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Climate Action Fellow

California Climate Action Corps


Opportunity summary

Term length

09/16/2024 - 08/15/2025

Application window

05/01/2024 - 08/16/2024


National City, California

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

The California Climate Action Corps (CCAC) is part of a statewide initiative to address and mitigate the effects of climate change. CCAC matches Fellows with organizations to mobilize community members to take direct climate action through education, volunteer mobilization, and assessment focused on urban greening, organic waste diversion and edible food recovery, and wildfire resiliency. This is a climate-focused, workforce development program for emerging climate and environmental leaders.

Opportunity description

Embark on an impactful journey as a Climate Action Fellow at California Conservation Corps (CCC) San Diego Center, where you'll spearhead coastal rehabilitation, promote food sustainability, empower young adults through education, foster community volunteerism, and leverage technology for climate change initiatives. Collaborating closely with the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation, dedicated to energizing people through education and outreach, you'll strive to preserve the Agua Hedionda Lagoon as an accessible and healthy watershed. This 400-acre lagoon, teeming with diverse flora and fauna, serves as a vital ecosystem, making your efforts crucial in ensuring its preservation for future generations. Duties include, but are not limited to: Collaborate with the Agua Hedionda Lagoon on urban greening projects, including wetland restoration, trail rehabilitation, and food sustainability initiatives. Lead recruitment efforts and engage volunteers in community and climate action projects. Participate in Drone Technology and Applications education to enhance technical skills, educate youth, and contribute to innovative climate solutions. Provide training sessions to CCC Corpsmembers and community members to empower with knowledge and practical tools to support climate sustainability efforts.


  • $33,600 stipend
  • $10,000 education award
  • 340 hours of professional development
  • Minimum essential healthcare
  • Loan forbearance
  • Food and childcare assistance (for those eligible)

Requirements and qualifications


Live in California by August 16, 2024. Must be age 18 or older by August 16, 2024. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be a US Citizen, US National, or lawful US resident to participate.

Preferred qualifications

An interest in climate change mitigation, volunteerism, or public service. Experience with outreach, education, training, or community behavior change. Fundamental understanding of climate change science, environmental policies in California, and/or environmental priorities. Excellent organizational, writing, interpersonal, and speaking skills.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Urban greening

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor