Climate Change Fellowship Opportunity
Travel to Japan or Indonesia
February 13, 2012 – March 2, 2012
February 20, 2012 – March 9, 2012
Fellows are selected based on outstanding performance and the ability to play leadership roles in their organizations and in their communities. Partners use a competitive approach in selecting participants. All applicants must fulfill the following criteria:
• Be a citizen of the United States.
• Have a strong interest and be actively engaged in climate change issues.
• Mid-level professional, young emerging leader, media professional, established community leader, or government staff.
• Be able to participate in the 3 week program: mid-February to early March.
Japan- February 13th – March 2nd
Indonesia – February 20th – March 9th
• Demonstrate commitment to community service.
• Have approval from current employer to take a leave of absence.
• Be able to adapt to new environmental surroundings and challenges.
The program covers airfare, lodging (double occupancy), local travel in the countries being visited, health insurance for the Fellow only, and a limited number of meals. The Fellow’s home organization will cover the salary during the fellowship period. There are no financial responsibilities for international partners serving as a host organization.
The International Center and Baruch College will work with the U.S. Department of State to facilitate the visa application process with the U.S. Embassy.
The Climate Change Professional Fellows Program is an international fellowship program which will convene professionals and young emerging leaders from four East Asian and Pacific countries—Australia, China, Indonesia and Japan—and the United States to explore the science, impact, adaptation, mitigation and actions related to climate change. The program will serve 32 participants, including 16 from the U.S. and 21 from the other participating countries, in three exchanges: fellows from abroad will come to the U.S., dividing their time among San Francisco, New York City and Washington, DC (amongst other cities). These portions of the program occurred in Spring and Fall 2011.
During a three-week period in the summer of 2011, and now again in the winter of 2012, U.S. Fellows will travel to the East Asian and Pacific Region (Summer 2011: Australia and China; Winter 2012: Indonesia and Japan). This program is funded by US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
The goal of the Professional Fellows Program is to create opportunities for young emerging leaders and professionals in the field of climate change to come together and share information and strategies for reducing carbon emissions and move to more sustainable economies. Participants will exchange ideas and best practices developed in each country, and share information on education and communication campaigns for those working in urban and rural areas that are most vulnerable to environmental devastation resulting from climate change. READ MORE