Title: Our Climate Northlight Fellow
# of Positions & Location:
- 12 total Fellows
- 2 for each of our state programs in Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Washington
- 2 for our Federal Program, which draws from any other states.
Note: Most of the Fellowship is run remotely online, with a few opportunities per year for in-person actions, trainings, or gatherings.
Positions available: 2 per program
Age range: 16-24
Time commitment: 7 hours per week
Start date: August 29, 2022
End date: June 2, 2023
Background: Our Climate empowers and mobilizes young people to advocate for equitable, science-based, and intersectional climate justice policies that build a thriving world. Together, we strive to build deep partnerships, moblize, and center those most impacted by climate change to dismantle systemic oppression and achieve systemic change.
Overview of Position: Our Climate’s Fellowship is a structured, staff and youth co-led 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, equitable and intersectional climate policies. Fellows receive weekly one-on-one support from Our Climate staff and also coordinate within and across state-level and Federal Teams to achieve campaign goals.
Application deadline is July 31, with interviews beginning in early-August.
During their 7 weekly hours, Fellows responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- 3-4 hours per week of scheduled meeting time including
- Participating in the national curriculum calls and completing weekly assignments.
- Participating in weekly video calls with the state or federal field teams
- Participating in weekly one-on-one calls with state/federal program manager
- Attending co-working + office hour time as needed with state/federal field team
- 3-4 hours of individual working time + special projects, which may include
- Organizing and hosting events (lobby days, workshops, trainings, etc.).
- Writing blog pieces, letters to the editor, and gaining media attention to build public support.
- Planning and facilitating meetings with elected officials.
- Engaging in policy analysis and power mapping to identify target legislators and build strategy to pass climate policy.
- Attending relevant committee hearings and coalition meetings.
- Mentoring and supporting National Field Representatives from across the country.
- Social media content creation for state and national instagrams
- Representing Our Climate in coalition spaces
EEO Statement: We welcome applications from all communities, and strongly encourage Black, indigenous, and people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply for this role. Our Climate is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity, gender expression or transgender status), national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, age, protected genetic information, status as a parent, marital status, political affiliation, or retaliation based on prior protected EEO activity. In addition, Our Climate will not permit discrimination or harassment – sexual or nonsexual – of any employee or applicant for employment.