YCELP Fellow

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Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.


General Purpose: 

The Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, a joint undertaking between Yale Law School and Yale School of the Environment, advances fresh thinking and analytically rigorous approaches to environmental decision-making across disciplines, sectors, and scales. In addition to its research activities, the center also aims to foster discussion and collaboration across the Yale campus on environmental law and policy issues at the local, regional, national, and global levels. Its recent projects include the biennial Environmental Performance Index, which ranks countries on performance indicators tracked across policy categories covering both environmental public health and ecosystem vitality, as well as initiatives on Sustainable Finance, Trade and Climate Change, Rethinking Environmental Protection for the 21st Century, Corporate Sustainability, and Global Climate Governance.


The Fellow will work directly with the Center Faculty Director, Professor Dan Esty and Center Associate Director, Tyler Yeargain.

The Fellow’s time will cover a range or responsibilities including managing Professor Esty’s schedule and communications, organizing Center events, and contributing to the spectrum of Center projects.


Supports all aspects of the Center Director’s work both within and outside of the Center including project management, research and logistical support, budget tracking, coordination with Center staff and partners, correspondence, and supervision of student projects and engagement.


Performs substantial research, writing, and editing for the Center including proofreading content for publications, articles, and journals for content, style, grammar, and factual accuracy.


Envisions, creates and writes a wide variety of sensitive and high-level written materials. Tracks copy through various editing and production stages.


Develops and manages execution of comprehensive, strategic communications plan to promote and disseminate information to many stakeholders including the Center’s advisory board, donors and project partners.


Implements strategies for public relations efforts for the Center by providing research and logistical support including drafting talking points and carefully coordinating details of public appearances and events (e.g., keynote addresses, conferences, meetings, special guests, etc.).


Serves as liaison to partners both within and outside of the Yale School of the Environment including organizing, facilitating, and participating in meetings, conference calls, etc.


Coordinates the Center’s administrative support to ensure timely and proper completion of administrative tasks including travel booking, scheduling, expense reimbursement, etc.


Contributes to the design, organization, and maintenance of the Center's website.


Supports the Associate Director with other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience: 

Bachelor's degree.



  • Exceptional writing and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Robust research skills and ability to find and analyze materials in a comprehensive and systemic manner.
  • Knowledge of, and keen interest in, environmental law and policy.
  • Superb interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate with varied stakeholder groups in a timely and appropriate manner. A mission-oriented approach to work characterized by strong motivation to excel under pressure.
  • Preferred Education and Experience:


Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/YaleCareers-62951BR.  Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.


We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.