Climate Champions Youth Fellowship 2024 by the UN Climate Champions Team

Fellowship in Environment , in Sustainable Development
  • Apply Before : April 10, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 210699
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Fields of study Climate Change
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration June to December 2023
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The Climate Champions Team (CCT), with the support of the United Nations Climate Change High-Level Champions, is dedicated to consolidating youth agencies in climate action. The Agency believes that youth and future generations are environmental agents of the future, and elevating and empowering their voices will help drive systemic change.

The CCT seeks champions for its third cohort of determined, optimistic Youth Fellows. This program intends to create a pathway for professionals to work within the supporting team of the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions for Conference of the Parties (COP28 and 29). The primary aim is to drive real-world momentum into the UN Climate Change negotiations.

As part of the Youth Fellowship program, fellows will join the CCT for a seven-month fellowship and will help mobilize climate action amongst non-State actors. This effort is toward achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement in collaboration with the UNFCCC, the Marrakech Partnership, and the COP Presidencies.


Brief Details of the Program

Application Deadlines: 10 April 2023 (9 pm GMT)

Fellowship Duration: Seven months (June to December 2023)

Time commitment: 16 hours per week

Funding Body: United Nations (UN)

Country: Several Locations (required travel)

Contract Type: Independent contractor

Medium of Instruction: English

Gender: Male/Female

Benefits of Climate Champions Youth Fellowship 2024

The Program is a paid fellowship. And Fellows will join the Climate Champions Team for a seven-month fellowship focused on the following:

  • The core Campaigns: Race To Zero and Race To Resilience
  • Systems Transformation: critical sectoral work in Finance, tracking signals of change
  • Stakeholder and Policy Engagement
  • Strategic Communications

This paid fellowship program will include modules on:

  • personal leadership development,
  • stakeholder meetings,
  • mentoring,
  • systems mapping, and
  • horizon planning.
  • The modules also include mobilization and outreach in broader networks, such as working with local, regional, and global youth organizations. The fellows will also work together to explore projects and outreach.

Eligibility Criteria for Climate Champions Youth Fellowship

To apply for a Climate Champions Youth Fellowship, applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants should be 30 years old or under in 2024
  • Provide at least five years of full-time work or volunteering experience, either in climate leadership or organizing
  • Minimum 16 hours per week commitment to the fellowship
  • Strong communication skills
  • Willingness and self-motivation to be flexible
  • Satisfactory network related to climate-related work or sector-specific
  • Sufficient English language skills
  • Have a laptop and reliable internet connectivity
  • Committed to the Climate Champions Team values to raising non

Note: Please check each position’s specific criteria in the following links:

How to Apply for the Climate Champions Youth Fellowship?

The application for this Climate Champions Youth Fellowship is online. Please fill out the application forms and attach a Resume by entering the link below:


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Please visit the Climate Champions Team’s website for more information about the program content and benefits.


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