The Sierra Fellows Program places bachelor and advanced degree-holding Fellows in rural mountain communities in the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade ranges. Fellows work and live in the community, collaborating with community members to address some of their greatest challenges.
The Sierra Fellows Program works with rural mountain areas to address their most challenging issues through community-driven projects. These projects are advanced by the skills and expertise of the host-community’s Fellow, and designed to address a specific capacity-building concern.
Sierra Fellows will be placed in mountain areas throughout California and Southern Oregon. Sierra Institute has worked in these areas for many years, setting the stage for the community partnerships and host-sites for our Fellows.