Program Summary and Application
Deadline to sign up is April 10th, 2023
Senior Fellows Program Application – click here
To nurture and utilize the immense talent that is present in the mid-to-late-career professionals, trade- and craftspeople in our region, Sustainable Hudson Valley announces our third annual Senior Fellows Program which set for this summer. The program brings together mature, motivated individuals who are in career transition, such as retiring or launching a major project.
Each Senior Fellow will be supported to develop a strategic analysis and project or product that is aligned with SHV’s work to transform the climate crisis by designing creative, scalable solutions relevant to our region. Fellows may focus in the topic areas of energy, materials management, agriculture and forestry, transportation and land use, water and materials management – and/or the cross-cutting themes of economic development, justice, resilience and education. The project should advance the Fellow’s own career path and inform SHV’s program development as well. The commitment between SHV and the Fellows concludes with a debrief interview to discuss these possibilities.
The 12-week program combines covid-careful group meetings, independent project work and special community programs. Senior Fellows are expected to devote an average of two days per week to their work and participate in a few activities such as team lunches and field trips. Senior Fellows will have access to SHV’s tools including Constant Contact for communications, SurveyMonkey, and Canva for graphic design. A summer intern will be available for data collection and other support. SHV’s senior staff will facilitate the program with support from the Board, previous Fellows and experts in our network.
Some key dates for the program:
April7, 2023: Applications due
April 21, 2023: Selections announced
June 5, 2023: Program begins
Week of June 26, 2023: Field activities TBD
Week of July 31, 2023: Workshop day – present draft material
August 18, 2023: Final day of program, lunch and final presentations.