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Climate Action Fellow

California Climate Action Corps

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Opportunity summary

Term length

09/16/2024 - 08/15/2025

Application window

05/01/2024 - 08/16/2024

Location

Sacramento, California

Hourly pay equivalent

$19.76

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

California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) is seeking 2 Climate Action Fellows to support key CNRA initiatives and strategic communication efforts for public education and outreach. Collaborating closely with the CNRA leadership team, Fellows will improve partner engagement and connections, craft compelling messaging, and plan events to foster climate resilience, biodiversity conservation, outdoor access, and environmental justice. They will play a key role in supporting CNRA initiatives, such as California 's 30x30 goal to conserve 30% of lands and coastal waters by 2030, and Justice Rising an effort to develop CNRA 's environmental justice policy and implementing equity initiatives statewide. Through content creation, research, and collaboration with federal, state, and local government agencies, tribal partners, and NGOs, Fellows will gain valuable experience in state environmental policy, community engagement, and event coordination, contributing to meaningful impact in climate action, biodiversity conservation, and environmental justice efforts across California. Duties include, but are not limited to: Innovate and craft captivating education and outreach materials for distribution across various communication platforms. Investigate, compose, and promote state environmental policies through diligent research, compelling writing, and impactful outreach efforts. Collaborate and engage with state, local, federal, and tribal authorities, as well as non-governmental organizations, to facilitate joint efforts in educational initiatives, outreach campaigns, and community events. Coordinate volunteer events to promote climate resilience, biodiversity conservation, outdoor access, and environmental justice initiatives, inspiring climate activism and community engagement.

Benefits

  • $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

Requirements

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