UNFCCC Climate Champions Youth Fellowship 2023 for Early-Career Professional (Paid Fellowship Programme)

The Climate Champions Team is now looking for its third cohort of ambitious and stubbornly optimistic Youth Fellows to participate in the UNFCCC Climate Champions Youth Fellowship 2023 for Early-Career Professionals (Paid Fellowship Programme).

Young people and future generations are environmental stewards of the future. The Climate Champions Team, in support of the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, are committed to strengthening youth agency in climate action. Elevating and empowering youth voices will help drive systemic change and the Climate Champions are committed to continuing to integrate this vital stakeholder group into the heart of our work.

The program creates a pathway for young professionals to work within the team supporting the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions for COP27 and COP28 – Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin and H.E Razan Al Mubarak – to drive real-world momentum into the UN Climate Change negotiations.

Fellows will join the Climate Champions Team (CCT) for a seven-month fellowship, placed within:

  • The core Campaigns: Race to Zero and Race to Resilience;
  • Systems Transformation: critical sectoral work in Energy, Finance, Ocean, Systems Tracking, and;
  • Stakeholder and Policy Engagement. 

Starting Date: June-December 2023

Duration: 07 months

Benefits

The fellowship will include;

  • modules on personal leadership development,
  • mentoring,
  • engagement with stakeholders,
  • systems mapping and horizon planning,
  • mobilization, and
  • outreach in broader networks including working closely with local, regional, and global youth organizations to ensure knowledge sharing and solutions exchange.
  • There will also be an opportunity for the fellows to collaborate collectively to explore projects and outreach. 

Eligibility

  • 30 or under 30 years of age in 2023
  • Minimum five years of full-time work or volunteering experience, either in one of the fellowship sectors, climate leadership, or organizing
  • Ability to commit a minimum of 16 hours a week to the fellowship
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self-motivated and willing to be flexible
  • Adequate network relevant to sector-specific or climate-related work
  • Sufficient English language skills
  • Own a laptop and reliable internet connectivity
  • A commitment to the values of the Climate Champions Team to raise non-State actor commitments to the global goals of the Paris Agreement
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Application Process

All interested participants are to apply for UNFCCC Climate Champions Youth Fellowship 2023 for Early-Career Professional (Paid Fellowship Programme), click here.

Deadline: April 17, 2023.

For more information about the UNFCCC Climate Champions Youth Fellowship 2023 for Early-Career Professionals (Paid Fellowship Programme), visit the official site.

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