Leadership in conservation is a critical piece to solving the ongoing and emerging environmental issues of today.
The Aldo Leopold Foundation’s Future Leaders Program is designed to provide individuals who have recently
completed a bachelor’s degree the opportunity to gain experience and grow in seven core areas: conservation
leadership, finance, and fundraising, applied science and natural history, partnership building, strategic planning,
communication, and land ethics. Each of these areas is addressed through a professional development series and
applied on-the-job experiences that allow for exploration of each topic and time for each fellow to practice and
apply these key elements of leadership.
Future Leaders Program Fellowships specialize in two program areas, Education & Communication or Land
Stewardship, each receives exposure to other program areas and organization-wide efforts. Fellows also have the
opportunity to interact with both a diverse range of conservation professionals and the Leopold family, who play
active roles in guiding and executing the foundation’s mission.
All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the time they apply and have a valid driver’s license.
Fellows must commit full-time to the entire 12-month program