Policy and Outreach Fellow – Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition – Seattle, WA

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition – a nonprofit conservation advocacy group – seeks an enthusiastic and motivated fellow to assist with policy research, outreach and communications.

This position offers an opportunity to strengthen your organizing, outreach and communications skills, learn about the finer points of federal and state conservation policy, build your professional resume, and help protect the environment in a fast-paced office.

We are committed to providing excellent skills development, networking assistance, informational interview referrals and professional references for successful candidates. Course credit may be available for university students.

Fellowship projects include:

Work with high-powered board: The Coalition’s 60 member board includes former Governors and Congressmen, sitting state legislators and businessmen and women. An ability to respectfully represent the Coalition is strongly desired.
Policy research: Fellows will gain extensive knowledge of federal and state conservation policy and the history of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP).
Writing: This fellowship is the perfect fit for someone determined to build messaging skills and who is interested in translating wonky policy language into a compelling narrative. The largest portion of the fellowship will be spent researching conservation, habitat and recreation demand in Washington state and building a constituency in Eastern Washington.


Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong editing and internet research skills
Demonstrated attention to detail
Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
High level of organization
Ability to juggle multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment
Ability to respond well to guidance but work independently
Ability to adapt to changing priorities

About the Coalition:

Representing more than 280 environmental, business, and recreation groups, the Coalition works to protect parks, wildlife habitat and working farms throughout Washington. Since 1990, the Coalition has advocated for more than $1.2 billion in funding from the Washington State Legislature for over 1,200 neighborhood parks and ball fields, biking and walking trails, nature preserves, local beaches and boat launches, wildlife habitat, working farms and state parks.


The Vance Building
1402 Third Ave, Suite 507
Seattle, WA 98101

Compensation details:

Monthly stipend
Bus pass
This fellowship may be used for college credit


20+ hours/week. Flexible schedule
Fellowship is a 3 month commitment with potential for extension

How to apply

Qualified applicants may submit resume and cover letter to Ethan@WildlifeRecreation.org. Please use “Policy and Outreach Fellowship” as the subject line. Position open until filled. No phone calls please.