Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program 2021-2022, USA

Publish Date: May 23, 2021

Deadline: Jun 25, 2021

CSAG Climate and Security Fellowship Program

In response to increasing demand for mentorship and increased interest in career pathways for climate and security practitioners, the Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG) has developed a community-wide Climate Security Fellowship Program. It is the first professional organization for emerging leaders seeking meaningful careers at the intersection of climate change and security. The program connects established climate security experts with prospective future leaders through a year-long mentorship program. CSAG Climate Security Fellows gain experience through research and writing, field trips and outings, and networking with experts and practitioners. Ultimately, fellows will play a leading role in expanding the climate and security network of the next generation and solving some of the most complex risks the world faces.

To apply for the 2020-2021 program, read the eligibility requirements below, complete an application form at this link, and provide a resume, cover letter, and a short response (400 words max) to the following question: Why is climate change a national security risk to the United States?

Details and Application Process for the Climate and Security Fellowship Program (2021-2022)

The program for 2021-2022 will have three components:

Learning from Government, Nonprofits and the Private Sector: The program will introduce the fellows to climate change-related policymakers and researchers at the White House, in national security agencies (DoD, State, USAID, Homeland Security, and ODNI), U.S. scientific agencies (NOAA, NASA, USGCRP, the National Academies of Science), and in Congress. The fellows will also participate in discussions with nonprofit and private sector leaders on climate security, as well as international partners.

Strengthening Analytic and Communications Skills: Program participants will have the opportunity to conduct research and publish climate security briefers on new or emerging topics not widely discussed in the literature.

Ongoing Mentoring and Networking: All participants will have the opportunity to network with leading practitioners and develop mentorship relationships. They will also be part of a growing network of program alums for collaboration and ongoing networking. The program will run from September 2021- May 2022. Fellowship events will be held virtually, with the possible option for some in person gatherings for those fellows located in Washington, DC as health and safety conditions permit.

To Apply:

Eligibility Requirements:

The Climate Security Fellows Program is open to applicants with a minimum of 5 years of work experience in a relevant field or a Master’s Degree, and a proven interest in pursuing a career in which they can incorporate issues related to climate security.


Fellows can be located in any geographic location with strong Internet access for conducting regular video conferences.

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United States