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Climate Action Fellows

Inaugural cohort will launch in June 2019


The Global Climate Corps’ ‘Climate Action Fellows’ program is a new initiative to connect motivated and action-oriented gap year and college students (ages 18+) with climate-focused learning and internship opportunities around the world.  The Climate Action Fellows (CAF) program is unparalleled in its affordability (just $995 + internship travel and living costs) and its innovative, scalable approach to empowering the next generation of global climate leaders. 

The Climate Action Fellows program has three main stages:  

  • Prior to traveling to their internship, Climate Action Fellows will begin their journey by joining an online training and mentorship program introducing them to core ethical, political, and ecological frameworks for informed climate action.  During this pre-departure period, Climate Action Fellows will browse and apply for internships with our vetted grassroots partner organizations in 40+ countries around the world.  As they confirm their internships, Climate Action Fellows will receive logistical support with passports, visas, risk management, and all other necessary preparations for their time abroad.  

  • At the conclusion of the ten-week pre-departure period, Climate Action Fellows will depart for their internships.  Internships range from eight weeks to four months in length.  During their internships, Fellows will conduct self-directed research and advocacy projects in conjunction with their internship hosts and will build a digital portfolio documenting their experiences.  

  • Upon completion of the program, Climate Action Fellows will earn a Certificate in Critically-Informed Climate Engagement and will receive further support in translating their Climate Action Fellowships into further professional and academic opportunities.  

The inaugural Global Climate Corps’ Climate Action Fellows cohort will launch in June 2019. The online pre-departure course will run from June 15 – Aug 24, and internships will start on or after Sept 1st, 2019.  

The Climate Action Fellows Program is brought to you via a collaboration between GCC and Omprakash EdGE, a non-profit specializing online learning and ethical global engagement.  The online learning component of the CAF program is hosted by Omprakash EdGE. To get started, register below with the cohort code “CAF2019”!

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8 Week Youth Climate Program in India

Feb 3 - Mar 31, 2019


We are excited to announce a brand new opportunity for young people (18+ years old) on a gap year or taking a break from college, who have a particular interest in engaging with climate issues. For the last 6 months, the Global Climate Corps has been collaborating with FOCUS Climate Gap Year and CAPE Consulting on the design of our first program this coming Spring in India.

The Spring 2019 India Program will take place Feb 3 – March 31st. Students will spend the bulk of their time in the Auroville region in Southeastern India learning about community based resilience and sustainable energy innovations before heading north to New Delhi to work with leading NGOs on a variety of adaptation and mitigation projects, and then finish the program with a trek into the Garhwal Himalayas to learn first hand about the impacts of climate change and conservation efforts in the region.

Since flying to India has environmental and climate costs that are not covered by the airfare, we will be using Earth Deeds to calculate and account for this cost while supporting local sustainability projects in Auroville.

If you are a young person between the ages of 18-24 (as of 2/3/19) and interested in living abroad, learning more about climate change, renewable energy and the different career paths outside of traditional activism, we encourage you to apply here as soon as possible. This program only has a couple slots left for the Spring 2019 program in India. Students will also be able to earn college credit for the program and access financial aid through FAFSA and FOCUS’s own scholarship fund.

If you are little older and outside the participant age range, but know of an awesome young person that might be interested in this kind of transformative international experience, we highly encourage you to nominate that young leader.

FOCUS is a new organization in the gap year space, with a bold mission of helping young people gain the self awareness, relationships and global perspective needed to commit their academic and professional paths to tackling climate change. Their co-founders Ethan Knight and Garett Brennan have more than 30 years of combined experience in the climate change and gap year fields and have joined forces to offer the gap year movement a truly unique set of programs.

The Global Climate Corps (GCC) is charged with educating, training, and empowering global youth to become leaders in addressing the root causes of climate change and building resiliency in their communities and around the world.  Led by Nathan Scott and Daniel Greenberg, and with the support of CAPE Consulting, this new climate program has some of the most knowledgeable and experienced program providers in the field!