Accepting Applications for Summer Trans4M Fellowship

The Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) is seeking a talented full-time (40 hours) fellow to support various activities of the Transportation for Michigan (Trans4M) Coalition beginning May 6 thru August 30, 2013.

Under the supervision on the Trans4M Coordinator, the fellow will work on a variety of projects related to the Coalition, with a focus on legislation and policy research, analytical report writing, and social media and blog communications. Additionally, this fellow will have the opportunity to undertake short-term policy research projects, meet with state policymakers, take part in special events and field trips, and attend committee meetings and sessions of the Legislature.

This fellowship includes a stipend and can be used for college credit. Individual must work 40 hours per week; 24 hours per week at the MEC office (602 W. Ionia St., Lansing, MI) and remaining 16 hours can be completed offsite. Bus pass included in stipend.

Ideal applicant will:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or have recently graduated;
  • Basic familiarity with research, outreach and engagement activities;
  • Strong skills in verbal and written communication with diverse audiences;
  • Have a basic understanding of current transportation policy issues and public policy;
  • Be self-motivated and self-directed, seeking guidance when appropriate; and
  • Have a good sense of humor and a strong ability to collaborate with others.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume and writing sample electronically in one PDF document to Kathryn Gray, Transportation for Michigan Coordinator, at kathryng@trans4m.org by March 29, 2013.

To view the complete fellowship posting, click here.

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