Opportunities for Students
Our Climate mobilizes students and young people to advocate for fair and effective climate policies.
There are four concrete ways for students to plug into our campaigns. Join us!
We are not currently recruiting for our fellowship programs. Please visit us again in the summer for more information!
Title: Our Climate Fellow
Location: We are currently recruiting for our Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, New York, DC, and Florida Fellowship programs. If you are not located in one of those areas, you can still apply to be a National Field Representative. The fellowship position is remote with some in-person events.
Details: This is a part time, unpaid* opportunity with a commitment of 7 hours a week starting September 15, 2021 and will end May 15, 2022. Each Fellow will receive a $500 educational reimbursement to deepen their education on youth climate leadership and policy advocacy. Fellows are also eligible to receive college credit through the fellowship depending on their school.
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 7 hours/week, and will coordinate with a cohort of Fellows and Field Representatives to achieve campaign goals. Fellows receive one-on-one support from Our Climate staff.
Our Climate’s Fellowship Program is now accepting applications from all states. If you are not in one of our target states (MA, WA, FL, OR, NY or Washington D.C.) you can still apply for our National Field Representative Program which will focus on passing federal climate policy.
Application deadline is August 10, with interviews beginning in mid-August.
To Apply: Please submit your application using this google form by August 20.*Scholarship opportunity: We are excited to launch our NorthLight Scholars fellowship program. With funding from the NorthLight Foundation, 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 two needs-based paid Fellowship positions in each of our state programs (NY, FL, OR, MA, WA, and DC). 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.
Click here to access the Fellowship Application.
Our Climate’s Field Representative Program is a structured opportunity 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. Field Representatives will coordinate with a cohort of Fellows to achieve campaign goals. Field Representatives will be provided with training and ongoing support from staff and Fellows.
Location: Remote. Anyone located in the United States is encouraged to apply.
Suggested age range: 14-24
Compensation: This is an unpaid position. College credit available depending on the school.
Time commitment: 2-5 hours per week
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Attending update calls with other Field Representatives and Fellows
- Attend virtual events (meetings with elected officials, workshops, trainings, etc.)
- Writing blog pieces, letters to the editor, and gaining media attention to build public support
- Mobilize your peers to support the passage of climate policy by sharing petitions, assisting with outreach for events, and social media
No experience necessary. Youth ages 14-24 regardless of whether or not they are in school are encouraged to apply. The only requirement is that you should be excited to get involved to fight for our collective future!
To apply, reach out to your local state organizer.
Field advisors are former fellows who support our fellowship and field representative programs, our coalition-building, and our campaigns. Hours and duties are dependent on state. To learn more about becoming a Field Advisor, find your state organizer here.