Climate Jobs, Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

2019-2020 Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Opportunities. Application deadlines ranging from February 1, 2019- March 1, 2019. The American Philosophical Society invites applications for predoctoral, postdoctoral, and short-term research fellowships and internship from scholars at all stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities on projects in Native American and Indigenous Studies and related fields and disciplines. These funding opportunities are supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI). Fellows will be associated with the APS’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), which promotes greater collaboration among scholars, archives, and Indigenous communities. To view all of the opportunities and their deadlines, go to

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington. Application closes: February 8, 2019. The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington is a diverse, committed, and creative community from around the country that aims to change the face, practice and future of conservation. We support emerging conservation scholars in developing innovative perspectives and skills by providing opportunities to strengthen connections between conservation, identities, and environmental justice.

We are looking for 20 undergraduates with a strong interest in conservation, with an emphasis on students from underrepresented groups in the conservation field or who reflect cross-cultural perspectives. Apply here: 

  • Multi-year program: 8-weeks per summer (mid-June through mid-August)
  • Location: Washington State
  • Paid travel, lodging, and food
  • Additional stipend: $4,000/summer, total $8,000


Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Outreach Coordinator. Deadline for Applications is February 15, 2019. This is a 1-year full time position that may be renewed with continued funding through the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission’s (GLIFWC’s) Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants. GLIFWC is located on the Bad River Indian Reservation in Odanah, Wisconsin. For a copy of the job announcement and application instructions, email  


University of Arizona Native American Science and Engineering Program. Priority deadline to apply is February 15, 2019. The Native American Science & Engineering Program (NASEP) is a FREE year-long program (week-long summer program with year-long support) designed to provide Native American, Alaskan Native, and Hawaiian Native high school students with the necessary resources to enroll in college and pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). For more information and to apply, click here.

AISES Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Internship. The application deadline is February 15, 2019. Three positions are available with AISES partner, BPA. Two positions will be available in BPA’s Transmission Services in one of the following organizations: Planning and Asset Management, System Operations, and Engineering and Technical — depending on the students’ engineering major of study and interest. The internship will be located in Vancouver, WA (just outside of Portland, OR). Another position will be open in BPA’s Fish & Wildlife Program. For this internship, the first and last week are spent at the BPA Headquarters in Portland, OR where the intern is exposed to work completed by the BPA Fish and Wildlife Program – a nearly $300 million annual program that implements fish and wildlife related projects in the region. Applicants must be pursuing one the following degrees: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Environmental, Natural Resources or Wildlife Sciences majors. For more information and to apply, go to:


Call for nominations of fellows for the assessment of invasive species. Nominations are due February 15, 2019. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Fellowship Programme, which is part of a larger capacity-building portfolio of activities, targets early career experts who wish to gain experience by participating in the work of IPBES. Selected fellows will take part as authors in the chapter of the assessment they are selected for. Fellows will attend author meetings and receive training to gain an in-depth understanding of the IPBES assessment processes. Fellows will also be paired up with a mentor for the assessment period. For more information, click here.


2019 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program. Applications must be submitted by February 22, 2019. The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) announces the 2019 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL). The Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program exposes students to a broad range of disciplines and provides an exciting opportunity for students to conduct research in the Great Lakes region under the mentorship of a CIGLR or GLERL scientist. They are offering nine full-time twelve-week positions. The start date will be in early May, but is flexible. For more information and to apply, click here.

Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals 2019 Student Summer Internship. The application deadline is February 25, 2019. Spend your summer working with tribal organizations to address tribal environmental issues. The internships have a technical, educational or policy focus. We are offering 9 positions in air quality. The internship program provides each student intern with a stipend, and limited housing and travel allowances. Host sites are selected from tribal environmental organizations, government offices, the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and others. For more information and to apply, go to

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship. Applications are due March 7, 2019. Up to $7,000 is awarded to 50 sophomores and juniors pursuing careers related to the environment. Scholars get to attend the Udall Scholar Orientation in August, meeting alumni and community leaders for exceptional networking opportunities, and gain lifetime membership in a growing and active alumni network. Applications must be submitted through a Udall faculty representative at the student's college or university. For more information, visit us at 

Truman D. Picard Scholarship - Intertribal Timber Council. ITC has an extensive list of upcoming scholarship, internship, and fellowship opportunities listed on their site. The Truman D. Picard Scholarship is sponsored by ITC and is due March 15, 2019 5 pm PST. For more information, click here.

