UC Berkeley is inviting fellowship host proposals from organisations working to benefit low-resource communities in areas such as: 

Start-ups and companies
Community-based organizations
Tribal Communities
Federal, state, and local government offices
Environmental Justice Organizations

…and many more.

Note: The work has to take place in California but orgs can be local or national
Partners ideally have projects or programs meant to serve low resource communities

  • Summer 2023: outreach to identify and align with host organizations
  • October/November 2023: Post Fellowships and get applications
    • Fellows chosen by committee of faculty and staff
    • Following selection, Fellows will go through training and participate in community-building activities 
  • January 2024: Mixer and cohort program kick-off
  • February/March 2024:  Matching students and orgs
  • Spring 2024: Topic-specific research and skills training to prepare for the fellowship

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Host and Fellow Responsibilities

Host Organizations

  • Identify staff supervisor to manage I&E Climate Action Fellow
  • Submit fellowship description and tasks
  • Engage in the matching process
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Communicate with Berkeley program director and give feedback on the program.

Berkeley Program Director​

  • Communicate with host organizations, students, and other university departments to ensure smooth program operations

Student Fellows

  • Complete application and cohort activities
  • Communicate with staff and host organizations
  • Successfully complete assignments from host organization during summer practicum
  • Summarize and report summer experience activities post-fellowship