Passionate about sustainability? Apply to be an Indiana Climate Fellow

Many students at the College of Arts + Sciences want to get involved in the sustainability movement. However, students often don’t know where to start, especially if their major is not sustainability-related.

One place to start is the Indiana Sustainability Development Program (ISDP).

Program Overview

Funded by the McKinney Family Foundation, the Indiana Sustainability Development Program (ISDP) is a sustainability-focused workforce development program for IU undergraduate and graduate students, now to be referred to as Indiana Climate Fellows. Our aim is to:

  • Develop a statewide network of sustainability professionals in the corporate, nonprofit, government, and higher education sectors.
  • Learn how to best prepare students for sustainability careers by listening to industry professionals;
  • Train and place fellows in sustainability-focused positions through partnership development and an intensive boot camp; and
  • Build the state of Indiana’s sustainability workforce capacity by retaining skilled talent through employment and internship opportunities.

Student Commitment

  •  Current IU student (ALL IU campuses) with at least one semester remaining
  •  Attend the 3-day Sustainability Boot Camp (May 2021)
  •  Available to work full-time for 10- 12 weeks between May and August 2021
  •  Passion and interest to work in Indiana in the sustainability field after graduation
  •  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AN O’NEILL MAJOR TO PARTICIPATE!

Student Benefit

  • Get paid: $4,800 for undergraduates; $6,000 for graduate students
  • Gain hands-on, real-world sustainability experience working with an Indiana organization
  • Access to a network of sustainability peers across the state
  • Option to earn internship credit through The O’Neill School (up to 4 credit hours)

Learn more and apply

To learn more, be sure to attend the virtual info session on Tuesday, January 12, at 2pm EST. In this info session you will have a chance to speak directly with a program representative and ask any questions you have about applying. Applications close February 19, 2021, so we encourage you to start researching the program and gathering your application materials now!

By Hillary Nienhouse
Hillary Nienhouse Assistant Director, Employer Relations Hillary Nienhouse