CCJ Fellowship Program Application Open

Posted Mar 10, 2022, by Veronica Coptis

A core focus of our work is to invest in community leaders because we believe people who live the daily impacts of fossil extraction are experts in their lived experiences and should be leading the transition to a healthier environment and thriving economy. We are excited to announce our 2022 Fellowship Program to invest in the growth of our members and supporters.

The fellowship program will employ a cohort of 4-6 fellows for six months (May 15th – Nov15th). There will be four tracks for fellows to gain experience in organizing, outreach, communication, and policy. The fellows will practice what they learn in our active work around fossil fuel extraction, economic transition, and protecting our democracy.

Are you interested in deepening your skills in creating change in your community? Apply today!

The application will close on April 6th.

Fill out application below to apply or click here.


  • Veronica Coptis

    Veronica Coptis joined the CCJ staff in March 2013 as a Community Organizer and is now serving as the Executive Director. She grew up in western Greene County near the Bailey Mine Complex and currently lives in the eastern part of the county. Before joining the CCJ staff, Veronica served on the Board of Directors for CCJ and organized with Mountain Watershed Association. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from West Virginia University. She enjoys hiking and geocaching at Ryerson State Park and other areas around Greene County with her husband and daughters. Read more about Veronica in a New Yorker Magazine profile at https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/03/the-future-of-coal-country. Contact Veronica at veronica@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org.

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