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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

San Diego, 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

The San Diego Audubon team is seeking 4 Climate Action Fellows to immerse in the vital work of wildfire risk reduction and habitat restoration at the Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve and Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary. This transformative opportunity will empower you to make a tangible impact on the environment while gaining invaluable skills and experiences. As a Fellow, you will collaborate with seasoned professionals to learn essential techniques for identifying and safely removing invasive species, contributing to wildfire prevention and the restoration of native ecosystems. Fellows will spend 2 days at Silverwood, 1 day at Anstine, and 1-2 days at the office, ensuring a balance between hands-on fieldwork and administrative duties. Through engaging with schools, volunteers, and at community outreach events, you'll have the chance to inspire others to take action for environmental conservation and climate resilience. Join us in fostering a deeper connection between people and nature and be a part of creating a more sustainable and vibrant future for all. Assist in wildfire risk reduction, habitat restoration, and volunteer events through outreach, fieldwork, and workshops. Lead nature education programs for schools, fostering environmental awareness and the next generation of environmental stewards. Organize community outreach events and share the benefits of climate-friendly ecosystems, encouraging community engagement. Participate in fire clearance activities such as vegetation clearing and trail maintenance to promote fire resilience. Coordinate volunteer work parties to remove invasive species and plant native vegetation, helping ecosystems thrive and encouraging community engagement in conservation efforts. Develop climate-focused educational workshops and activities for community events like the San Diego Bird Festival and Love Your Wetlands Day.

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

  • Wildfire resiliency

Work environment

  • Indoor
  • Outdoor