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2022 UNFCCC Climate Champions Youth Fellowship for early career Professional (Paid Fellowship)

The Climate Champions Youth Fellowship 2022 led by the UN High Level Climate Champions team – will provide a platform for young people to work with the Champions and to contribute to our work on driving ambitious climate action.

Fellows will join the UN High Level Climate Champions Team for a nine-month fellowship focused on a few critical sectors – energy, finance, food and agriculture, oceans, communications, transport and climate resilience

In 2021, the Climate Champions team launched a pilot global Youth Fellowship programme by appointing five young professionals to contribute to a series of strategic non state actor engagements in the build-up to COP26 in Glasgow to help inspire non state action in the Race to Zero and Race to Resilience.

To help us deliver on our plan for COP27 and beyond, we are excited to announce Year 2 of the Youth Fellowship.

This fellowship — led by the High Level Climate Champions team — will provide a platform for young people to work with the Champions and to contribute to UNFCCC work on driving ambitious climate action. Fellows will join the High Level Climate Champions Team for a nine month fellowship in the following sectors — energy, finance, food and agriculture, oceans, communications, transport and climate resilience.

The fellowship will include modules on leadership development, engagement with business, NGO and/or policy leaders, mobilisation and outreach in broader networks, opportunity for the fellows to work together as a collective and a personal capstone project. This is a paid fellowship programme.

If you’re an early career professional, under 30, with a record of engagement or expertise in one or two of the sectors hosting the fellowship or a history of climate/sustainability advocacy and familiarity with multi-stakeholder organising, we highly encourage you to apply.

Eligibility criteria

  • Under the age of 30 as on April 1 2022
  • Minimum five years of work experience, either in one of the fellowship sectors,  climate leadership or organising
  • Good communication skills
  • Self-motivated and willingness to be flexible (you will be working with teams across different time zones)
  • Adequate network relevant to sector-specific or climate related work
  • Ability to commit minimum 16 hours a week to the fellowship
  • Sufficient English language skills
  • Laptop and reliable internet connectivity
  • A commitment to the values of the Climate Champions to raise non state actor commitments to the global goals of the Paris Agreement.

Time commitment 

The selected fellows will work closely with the respective sector leads during this fellowship and will be required to commit up to 16 hours per week

Duration

The fellowship will run for nine months from April to December 2022

Fellowships

The deadline for submitting complete applications is 9pm GMT on Sunday February 13.

For any queries, please contact [email protected]

Application Deadline: February 13th 2022

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