The Cadmus Group

Sustainability Fellowship

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At Cadmus, our Strategy and Policy Group specializes in next generation solutions to today's most pressing challenges. We advise clients across the globe on new strategies in the fields such as energy, climate, water, and mobility. Our consultants possess deep expertise in strategy development, policy design, program and project management, stakeholder facilitation, and market analysis. Along with our German subsidiary IFOK, we employ consultants in the United States and Europe.

Overview of the Sustainability Fellowship

The Sustainability Fellowship Program provides Masters-level students and recent graduates with an opportunity to increase knowledge and gain work experience by actively contributing to our sustainability consulting projects. Twice a year, we recruit two fellows to work in the downtown Boston office for a period of six to nine months. Fellows serve as full-time or part-time junior staff members providing research and other support to senior staff on a wide range of projects within our key expertise areas. Our projects often include policy and market analysis, barriers and opportunities assessment, best practices for policy development and program design, stakeholder engagement and facilitation, and quantitative analysis and database management.

Program Components

Key aspects of the Cadmus Fellowship Program include:

  • Paid employment at Cadmus for six months, preferably full-time but part-time is also acceptable (minimum 16 hours per week).
  • Project consulting experience with the Cadmus team and clients.
  • Independent research that supports Cadmus’s consulting practice.
  • Professional development and mentoring, including regular lunch meetings with Cadmus team members, personal one-on-one mentoring with Cadmus senior staff, and brown bag lunch workshops. During the course of their work, fellows are expected to organize and present at least one brown bag workshop.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Each fellow’s time will be split between two primary activities:

1. Direct Project Work (90%). With guidance from senior staff, fellows work directly on Cadmus consulting engagements. Depending on a fellow’s experience and past professional background, this may include conducting research, interviews, writing, project management, administrative support, quantitative analysis, and/or direct client engagement.

2. Research Project (10%). Fellows are responsible for conducting independent research during their tenure at Cadmus. With oversight from senior staff, fellows conduct research and analysis on projects designed to advance key goals or explore new concepts within Cadmus’s core business areas.


Cadmus is seeking sustainability fellow candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or 2 years of work experience in a relevant field such as energy policy, sustainability, planning, business management, and/or finance.
  • Strong subject matter knowledge relevant to sustainability, clean energy and climate change policy, and/or corporate sustainability.
  • Excellent written and verbal English language communication skills. Additional foreign language skills are also valued.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a larger team.
  • Excellent computer skills and strong expertise with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Willingness to commit to work for the duration of the 6-month fellowship.

Compensation: Cadmus offers a stipend for the fellowship, commensurate with relevant work experience and education. Fellows may receive opportunities to apply for full-time positions or sub-contract on specific projects after successfully completing the program.


To Apply:

Application Deadline is Monday, Dec. 18th, 2017

Application Requirements

To be considered, applicants must include the following documents:

  1. A resume that includes complete educational and professional data, highlighting your experience related to sustainability and other areas of Cadmus’s work.
  2. A one-page cover letter describing your qualifications, interests, fellowship objectives, and career goals. The cover letter should clearly address your experience and interest in sustainability issues. 
  3. A Research Project Description of no more than 500 words describing a potential research topic you would be interested in exploring during your fellowship. The description should include the proposed topic; its relevance to the field of sustainability; potential impacts on business, society or government; and a brief list of relevant sources. Project proposals will be evaluated based upon relevance to Cadmus’s expertise areas, creativity, and feasibility.

Cadmus is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected group status.


To learn more about Cadmus, visit our website


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