USFS Resource Assistants Program (RAP). Applications accepted on a rolling basis. The Resource Assistants Program is a rigorous, immersive, paid internship for individuals interested in Forest Service careers. Resource Assistants work under the supervision of Forest Service staff to complete mission-critical work that demonstrates leadership, critical thinking, and strategic communication. Through direct training, experience, and exposure, Resource Assistants gain the tools to launch their natural and cultural resource careers. For more information and to apply, go to

Accelerated Master of Forestry Programs Silviculture and Fire, Spatial Analysis, Forest Business Management Scholarships. Application Deadline is March 1, 2019. The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to provide three terms of tuition support for Native Americans interested in Silviculture and Fire, Spatial Analysis, or Forest Business Management. These accelerated graduate programs provide state-of-the-art education for current or early career natural resource managers and developing natural resource professionals. Applicants with requisite backgrounds in natural resources can complete coursework in 3-4 terms. The program is non-thesis, 45-credits, and culminates with a professional project in your area of interest. The Master of Forestry scholarships are in addition to the College of Forestry MOU with the Intertribal Timber Council that matches the ITC financial award for Truman Picard scholarship recipients ($2500) providing a total of $5,000. For more information go to:

George Washington University Native American Political Leadership Program. Applications due March 1, 2019. The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) is a full scholarship for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students who want to take part in Semester in Washington Politics. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students, including those who have completed their undergraduate degree but have not yet enrolled in a graduate program. NAPLP scholarships are awarded to students based on academic ability, leadership potential, and an interest in politics. Students from all tribes and from every part of the United States are welcome to apply. There is no application fee for those applying for the NAPLP scholarship.


National Congress of American Indians Internships. Applications due March 15, 2019. NCAI offers internships and fellowships to provide an opportunity for young leaders from across Indian Country to serve on the front lines of legislative action and policy development. All interns and fellows are selected through an application and interview process.


National Congress of American Indians Wilma Mankiller Fellowship Program for Tribal Policy and Governance. Applications due March 15, 2019. The NCAI Wilma Mankiller Fellowship Program for Tribal Policy and Governance Fellowship Program provides an exceptional opportunity for emerging young professionals from across Indian Country to work side by side with national leaders in tribal policy. Applicants must have a college degree or equivalent experience.


Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) Summer Internship. Applications due March 15, 2019. The HERS internship is an eight-week program starting June 3rd and ending on July 26th. Programming occurs at both Haskell Indian Nations University and at the University of Kansas. Interns receive a $4,000 stipend, paid travel, housing accommodations, and use of a laptop computer. Interns receive instruction and exposure to the following: GIS training, professional science writing development, air/water quality data collection and analysis, introduction to Indigenous methodologies, professional development, library resources, and preparation for applying to graduate school. In addition, interns spend one week at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, where they receive training in air and water quality field-research techniques.


Growing the Next Generation of Indian Health Advocates. Applications due March 30, 2019. NIHB Health Policy Fellows are a diverse group of talented Native youth who are dedicated to making a difference in their communities. Fellows work directly with their Tribal leadership to identify one priority health issue. Then, with the support of program mentors, Fellows learn how to analyze policy in their issue area, create informed recommendations, and advocate for change. Native youth who are 18-24, who are an enrolled member of a federally recognized Tribe, and who are interested in exploring Indian health policy, healthcare, and governance are eligible to apply.


National Indian Health Board NIHB Health Policy Fellowship. Applications due March 30, 2019. NIHB Health Policy Fellows are a diverse group of talented Native youth who are dedicated to making a difference in their communities. Fellows work directly with their Tribal leadership to identify one priority health issue. Then, with the support of program mentors, Fellows learn how to analyze policy in their issue area, create informed recommendations, and advocate for change.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Democratic Internships and Fellowships. Application due March 15, 2019. The office of the Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs accepts a limited number of internship and fellowship applicants each year. Successful applicants serve during spring (January-May), summer (May/June-August) and fall (September-December) terms. The Vice Chairman’s Office seeks individuals with specific interests in Indian education, tribal economic development, Indian land management, federal trust responsibility, Indian healthcare, Indian housing, and tribal law and order. Interns and fellows assist with legislative research projects, hearings and administrative tasks and gain firsthand knowledge on how a Senate Committee works to pass legislation and conducts oversight on federal agencies, programs and policy implementation. Though no specific major or program is required, a good academic record is a must. Applicants who can work full-time (40 hours/five days per week) are strongly preferred.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Republican Internships. Application due March 31, 2019. The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, chaired by Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota, accepts a limited number of internship applicants. The internship program consists of two four-month sessions in the spring and fall, and one three month session in the summer. Applicants must have completed at least one year of study in an institution of higher education, and typically have an interest in Federal Indian Law or Natural Resources. Students from Senator Hoeven’s home state of North Dakota and/or students studying at a North Dakota college or university are encouraged to apply.


The D.S. Parker Endowed Fellowship. Applications are due March 31, 2019. The D.S. Parker Endowed Fellowship Environmental Engineering and Water Resources Engineering will be used to support an AI/AN/NH/PI (as defined by AISES) graduate students at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) or another university in the United States that offers graduate level environmental or water resources engineering should UCB not have a sufficient number of applicants. The Fellowship is to support students seeking a master’s of science or Ph. D in environmental or water resources engineering. The scholarship for 2018-19 will offer $3,000 per semester. A 3.0 GPA is required. Candidates must also be members of AISES and submit a completed application by the deadline of September 24. For more information and to apply, go to:


AISES Keepseagle Settlement Scholarships (2019-2020). Applications are due March 31, 2019. AISES is awarding scholarships available through the Keepseagle Settlement for students interested in or pursuing agriculture related STEM degrees, with an eventual career in agriculture and/or ranching. Scholarship amount: $5,000 per student per academic year. For more information and to apply, go to: