Policy & Legislative Affairs Fellowship - Santa Monica

Global Green USA’s Policy and Legislative Affairs Department seeks a Fellow for a minimum of six months to assist with Global Green’s various policy and advocacy initiatives on green buildings, renewable energy and climate change. Timing is flexible, but position will ideally run from mid-July through end of December. The P&LA Fellowship position carries with it some of the same responsibilities as paid staff and is an incredible opportunity to contribute directly to the work of Global Green and hone skills.


  • Research on policy and legislative issues
  • Assisting in crafting policy analysis, written statement and testimony, fact sheets, etc.
  • Assisting in outreach and public awareness efforts
  • Attending meetings on relevant topics
  • General office administrative tasks. 

Eligibility: Graduate program level and/or senior year undergraduate Political Science, Public Policy/Government, Environmental Policy majors encouraged to apply. Academic credit possible.

Requirements:  Positive attitude and demonstrated maturity in a professional setting; Ability to communicate effectively and public speaking skills are important; Strong writing skills also important; Applicant should have knowledge of or interest in climate change, green building, renewable energy policy issues; Ability to work independently a must; automobile required. This position is based out of our Santa Monica office and cannot be done remotely.

Time Commitment: 25 hours/week minimum. Prefer full-time. 

Location: Our office is located at 2218 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405. 

About GGUSA: Founded in 1993 by activist and philanthropist Diane Meyer Simon, Global Green is the American Arm of Green Cross International (GCI), which was created by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment. Global Green USA is the only national environmental nonprofit headquartered in Southern California and has offices in New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and New York. It is one of 31 national GCI affiliates throughout the world.

Mission: To foster a value shift towards a more sustainable and secure future. Global Green is working to address some of the greatest challenges facing humanity. In the United States, our work is primarily focused on stemming global climate change by creating green buildings and cities.

Values: Professionalism; Respect, Trust, and Teamwork; Transparency, Openness, and Communication; Nimble Yet Focused Risk-Taking Entrepreneurialism; Optimism; Balance and Fun

Compensation: Modest stipend available for qualified applicants.

To Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a resume and brief cover letter describing their interest in this position via email to [email protected]. Please put "P&LA Fellow" in the subject line. No phone calls, please. EOE.

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