Climate Jobs, Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships

2022 Alaska Tribal Climate Resilience Intern, Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS). Open until filled. The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS) is recruiting an Alaska Native or Native American graduate student majoring in Alaska Native languages, engineering, physical sciences, biological/ ecological sciences, natural resources, arctic and northern studies, or a related field to complete an internship. The Intern will be responsible for assisting the NAFWS Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison Program in addressing Tribal climate-impact related issues, concerns, and adaptation strategies across Alaska; supporting administrative tasks; and helping with other assignments that will enhance and meet the NAFWS mission and priorities. The Intern will be paid between $29,130-$36,090 total for 1500 hours over a 1 year period. Learn more and apply here.

MNR or MS Assistantship in Culturally Relevant STEM Immersion for Tribally-Led Adaptive Management, Wéetespeme Stewardship Program and University of Idaho. Open until filled. Start Date in August, 2022. The Nez Perce Tribe (NPT) seeks a graduate student to support a National Science Foundation funded grant that will provide scientific training, on-the-ground work experience, culturally relevant STEM learning, and mentorship to Indigenous young adults. We seek a team member who is familiar with Nez Perce cultural traditions and practices who has experience working in educational settings with young adults. The graduate research assistantship includes tuition, fees and health insurance valued at approximately $24,000, and a living stipend of approximately $23,400 over one year. To inquire about this position, send your resume and a 1-page letter describing your qualifications and career objectives to Dr. Karla Eitel (keitel@uidaho.edu). Applicants may also discuss the position with Josiah Pinkham (josiahp@nezperce.org) and Tiyana Casey (casey.tiyana@gmail.com). After initial inquiries, full applications should be completed on the University of Idaho Graduate Admissions website.

Health and Wellness Resilience Educator, Elderberry Wisdom Farm. Applications Due: June 30, 2022. Elderberry Wisdom Farm is hiring two educators with experience working with Native youth to teach health and wellness plus ecology in the classroom. Partners include a youth and elders council, EWF administrators, and the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at University of Washington. Lesson plans integrate traditional cultural arts and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), and are designed to strengthen students’ health and wellness resilience, positive cultural identity and self-esteem. Candidates need to have past experience working with Native American youth, some classroom and outdoor experiential ecology experience, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills. Since they will co-teach with certified educators, a teaching certificate will not be required. Learn more and apply here.

Traditional Ecological Knowledge Educator, Elderberry Wisdom Farm. Applications Due: June 30, 2022. Elderberry Wisdom Farm is hiring two educators with experience working with Native youth to teach health and wellness plus ecology in the classroom. Partners include a youth and elders council, EWF administrators, and the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at University of Washington. Lesson plans integrate traditional cultural arts and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), and are designed to strengthen students’ health and wellness resilience, positive cultural identity and self-esteem. Candidates need to have past experience working with Native American youth, some classroom and outdoor experiential ecology experience, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills. Since they will co-teach with certified educators, a teaching certificate will not be required. Learn more and apply here.

Climate Resilience Program Director, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians. Applications Due: July 1, 2022. The Climate Resilience Program works to identify and implement best practices and approaches to address climate change impacts to ATNI Tribes and communities. This includes strategies to protect Tribal rights and trust resources, while promoting effective government-to-government consultation on climate impacts and programs. The director will provide strategic direction and management for the program. Learn more and apply here.

2022 Native American Fish & Wildlife Society Regional Scholarships. Applications Due: July 1, 2022. The NAFWS is also accepting applications for a scholarship to help Native American and/or Alaskan Native students pursue their career and educational goals in the field of natural resources, by providing financial assistance. The NAFWS National Scholarship amount is $1000.00 and will be given to recipients for the Fall of 2022. Learn more and apply here.

Assistant Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison, Native American Fish & Wildlife Society (NAFWS). Applications Due: July 8, 2022. The Native American Fish & Wildlife Society (NAFWS) is now hiring 2 Assistant Tribal Climate Resilience Liaisons (Asst. TCRL). The liaisons will work with the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC) servingas support on Alaska tribal climate adaptation science needs under the guidance and direction of the Senior Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison (Sr. TCRL) of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS). Position Location: Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Juneau, AK. To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, 3 professional references, BIA Form 4432 (if claiming Indian Preference) and official transcripts to: Justin Leon at jleon@nafws.org. Learn more and apply here

Director, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group. Applications Due: July 15, 2022. The Director will provide strategic leadership for the Group’s research, education and stakeholder engagement efforts aimed at improving societal and ecological resilience to climate variability and change, and will represent the Climate Impacts Group on a regional and national scale. This position will establish the vision and build support both inside and outside the University of Washington for our efforts to connect science with climate-resilience action through partnership and collaboration. We are seeking a candidate with a Ph.D. or terminal professional degree or foreign equivalent in a climate adaptation-relevant discipline or the equivalent in knowledge and experience, and at least nine years of experience leading large or complicated projects or programs focused on issues of relevance. Learn more and apply here.

Women-In-Fire Training Exchange (WTREX) Klamath. Applications Due: July 15, 2022. From Sept. 26 - Oct. 7, WTREX-Klamath will bring participants to the remote Klamath Mountains, where they will camp together and burn in a variety of habitats and fuel types. The event, hosted by the Karuk Tribe, local partners, and members of the national WTREX team, will focus on Indigenous women and cultural burning, drawing on the rich knowledge and traditions of local cultural practitioners as well as the experiences and perspectives of participants and invited guests. Learn more and apply here.

Deputy University Director, Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC). Applications Due: July 15, 2022. The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center is a federal-university partnership that produces accessible science on climate change impacts and adaptation actions for Northwest resource managers and decision makers. The NW CASC Deputy University Director will advance transdisciplinary research that addresses complex socio-ecological problems by: 1) facilitating training in actionable science for NW CASC Research Fellows; 2) playing a leading role in NW CASC regional capacity-building and collaborative research activities; and 3) evaluating the efficacy of NW CASC activities in advancing actionable climate science and regional communities of practice. Learn more and apply here.

Henshaw Creek Weir Summer Intern, ITEP and Tanana Chiefs Conference. Open until filled. Subsistence harvesting of salmon on the Yukon River is a way of life for the indigenous people of Alaska. The Henshaw Creek is a tributary of the Yukon River located in the Kanuti Refuge near the village of Allakaket. The Henshaw weir has been in operation for 20 years, collecting counts on the passage of salmon into the spawning grounds. Due to climate change, the weir was flooded and broke up, and new construction is needed for repairs. The intern will live in a remote field camp located at the Henshaw Creek Weir site. Hotel accommodation and flight arrangements to Allakaket will be made upon agreement with crew schedules. Satellite phones are available to call staff for reporting during the summer season. Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to kelsey.morales@nau.edu