Become a Fellow

California Climate Action Corps Fellowship program leverages the power of AmeriCorps to advance climate actions that engage community members, cultivate change, and leave a lasting impact.

The program connects community organizations with talented and motivated emerging leaders to move the needle on climate change in the community. If you want to make a difference, build a career in the climate field, and join a network of leaders, we want to hear from you!

About the Fellowship Program

California Climate Action Corps Fellows are AmeriCorps Members who serve full-time (for either a two-month summer term or 11-month term) while gaining valuable experience and training. For more information about AmeriCorps, visit www.americorps.gov.

Selected Fellows will be placed with Host Partner Organizations where they will:

  • Learn real-world climate action skills through organizing community action projects.
  • Serve with a government or nonprofit committed to taking action on climate change and supporting implementation of service projects.
  • Be part of a community and statewide force of emerging leaders.

Fellows receive a monthly living stipend as well as an education award(s) upon completion of the full term of service, which can be used to repay qualified student loans or pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. Stipend and educational award amounts vary by the length of service.

The program’s implementing partners manage the recruitment and placement process, support Fellows and host partner Site Supervisors, and coordinate professional development activities for Fellows.

Current Status

Working with the implementing partners, Local Government Commission and Bay Area Community Resources, the first pilot cohort of 63 Fellows started serving on January 11, 2021, with 28 Host Partners in five target cities (Fresno, Stockton, San Jose, Redlands, and Los Angeles). The two-month summer program is currently in the design stage and aims to deploy up to 240 Fellows. A Fall 2021 program is also being developed that will place dozens of Fellows with community partners for a full 11-month term.

Learn more about the pilot cohort

Click here to learn more about the Fellow application process and check out the current pilot projects by visiting our implementing partner’s website.


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For me, service means building a foundation for the future by making meaningful long-lasting impacts starting in disadvantaged communities… Now is the time to work towards a sustainable way of living to change our unhealthy environments. I am proud to be a California Climate Action Crops fellow because it gave me a chance to make a difference in the world.

Yesenia Venegas

Central California Environmental Justice Network, Fresno

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