Climate Jobs, Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

2021 Student Summer Internship Opportunity: Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP). Deadline: February 26, 2021. ITEP offers two types of internships for Native American and other college students. The student summer internship (SSI) program is a 8-week program for college students and the short internship (SIP) program is a 20 to 40 hour long internship program for high school and college students. The purpose of the internship programs is for students to gain hands-on skills with EPA or other governmental and tribal environmental offices. The internship programs are funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Contact EEOP-INTERN@nau.edu for more information. For more information, visit: http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/eeop/Internships/
 
CAICE Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity. Deadline: February 28, 2021. CAISE (NSF Center for Aerosol Impacts on the Chemistry of the Environment) operates a summer research program for undergraduate students during each summer, with participants at multiple universities associated with the Center. Benefits include: Mentoring from top CAICE faculty, postdocs & graduate students in the CAICE network, placement in a CAICE lab site, receive a minimum stipend of $5000, and others. 8 - 10 week program. Application open to undergraduates with an interest in chemistry who would like to participate in cutting edge CAICE research. Women, students from underrepresented groups, and military veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information, visit: https://caice.ucsd.edu/summer-undergraduate-research/.
 
CAICE Summer Undergraduate Science Communication Fellowship. Deadline: February 28, 2021. The 2021 CAICE Summer Undergraduate Science Communication Fellowship is a pilot program that aims to combine summer undergraduate research experiences with robust communication. Participants will be paired with a faculty mentor and work closely with researchers from multiple universities to create engaging and accessible science communication that conveys CAISE science to diverse audiences. For more information, visit: https://caice.ucsd.edu/get-involved-2/summer-undergraduate-science-communication-fellowship/.

CASC Network Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral Fellows Program. Deadline February 28, 2021. The inaugural Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral Fellows (CAPF) Program will focus on providing regional-to-national syntheses of climate change impacts on fire regimes, fire management, and fire response; explore resulting impacts on fish, wildlife, and ecosystems; and provide the scientific research necessary to help managers adapt to these changes. Fellows will be regionally based at a CASC Consortium University and will work with faculty advisors to lead regionally-focused research projects related to climate-fire dynamics. For More information, visit, https://www.usgs.gov/ecosystems/climate-adaptation-science-centers/science/casc-network-climate-adaptation-postdoctoral?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects

Indige-FEWSS Traineeship. Deadline: February 28, 2021. The Indige-FEWSS program is now accepting applications for the next Trainee Cohort. Become a graduate trainee (MS & PhD students) and work on real-world solutions to food, energy, and water systems (FEWS) challenges. Benefits include a $34,000 stipend, tuition, and cultural immersion. https://energy.arizona.edu/indigefewss/apply

Call for Proposals: An Existential Toolkit for Climate Justice Educators, an edited collection. Deadline for submission March 1, 2021. Building off work conducted in the Rachel Carson Center, researchers Dr. Jennifer Atkinson and Sarah Jaquette Ray are seeking submissions that address the question “How can educators, activists, and community leaders help students navigate the emotional aspects of ecological degradation and social injustice in the age of climate disruption (including pandemics)?". Accepted submissions will be edited and collected into a toolkit for students, educators, and activists to be able to address the emotive impacts of climate change in across fields and non-academic settings. 
 
Udall Scholarship – Morris K Udall and Stewart L Udall Foundation. Deadline: March 2, 2021. Scholarships for Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate students pursuing careers related to tribal public policy, native healthcare, and the environment. For more information and to apply, visit, https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/funding/3355.

US Fish and Wildlife Service Species Status Assessments Science Support is Hiring. Deadline: March 2, 2021. The US Fish and Wildlife Service's Ecological Services Program created the Branch of SSA Science Support (BSSS) as part of the Division of Conservation and Classification to help lead biologists and core teams with technical and framework support for Species Status Assessments (SSAs) for domestic and foreign species listing decisions. They are looking for people with expertise in Genetics, Climate Science, Decision Science, Population and Demographic Modeling, Biostatistics, Geospatial Analysis, Forecasting, and Data Management. For more information and to apply, visit, https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/592502500

Viviane Barnett Fellowship for Food Systems Leaders. Deadline: March 2, 2021. This Fellowship is a cohort-based 18-month program for aspiring, emerging, and experienced Black, Indigenous and People of Color leaders working across sectors to build equitable, climate-resilient food systems. Named for Viviane Barnett, a Black Portlander and civic leader who spearheaded a groundbreaking community gardening movement called Green Fingers, this Fellowship endeavors to honor her perseverance and love of community. For more information, visit, https://ecotrust.org/project/viviane-barnett-fellowship-for-food-system-leaders/.

