The Atlas Corps Fellowship 2022 for Climate Change and Environmental Professionals is now accepting applications.
The Atlas Corps Fellowship places global professionals devoted to social impact in 12-month or 14-month US-based or Blended Fellowships, where they study best practices, increase organizational capacity, and return home to establish a network of global leaders.
Beginning in late 2022 and 2023, Atlas Corps is looking for global professionals with expertise and a passion for working on climate change and environmental challenges to apply for the Atlas Corps Fellowship. Fellows will work full-time with mission-driven organizations to help the world reach the Sustainable Development Goals by working on projects that preserve the environment, fight climate change, or promote clean energy and sustainable ecosystems. These Fellowships help Atlas Corps achieve its purpose of supporting U.S.-based organizations by allowing Fellows to develop their leadership skills and contribute their overseas experience and knowledge to an organization’s environmental and climate change initiatives.
Atlas Corps is searching for people with experience in project/program management, policy/advocacy, or partnership building/business development who can apply their knowledge and abilities to the following issues:
Environmental Social Governance / Sustainability (ESG)
- Supporting and assessing an organization’s commitment to sustainability in areas such as important sustainable development objectives, climate change/carbon reduction, biodiversity loss, and environmental protection while carrying out critical business/programming.
- Developing and executing an organization’s sustainability commitment via third-party collaborations and/or programs focused on environmental issues.
Biodiversity conservation and environmental protection
- Promoting the long-term viability and resilience of global ecosystems such as air, water (oceans, rivers, and lakes), forests (carbon sinks), and land (resource conservation).
- Green agriculture (technology and practices) and green urban design both make use of land (low-emission, climate-resilient societies).
Clean & Sustainable Energy
- Policymaking and increasing the use of bio-energies like wind, water, solar, and other clean energy sources.
- Combating climate change through assessing its effects and contributing to solutions such as decarbonization, the phase-out or reduction of fossil fuel consumption, and climate responsibility.
- Fellows will take part in the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab professional development series to improve their leadership abilities and network with Atlas Corps Fellows from all across the globe.
- Throughout the year, there are additional opportunities to join in group cultural activities such as a D.C. Monuments Tour, athletic events, United States holiday celebrations, and more.
- Alumni will join the Atlas Corps network of 1,200+ growing leaders from 112+ countries, in addition to making relationships with peers throughout the Fellowship.
Requirements for the Atlas Corps Fellowship
Climate change activists are welcome;
The following soft skills are required of applicants:
- Skills in time management and organization;
- Multi-tasker capable of managing numerous processes at the same time;
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with individuals from all over the world, as well as the capacity to adapt to various working methods;
- Flexibility, open-mindedness, and a willingness to accept risk and ambiguity;
- Ability to solve problems and think critically;
- Comfortable and enthusiastic in discussing environmental and climate change issues and demonstrating knowledge; and
- Around critical problems, networker/community builder.
Two years of experience in one of the following areas of expertise:
Project/Program Management – managing projects and programs focused on the above-mentioned issue areas, as well as supporting programming for working groups, multilateral partnerships, alliances, or coalitions to promote engagement, action, and knowledge-sharing, as well as engaging participants on content and action around these issues, or managing ESG or internal sustainability projects.
Policy/Advocacy– Researching and identifying opportunities to respond to policy-relevant questions or challenges, developing organizational policies and best practices, creating and/or advocating policy solutions within local, national, and international legal and governance structures, forming coalitions, and/or developing and running communication campaigns around actions and policies are all examples of policy/advocacy.
Partnership Building/Business Development– Building and maintaining member networks or partners working on these key challenges, generating funding bids and concept notes, or assessing and vetting funding proposals are all examples of partnership building and business development.
How to Apply for the Atlas Corps Fellowship
Those interested in applying for a Climate Change and Environmental Fellowship should follow the same online application procedure as other Atlas Corps Fellows.
To apply, go to this link.
Deadline: May 31, 2022
Visit Atlas Corps Fellowship for more information.
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