We at the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) think that young people have the capacity to bring about significant, positive change. With the help of this career-focused Fellowship program on environment, you may invest in your future and quicken your professional development.
The CIF Youth Fellowship is a distinctive professional capacity-building initiative that aims to provide the upcoming generation of young leaders in global climate action practical experience. It will be carried out in collaboration 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—and is based on CIF-financed projects. It gives Fellows the chance to collaborate on initiatives in fields including sustainable energy, natural 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.
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).
- 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.
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 authorization
- Fluency in English as well as in the native/local working language in the country context.
- Good writing skills in both languages.