Join the Our Climate Team

Title: Our Climate Fellow

Location: We are currently recruiting for our Oregon Fellowship programs. The fellowship position is remote.

Details: This is a part time opportunity with a commitment of 5-10 hours a week from January ’21- May ’21. Each Fellow will receive a $500 educational reimbursement to deepen their education on youth climate leadership and policy advocacy.

Background: Our Climate empowers and mobilizes young adults to pass bold, equitable, science-based climate policies on a state level to combat climate change. We believe the generations most impacted by climate change need to be at the table when policies that impact our futures are being written and negotiated.

Overview of position: Our Climate’s Fellowship is a structured program in which participants organize their peers, engage the media, collaborate with partner organizations and coalition members, and meet with elected officials to advance science-based and equitable climate policies in key states around the country. Fellows commit 5-10  hours/week, and will coordinate with a cohort of Fellows to achieve campaign goals. Fellows receive one-on-one support from Our Climate staff.

This position will be based in one of our six states and reports to a State Organizer.

Early Application Deadline: December 10th, 2020

Final Application Deadline: December 20th, 2020

Responsibilities Include:

  • Planning and hosting workshops and events on campus or virtually;

  • Writing blog pieces and letters to the editor to build public support for climate action;

  • Participating in weekly video calls with other fellows;

  • Gathering petition signatures and creating digital climate advocacy campaigns;

  • Planning and facilitating virtual meetings with elected officials.

All Fellows Will:

  • Complete a skills assessment at the beginning of the Fellowship and determine goals with state organizer;

  • Utilize the $500 educational reimbursement to attend a training, conference, or workshop that will deepen leadership and advocacy skills; Our Climate will provide a list of recommended trainings that can be attended virtually;

  • Complete Our Climate’s training curriculum by participating in National Webinars and regional breakouts; trainings include climate policy, climate justice, storytelling, organizing, coalition building, lobbying, and democracy;

  • Serve on an external committee or project for 1 hour a week to strengthen partnerships and build organizing skills. Options may include: one of Power Shift Network’s Convergence Planning Teams, our state coalition partners’ working groups including NY Renews, Coalition of Resilient Nebraskans, Massachusetts Youth Climate Coalition, Massachusetts Campaign for A Clean Energy Future, and Washington Climate Alliance.

Legislative sessions and priorities will vary by state.

Minimum Qualifications:

We’re seeking candidates who are team playersresults-oriented, and dedicated to our mission. Candidates should demonstrate the following:

  • Belief in the power of grassroots organizing and empowering young people to become compelling advocates;

  • An organized, collaborative, and proactive work style;

  • Commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done, even in the face of obstacles;

  • Ability to work in remote, fast-paced, and flexible working environment;

  • Commitment to climate, environmental, and social justice.

To Apply: Please submit your application using this google form by December 10th for early application and December 20th for the final application.

Scholarship opportunity:  We are excited to launch our NorthLight Young Scholars (NLY Scholars) fellowship program this Fall. With funding from the NorthLight Foundation and the Bill & Julie Young Fund, Our Climate is able to financially support young leaders who would not otherwise be able to access the opportunities we offer and dedicate time to advocate for science-based and equitable climate policies. We are offering one needs-based paid Fellowship position in each of our state programs (NY, FL, OR, MA, WA, NE). There is an option to apply for the scholarship within the application.

We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply. 

We are the Generations that MUST ACT!