Climate Jobs, Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

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.
2020 Arctic Indigenous Scholars Program. Applications are due by February 21, 2020. The objective of this opportunity, led by the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS) and the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Alaska, and supported by the National Science Foundation's Division of Arctic Sciences, is to create a space for Indigenous scholars to educate and inform policy- and decision-makers engaged in Arctic issues from the nation's capital, Washington DC. For more information and to apply, click here.
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL). Applications are due February 23, 2020. CIGLR administers an annual Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program, in partnership with the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL). This program helps place promising undergraduate (junior or senior as of Fall 2020*) and graduate students with both University and Federal research mentors. Through this program, students work on substantive research issues in the Great Lakes and undergo a career training program that equips them with the knowledge and skills to be the next generation of Great Lakes scientists. For more information and to apply, click here.
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals: Student Summer Internship Programs. Deadline: February 28, 2020. 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. Please register at for more information.
Indigenous Food, Energy, and Water Security and Sovereignty (Indige-FEWSS) Fellowship. Applications are due March 1, 2020. The Goal of this fellowship is to develop a diverse workforce with intercultural awareness and FEWS expertise to address FEWS challenges in indigenous communities. Although, indigenous people are only approximately 5% of the world population, they represent 90% of cultural diversity and hold 20% of the land that maintains 80% of the world’s remaining biodiversity. However, indigenous people often lack access to energy, water, and food infrastructure. Funded by the National Science Foundation, this national traineeship program prepares the next generation of FOOD-ENERGY-WATER systems professional to tackle these challenges in partnership with indigenous communities. For more information and to apply, click here.
Two Year Post-Doctoral Research at Oregon State University-Cascades. Applications are due March 1, 2020. Dr. Elizabeth Marino and OSU-Cascades invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship to begin Fall 2020; as part of a research project funded by the National Science Foundation. The project itself will examine adaptation possibilities for individuals, neighborhoods, and communities who are faced with repetitive flooding. We are especially interested in policy options for communities who wish to relocate together. The successful applicant will be primarily based at Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend, Oregon, but will be expected to conduct individual field research for 3-6 months in the Gulf coast region of the US. For more information on how to apply, click here.
Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation Environmental Specialist. Applications are due March 1, 2020. The Environmental Specialist will serve as the lead point person on environmental issues for the Upper Snake River Tribes (USRT) Foundation and its four member tribes. The Environmental Specialist will continue to develop and coordinate the USRT Environmental Program, complete technical reviews, and assess impacts of Columbia/Snake River Basin management activities on its member tribes and their rights, resources, and activities. For more information, click here.
BIA Pathways Internship Program. Applications are due March 3, 2020. The BIA Office of Trust Services are recruiting for several Pathways internship positions working across the nation performing a variety of assignments involving the basic principles of management and program analysis, in one or more BIA 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. 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. For more information and to apply, click here.
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.

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) Program. Applications 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.
Truman D. Picard Scholarship. Applications are due March 13, 2020. The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources. Awards vary- $2,500 for college students, $2,500 for grad students and graduating college seniors that are applying/ accepted for grad school, $2,000 for graduating senior high school students. For more and to download the announcement, click here.
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.  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.
Advancing Agricultural Science Opportunities for Native Americans (AASONA) Scholarship (2020-2021). Applications are due March 31, 2020. Don Motanic shared information about the AISES Advancing Agricultural Science Opportunities for Native Americans (AASONA), which is a scholarship for students interested in or pursuing agriculture related STEM degrees, with an eventual career in agriculture and/or ranching. Students receiving this scholarship must agree to becoming a part of a cohort of other Native students in the same field. Travel to the AISES National Conference and AISES Leadership Summit is required and travel scholarships are available for cohort members. Also included, is a mentorship with current Native farmers and ranchers with meetings both virtual and in person at the conferences. Participation in the mentorship opportunities is required for all scholarship recipients. Students in this program are eligible to apply for research awards to fund research related to farming, ranching, and related science. For more information, visit, 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

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 3, 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. For more information and to apply, click here.
Graduate Study Opportunity – Integrating Indigenous and Scientific Knowledges for Environmental Sustainability. The Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science & Forestry is recruiting students for graduate study in diverse environ-mental sciences from ecology, conservation biology to restoration and environmental engineering. The program anticipates funding for full tuition and stipends for 4 Native American graduate students beginning in the Fall of 2019. Additional information can be found here. For any questions, you can contact Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer at
Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Fellowship at School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University. The Human Dimensions of Forestry program at the School of Forestry, Mountain Campus, Northern Arizona (NAU), Flagstaff, AZ is inviting applications for one fully funded four-year Graduate Fellowship to work on an interdisciplinary research focused on role of forest landscapes in the resilience of Navajo (Dine) Nation. The Fellowship is expected to start August 2020. For more information on the fellowship opportunity and how to apply, contact Dr. Alark Saxena at
Smithsonian Native American Awards Program – Visiting Student. Applications 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.