Climate Jobs, Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

Wisdom Agricultural Business Incubator Internships. Positions open until filled. Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. is pleased to announce the recruitment of 8 Native American Adults to participate in the Wisdom Agricultural Incubator (WABI). WABI will support the startup and development of 6-8 businesses by Native American (American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander) adult interns to plan and create an agricultural/ horticultural micro-enterprise business in rural Marion County, Oregon. WABI will provide support services, including entrepreneur business development training, strategic planning, business plan development and financial planning. Interns will achieve training and create a business plan over the course of a 3-month PAID internship from March to May 2019. Training will be provided through weekly seminars in our Portland classroom, a plant nursery south of Portland and other field visits in Marion County. For more information, go to and scroll down to find the internship announcement. You can also email Marissa a marissa@wisdomoftheelders.orgfor more information.
NW Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) Research Support Fellowships.Applications accepted on a rolling basisThis fellowship provides funding for American/ Indian Alaska Native graduate students conducting scientific research under the supervision of an academic mentor. Financial support will be awarded on an hourly basis (maximum of 20 hours/ week) until completion of research (not to exceed 1,000 hours).
Sound Transit: Manager of Tribal Relations Position. Under general direction, the Tribal Relations Manager (or Tribal Liaison) is responsible for overall coordination of Sound Transit's relationships, interactions and consultations with Puget Sound Indian Tribes. This is a full time position and is open until filled. For more information and to apply, click here.
Director of Food Equity Position. Ecotrust. Portland, OR/ Seattle, WA. The application deadline is December 3, 2018. Ecotrust seeks a new core member of our Food & Farms team to develop and drive forward food equity initiatives, manage our farm to institution body of work, develop staff, and oversee team operations. The Director of Food Equity will report to and work hand in hand with the Vice President of Food & Farms to shape the strategic vision for the future of our food work, bringing fresh eyes to our farm to institution initiatives, and leading the program team in visioning and executing a stronger racial equity impact. The Director of Food Equity will be responsible for the operational success of the Food & Farms program. For more information and to apply, go to:
One Earth Award. The One Earth Award provides four students whose creative works encourage the awareness of, and meaningful responses to, pressing issues of human-caused climate change with $1,000 scholarships. This scholarship opportunity is administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. In order to meet eligibility requirements, students must be ages 13 and up, or grades 7-12. The deadline for submissions is December 4, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST. For more information, go to
American Indian Liaison. National Park Service. Apply by December 6, 2018. The primary purpose of this position is to plan, develop, and carry-out vital administrative programs and to conduct broad and extensive study assignments related to government programs that are of significant interest to the public and Congress. For more information and to apply, go to:
Fire and Fuels Program Manager Position. Mid Klamath Watershed Council, Orleans/ Somes Bar Fire Safe Council. Orleans, CA. Apply by December 15, 2018 by 5 pmUnder the lead direction of the Fire and Fuels Program Director(s), in collaboration with the Western Klamath Restoration Partnership (WKRP) and the Mid Klamath Watershed Council (MKWC) Executive Director(s), the Fire and Fuels Program Manager coordinates all aspects of the MKWC fuels reduction program including prescribed fire and manual brushing work. Program manager is required to seek co-employment through the Karuk Community Development Corporation (KCDC) and have incident qualifications (i.e. red card) managed through KCDC. Applications are available at the Mid Klamath Watershed Council office (38150 Hwy 96, Orleans, CA 95556) or by email at For more information, click here
Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at Southern Oregon University. The priority application deadline is December 21, 2018The Southern Oregon University (SOU) Native American Studies program invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in Native American Studies at the Assistant Professor level. Qualified candidates must have demonstrable commitments to teaching, mentoring, and research germane to Native American communities. This person should be able to teach the core three-quarter sequence in Native American Studies (NAS 201, 301, and 410) along with other courses that complement those of existing faculty, meet program needs, and align with the person’s areas of interest. This person will be a scholar-practitioner who can advance Native American Studies across the wider community and integrate Native American needs and perspectives into teaching, scholarship, and service, especially in ways that support tribal communities around SOU. For more information and to apply, go to:
NOAA’s 2019 Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral FellowshipThe application deadline is January 4, 2019NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellows focus on observing, understanding, modeling, and predicting climate variability and change on seasonal and longer time scales. This includes the documentation and analysis of past, current, or possible future climate variability and change as well as the study of the underlying physical, chemical, and biological processes. For more information and to apply, go to:
Vacancy Announcement: The University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences is hiring an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Tribal Natural Resources. Deadline to apply is January 7, 2019The University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences invites applications for a newly-established tenure-track position (20% outreach/engagement, 30% teaching, 50% research) in Tribal Natural Resources. In collaboration with Minnesota-based Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) and Dakota tribes and potentially other North American tribes and indigenous groups, the successful candidate will develop a strong and impactful state- and regionally-based research program with national to international relevance. For more information and to apply, click here.