BIA Pathways Program Internships. Deadline: March 5, 2021.  Several Pathways internship positions working across the nation are open performing a variety of assignments involving the basic principles of management and program analysis, in one or more Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Trust Services (OTS) program areas.  Students will also receive opportunities to raise their awareness of traditional ecological knowledge education and land-management practices in use today by Tribes.  Internship work assignment opportunities are based on BIA needs. Under this announcement, real estate services, land titles and records, minerals and energy, and forestry management programs will be given priority consideration. However, selections may be made for other program areas, including for the following targeted positions: Environmental, Archeology, Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences, Cartographic, Rangeland or Agriculture Management, Soil Conservation, Forestry, Accounting, Civil Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Legal Instruments Examining, Realty, Irrigation System Operation, and Hydrology. For more information, visit, https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/592339300.

2021 Indigenous Community Media Youth Fellowship Call for Proposals. Submission Deadline: March 5, 2021. Cultural Survival is pleased to announce its fourth call for proposals for the Indigenous Community Media Youth Fellowship which supports Indigenous youth communicators in building their capacity as radio broadcasters and journalists through specific training, community radio visits and exchanges, radio production, conference attendance, and other educational opportunities. Applicants must reside in one of the following countries: Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Nepal and northern India. Our Fellowship program provides ten fellowships annually to Indigenous youth communicators between the ages of 17-25. Each fellow receives $2,500 USD to implement their project during a 8 to 10 month period. Applicants must be able to work and travel independently and be responsible for implementing their proposed projects. The fellows will work jointly with a Cultural Survival staff member and a personal local mentor, who will provide support throughout the fellowship process.  Learn more.

NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment Internship. Deadline: March 5, 2021. NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology Program is conducting a major field campaign, the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE), which seeks a better understanding of the vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems and society to this changing environment through the intersection of field, remote sensing (airborne & satellite), and modeling research. The ABoVE campaign seeks a highly motivated and organized individual working towards a bachelor's or graduate degree in one of the following fields: environmental/earth science, anthropology, Indigenous studies, circumpolar studies, or environmental studies. For more information and to apply, visit, https://intern.nasa.gov.

Spark Northwest Development Associate. Position will remain open until filled, but applications received by March 5th will receive priority consideration. Spark Northwest is seeking a dynamic Development Associate to join our small staff of local clean energy innovators for a six-month period. The Development Associate will help advance the Spark Northwest fundraising and communications plan while the Development and Communications Director is on Family Medical Leave. Founded in 2001, Spark Northwest accelerates the shift to clean energy one community at a time. We work with community-based groups, local government, and utilities to design and implement clean energy projects that shift power and wealth to marginalized communities in Oregon and Washington. For more information, visit, https://sparknorthwest.org/about-us/opportunities/

Spark Northwest Project Manager Position. Position will remain open until filled, but applications received by March 12th will receive priority consideration. Spark Northwest is seeking a dynamic Project Manager to join our small staff of local clean energy innovators. The Project Manager will lead our Solarize and Energize campaigns to bring clean energy to low-wealth neighborhoods and represent Spark Northwest’s environmental justice goals in policy conversations with allied groups and in utility planning. Founded in 2001, Spark Northwest accelerates the shift to clean energy one community at a time. We work with community-based groups, local government, and utilities to design and implement clean energy projects that shift power and wealth to marginalized communities in Oregon and Washington. For more information, visit, https://sparknorthwest.org/about-us/opportunities/

