RAY Conservation Diversity seeking fellow

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Participants gathered at the RAY Fellowship Program
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The RAY Fellowship Program is a paid fellowship designed to equip recent college graduates with the tools, experiences, support and community they need to become leaders in the conservation and clean energy sector.

Location: Ocean Conservancy – Washington, DC 

This position will support their efforts to understand what sustainable fishing looks like as the climate changes and what that means for how we manage fisheries and help communities adapt. The RAY Fellow will get to work with two programs at the organization. The first is the Fish Conservation Program, which works with fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico, on the U.S. West Coast, and in Alaska, as well as with national policymakers to ensure U.S. fisheries are managed for long term sustainability.  The second is POSEIDON, a research project that works with university partners in a few international fisheries to design better policies and incorporate the human side of fisheries into decision-making.


  • A college degree by the time of employment with a background in environmental or social science, economics or other relevant discipline.
  • An interest in the field of conservation.
  • Demonstrated intellect and leadership.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • An eagerness to learn.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and self-direction.
  • Ability to research a topic and summarize ideas across a number of areas clearly.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and partners in remote locations (e.g., through email, phone and video communications).
  • Some comfort with basic quantitative analysis (comfort with Excel is required; if you’ve done a little statistics, or have familiarity with R, that’s a plus)
  • Some knowledge of fisheries is helpful, but not required

To apply:

Complete the online application survey and follow the instructions to submit a curriculum vitae or a resume, two essay and one short answer responses and a letter of support.

Applications must be submitted to the RAY Fellowship Program no later than March 31, 2020