Climate Active One-Year Postgraduate Advocacy Fellowship 2023

Remote (United States)

Fellowship dates to May 2023-May 2024 

The 2023 Planet Reimagined Climate Active Fellowship is a year-long semi-remote position open to U.S. applicants with a graduate degree. This is a unique opportunity for early and mid-career climate advocates and researchers who want to take their skills to the next level to make a measurable impact for climate activism. Fellows will work with Planet Reimagined staff and partners to develop creative campaign plans and materials based on robust survey and polling data, while receiving additional advanced training in communications, policy analysis, and other professional and social movement-based competencies. This is a 30-hour-a-week commitment with a stipend of $50,000 for the year.  

The fellowship project will use robust polling and survey data to explore how live music concerts, sports, and other spectacle and large-scale entertainment events can inspire people and ignite longer-term engagement to confront the climate emergency and promote climate justice, as described in this article by Planet Reimagined’s Executive Director, Adam Met. Fellows will participate in social scientific evidence-gathering about how audiences can transition from fans to activists and get involved in campaigning, organizing, and protesting for large-scale change. Fellows will help to disseminate and popularize the research findings, advancing advocacy strategies through physical, digital, multimedia, data visualization and other campaigning content, so that campaigners, organizations, and concerned communities can put the findings to use.

Two Climate Active fellows will work closely together and will report to the Planet Reimagined Fellowship Coordinator. On the creative production side, their work will include collaborations with multimedia, video and audio editors and graphic designers. Fellows will also have the opportunity throughout the year for professional development through visiting speakers, webinars, and customized training.

Fellows must have completed at least a Master’s degree, with doctoral students and PhD holders also encouraged to apply. Fellows must be a U.S. citizen or resident of the U.S. Degrees can be in any academic or professional discipline, but applicants should have academic, professional or personal experience for both: a) a solid grounding in climate and environmental policy and/or climate science; and b) creative communications prowess, and knowledge of social movements and/or advocacy for social change. 

The twelve-month fellowship will be semi-remote with a number of field visits and in-person meetings within the U.S. The fellowship stipend is $50,000 plus travel expenses. 

Fellows will be expected to commit 30 hours per week and to be consistently available for work during Eastern time zone hours. The fellowship period is May 2023-May 2024. 


● U.S. citizen or resident of the U.S.

● Completed or submitted Master’s degree (including MBA, JD, etc) at the time of the appointment. Applicants who are currently enrolled PhD students or have completed a PhD are especially welcome to apply 

● Demonstrated commitment to tackling the problems of climate change, preferably with an understanding of climate justice and climate activism

● Experience studying and/or engaging in social change movements, civic and political engagement and advocacy

● Outstanding storytelling skills and persuasive writing skills, with demonstrated ability to analyze research results, scientific findings, and policy issues and convey them to a general audience

● Fluency in English

● A high degree of independence, reliability, and a collaborative approach in a remote work setting

Preferred Skills and Experience:

● Expertise and experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods

● Familiarity with social messaging and creating digital campaigns. Data visualization, graphic design, video production and other multimedia skills are highly desirable, though some can be learned on the job if necessary.

● Experience in the planning and production of advocacy campaigns and materials related to climate action, environmental justice, human rights, or sustainable development

Due to the wide range of skills needed to complete this project, we will look to balance the full complement of preferred skills and experience between the two successful candidates.

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