Vermont Law School (VLS) and its partners received a considerable number of applications from Chinese applicants for the Environmental Justice Young Fellows Exchange Program as of the original November 13th deadline, but not enough from U.S. citizens. Thus, VLS and its partners are extending the deadline for U.S. applicants ONLY for this unique exchange program that will provide leadership training opportunities to 18 Chinese and American women and men, particularly members of minority groups, who are active in environmental justice efforts. Participants in the program will jointly examine the environmental burdens, including climate change impacts, on minority communities and low-income populations in the United States and China and will be mentored in designing projects to advance environmental justice for those communities.

The new applications are due December 14th.

The link below is the full application, as well as a collection of FAQs we received during the first call for applications. For this extended call we wish to stress to the U.S. applicants that they do NOT have to be engaged in work related to environment in China, rather we are seeking U.S. citizens who have at least 2 years work experience in environmental justice area or in an environmental or law area that lays the foundation for them to work on environmental justice issues in the United States. Please see below for the program announcement, application materials, and FAQs.

U.S. Applicant Fellowship Extension and additional FAQs.