The UNFCCC–UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme offers young people from developing countries a unique opportunity to start their career at the interface between international climate policy development and research. Fellowships may last from six months to two years, and Fellows will be selected based on their skills and backgrounds vis-à-vis the needs of UNU and UNFCCC.
Upon completion of the UNFCCC–UNU Early Career Climate Fellowship Programme, the Early Career Climate Fellows will be able to work in their home countries or internationally, deploying the valuable experience and insights they have gained in Bonn.
Academically outstanding young graduates from developing countries who are in early stages of their career, especially women from least developed countries, are encouraged to apply.
Applications are accepted two times a year. In 2018, applications will be accepted within these two phases:
- Phase 1: 1-28 February 2018
- Phase 2: 16 July-16 August 2018
Applicants must be enrolled in their final term or have recently graduated with top marks plus other indicators of academic excellence from an advanced university degree programme (masters or doctorate) in environment, climate change, communications, international relations or a related field.
No professional experience is required, but candidates with up to two years of experience can be considered.
Applicants should display a strong interest in the interface between international climate policy development and research. Furthermore, applicants should be highly motivated to work and learn in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment.
Qualified women candidates and candidates from least developed countries are especially encouraged to apply.
The Application Process:
- Stage 1 (Application Submission)
Interested Applicants must submit a completed Personal History Form and a cover letter outlining your qualifications, experiences and future career goals.
Please mention the name of the Fellowship Programme in the email subject line. Only digital versions sent via email will be accepted. We do not accept applications sent via post.
- Stage 2 (Interviews)
If your background matches the requirements of the programme, you will be shortlisted for the position. Shortlisted candidates will receive an email notification from UNFCCC and/or UNU-EHS to schedule a date and time for the interview, which will be conducted via Skype or telephone.
In some cases, when a specific skill is required for a position, shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide additional materials so that this skill may be assessed. For example, social media skills.
- Stage 3 (Notification)
After interviews have been conducted, all those candidates who were interviewed will receive an email notification regarding their application status. Successful candidates will be offered a fellowship position and contract. Candidates whose application is no longer under consideration will be informed accordingly.
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