Fellowship Program

Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light (PA IPL) inspires and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change. Young people are at the forefront of innovative solutions in environmental conservation, education, and advocacy – and we want to be leaders in supporting these voices.

The PA IPL Fellow program is designed for undergraduate students looking for learning opportunities in the following areas: environment education, conservation, and advocacy; interfaith organizing; and nonprofit skills. The program offers a competitive hourly wage ($20/hour, monthly paycheck), with agreed on hours during the semester (20/month, total 80 for each semester the program is offered). Work can be performed remotely with a flexible schedule.

Fellows can expect mentoring, professional development opportunities, and monthly peer calls. Focus tracks are offered within the program and include: environmental education, interfaith organizing, fundraising, and communications. They should bring a willingness to approach their work with a prioritization of environmental justice, climate advocacy, and intersectional policy.

We encourage folks from all backgrounds (race/ethnicity, orientation, religion, culture, work experience, etc.) to apply. Our small team carries a variety of identities that shape our organization’s culture and practice. We as an organization are always striving to grow in diversity, equity, inclusion, & justice, guided by the Jemez Principles for Organizing.

To learn more about the fellowship or to be placed on the notification list for a future cohort, please reach out to our Executive Director (director@paipl.org).


  • Enrolled in an undergraduate university or college program
  • Reside in Pennsylvania for the duration of the Fellowship Program
  • Willingness to learn and put into practice faith-based organizing principles
  • Commitment to interfaith cooperation


Applications are closed for the Spring 2024 semester. We anticipate opening applications for Fall 2024 in June, 2024.