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The AAEE eeFellows Program is a career-development program for young professionals aged 18-23 designed to advance our profession. Participants work with organizations on critical environmental education projects and design a portfolio of work. Participants are paired with a mentor working in the field and together complete an action-based project that can be added to the eeFellow's portfolio. 

Through this Fellowship experience participants gain:

    • skills in creating formal or non-formal education programs with measurable results
    • an understanding of how to create quality and meaningful environmental education experiences for people
    • skills for organizing professional work
    • and access to other tools needed to be a skilled ee provider

Participant Benefits and Requirements

For the 2023-2024 Program Year eeFellows will receive the following benefits (a total value of $1315):

  1. A one-year Professional Membership in the Arizona Association for Environmental Education ($60 value)
  2. Two free conference registrations for the Annual AAEE Conference held each September ($450-$600 value)
  3. An eeCertification upon successful completion of the eeCertification Course learning modules ($305 value)
  4. A stipend for service/work performed ($500 value)
  5. Access to one-on-one mentorship and resume assistance

In exchange, eeFellows are required to complete the following:

  1. Attend regularly scheduled meetings with your mentor and the eeFellow program team members
  2. Regularly communicate with your mentor and AAEE Team Members
  3. Complete the eeCertification Course, including the final action project which you will work on with your mentor 
  4. Attend and deliver a final presentation at the AAEE Conference held each in September 
  5. Participate in a Guidelines for Excellence Workshop hosted by AAEE (in December and/or March of each year)
  6. Assist with the planning of the 2024 spring AAEE online professional development series

eeFellows should budget approximately 10 hours per month to complete this work, beginning in September 1 and ending on October 31 the following year. 

AAEE strives to be responsive to the values and changing needs of young people in our field. We do not wish to perpetuate old stereotypes about our profession. We've worked hard to develop a strategic plan that is forward thinking and responsive to the changing understanding of environmental education and environmental justice across sectors and seek to provide emerging professionals with the tools to work to deliver change in systems in which they choose to work.


eeFellow applications are accepted on a rolling basis every year through July 15th. At this time, we are only able to enroll 3 students a year for this process. Applications will be reviewed after July 15, and participants will be notified by August 1 of their acceptance status. The fellowship runs from September 1 through the following year, ending on September 30th. All work must be completed by the September 30th deadline.


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Tucson, AZ 85733

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