Climate Jobs, Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

Instructor for “Indigenous & Systems Perspectives on Sustainability”. Portland State University is looking for a qualified instructor to teach the fall section of SySc 350U: Indigenous and Systems Perspectives on Sustainability. It is scheduled for Tues/Thurs 2-3:50pm and is fully enrolled with 30 students. This course explores the concept of sustainability by drawing upon Systems Science and Indigenous perspectives while striving to draw parallels between these ways of knowing. A dialogue-oriented format and regular small group exercises promote a cooperative and student-driven learning environment. Coursework calls upon students to apply their developing understanding of sustainability to their own lives. If you are interested please email Dr. Wayne Wakeland at or David Hall at     
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.
Post-Doctoral Research Position- Assessing climate change knowledge co-production and boundary spanning in Alaska. Open until filled. Climate change is occurring more rapidly in the Arctic than any region on Earth. Its impacts are being felt by Indigenous peoples as well as throughout a range of societal sectors, including wildfire management. Recent scholarship suggests that boundary spanning, translational ecology, and the process of knowledge co-production are effective in bridging the gap between science and decision-making and calls for building capacity by developing processes for effective evaluation and for training boundary spanning professionals. We seek a post-doctoral research fellow to explore one or more of these inter-related research areas of knowledge co-production and boundary spanning assessment related to climate change in Alaska. For more information and to apply, click here.
Ecotrust Indigenous Fellow- GIS. Portland, OR. Application deadline is October 4, 2019. Ecotrust invites American Indian and Alaska Native community members who are either recent college or university graduates, graduate students, or have commensurate work experience to apply for the 2019-2020 Ecotrust Indigenous Fellowship Program. Over a 6-month time period (November 2019- May 2020), the Indigenous Fellow will participate in GIS career development experiences supporting The Keex’ Kwaan Community Forest Partnership (KKCFP) and other on-going projects in Southeast Alaska. For more information and to apply, click here.
January in Tucson (JIT) 2020: Tribal Professionals Cohort Application. Registration deadline is November 1, 2019. Full funding for three January in Tucson (JIT) courses is offered to a small group of tribal professionals (10 or fewer) who demonstrate a career commitment to serving Native communities, and an interest in learning how they can strengthen tribal governance. Completing these courses will earn an individual cohort member credit towards a Continuing Education Certificate in Indigenous Governance from the Native Nations Institute. For more information and to register, click here.