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CoalitionWILD is unlocking the code that expedites learning and discovery that empowers up-and-coming leaders to hit the ground running.

In 2017, CoalitionWILD partnered with the United States Department of Interior for a 12-month Mentorship Program that connects young environmental leaders with veteran conservationists. The program provides mentees with new resources increasing their capacity for success and empowering them to be more effective leaders.

The young leaders gain access to advice, expertise, and encouragement through personal contact with a conservation veteran. The mentors gain an outlet to share their experience and to foster and guide the next generation of leaders.

2017 Mentee Matt Williams, United Kingdom, shares his experience of the CoalitionWILD Mentorship Program.

“This program is an example of how we can address the challenges ecosystems face around the world at this time of growth and climate change, actively engaging young people to carry this work forward.”

Sally Jewell
Former secretary of the interior
united states department of interior

“Our partnership helps leverage the strength of both the Interior and CoalitionWILD to share knowledge, empower young people, and develop stronger conservation strategies for the future.”


Participants represented 13 countries, and 91% felt as though their mentorship match was excellent.


Core to the program is encouraging dynamic dialogue surrounding intergenerational knowledge sharing.


This program builds a foundation for on-going support between pairs and participants even after the program ends.

“Just having someone to lean on for support is huge. I feel more confident in the field and facing certain obstacles in management and communication that my mentor has empowered me to overcome.”

jordi van oort
2017 Mentee
Applications for the 2018/2019 CoalitionWILD Mentorship Program will open in late 2018. Check back often for updates, or sign up for our newsletter to be notified.

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