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USDA Northeast Hub Climate Mitigation Fellowship


The ORISE Fellow will engage in outreach, research, and collaboration on climate mitigation and climate equity. 

Research Project: The first project will focus on identifying climate mitigation and equity issues in the region using  literature reviews, collaboration, listening sessions, and other research methods. In this context, climate mitigation includes reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improving soil carbon, and increasing GHG sequestration on working lands by supporting the awareness and implementation of agriculture and agroforestry practices. We will define the scope and scale of these issues, communicate these results to our stakeholders, and collaborate with other scientists, other ORISE fellows, Hub leadership, and partners to determine potential solutions and pathways for achieving climate mitigation.

Learning Objectives: The Fellow will build skills in:

  • Building relationships with stakeholders
  • Climate literacy of mitigation options for working lands and waters
  • Creating educational materials
  • Synthesizing needs of stakeholders
  • Evaluating success of literacy trainings
  • Presenting to stakeholder groups

Mentor: The mentor(s) for this opportunity is Erin Lane ( If you have questions about the nature of the research, please contact the mentor(s).

Application deadline: 5/3/2024 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: May 2024. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.

Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for two years, but may be extended upon recommendation of USFS and is contingent on the availability of funds.

Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.

Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience, anticipated to be between $59,000 - $68,000.

Location: While this opportunity is remote, there is strong preference for residence in the Northeast region.

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