justice Fellow in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until June 3, 2022.