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Maryland Climate Corps Fellow

The Maryland Department of Service and Civic Innovation

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Opportunity summary

Term length

09/11/2024 - 07/01/2025

Application window

04/01/2024 - 05/15/2024

Location

Multiple Locations, Maryland

Hourly pay equivalent

$15.00

Project summary

The Maryland Climate Corps is part of the Service Year Option and will engage young adult participants in activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build green infrastructure, and improve community resilience to climate disasters. The program will prioritize environmental justice strategies for low-income communities and communities of color who often face the worst effects of climate change.

Opportunity description

Join the Maryland Climate Corps, a Service Year Option Program! The Maryland Climate Corps will offer paid service opportunities for Marylanders to get involved protecting their community from the impacts of climate change while receiving workforce training. If you are interested in joining this program please apply through our Maryland Corps/Service Year Option application portal (linked below) and indicate your interest in working on climate issues. The early application deadline is May 15th.

Benefits

  • Workforce credential or certificate
  • Healthcare
  • Career coach support
  • Mentorship, and a $6,000 stipend upon successful completion of the program

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

To be eligible you must have graduated from a Maryland High School or GED program within the past four years (Class of 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024).

Preferred qualifications

No experience required

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Wildfire prevention and fuels reduction
  • Waterway restoration
  • Reforestation or afforestation
  • Outdoor recreation access improvements
  • Forestry
  • Weatherization of homes and public buildings
  • Solar and renewable energy systems installation
  • City parks and greenspaces creation and maintenance
  • Urban agriculture
  • Stormwater management
  • Tree planting and urban forestry
  • Extreme heat mitigation
  • Recycling and composting programs
  • Environmental justice
  • Disaster preparedness recovery and response
  • Coastal wetlands restoration
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Rural
  • Urban
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor