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Maintenance Fellowship



Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

Join us. Do Work that Matters!

MobilizeGreen seeks conservation-minded Maintenance Fellows who want a career opportunity in one or more of the trades with the federal government. Through its partnership with the US Fish & Wildlife Service (“FWS”), MobilizeGreen is implementing the FWS’ Maintenance and Infrastructure Fellowship program for diverse participants. Fellows will work on a variety of maintenance projects on a network of public lands and waters called the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Maintenance Fellowships typically are for 26 or 52 weeks. As a Fellow, you will work in a beautiful setting, learning maintenance, project management, equipment use, and leadership development. Through mentorship and training, Fellows will gain the opportunity to launch their career with a non-competitive or through other hiring authorities once they successfully complete their fellowship.

MobilizeGreen is an organization committed to diversity. Women, people of color, indigenous people, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, military veterans, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are encouraged to apply.

Location: Philadelphia, PA


  • Hands on learning and job training experience
  • Paid orientation and travel to orientation
  • Mentorship for career and professional development
  • Weekly living allowance ($800 per week)
  • Housing
  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)
  • Health insurance option
  • Certificate of non-competitive hiring eligibility (with successful completion of fellowship). Other authorities may apply.

Project Types

  • Asset and Facility Maintenance: rehabilitates, repairs, and upgrades various exhibits and structures.
  • Vehicle Maintenance: operates and maintains gasoline and diesel vehicles.
  • Grounds Maintenance: uses hand tools, tractors or skid steer type loaders.
  • General Maintenance: maintains work areas and assists with any maintenance issues that arise onsite.
  • Project Management: participates in large-scale collaborative deferred maintenance projects; and/or leads or co-leads a small infrastructure project.


  • You must have received your high school diploma or GED by the start date.
  • You are at least 18 years old and not older than 30 years old (veterans may apply up to age 35).
  • You have a strong interest in the FWS fellowship program.
  • You must be available to serve for 6 or 12 months in a selected location.
  • You need the ability to interpret oral and occasionally written instructions and specifications and follow safety practices.
  • You have the skill in or ability to learn operation of tools and equipment.
  • You have a valid driver's license.
  • You are a citizen or lawful permanent resident.

For more information on MobilizeGreen go to: www.mobilizegreen.org