Host a fellow

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

Climate Innovation Technologies
Water and Sanitation
Electric Vehicle
Solar and Wind Energy
Environmental Justice

Who is Eligible to Host

Federal and state government offices in CA

Non-profit environmental justice organization

For-profit companies and start-ups based in CA​

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

Please review the Host and Fellow Responsibilities and if you are interested please register your interest in the application form and we will follow up with more details and an exploratory call.

  • 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
  • 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