DEADLINE EXTENDED! We know that we are in challenging and stressful times right now, so we want to give students extra time to apply. Applications will remain open until Earth Day on April 22.
Successful candidates will be required to attend a mandatory week-long, all-expenses-paid training retreat during August. Exact dates forthcoming.
Since 2014, YECA’s Climate Leadership Fellows program has trained dozens of young climate leaders to be effective activists, organizers, and advocates in their communities for just and compassionate climate action. We are seeking 30 college students who are ready to take their activism to the next level through community building, civic engagement, and faithful advocacy.
- Be on the front lines of something bigger than yourself—join a national movement of Christians engaging faithfully around the climate crisis from a distinctly biblical perspective.
- Impact your campus, church, or community for good and be empowered with the networks and resources to be successful.
- Gain valuable skills and experience in organizing and mobilization, advocacy and public policy, leadership development, and more.
- Build community with like-minded Christians around the country.
- Benefit from numerous resources and ongoing trainings, beginning with the all-expenses-paid training retreat.
- Meet internship or other academic credit requirements for graduation.
- Get paid: Fellows receive a $1,000 stipend ($500/semester).
- Be eligible for an academic scholarship with our partners at the Au Sable Institute to cover 70% of tuition for 8 credits at their northern Michigan campus for the summer of 2020. Learn more about the Climate Action Scholarship here!
- Be an active and committed Christian, and support the mission of YECA.
- Be under 30 years of age and be enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a U.S.-based college or university for fall 2020.
- Participate in the training retreat during the second half of August.
- Work with YECA staff and other Fellows in the cohort to develop a plan and timeline for engaging your campus, church, and /or broader community in climate action.
- Identify a mentor who will serve as a local advisor for your project and provide support as needed.
- Invest an average of 10 hours/week on Fellowship-related work.
- Meet regularly with YECA staff and other Fellows via biweekly video calls, and connect as needed with your local advisor.
- Submit a midyear and a final report at the end of your Fellowship