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Become A Climate CORPS Fellow (Monthly Stipend Starting at $2.800)

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Become A Climate CORPS Fellow (Monthly Stipend Starting at $2.800) | EduPulse Magazine

About the Fellowship

Climate Corps is a full-time fellowship program, ranging 10-12 months. As a Fellow, you will:

Training Program

Early-Career Competencies
​SEI’s Climate Corps program hosts a rigorous training program for all Fellows aligned with early-career competencies for sustainability professionals, including equity, resilience, innovation, stewardship and collaboration.

Professional Skills 
Upon program completion, Fellows are equipped with career-launching skills such as energy and greenhouse gas technical tools, project management, grant writing, data analysis, community outreach, and networking.

Professional Skills 
Upon program completion, Fellows are equipped with career-launching skills such as energy and greenhouse gas technical tools, project management, grant writing, data analysis, community outreach, and networking.

Qualifications

We are looking for emerging professionals who have a baseline of education and experience to build on in this fellowship. Desired qualifications include:

  • A college degree  (required / strongly preferred)
  • A degree in environmental policy, science, or planning with an emphasis on energy or climate (preferred, but other relevant environmental work experience is considered – internships, volunteer experience etc.)
  • A solid foundation of math and science coursework
  • Classroom experience in energy and environmental policy
  • Community outreach and communications experience
  • Experience in addressing and the drive to address racism and create race equity with team members and programmatically
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident with the ability to work in the U.S.​
  • Willingness to live in the state where the position is located, relocating prior to the start of the fellowship if necessary

In exchange for their service, each Fellow receives:

  • A monthly stipend starting at $2,800
  • $1,000 end-of-program financial award​
  • Option to enroll in a national Member Assistance Program, which includes financial and legal assistance, medical advocacy, and counseling services
  • Option to enroll in employer health care coverage
  • Extensive professional and personal development training including:
    • ​Career-readiness training in interview preparation, salary negotiation, and developing a professional resume and cover letter
    • Attending panels, workshops, and presentations by climate resilience industry professionals
    • Professional networking opportunities
  • University of California Climate Stewards Certification
    • Prestigious certification through the University of California School of Agriculture and Natural Resources
    • ​This acclaimed UC California Naturalist Program prepares UC Climate Stewards to engage in and lead local solutions to advance community and ecosystem resilience
    • Option to receive four undergraduate credits (Learn more here.)

Additional Fellowship Opportunity

If you are passionate about teaching and using school gardens as a learning laboratory, check out Climate Corps Education Outside (CCEO). Climate Corps Education Outside is an AmeriCorps fellowship program that serves public elementary schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.

​CCEO Fellows teach garden-based science and environmental literacy lessons to inspire the next generation of earth stewards.

How to Apply

To apply to be a Climate Corps Fellow, submit an application through our online system. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all placements are filled. We will continue to post new fellowship positions throughout the spring and summer.  Applicants are encouraged to wait to apply until a position is posted that is a good fit for their interests and experience. If current positions are of interest to you, then we recommend submitting applications as soon as possible to receive priority consideration

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Tinashe (Nash) is editor-in-chief and publisher of Edu Pulse Magazine. He brings 8+ years of experience as a journalist, creative writer and digital editor.

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