Atlas Corps is seeking global professionals with experience and passion for working on climate change and environmental issues to apply for the Atlas Corps Fellowship beginning in late 2022 and 2023. Fellows will serve full-time at mission-driven organizations and help the world progress towards the achievement of sustainable development goals by working on initiatives that protect the planet, combat the threat of climate change, or promote clean energy and sustainable ecosystems. These Fellowships support the Atlas Corps mission of strengthening U.S.-based organizations by enabling a Fellow to grow their leadership and contribute their international experience and expertise to an organization’s environmental and climate change programs.
Atlas Corps is specifically looking for candidates with a background in project/program management, policy/advocacy, or partnership building/business development who may use their skills and expertise in the following issue areas:
Sustainability / Environmental Social Governance (ESG)
- Supporting and measuring an organization’s commitment to sustainability in manners such as: fulfillment to key sustainable development goals, climate change/carbon reduction, biodiversity loss, and safeguarding the environment while performing essential business/programming.
- Building and implementing an organization’s commitment to sustainability through third-party partnerships and/or programming based on environmental issue areas.
Environmental Protection & Biodiversity Conservation
- Promoting sustainability and resiliency of the world’s ecosystems such as air, water (oceans, waterways, lakes), forests (rainforests, carbon sinks), and land (resource conservation).
- Land-use in the areas of green agriculture (technology and practices) and green urban design (low-emission, climate-resilient societies).
Clean & Sustainable Energy
- Policy-making and expanding the utilization of bio-energies such as wind, water, solar, and other clean energy sources.
- Combating climate change through measuring impacts and contributing to solutions such as de-carbonization, ending or limiting the use of fossil fuels, and ensuring climate accountability.
Opportunities to Connect with Atlas Corps Fellows Globally
Fellows will also participate in the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab professional development series to develop their leadership skills and engage in networking opportunities with Atlas Corps Fellows from around the world. There is also the opportunity to participate in group cultural activities throughout the year such as a D.C. Monuments Tour, sporting events, U.S. holiday celebrations, and more. In addition to building connections with peers during the Fellowship, alumni will also join the Atlas Corps network of 1,200+ rising leaders from 112+ countries.
Basic Eligibility Requirements
Candidates for this fellowship must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
- English proficiency (oral, writing, reading);
- Age 35 or younger when the Fellowship begins;
- Citizens from most countries (except the U.S.) are eligible to apply to the Fellowship.
- Commitment to return to your home country after the 12-month US-based Fellowship or 14-month Blended Fellowship;
- Commitment to addressing critical social issues in your country or region;
- Commitment to living on a basic stipend that covers food, shared housing, and local transportation;
- Received a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization by the program start date;
- Two years of professional experience on environmental and climate change initiatives, preferably in project/program management, policy/advocacy, or partnership building/business development.
The deadline to receive priority consideration for a Fellowship is May 31, 2022.