About

The Public Lands and Career Exploration (PLACE) Fellowship  empowers fellows with the skills and knowledge to successfully find and pursue careers that excite them, and fellows’ feedback is used to revise the program. Over weekends during the school year, participants build a more complete understanding of career opportunities by exploring a range of regional parks and programs, learning important professional skills, and building valuable connections with park staff. Students who complete the fellowship receive a monetary award for the input they provide to the partnered organizations.

PLACE Fellowship logo features the silhouette of a forest in mirror reflection of a cityscape with the program title between them
"This program has helped me realize that I have infinite job opportunities. I can choose and have a job at my age that I enjoy. I shouldn’t settle just because I get money, but work harder to find a job that I’d love - because it’s out there and I deserve it!"
- Ariel, 18

Spring PLACE

Build connections and discover the diversity of career opportunities on public lands across the Northeast.

Fall PLACE

Explore careers around the Boston Harbor that protect our shared resources and communities as the climate changes.

To apply for this program, you will not need to submit a resume.  Instead, be prepared to discuss your experiences and interests in short answers.