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The U.S. Department of State and the EPA are seeking candidates for a year-long, unpaid, part-time fellowship starting in Winter 2020. The fellows will volunteer for one year of collaborative technical and/or policy support for an “adopted” US embassy or consulate implementing an air quality monitoring program overseas. The fellowship is a vital component in the innovative and global DOS/EPA partnership that uses EPA’s AirNow system to help monitor, improve, and meet air quality standards. The application period will end on February 7, 2020.


  • Applicants should have air quality monitoring expertise and understanding of PM 2.5 health impacts.
  • Applicants should understand US policy for air pollution control and monitoring.
  • Applicants should get supervisor approval to apply for and join this program.
  • Employees of governments and universities are especially encouraged to apply, but all applications are welcome.

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 paid overseas travel to visit the program, collaborate with the host foreign government, provide training to US staff and other entities.

Fellows should be U.S. citizens. They will 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.

Apply by filling out this simple form here   ( ).  Applicants will be requested to upload a resume and share references.

Please send any questions to

U.S. Department of State

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