ABOUT THE CIF YOUTH FELLOWSHIP
The CIF Youth Fellowship is a unique professional capacity-building program focused on providing hands-on experience to the next generation of young leaders in global climate action. It is based on CIF-financed projects and will be implemented in partnership with our six Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) partners: the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the InterAmerican Development Bank, the World Bank, and the International Finance Corporation. It provides Fellows with the opportunity to work on initiatives in areas related to nature-based solutions, clean energy, adaptation and climate resilience, energy access, and gender and social inclusion.
As a CIF Youth Fellow, you will be able to work with hosting MDBs on real-world projects that are making a tangible impact on the global fight against climate change. You will be part of a diverse and inclusive community of like-minded professionals that share your passion for climate action. The program is designed to provide fellows with professional mentoring, training, and networking opportunities. You will have the chance to learn from experienced professionals in the field and forge meaningful partnerships and learn from climate action at a local level.
Apply to the CIF Youth Fellowship by Friday, July 7, 2023, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Who are the CIF Fellows?
A cohort of young leaders in climate action with a passion for climate thematic areas relevant to the Fellowship.
Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree or be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program (more details in the relevant fellowship applications).
The program will seek to ensure an equitable representation of race and ethnic groups, gender identities, indigenous peoples and local communities, and other marginalized groups.
Candidates 18-28 years of age at the time of application.
Candidates residing in Egypt, Tunisia, Kenya, India, Jamaica, or Thailand with a valid work autauthorization.
How long is the fellowship?
One-year program starting on September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024, with the possibility of adjustment.
Fellows are expected to work between 16 hours (part time) to 40 hours (full time) per week.
Fluency in English as well as in the native/local working language in the country context.
Good writing skills in both languages.
Stipend tailored to the cost of living in Fellowship countries (Purchasing Power Parity).
In-kind logistical support such as staff time for mentoring and office space.
Specialized training and professional development sessions.
What Fellowships are open to applicants?
Egypt: Clean Energy
India: Climate Resilience
Jamaica: Sustainable Forest Management
Kenya: Sustainability and Climate Finance
Thailand: Sustainable Land Use Practices and Clean Energy
Tunisia: Climate Finance
How can you apply?
- Check that you meet all the eligibility requirements outlined above.
- Fill out the application form.
The CIF Youth Fellowship is launched in collaboration with the United Nations Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY) and the Arab Youth Center (AYCCC).