Atlas Corps Fellowship for Climate Change and Environmental Professionals 2022 in Washington DC, US.

The Atlas Corps Fellowship engages global professionals committed to social impact in 12-month US-based or 14-month Blended Fellowships where they serve with organizations in the U.S. to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global leaders.

Atlas Corps is seeking global professionals with experience and passion for working on climate change and environmental issues to apply for the Atlas Corps Fellowship beginning in late 2022 and 2023. Fellows will serve full-time at mission-driven organizations and help the world progress towards the achievement of the sustainable development goals by working on initiatives that protect the planet, combat the threat of climate change, or promote clean energy and sustainable ecosystems. These Fellowships support the Atlas Corps mission of strengthening U.S.-based organizations by enabling a Fellow to grow their leadership and contribute their international experience and expertise to an organization’s environmental and climate change programs.

Opportunities to Connect with Atlas Corps Fellows Globally

Fellows will also participate in the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab professional development series to develop their leadership skills and engage in networking opportunities with Atlas Corps Fellows from around the world. There is also the opportunity to participate in group cultural activities throughout the year such as a D.C. Monuments Tour, sporting events, U.S. holiday celebrations, and more. In addition to building connections with peers during the Fellowship, alumni will also join the Atlas Corps network of 1,200+ rising leaders from 112+ countries.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Soft Skills

  • Organizational and time management skills;

  • Detail-oriented;

  • Self-Starter;

  • Multi-tasker with the ability to manage multiple processes simultaneously;

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to comfortably work with people from across the globe, as well as an ability to work with different working styles;

  • Flexibility, open-mindedness, and tolerance for uncertainty and risk;

  • Problem-solving ability and critical thinking skills;

  • Comfort and passion in discussing environmental and climate change topics and demonstrating expertise; and

  • Networker/community-builder around key issues.

Two years of experience in one of the following skill areas:

  • Project/Program Management – managing projects and programs focused on issue areas described above, supporting programming for working groups, multilateral partnerships, alliances or coalitions to promote engagement, action, and knowledge-sharing, engaging participants on content and action around these issues, or managing ESG or internal sustainability projects.

  • Policy/Advocacy – researching and identifying opportunities to answer policy-relevant questions or challenges, developing organizational policies and best practices, creating and/or advocating policy solutions within local, national, international legal & governance structures, building coalitions and/or developing and running communication campaigns around actions and policies.

  • Partnership Building/Business Development – building and managing member networks or partners working on these critical issues, developing proposals and concept notes for funding, or reviewing and vetting proposals for funding.


  • Atlas Corps sponsors the J-1 Trainee visa and covers most visa expenses.

  • Atlas Corps also provides each Fellow with a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing), a monthly phone plan, emergency health and travel insurance, and round-trip international airfare.

  • In addition to full-time service at their Host Organization (an average of 40 hours per week), Fellows will also participate in over 200 hours of in-person and virtual training through our Global Leadership Lab.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;

  • English proficiency (oral, writing, reading);

  • Age 35 or younger when the Fellowship begins;

  • Citizens from most countries (except the U.S.) are eligible to apply to the Fellowship. Please see information on current country restrictions below;

  • Commitment to return to your home country after the 12-month US-based Fellowship or 14-month Blended Fellowship;

  • Commitment to addressing critical social issues in your country or region;

  • Commitment to living on a basic stipend that covers food, shared housing, and local transportation;

  • Received a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization by the program start date.

Application Process

Does this sound like the right opportunity for you? Applicants interested in a Climate Change and Environmental Fellowship should go through the same online application process as other applicants for the Atlas Corps Fellowship.

Visit to learn more and start your application now for Fellowships beginning in late 2022 and 2023. The deadline to receive priority consideration for a Fellowship is May 31, 2022.

Unsure if your professional background is the best fit for this opportunity? Before applying, email your resume to with the subject “Climate Change and Environmental Fellowship” and they’ll let you know if you should apply or not.

If you are not eligible for this initiative, learn more about other priority areas at