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Summer Research Fellows 2023

The Climate and Community Project is recruiting Summer Research Fellows for 2023! 


The Climate and Community Project is a rapidly growing climate justice think tank; we work with policymakers, social movements, and academics to conduct research and develop policy that will drive transformative investments in decarbonization and just transitions. Part of our mission is to elevate the work of junior researchers and build the network of scholars and activists who will influence policy over the coming decades. Our summer research fellowship program brings together a cohort of 6-8 graduate students to work with leading researchers on a range of climate justice topics and be part of a supportive community of like-minded fellows. 


Applications are due on February 1, 2023, we will begin to contact finalists by March 15, 2023, and successful applicants will be notified by April 1, 2023. Apply at:


CCP works on projects that involve just transitions for workers and communities, energy sector reform, international political economy and climate, labor and climate, housing justice, state-level climate policy, and decarbonizing transportation, among many others. Students with experience and interest in any aspect of Green New Deal-inspired climate policy are welcome to apply. We are a fast moving research team- the specific projects available during the summer fellowship are not yet fully defined, but are likely to include topics like Green Industrial Policy, fossil fuel nationalization, green homes and housing retrofits, critical approaches to carbon capture and sequestration, and public health- all informed by a commitment to racial and social justice. Applications are welcome from potential fellows with any substantive focus, but it may be the case that even if you are a great fit for our overarching objectives, we may not have a project that suits your expertise. 


Each fellow will work closely with a CCP staff member as part of a team on a project that aligns with their topical interests and research skills. Our fellowships are not do-nothing or coffee fetching internships- the work that fellows produce over the summer will meaningfully contribute to CCP publications. Potential activities range from desk research and policy analysis, to quantitative and spatial analysis, to interviews and qualitative investigation. The specific tasks for each fellow will be determined through discussion with the CCP staff member leading that particular project and the Research Director.



  • Fellows are currently enrolled in a graduate academic program, ranging from incoming MA students to PhD candidates. Students from any academic discipline are welcome to apply.  

  • Fellows are located in the United States and have valid work authorization. 

  • Fellows have relevant topical knowledge and a commitment to racial, environmental, and economic justice. 

  • Fellows have strong research skills, organizing or activist experience, the ability to work well in a team, and can manage their time independently.



This is a fully remote position with fellows needing to be located within the United States. No travel is required or anticipated.



Fellows are expected to work 20 hours a week over the course of the fellowship, with a flexible work schedule. We ask that you be available for all-Fellows meetings and meetings with your research project team.



Ability to work at a computer. Requires frequent communication with others including hearing and speaking clearly with adults. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



We pay $45/ hour. Fellows will be hired as temporary employees of the Tides Center, our fiscal sponsor.



To apply, please complete the application at by February 1, 2023. Questions can be directed to Shortlisted applicants will be notified by March 15, 2023 with decisions made by April 1, 2023.


The Climate and Community Project is a fiscally sponsored project of Tides, an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. We encourage and will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek an accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply.

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