Climate Jobs, Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships


Native American Student Internship Program at the Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council. Applications due March 15, 2018. The Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (WTCAC) is advertising summer internship positions, headquartered in various USDA Agency offices and Tribes in Wisconsin and surrounding States, for Native American students pursuing degrees in Natural Resources, Biological Sciences, Arboricultural, Horticultural, Agroforestry, Agriculture, Engineering, or Agricultural Business. For more information, follow the link:

Undergraduate Summer Internship with the South Central Climate Science Center. Application deadline is March 16, 2018. The South Central CSC will be offering a summer undergraduate internship opportunity in 2018 for students of underrepresented minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Interns will be involved in hands-on activities related to climate research that will allow them to see the direct impacts of climate variability and change on the West Texas Southern High Plains, the prairie and forest ecosystems and tribal cultures of Oklahoma, and the bayous, delta and coastline of Louisiana. For more information, visit:

FEMA Youth Preparedness Council. Applications due March 18, 2018. FEMA created the Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) in 2012 to bring together young leaders who are interested in supporting disaster preparedness and making a difference in their communities, by completing disaster preparedness projects nationally and locally. The YPC supports FEMA’s commitment to involve America’s youth in preparedness-related activities. It also provides an avenue to engage young people by taking into account their perspectives, feedback, and opinions. For more information, follow the link:

Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance Tribal Climate Liaison Position. Application Deadline: March 30, 2018. The Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance, Inc. is accepting proposals for a consultant agreement to perform professional services as a Tribal Climate Liaison. This agreement will require extensive travel to rural Indian Reservations within the North Central Region, which includes the states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. The position is located at the North Central Climate Science Center in Fort Collins, CO, and will work closely with CSC staff. The consultant reports to the Alliance Board of Directors. For more information:

Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress. Application deadline is April 6, 2018. Join students from across the country to discuss community adaptation and related environmental issues impacting Native peoples. The mission of the Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress is to develop future conservation leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools to address environmental change and conservation challenges to better serve their schools and home communities. The application is available online:

  • WHO: Native American, Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander High School Students (in small groups of 3-5) Accepted students will travel with one adult mentor from their community to and from the event.
  • WHAT: Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress
  • WHEN:
July 1-7, 2018 *
  • WHERE:
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC), Shepherdstown, WV.  
  • COST: None

All student travel to the Congress, lodging, and food costs at NCTC will be paid for by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal agency partners. For further questions please contact

2018 Tribal Youth Health Policy Fellowship. Applications due April 6, 2018. The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2018 Tribal Youth Health Policy Fellowship are now open! The National Indian Health Board's second cohort of Fellows will consist of 12 Native youth from around the country to engage throughout the year in Indian health policy and programming efforts. The Fellows will engage in Indian health policy solutions, tell their personal story, and advocate for changes in the healthcare and public health systems important to their Tribal communities. The Fellowship provides youth with key opportunities for relationship- and skills-building that allows them to return home feeling empowered, connected to other Native youth, and well equipped to be the next generation of advocates for Indian health. Apply here: