Climate Jobs, Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

National Wildlife Federation Environmental Justice Program Manager. Applications are accepted until position is filled. We are seeking a new member of our team to support and build our Environmental Justice, Climate and Community Revitalization Program.  The program supports policies that advance environmental, climate, and energy justice and provide economic and social benefit to communities of color and low-income communities. For more information and to apply, click here.


Washington State Department of Ecology Executive Advisor for Tribal Affairs (WMS Band 3). Applications are accepted until position is filled. Ecology is looking to fill its Executive Advisor for Tribal Affairs (WMS Band 3) position. This position reports to Ecology's Director and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. It works out of Ecology's headquarters office located in Lacey, Washington. This position is responsible for effective intergovernmental relations with tribal governments and federal agencies on cross-border, tribal federally reserved rights and jurisdictional issues. Click here for more information.


Climate Impacts Group Research Scientist 2. Applications are accepted until position is filled. The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) seeks a CIG Research Scientist to expand the CIG's capabilities for coproducing high-quality information about climate change, climate change impacts, and adaptation with our local, state, and tribal partners. Candidates who are passionate about our organizational mission and our co-production model are a must. We are seeking a candidate with the technical capabilities to use climate model output and the ability to critically think about how to use our existing or new data sets to address a variety of research questions. For more information and to apply, click here.


Confederated Colville Tribes Environmental Specialist Position. NPS Management Coordinator (aka Environmentalist Senior). Deadline for Applications: November 29, 2019. The Confederated Colville Tribes Environmental Trust Department (ETD) is hiring a NPS Management Coordinator/Environmental Senior. Responsible for Reservation nonpoint source (NPS) pollution control management, watershed protection and restoration through administration of three Tribal codes related to water, soil and habitat protection, natural resource project and burned area impact assessment, participation in multidisciplinary planning, implementation of restoration activities, and resource monitoring.  Position requires extensive work with Tribal and non-Tribal landowners, contractors, general public, and natural resource specialists working for other Tribal/BIA departments and jurisdictions. Click here for more information.Bottom of Form


Oregon State University Graduate Fellowship Opportunities. Applications are due December 1, 2019 (note: this is earlier than FES graduate program deadlines). Oregon State University’s Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society has three funded positions available for new graduate students Fellows, beginning August 2020. The Fellowships will support one PhD student and two Masters students interested in conducting research on collaborative governance and fire ecology in wildfire management in Oregon. Fellows will work as a team to develop skills in making science useful to collaborative organizations, communities, and policy makers working to reduce fire risk and improve forest health in the landscapes of eastern Oregon including the wildland-urban interface. For more information and to apply, click here.


FY 20-21 Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowships for the National Estuarine Reserve System. Applications due December 20, 2019. The purpose of this notice is to solicit grant proposals for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship (Davidson Fellowship) from master’s and doctoral students actively enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited university. The goals of the Davidson Fellowship are to build the next generation of leaders in estuarine science and coastal management by affording qualified graduate students the opportunity to conduct collaborative science within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System; partake in professional development opportunities; and receive mentoring to support professional growth. For more information and to apply, click here.


North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center Tribal Climate Leaders Program. Multiple deadlines in December 2019. The North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center is seeking applications from students affiliated with the 31 federally recognized tribes in the North Central region (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, Wyoming, or Colorado) who are interested in completing a Master's degree at the University of Colorado Boulder on a topic related to climate adaptation science. Full funding is available for a two-year Master's program for up to 5 eligible students between fall 2020 and 2022. For more information and to apply, click here.


BIA Funding: Tribal Youth Initiatives. Applications are due January 15, 2020. This funding will provide opportunities for youth to engage in the field of natural resource management and encourage their interest in pursuing educational opportunities and careers in natural resources management. Successful applications will focus in promoting native youth interest in natural resources management, including careers in natural resources. Funding requests can range from $2,000-$50,000 per application. For more information, contact Keith Hatch, Fisheries Biologist,


Native American Congressional Internship. Applications are due January 31, 2020. The Native American Congressional Internship Program provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. The internship is funded by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy. For more information and to apply, click here.


Environmental Fellows Program 2020. Applications are due February 1, 2020. The Environmental Fellows Program (EFP) at the University of Michigan (U of M) School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), in partnership with the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA), is a 12-week summer fellowship opportunity that seeks to diversify the environmental field by cultivating the career aspirations of master’s and doctoral students from historically underrepresented groups by connecting students to work opportunities in environmental nonprofits, grant makers, and government sectors. For more information and to apply, click here.


Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship. Applications are due February 21, 2020. The 2021 Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship provides a one-year, paid experience for highly-qualified early career professionals to work on issues related to coastal, marine and Great Lakes science and policy in offices within the executive or legislative branch of government in Washington, D.C. For more information and to apply, click here.


Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals: Native American Student Internships. Deadline:  February 28, 2020. Spend your summer working with tribal organizations to address tribal environmental issues. The internships have a technical, educational or policy focus. We are offering 8 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. Please register at for more information.


Udall Scholarship for Undergraduates. Applications are due March 5, 2020. $7,000 scholarships are available each year for undergraduate sophomore and junior Native American/Alaska Native/First Nations students who want to give back to Indian country. For more information on eligible fields of study and to apply, click here.


CIRES/NIDIS Regional Drought Information Systems Coordinator. Open until Filled. The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) are seeking a full-time Regional Drought Information Systems Coordinator to work as part of an interdisciplinary team as the coordinator for selected regional NIDIS drought early warning information systems. NIDIS is a federal interagency and interstate effort to establish a national drought early warning information system in the U.S. For more information and to apply, click here.