Climate Jobs, Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

UCAR's Next Generation Graduate Fellowship Program is accepting applications for the 2024 cohort. Deadline to Apply: May 31, 2024. The Next Generation Fellowship is a 2 year program for students currently enrolled in graduate studies related to Earth System Sciences at a North American university (USA, Mexico, Canada). This program provides the opportunity for Fellows to explore the interplay between scientific research, diversity and inclusion, and public policy within the field of Earth Systems Science. During their two year fellowship, Fellows pursue one of three tracks - Earth System Science; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; or Science Policy - collaborating with UCAR experts while participating in dedicated professional development and leadership training opportunities. Each Fellow receives a $40,000 award over two years ($10,000 twice per year); up to 20 weeks of paid research trips to Boulder, CO or Washington, D.C. or other agreed upon location; funding to attend conferences, professional coaching; and the support of a like minded cohort. Applications for the 2024 cohort are currently being accepted through the UCAR website. Applications must be submitted in full by May 31st, 2024 via the UCAR program website: https://www.ucar.edu/opportunities/fellowships/ucar-next-generation-fellowships. Register for information sessions here: https://forms.gle/MFg26MNWJLwVpgi9A.

U.S. Forest Service Tribal Climate Equity Fellowship with the USDA Northeast Climate Hub. Applications Due: June 7, 2024. The ORISE Fellow will engage in research and collaboration on climate equity specifically for tribes and tribal communities. The focus will be to integrate indigenous knowledge for application to climate adaptation and mitigation related to working lands (including agricultural lands, soil health, forest resources and carbon management). In particular, the fellow’s research and engagement with tribes will address concerns about the balance and trade-offs of managing tribal lands for multiple objectives such as forest and farm production, biodiversity, old growth management, and climate mitigation strategies. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/USDA-USFS-NRS-2024-0098 

NOAA’s Young Changemaker’s Fellowship. Applications Due: June 10, 2024. NOAA's Young Changemakers Fellowship (YCF) is a year-long opportunity for high school students across the United States, U.S. territories, and tribal nations to make a difference for the ocean and environment. With support from NOAA, participating students design and carry out an action project to address an ocean or environmental issue in their home community and share their perspectives with NOAA on important ocean and environmental issues.  https://www.noaa.gov/young-changemakers-fellowship 

NW Climate Adaptation Science Center Research Scientist. Review of applications begins June 10, 2024. The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center is hiring a full-time research scientist to coordinate the Northwest Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (NW RISCC) Network and to lead the planning and implementation of our Actionable Science Deep Dives. Additionally, this position will contribute to logistics, program management and integration for the NW CASC as a whole. The responsibilities of this new position will require significant partner outreach and engagement, science synthesis and event coordination. Thus, we are seeking candidates with strong organization and communication skills. Candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in natural resource management, environmental sciences, natural sciences, or a related field with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience. A doctoral degree is preferred. https://nwcasc.uw.edu/2024/05/09/nw-casc-is-hiring-a-research-scientist-to-manage-deep-dives-northwest-regional-invasive-species-and-climate-change-network/ 

Tribal Community Outreach Specialist. Deadline to Apply: June 15, 2025. The Washington State University Energy Program is a leader in environmental sustainability initiatives. In this role you will be working for the Tribal Green Transportation Project aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by assisting tribal communities and fleets transition to electric vehicles and install EV charging stations. The project supports tribes in WA, OR, ID, and MT. We are seeking a motivated and passionate student who is familiar with Pacific Northwest American Indian Tribes, cultures, and protocols, including working with members and leaders of those tribes. This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in communications and community engagement while contributing to an environmental project with real-world impact. Ask questions or send your application (resume, cover letter and transcript) to greentransportation@energy.wsu.edu.

NDN Collective Changemaker Fellowship. Registration for the Grant Must Occur by June 26, 2024. Full Applications Due July 1, 2024. The NDN Changemaker Fellowship is a two-year fellowship designed to invest ($150,000 USD) in the visions, leadership, and personal and professional development of 21 Indigenous Changemakers working in their communities. We believe that our people have the creativity, innovation, and determination to build healthy, resilient futures; defending our homelands and rights, developing model regenerative Nations, and decolonizing and healing our communities and families. The NDN Changemaker Fellowship was designed specifically to support individuals. Please see other NDN Collective grant programs and opportunities for organizations and communities. https://ndncollective.org/changemaker-fellowship

2025 Faculty Fellowship Program: Now Accepting Proposals. Deadline: July 15, 2024. The NW CASC is now accepting proposals for our 2025 Faculty Fellowship Program. This last-mile program aims to support efforts to make existing research more usable for natural and cultural resource managers facing climate-related risks and challenges. To achieve this aim, the program supports research involving faculty at NW CASC Consortium institutions and provides skills-building opportunities around the co-production of decision-relevant (i.e., “actionable”) science. The NW CASC invites proposals from faculty and non-faculty scientists with primary investigator status at University of Washington, Boise State University, Northwest Indian College, Oregon State University, Portland State University, University of Montana, Washington State University and Western Washington University. The NW CASC 2025 Faculty Fellowship Program funding will run from January 1, 2025 through December 31, 2025. The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, July 15, 2024. This funding opportunity is administered by the NW CASC Consortium. https://nwcasc.uw.edu/about/funding-opportunities/applying-for-the-faculty-fellowship-program/

University of Idaho Graduate Tribal Fellows Program. Four fellowships are available for Indigenous PHD students who wish to study in Agriculture, Natural Resources, Science, or Engineering. The University of Idaho is actively recruiting a cohort of four Indigenous scholars who wish to work toward a PhD in a STEM discipline. Selected students will be mentored by college leadership as well as program faculty in a shared academic and leadership learning experience. Please email Dr. Jerry McMurtry at mcmurtry@uidaho.edu for more detailed information on the fellowship program or to answer any questions.

Greenhouse Gas Data Integration and Modeling Scientist (Natural Resource Scientist 3). Climate Pollution Reduction Program (CPRP) is looking to fill a Greenhouse Gas Data Integration and Modeling Scientist (Natural Resource Scientist 3) position. This position will be located at our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA. Upon hire, you must live within a commutable distance from the duty station. As the Greenhouse Gas Data Integration and Modeling Scientist, you’ll play a critical role in research and data management to provide accurate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data and reduction projections to support Washington State’s GHG reduction efforts.  You’ll establish and maintain a robust State GHG data management system to track Washington’s progress to its legislated emissions reduction targets, thereby representing the program as a subject matter expert for Washington State’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory. For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/4503906/greenhouse-gas-data-integration-and-modeling-scientist-natural-resource-scientis

Washington Conservation Action Field Organizer Intern (3 positions). Washington Conservation Action (WCA) is seeking talented individuals who believe in the power of the people to elect environmental champions to office and make a difference in local communities. Our Field Organizing Interns will work as part of a team with our Organizers on community outreach. These positions are based Yakima, and Vancouver, Washington, as well as statewide. Learn more and apply here.

Native Vote Washington Organizer Intern. Native Vote Washington (NVW) is seeking talented individuals who believe in the power of the people to elect environmental champions to office and make a difference in local Tribal communities. Our NVW Digital Organizing Intern will work as part of a team with our Field Organizers on community outreach and volunteer recruitment. This position is based in Pierce County or King County. Learn more and apply here

Native Vote Washington, Spokane Community Trainee (2 positions). Are you interested in building skills around Tribal Sovereignty, environmental activism and advocacy, statewide political races, and learning about elections from the inside? We're seeking two individuals to join us as Community Trainees to support NVW's organizing and civic engagement activities through voter outreach and education. Learn more and apply here.

University of Arizona's Indigenous Resilience Center Postdoctoral Research Associate. Open Until Filled. Position on Indigenous Education within the Native FEWS Alliance. This is a year-to-year appointment, contingent upon funding and performance. The Native FEWS Alliance aims to significantly broaden the participation of Native American and underrepresented students in Food, Energy, and Water Systems (FEWS) education and careers to address critical challenges facing their communities. To support this aim, the Alliance brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars from a wide range of disciplines and institutions to design and deploy place-based and experiential learning curricula that combine Indigenous ways of knowing with physical sciences and engineering methodologies. For more information and to apply, visit: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/18992?c=arizona

Intergovernmental Personnel Act position with the USGS Office of Tribal Relations. Open Until Filled. Open Opportunity: Resident Science Scholar | U.S. Geological Survey (usgs.gov). The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is seeking a Resident Science Scholar to join the Office of Tribal Relations for up to 18 months via the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program. Eligible individuals must be currently employed by state or local governments, institutions of higher education, Indian tribal governments, or other eligible organizations. The Resident Science Scholar should have experience with co-production of science with Tribes or other Indigenous communities both to meet their specific needs and to address environmental and resource challenges. To apply, send a letter of interest and CV by email to kjgonzales@usgs.gov, with the subject line “Resident Science Scholar – USGS Office of Tribal Relations.” For more information, visit: https://www.usgs.gov/office-of-tribal-relations/news/open-opportunity-resident-science-scholar