Climate Jobs, Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

Native Youth Community Adaptation & Leadership Congress. 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 2, 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. Applications will be posted soon at
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
USFS Native American Research Assistantship. Applications are due January 19, 2020. This program promotes student advancement and training for careers in natural resource and conservation-related fields. Assistantship participants aid and learn about the USFS’ ecological, science-based approach to decision-making and balancing multiple use management of national forests and grasslands. Applicants must be a member of an American Indian or Alaska Native tribe, First Nations or a Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, or have some other indigenous identification, and be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program from an accredited academic institution. For more information and to download an application, click here.
Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change. Applications are due January 24, 2020.  The FPL program supports paid internships to address resource management issues arising from global drivers of environmental change in national parks. For more information and to apply, click here.
Oregon Sea Grant Winter Fellowship Applications Announcement. Multiple deadlines in January, February, and March 2020. Oregon Sea Grant is pleased to announce several upcoming paid fellowship opportunities in marine science and policy for undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent graduates. For more information and to apply, click here.
Washington Sea Grant Fellowship Opportunities. Multiple deadlines. WSG is accepting applications for several upcoming fellowship opportunities including the Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship opportunity. For more information on upcoming opportunities, click here.
2020 Science to Action Fellowship. Applications are due January 31, 2020. The Science to Action Fellowship was developed to expose graduate students to the USGS through the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC). The fellowship also supports graduate students in developing a policy-relevant product related to the impacts of climate change on fish, wildlife, their habitats, and users. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with the USGS community and others outside of academia. For more information and to apply, click here.
Native American Congressional Internship. Applications are due January 31, 2020. The Native American Congressional Internship Program provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and the federal government. The internship is funded by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy. For more information and to apply, click here.
Environmental Fellows Program 2020. Applications are due February 1, 2020. The Environmental Fellows Program (EFP) at the University of Michigan (U of M) School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), in partnership with the Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA), is a 12-week summer fellowship opportunity that seeks to diversify the environmental field by cultivating the career aspirations of master’s and doctoral students from historically underrepresented groups by connecting students to work opportunities in environmental nonprofits, grant makers, and government sectors. For more information and to apply, click here.
The Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) 2020 Summer Program. Applications are due February 1, 2020. SOARS is an undergraduate to graduate program built around a summer research internship, mentoring by top scientists and engineers, and a supportive learning community. In addition to the summer internship, SOARS includes year-round support, funding to attend conferences and last-dollar tuition scholarships. Applications from individuals who are members of historically underrepresented in the atmospheric and related sciences and STEM; including students who are American Indian of Alaskan Native. Tentative dates for the program are May 17- August 1, 2020. For more information and to apply, click here.
Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program. Applications are due February 5, 2020. The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington is a multi-summer, undergraduate experiential learning experience that explores conservation across food, water, climate, and ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. DDCSP@UW supports emerging conservation leaders to develop unique perspectives and skill sets by drawing connections between conservation, individual and community identities, biodiversity and environmental justice. For more information and to apply, click here.
USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Program. Applications are due February 9, 2020. The program aims to increase the number of tribal college and university students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and other agriculture-related disciplines. The program is available through the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE). The program provides full tuition, fees, books, and workforce training to students pursuing degrees in agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, or related academic disciplines. For more information and to download the application, click here.
2020 Terra Preta do Indio Tribal Fellowship. Applications are due February 12, 2020. The Terra Preta do Indio Tribal Fellowship is designed for faculty and staff from 1994 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) and Secondary Education Superintendents, Principals, Agricultural and/or District Level Teachers working for Bureau of Indian Education designated high schools. The 2020 Education and High School Fellowship Program is scheduled to start June 15 and end on June 19, 2020. Participants spend the duration of their fellowship in Washington, DC. To apply, click  here.
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Ice and Society Interactions/ Interdisciplinary Natural and Social Sciences. Applications are due February 17, 2020. This University of Oregon funded project aims to explore glacier fluctuations from both a physical science perspective and societal lens. What is the impact of cryospheric change and ice loss on local communities in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska region? How do we reconcile the long-term trends in glacier change with observed short-term variations, and how do the short-term changes affect various social groups differently? To make progress on these questions, this project will develop a more nuanced, time-focused approach to glacier change, examining the impacts of ice change on various marine and land-based ecosystems, as well as analyze how different human communities and individuals are affected by the timing of specific changes in socio-cryospheric systems across the greater Northwest region. For more information and to apply, click here.
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.
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: Native American Student Internships. Deadline:  February 28, 2020. Spend your summer working with tribal organizations to address tribal environmental issues. The internships have a technical, educational or policy focus. We are offering 8 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. Please register at for more information.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
National Institute of Justice Native Student Travel Scholarship Program: Connecting Science to Crime and Justice. Applications are due April 15, 2020. To enhance diversity in the field of criminal justice, NIJ will support 15 American Indian and Alaska Native students to attend criminal justice-related conferences. Students will explore how their educational backgrounds apply to issues of crime and justice. They will meet researchers and practitioners engaged in similar work. Conferences will expose students to innovative and evidence-based scientific and technological solutions to justice issues. For  more information and to apply, click here.
CIRES/NIDIS Regional Drought Information Systems Coordinator. Open until Filled. The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) are seeking a full-time Regional Drought Information Systems Coordinator to work as part of an interdisciplinary team as the coordinator for selected regional NIDIS drought early warning information systems. NIDIS is a federal interagency and interstate effort to establish a national drought early warning information system in the U.S. For more information and to apply, click here.