The Climate Innovators Fellowship is an in depth exploration of the markets, technologies, and legislative policies that drive climate action.  

Students will leave with an idea of what their career in climate innovation could be, by evaluating which sector they are interested in addressing and which mechanism they want to leverage based on their passions and strengths.

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FAST FACTS

Application

Applications for the Climate Innovators Fellowship close on February 7th, 2023.

Eligibility

High school students from theUnited States. Students on a gap year are also eligible!

Timeline

The program begins in February and concludes in April. Participation requires 2-3 hours per week.

Program

The program is virtual and entirely free for accepted students.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Applications for the Fall '22 Fellowship have closed.
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TOPICS YOU'LL COVER

Throughout the program, you’ll use historical and modern case studies to go deep on the core skills needed to become an innovator.

ENERGY 
FUNDAMENTALS

OIL AND GAS

FOOD SYSTEMS

HYDRO, WIND, SOLAR

TRANSPORTATION

SUPPLY CHAIN

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Applications Close on January 31st!

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DuRING THE PROGRAM

MEET WITH EXPERTS

The Fellowship will expose you to the nexus of tech-market-policy of the energy space. Each week, you'll participate in thought-provoking discussions with subject matter experts in addition to gaining mentorship from emerging leaders in the energy field.

LEARN CLIMATE 
INNOVATION

During the Fellowship, you'll learn the fundamentals of the energy system (industry, agriculture, and transportation), evidence-driven problem solving, systems thinking, community building, and more—all competencies that are essential to contributing to tackling the climate crisis.

DISCOVER CAREERS

Each Fellow will graduate with a Climate Innovators Portfolio, showcasing the research and work completed during the program. After graduation, Civics Unplugged will help you leverage the connections you've made to secure internships, careers, or future academic pursuits.

LEARN FROM EXPERTS

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APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Applications for the Fall '22 Fellowship have closed.
Enter your email to be notified when Spring '23 applications open.

OUR FELLOWS

17

Average Age

150

Graduated

4%

Program Acceptance Rate

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FEATURED
CASE BRIEFS

Case Briefs consist of an analysis of a vexing problem facing a particular sector of society. For example, a Fellow may examine how an increase in flooding on the Mississippi river has impacted commerce in the south and midwest, and propose solutions to mitigate the effects.

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Questions?
We’ve got answers!

How many hours a week is the Fellowship? 

The Fellowship requires about three hours a week of a mix of lectures, reading, group discussion, and work time. We will also offer weekly office hours and additional discussion time for students who have the time and willingness to go above and beyond on their developmental journey.

Who is eligible for the Fellowship?

You are eligible if you will be enrolled in high school (or on a gap year) during your Fellowship class.

What are the application requirements?

The application consists of basic demographic information and a few written response questions to gauge your potential as a civic innovator.

Does CU have a political affiliation?

No, CU is a non-partisan organization. And in fact, our training helps students grow into thinkers and leaders whose identity and impact transcend conventional political bounds.

When do applications open and close? 

CU runs two fellowships a year, in the Spring and the Fall. The Spring '23 application closes on January 31st 2023.