Kinship Conservation Fellows. The application deadline is January 8, 2019. Kinship Conservation Fellows focus on developing a community of leaders that are dedicated to collaborative approaches to environmental issues with an emphasis on market-based principles. Those who are selected receive a $6000 stipend and a month of valuable training. The curriculum is delivered by a faculty of global experts who work closely with each carefully selected cohort of Fellows to explore new ways to apply market-based approaches to environmental issues. We're looking for conservation leaders with at least five years of experience, who are deeply committed to conservation, involved with the implementation of market-based approaches to solve environmental problems, and ready to be part of an expanding community of global leaders. The 2019 Fellowship will take place from June 30- July 31, 2019 in Bellingham, Washington. For more information and to apply, go to
National CASC 2019 Science to Action FellowshipStatement of Interest is due January 25, 2019.The Science to Action Fellowship is provided through a partnership between the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC) and Michigan State University (MSU). The program supports graduate students in developing a product that puts science into action, directly applying scientific research related to climate change impacts on fish, wildlife, or ecosystems to decision making about natural resources. During the fellowship year and beyond, Fellows benefit from collaborations with university and USGS mentors, from interactions with other colleagues and partners of USGS, and from exposure to high priority, real-world challenges in the natural resources policy arena. For more information and to apply go to:
Four-week field program for undergraduates: Landscapes of Deep Time in the Red Earth of France- Research Training in Paleoclimate. The application deadline is February 1, 2019Our program involves four weeks of geological (sedimentological) fieldwork in France from late May through June 2019. It is fully-funded (in addition to a $2500 stipend), and is open to current U.S. undergraduates in geoscience (or allied) disciplines. Preference will be given to undergraduates from underserved groups (we especially encourage applications from students of Native American heritage, and from those who are first-generation college students), and students interested in geology (especially those interested in sedimentology, fieldwork, paleoclimate). For more information and to apply, go to
National Forest Foundation 2019 Conservation Connect Fellowship Program. Applications and a letter of recommendation are due February 8, 2019The National Forest Foundation (NFF) invites masters or doctoral students to apply to the Conservation Connect Fellowship Program, with a practicum in the summer of 2019. NFF Fellowships aim to build experience, knowledge and skills within the next generation of collaborative and conservation leaders to support each other and advance the field. We are striving to build a cohort of emerging leaders, connecting graduate students who will go on to do important work with communities and public lands in the future! For more information and to apply, go to:
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals 2019 Student Summer Internship. The application deadline is February 25, 2019. Spend your summer working with tribal organizations to address tribal environmental issues. The internships have a technical, educational or policy focus. We are offering 9 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. For more information and to apply, go to
Intertribal Timber Council Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships. ITC has an extensive list of upcoming scholarship, internship, and fellowship opportunities listed on their site. The Truman D. Picard Scholarship is sponsored by ITC and is due March 15, 2019 5 pm PST. For more information, click here.