Climate Corps Fellowship Program for Early-career Professionals: APPLY NOW!

If you are passionate about addressing climate change, committed to making a difference at the community level, and want an exceptional opportunity to develop real-world skills for a career in the environmental sustainability field, SEI’s Climate Corps Fellowship Program may be for you.

About the Climate Corps Fellowship

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

Receive extensive training & support, including a 4-day orientation, monthly trainings, a 2-day retreat, and a personal development planImplement climate change resiliency projects, develop sustainability skills, and build partnerships in your communityBenefit from the robust, ever-growing Climate Corps network of partner organizations and alumni

Climate Corps Fellowship Training Program

Early-Career Competencies
​SEI’s Climate Corps fellowship program hosts a rigorous training program for all Fellows aligned with early-career competencies for sustainability professionals, including equity, resilience, innovation, stewardship and collaboration.
Hands-On Workshops
​The monthly training series and week-long program orientation provide participants knowledge and skills through hands-on workshops facilitated by leaders in the field. 
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.

Climate Corps Fellowship 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

Climate Corps Fellowship Benefits

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 Climate Corps Fellowship Opportunity

Climate Corps Education Outside logo

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 for the Climate Corps Fellowship

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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