Apply To Be a 2018 Climate Change Fellow

AOSIS Climate Change Fellowship Program

In 2014 AOSIS established the Climate Change Fellowship Program. The program brings early career professionals from AOSIS member countries to New York for one year to participate as part of each Fellow’s national delegation to the UNFCCC and UNHQ.

Each year, candidates are selected to spend a year based in New York following climate change issues, including attending all major UNFCCC meetings. Fellows are expected to spend 80% of their time on AOSIS related matters and 20% on national issues.

During their fellowship, the Fellows receive comprehensive training on climate change issues, including on-going negotiation skills training and media training. It is expected that, after their fellowship, they will return to their home governments and continue to engage on climate change issues and in the UNFCCC process.

To date, 16 Fellows have participated in the program.  With each class of graduating Fellows we continue to expand the Fellowship alumni network.  This network provides mentoring opportunities between former and current Fellows and allows alumni around the world to share experiences and ideas relevant to their work on climate change.

Application Process

Applications for the AOSIS Climate Change Fellowship Program must be submitted by the applicant’s UN Mission in New York.  Individuals interested in applying should contact their respective UN mission.  The deadline for applications is October 10, 2017.

For more information, please contact the Fellowship Program coordinator, Amelia Linn (

The 2018 AOSIS Climate Change Fellowship Program is supported by the Government of Italy.