The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are seeking candidates for an unpaid, part-time fellowship starting in Winter 2023. The fellows will volunteer for one year to provide virtual technical and/or policy support for an U.S. embassy or consulate. The application period will end on January 11, 2023.


Applicants should:

  • have air quality monitoring expertise and understanding of PM 2.5 health impacts.
  • understand U.S. policy for air pollution control and monitoring.
  • have supervisor approval to apply for and join this program.
  • work for a university, non-profit institution, or local, state, or federal government agency.
  • be U.S. citizens.

The Fellowship:

  • The fellow is expected to provide 10-20 hours each month of remote support to their host embassy through phone calls, webinars, etc.
  • There may be opportunities for sponsored overseas travel to visit the program, collaborate with the host foreign government, provide training to US staff and other entities, pending COVID-19 travel restrictions and availability of funding.
  • Fellows are invited to join monthly professional development webinars to enhance their knowledge of the Department of State and discuss new topics and developments in air quality.

Fellows do not require or obtain a security clearance for this program. Fellows will remain at their home offices and agencies, except for potential travel to the embassy or consulate at discretion of the post.

Apply by filling out the form here.

Applicants will be requested to share their resume and references.

Please send any questions to

U.S. Department of State

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