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View from the lighthouse at Cocodrilo, a fishing village at the southern end of the Isle of Youth in Cuba. -Fernando Bretos, 2011 Fellow


2016 Fellows Training Program

Applications for the 2016 year will be accepted from November 1, 2015 - January 18, 2016

Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM US Central Standard Time or 11:00 PM GMT on January 18, 2016.

To apply to Kinship Fellows, you must use the program’s online application.

The program will take place from June 26 through July 27, 2016.

Here is what you will be asked to submit in your application:


Summarize your leadership experience. (150 words)

Why you want to attend Kinship and what you see yourself doing in five years. (250 words)

Your experience working with market-based tools. (250 words)

A project description of an environmental issue related to your work and your plan to develop a solution using market-based approaches. (500 words)


Your resume should reflect at least five years of experience working in an environmental field. Five years cannot include time spent pursuing a degree.


A high-quality digital image of yourself (headshot).

Letters of Recommendation

Provide two letters of recommendation: One from your current employer and one from a colleague. The selection panel will use these letters to assess each applicant's leadership capacity. Specific examples include:

  • Your ability to take action on conservation issues
  • Your ability to mobilize and motivate others
  • Your capacity to produce innovative solutions to complex environmental problems
  • Your potential to contribute to an ongoing community of leaders

NOTE: Letters of recommendation must be submitted to the program by the person providing the recommendation. They cannot be uploaded with your application. A signed copy of the letter should be on letterhead and should be scanned and saved as a PDF or JPEG and emailed to: If possible, limit each letter to one page.

Electronic submissions are preferred, but letters can also be mailed to:

Kinship Conservation Fellows Program
225 West Washington Street, 28th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606

Apply now for the 2016 Fellows program

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