Meridian Institute is pleased to announce position openings within the Meridian Institute Ruckelshaus Fellowship Program – an opportunity for early-career professionals to contribute to Meridian’s mission to help people collaborate to solve complex problems, make informed decisions, and implement solutions that improve lives, the environment, and the economy. Fellows are engaged in varied and highly complex issues, learn about multi-party collaborative problem solving from experienced facilitators, and work directly with leaders from diverse sectors and interest groups. The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time position in Meridian’s Dillon, CO or Washington, DC offices. Fellows who are selected will begin work in June 2020.
An announcement detailing this opportunity and directions for how to apply is available here. The deadline to submit applications is 10 pm EST on Sunday, January 12, 2020.
Meridian Institute is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that has helped our clients and partners develop and implement solutions to complicated, often controversial problems—big and small, global and local—for over two decades. Meridian Institute designs, manages, and facilitates collaborative processes that bring people together who understand the issues and have a stake in their resolution.
Meridian selects new Fellows for the program on an annual basis and provides significant personal and professional development opportunities. By working in an active, exciting, and dynamic professional environment, Meridian Fellows can expect to:
- Develop the ability to think critically about complex issues and analyze participant interests and process dynamics.
- Help identify and learn to respond appropriately to concerns and problems that can arise in complex and challenging collaborative processes.
- Actively manage numerous tasks toward the completion of a project.
- Improve writing, research, and communication skills.
- Work under the guidance of experienced facilitators and mediators.
Fellows work as Project Assistants to support projects on a variety of substantive topic areas. Past Fellows have been involved in work with global and domestic agriculture and food security, climate change, water management, and community and global resilience, among other topics.
Equal Opportunity Employer Meridian recognizes that our work is made stronger and more impactful by the contributions of diverse groups from around the world. At Meridian, we welcome people from all backgrounds and do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, creed, class, ancestry, or other grounds. Meridian Institute is a participating employer in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security program, E-Verify.