California Climate Action Fellowships

UC Berkeley is inviting fellowship host proposals from organizations

Come be a part of it.

The California State Budget Act of 2022-23 allocated funding to the University of California to accelerate climate resilience-related innovations and entrepreneurial activities.
With great thanks to the California Legislature, we are pleased to offer UC Berkeley students Innovation & Entrepreneurship California Climate Action Fellowships. Students will work with public agencies, private sector entities, community-based efforts and non-profit organizations to support projects serving communities that are most vulnerable to climate change. Organizations can now host a fellow. Fellows will provide support for action-oriented solutions to address California’s climate goals aimed at helping Californians be prepared and resilient.


Each year, fellowship funds will provide support for the California Climate Action Fellows to work in the Climate Innovation space.

  • Time Period: Summers 2024 and 2025
  • Fellowship funding includes: travel to the fellowship location, housing allowance, and a small living stipend.
  • Students will prepare for their Fellowship with a UC Berkeley–based cohort and will be supported throughout their Fellowship by both the host organization and UC Berkeley faculty.
  • Students will complete training modules with their cohort before and after the experience.
  • Fellows will undertake work in California supporting climate mitigation.
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Fellow Profile Overview​

  • UC Berkeley is a learning environment that grows talented junior technologists and social scientists, who can bring their experiences and identities that reflect the diversity of California to focus on important climate action problems.
  • Fellows will be vetted Masters-level students selected by a review committee and undergo career development preparation as well as subject-matter training
  • Hosts will have a chance to weigh in on their desired traits and abilities before and during the matching process.

Join Us

How To Host a Fellow​

UC Berkeley is inviting fellowship host proposals from organizations. Host a fellow.

Fellow Application Process

Student fellows can work on climate-action topics in organizations

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in the program – if you have any questions please contact adrianne.johnson@berkeley.edu

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