Summer Climate Resilience Fellow

Summer Impact Corps

Make an impact in Minnesota this summer and support efforts to mitigate climate change and build climate resilience. As a Climate Resilience Fellow, you’ll serve at a local nonprofit or government agency and assist with implementing environmental programs and initiatives. You’ll also complete a leadership development program designed to develop the next generation of climate leaders.  

We are currently recruiting for summer 2023 with opportunities beginning in May and June. This is an AmeriCorps member position with Summer Impact Corps, and your commitment will be up to 40 hours per week. Join a movement dedicated to leadership through service and get things done for Minnesota! 

What to Expect 

  • Advance the environmental, social, and economic well-being of communities through projects focused on decarbonization, economic savings, community resilience, and environmental justice. 
  • Lead and assist with climate change education programs and outreach. 
  • Commit to continuous improvement through training, professional development and participation in the climate leadership development program. 
  • Share your experience with the wider community as a Summer Impact Corps ambassador. 

The Perks Package 

Serve as a Fellow up to 40 hours per week and receive a perks package that includes: 

  • A stipend of $1,100 paid every 2 weeks 
    • $6,600 total for 300 hours  
  • Up to $1,374 for tuition or student loans* 
  • Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment 
  • Individual health insurance — Monthly premium 100% covered 
  • Child care assistance — Based on family size and income 

*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child, or stepchild. 

It Starts with a Passion 

Climate Resilience Fellows come from all walks of life. The most important qualification is a passion to take action for your community — and meet the following minimum qualifications.  

By the time they begin their service, our members are:  

  • Dependable with a good history of attendance 
  • Able to understand and follow instructions 
  • Fluent in English for speaking, reading, and writing 
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), conducting internet searches, navigating online resources, and utilizing other software like databases, email and video conferencing 
  • 17 years of age or older by two weeks prior to your start date 
  • A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States* 
  • Able to successfully complete a background check

*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time. 

Want to Learn More? 

Watch this 3-minute video and get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a member! Or click here to view the position description. 

Have Questions? 
We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at 866-859-2825 or

We have opportunities across Minnesota. Learn more and apply online.