NW CASC 2021-2022 Research Fellowship Program. Deadline: March 15, 2021. The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) invites proposals for its 2021-2022 Research Fellowship Program from graduate students at University of Washington (UW), Boise State University (BSU), Oregon State University (OSU), University of Montana (UM), Washington State University (WSU) and Western Washington University (WWU) and postdoctoral scholars at BSU, OSU, UM, WSU, and WWU (this fellowship cannot support postdocs at UW). The NW CASC Fellowship Program supports research related to climate adaptation for Northwest natural and cultural resource management and provides training in the principles and practices of developing decision-relevant science. Funding will be available as early as Fall Term 2021, to support research performed during the 2021-2022 academic year. A webinar on the application process will be on February 4, 2021. For more information, visit: https://nwcasc.uw.edu/about/funding-opportunities/.

New Beginning for Tribal Students Program (NBTS). Deadline: March 15, 2021. New Beginning for Tribal Students (NBTS) makes competitive grants to land-grant colleges and universities to provide identifiable support specifically targeted for tribal students. A land-grant college or university that receives this grant shall use funds for, not limited to, recruiting; tuition and related fees; experiential learning; student services, including tutoring; counseling; academic advising; and other student services that would increase the retention and graduation rate of Tribal students enrolled at the land-grant college or university. The maximum one state can receive is $500,000 per year. For more information, visit, https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330528

11th Hour Project. Program Manager - Emerging Strategies.  Deadline: March 19, 2021. The 11th Hour Project, a Menlo Park-based program of The Schmidt Family Foundation, is committed to promoting a responsible relationship with the planet’s food, water and energy resources. We are an equal opportunity employer and strives to create an atmosphere where diversity of identity, experience, and background are welcomed, valued and supported.  http://www.11thhourproject.org/jobs

Indigenous Peoples Engagement Manager. Deadline: March 22, 2021. The Western Resources Advocates (WRA) seeks an Indigenous Peoples Engagement Manager to lead outreach and partnership efforts with Indigenous Nations, Indigenous communities, and Indigenous organizations in WRA’s seven state region. This new position will report to the Government Affairs Director and work closely with WRA’s program staff to identify and facilitate opportunities for collaboration with Indigenous peoples around strategies and policies that impact our earth and natural world.https://westernresourceadvocates.org/careers/indigenous-peoples-engagement-manager/

Environmental Protection Agency – Nomination to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council. Deadline: March 24, 2021. The U.S. EPA invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its National Environmental Justice Advisory Council. EPA is seeking nominations to fill approximately seven new vacancies for terms through September 2022. Vacancies are anticipated to be filled by September 2021.

CASC Network to Offer Postdoctoral Fellows Positions on the Future of Fire. The CASC Network is offering seven postdoctoral research positions as part of the Climate Adaptation Postdoctoral Fellows (CAPF) Program. This program aims to provide management-relevant research on the effects of climate change to fish, wildlife and ecosystems through a nationally coordinated postdoctoral research program.  For more information, visit: https://www.usgs.gov/ecosystems/climate-adaptation-science-centers/science/casc-network-climate-adaptation-postdoctoral?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects.
 
Alaska CASC to Award Scholarships to Inaugural Climate Scholars Program. The Climate Scholars Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks offers unique opportunities for field-based, hands-on learning and research. With support from the Alaska CASC, this is the first opportunity of its kind for undergraduates at UAF to have the opportunity to study climate change in the "Last Frontier". Applications will be reviewed and accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information, visit: https://uaf.edu/honors/climate-scholars/#:~:text=Study%20climate%20change%20in%20the,hands%2Don%20learning%20and%20research.
 
2021 RAY Diversity Fellowship. Rolling Application Process. Inspired by efforts to increase racial diversity in conservation and clean energy, the Environmental Leadership Program coordinates Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Diversity Fellowship provides first-time career access opportunities for recent college graduates of color who do not have previous professional experience or a graduate degree. The RAY Fellowship is designed to support the Fellows in becoming leaders in the environmental sector—one that, in our visions of the future, fully represents, includes, and is led by the diverse communities, perspectives, and experiences of the United States. For more information, visit: https://rayfellowship.org/apply. There will be an informational webinar series for interested applicants here: https://rayfellowship.org/informational-webinars-applicants.