Climate Jobs, Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit: 2020 Application Form. Applications are due March 6, 2020. The 2020 Native Youth in Food and Agriculture Leadership Summit is open to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth, ages 18-24 (including recently graduated high school seniors). The 2020 Summit will be a skills-development focused event that will give attendees an opportunity to do a deep dive in a particular area of food and agricultural production or policy. These four subject matter areas are: Agricultural Business and Finance; Land Stewardship and Conservation; Agricultural Law and Policy; and Nutrition and Health. For more information and to apply, click here.
Haskell Environmental Research Studies (HERS) ProgramApplications are due March 6, 2020. The HERS Institute is an eight-week paid summer internship program. Interns spend six weeks on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus during June and July in classrooms and laboratories learning about climate change and developing individual research projects. Interns spend another two weeks in July conducting independent research at Haskell, Kansas University, or in the field. Interns will work closely with University of Kansas graduate, masters, and PhD students studying the effects of climate change on natural and human systems and will design independent research projects on climate and environmental change occurring in a Native community of their choice. After the summer program, during the academic year, HERS Interns will have several opportunities to present their work at professional meetings, workshops, and symposia around the country, including the Society for Advancing Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) or American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). To be considered for the HERS Internship Program, applicants must be undergraduate students, and in good standing. Applicants are still eligible if graduating in May 2020. Program eligibility is limited to American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders students who are U.S. citizens. To be considered, applicants must complete both the HERS Program Online Application and the HERS Letters of Recommendation Request Form. For questions, contact Katrina McClure at For more information on how to apply, click here.  

CIRES/ North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center Program Manager. Application review begins March 8, 2020. The USGS North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC) encourages applications for a Program Manager. This position will oversee day-to-day university operations of the NC CASC. The mission of the NC CASC ( is to work with natural and cultural resource managers to identify, gather, and apply the information they need to understand and adapt to a changing climate. For more information and to apply, click here.
2020 Hollings Preparation Program (HPP). Applications are due March 15, 2020. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) seeks to prepare students for career development opportunities in atmospheric and ocean sciences. NOAA aims to support a diverse and qualified pool of applicants, particularly from underrepresented groups. The Hollings Preparation Program (HPP) will prepare freshmen students to be competitive applicants for the full NOAA Hollings Scholarship in their sophomore year of college. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to: by the deadline listed above. For more information on the program, contact, (206) 526-6158
Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center Research Fellowship Program. Proposals are due March 16, 2020. The NW CASC Fellowship supports research related to climate adaptation in Northwest natural and cultural resource management and training in the principles and practices of co-producing decision relevant (“actionable”) science during the 2020-2021 academic year. The NW CASC will hold an informational webinar on how to apply for the NW CASC 2020-21 Research Fellowship Program February 12, 2020 at 2 pm Pacific, register here. For more information and to register, click here.

ATLAS Intern Program. Applications are due March 31, 2020. If you’re a full-time college student majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field and would like to strengthen your preparation for a technical career, the APL Technology Leadership Scholars (ATLAS) Program is designed for you. This highly competitive 12-week program focuses on technology leadership development. The internship program is offered to well-qualified, highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in applied scientific research and are attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. For more information and to apply, click here.
2020 Bullitt Environmental Fellowship. Applications are due April 1, 2020. The Bullitt Environmental Fellowship is an award that provides a currently enrolled graduate student with a $100,000 prize over a two-year span of time to advance a project, engage in creative thinking, or spur action to address a specific environmental issue that furthers the Bullitt Foundation’s mission, outreach and impact in the Emerald Corridor. For more information and to apply, click here.

Native Youth Community Adaptation & Leadership Congress.  Applications are due May 31, 2020. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Department invites applications from Native American, Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander High School Students (3-5 students) to attend the Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress from June 27- July 2, 2020 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The NYCALC aims to develop conservation leaders with the knowledge and skills to address environmental change and conservation challenges to better serve their communities. Applications will be posted soon at
Smithsonian Native American Awards Program – Visiting Student. Applications for Spring (beginning after January 1) are due October 1, 2020. The Native American Awards Visiting Student falls within the Native American Awards Program which supports students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe, to visit the Institution to conduct independent research using its Native American-related resources in with the advice and guidance of Smithsonian research staff. For more information on the program and how to apply, click here.