Application Timeline

Program Components

As part of the program, nurse fellows are expected to: 

  • Receive mentorship 
  • Conduct projects in partnership with a community-based organization to address a community-identified environmental health concern aimed at promoting health equity and building climate resilience. 
  • Participate in monthly webinars on relevant environmental health topics with an emphasis on environmental justice and health equity, as well as skill building sessions to prepare fellows for their partnership work with community partners. 
  • Hold at least two educational sessions for fellow health professionals about work and learning in the program.
  • Attend two Fellowship convenings where participants build community, learn together, and expand partnerships with mentors and program staff.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants to the program must:

  • Have at least one year of nursing experience
  • Active nursing license 
  • Express interest in environmental health nursing
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred candidates, although not required, will have an existing relationship with a specific community-based group, access to forums to educate other nurses (e.g. graduate student, faculty, leadership role within nursing organization, or supervisor or manager), and have experience working on public or environmental health issues.

How do I apply for the program? 

Applicants must submit the following to be considered for the fellowship:

  • Contact information (name, address, email, telephone, employer/affiliated organization and position held, nursing licensure number) 
  • Resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Essay Questions 
    • Please provide a brief description of your nursing experience and any applicable experience working with communities or community-based organizations. (500 words max)
    • In further detail, outline your interest in environmental health and include any relevant work, volunteer, or educational experience. (500 words max)
    • Provide a brief summary of what you bring to the fellowship program and what you hope to learn from participating. (500 words max)

To apply, submit this nurse fellow application by August 25th.

For questions regarding the fellowship please email AHNE’s Fellowship Manager, Jeremiah Headen –

The ANHE Fellowship program is made possible through generous support from the Kresge Foundation. The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments values diversity and inclusion in the workplace and we encourage nurses from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.