Call For Applications: Climate Champions Youth Fellowship 2024

The Climate Champions Team, in support of the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, are committed to strengthening youth agencies in climate action. Elevating and empowering youth voices will help drive systemic change and the Climate Champions will continue to position this vital stakeholder group at the heart of their work.

The Climate Champions Team is now looking for its fourth cohort of ambitious and stubbornly optimistic Youth Fellows. The program creates a pathway for young professionals to work within the team supporting the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions for COP28 and COP29 – H.E Razan Al Mubarak and Ms. Nigar Arpadarai – to drive real-world momentum into the UN Climate Change negotiations. As part of the Youth Fellowship program, you will help mobilize climate action amongst non-state actors to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, in close collaboration with the UNFCCC, the Marrakech Partnership, and the COP Presidencies.

Fellows will join the Climate Champions Team for a seven-month fellowship, focused on:

  • The core Campaigns: Race To Zero and Race To Resilience
  • Systems Transformation: critical sectoral work in Finance, tracking signals of change
  • Stakeholder and Policy Engagement
  • Strategic Communications


  • This is a paid fellowship program.
  • The fellowship will include modules on personal leadership development, mentoring, engagement with stakeholders, systems mapping and horizon planning, mobilization, and outreach in broader networks including working closely with local, regional and global youth organizations to ensure knowledge sharing and solutions exchange. There will also be an opportunity for the fellows to work together as a collective to explore projects and outreach.


  • 30 or under 30 years of age as on 1 January 2024 (the minimum age to apply is 18 years).
  • Minimum five years of full-time work or volunteering experience, either in one of the fellowship sectors, climate leadership or organizing.
  • Ability to commit a minimum 16 hours a week to the fellowship.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and willing to be flexible (you will be working with teams across different time zones).
  • Adequate network relevant to sector-specific or climate-related work.
  • Proficient English language skills.
  • Your own laptop and reliable internet connectivity.
  • A commitment to the values of the Climate Champions Team to raise non-state actor commitments to the global goals of the Paris Agreement.

Application Process

Each sector has specific skills requirements; therefore, they highly recommend you to please read the job descriptions below thoroughly before applying.

  • Communications (Visual Media) Youth Fellow, Climate Champions Team – Job Description
  • Finance Youth Fellow, Climate Champions Team – Job Description
  • Race to Resilience Youth Fellow, Climate Champions Team – Job Description
  • Race to Zero Youth Fellow, Climate Champions Team – Job Description
  • Stakeholder Engagement Youth Fellow, Climate Champions Team – Job Description
  • Systems Transformation Youth Fellow, Climate Champions Team – Job Description

Deadline: April 10, 2024

Click HERE to Apply