Global Climate Fellowships

Climate change is an important issue that needs to be addressed. Here is a list of fellowships that work on the issue of climate change.

  • GAIA Asia Pacific Fellowships: GAIA Asia Pacific will be bringing some fellowship opportunities for media, CSO communications officers, and communications students this August.
  •  Climate Safe Lending Fellowship: A six-month leadership development programme for banking professionals advancing the climate agenda within their institutions.
  • EARTH5R FELLOWSHIP (India): This year Earth5R will take 100 students on a Fellowship program from all over the globe. Earth5R fellowship program helps the fellows develop exceptional leadership qualities, and trains them to become socially committed agents of change.
  • The Net Zero fellowship (almost 2 months in India): The Net Zero fellowship is an exclusive program for 100 emerging political and public leaders in India. The program will facilitate a deeper understanding of India’s position and plans for tackling climate change. This invite-only fellowship will introduce participants to the issues and pathways to a low carbon or Net Zero economy. The fellowship will cover climate change basics, its impact, and ways to address it. The course will end with a discussion amongst participants about issues that affect India specifically and where the biggest impact for opportunities lies for them in their careers and their work, as well as for India as a whole.
  • Climate Corps (10-month fellowship in the USA): Climate Corps is an award-winning fellowship program that provides professional development opportunities for emerging leaders through the implementation of sustainability and resiliency projects with local governments, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses.
  • Green Corps Program (12 months program in the USA): The mission of Green Corps is to train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles. Green Corps’ one-year, full-time, paid Field School for Environmental Organizing includes intensive classroom training, hands-on field experience running urgent environmental campaigns, and career placement in positions with leading environmental groups. The salary for this position is $25,000.
  • Science to Action Fellowship (12 months fellowship in the USA): The Science to Action Fellowship supports graduate students in developing a product that puts science into action, directly applying scientific research related to climate change impacts on fish, wildlife, or ecosystems to decision-making about natural resources. The program is open to Master’s and Doctoral students at any Climate Science Center consortium institution. Fellows receive a financial award of $10,000 each.
  • Ann & Tom Friedman Fellows for Science (2 years program in the USA): The Ann & Tom Friedman Fellows for Science Program recognizes and supports the key role that science plays in achieving Conservation International’s conservation goals. During the two-year program, Friedman Science Fellows have the opportunity to participate in a cohort program that will provide leadership training, site visits, and mentoring. Fellows receive an annual salary plus paid vacation time.
  • Lui-Walton Innovators Fellowship (24 months in the USA): The Lui-Walton Innovators Fellowship program hosts conservation fellows — academics, scientists, public and private sector leaders, independent scholars, and policy analysts — who work to create dynamic and unconventional approaches to address existing barriers to sustainability and contribute to a shift in how nature is valued. Fellows receive an annual salary and other benefits.
  • Project Drawdown Research Fellowship (3-6 months, remote): Project Drawdown’s research program seeks to determine whether reaching Drawdown is possible using existing, well-proven climate solutions. Fellows work with Project Drawdown’s research team to develop realistic, solution-specific models, technical reports, and policy memos projecting the financial and climate impacts of existing solutions deployed at scale over the next thirty years. Research fellows will be compensated between $600-1200 per week, depending on the hours designated.
  • AOSIS Climate Change Fellowship Program (12 months in USA): The AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States) Fellowship has been training the next generation of AOSIS leaders and environmental experts. This unique SIDS-designed program brings early career professionals from AOSIS member countries to New York for one year to participate in environmental diplomacy with their country’s delegation at the United Nations Headquarters and at international negotiations.
  • CivicSpark AmeriCorps (11 months program in USA): CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program that is dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges such as climate change, water resource management, affordable housing, and mobility.
  • State Climate Fellow, India (12 months): Climate Group, in partnership with Swaniti Initiative, proposed to create a cohort of “climate fellows” in selected Indian states as a part of the ‘State Climate Fellows’ initiative. These fellows will be pivotal in championing the climate strategies in these states and support aligning the state climate goals with the national ambition. The key contact for the State Climate Fellows will be Senior Project Officer – Government Engagement, India. This is a consultancy contract, with an expected start date for engagement in mid-January 2022.
  • Energy Journalism Fellows Program: The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, open call for applications for the 2023 Energy Journalism Fellows program. Taught by CGEP Scholars, Columbia faculty, and other academic, industry, and government experts, the Energy Journalism Fellows program (EJF), formerly known as the Energy Journalism Initiative, offers journalists the opportunity to learn about the intersecting disciplines shaping the global energy sector, including finance and markets, climate change, science and technology, policy, and geopolitics.
  • Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program: The World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP) matches aspiring development economics researchers from developing countries with World Bank research economists, creating unique opportunities for the fellows to participate in rigorous policy-relevant research in the World Bank’s Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC). Fellows will be hosted at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. for 8 months (September to May each year) and work under the supervision of researchers in the World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) and Development Research Group departments, engaging in high-quality and policy-relevant research projects.
  • Climate Change Media Partnership Reporting Fellowships: The CCMP is offering a unique opportunity for journalists, reporters, and media professionals to attend COP28. As a Reporting Fellow, you will gain exclusive access to this crucial event and be at the forefront of climate action discussions, initiatives, and breakthroughs.
  • SolarCorps Fellowship Program: The fellowship will offer fellows from a wide range of backgrounds to gain valuable experience in the solar and non-profit industries while making significant contributions to historically under-resourced communities.
  • USDA Climate Fellows Program: The USDA is offering qualified applicants the opportunity to join the USDA Climate Change Fellows Program (CCFP) to address the real threats posed by climate change to U.S. agricultural production and rural economies.
  • CLIFF-GRADS Fellowship Program:  The Climate, Food and Farming, Global Research Alliance Development Scholarships Programme is offering a brief yet intensive scientific training and research endeavor. This initiative focuses on the study of greenhouse gas emissions, encompassing measurement, modeling, quantification, and mitigation, along with the storage of carbon within agricultural systems pertinent to developing countries.
  • IRCAI & AWS COMPUTE FOR CLIMATE FELLOWSHIP: The Compute for Climate Fellowship is a global program run by the International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI), an organization under the auspices of UNESCO, and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS). It supports entrepreneurs and startups applying advanced cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) to create new solutions that address the climate crisis. The Compute for Climate Fellowship will select innovative ideas and fully fund the design and building of their proof of concepts (PoC).
  • Climate Parent Fellowship: The Climate Parent Fellowship is an initiative created by Parents For Future Global and Our Kids’ Climate—two networks bringing parents together to act on climate. The Fellowship is a year-long program and will commence in early January 2024. Fellows receive training, mentorship, and a part-time stipend, which aims to make their climate organizing work more sustainable. This Fellowship is an opportunity to be part of a supportive and diverse peer-to-peer learning network. 
  • Next Generation India Fellowship: Launched on the sidelines of India’s G20 Presidency, this unique two-year fellowship is specifically designed to empower India’s most promising young leaders under the age of 30 to shape the future of their nation and the world, working closely with the Global Next Generation Fellows. It aims to unlock original, maverick, and substantive ideas from the youth of India for a sustainable future. Next Generation India Fellows will have the chance to engage with and learn from global leaders, policymakers, and influencers, gaining unparalleled insights into the processes that shape world affairs. 
  • Green Web Fellowship: The Green Web Foundation is calling for the next cohort of fellows, seeking five practitioners in digital rights and climate justice who want to build bridges across these movements. Apply today for a paid part-time online fellowship of six months. Successful fellows will be supported in a peer-learning program and deliver a community-based project that contributes to digital rights and climate justice.
  •  Chief Minister’s Climate Resilient Village Fellowship Programme: The Science, Technology, and Climate Change Department, Government of Assam calls for applications for young students to participate in the Chief Minister’s Climate Resilient Village Fellowship Programme (CMCRVF). This unique initiative aims to foster climate resilience in villages. Selected fellows will be grouped and tasked with adopting two villages, working within specified areas. They will receive brief training on their responsibilities post-selection.
  • Climate Justice Fellowship: The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law seeks a Climate Justice Fellow to be hired at the postdoctoral research scholar level to contribute to the Center’s work on issues related to climate justice and equity. This is a one-year appointment starting September 2024, with an option for a second year.
  • Climate Leaders Fellowship: The Climate Leaders Fellowship is a free leadership development program for students (age 14-18) interested in climate change and environmental sustainability, and is provided by a collaboration between the Deliberative Democracy Lab at Stanford University, the Rustic Pathways Foundation and Rustic Pathways.
  • The Center for Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health (CEEJH) 2024 Climate Justice Fellows Program: The Center for Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health (CEEJH) is now accepting applications for their 2024 Climate Justice Fellows Program. This comprehensive 23-week program (requiring just 4-7 hours per week) has been carefully curated to provide a strong foundation in the essential principles of Environmental Justice (EJ) and Climate Justice (CJ). Apply here.

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