Climate Adaptation Fellowship

MobilizeGreenFalls Church, VA
Paid Internship

8 months ago


Job Title

Climate Adaptation Fellow

Job Location

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Science Applications Program, Falls Church, VA.

Job Overview

Join us at MobilizeGreen and make a difference! We are seeking conservation-minded Climate Adaptation Fellows to support the federal government’s Roadmap for Nature-based Solutions in the fight against climate change. As a fellow, you will help strengthen nature and communities while supporting local economies. This is a 52-week fellowship program in partnership with the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS).


  • Hands-on learning and job training experience
  • Paid orientation and travel expenses
  • Mentorship for career and professional development
  • Weekly living allowance ($650 - $850 per week)
  • Monthly housing or housing allowance (up to $1500)
  • Relocation assistance
  • Health insurance option
  • Certificate of non-competitive hiring eligibility (with successful completion of fellowship). Other authorities may apply


  • Evaluates, prioritizes, and coordinates cross-programmatically and with partners nature-based restoration and conservation opportunities to facilitate NBS delivery.
  • Facilitates the development of partnership frameworks for NBS implementation. Supports the development of the Department of Interior NBS Roadmap.
  • Develops content (e.g. NBS case studies) and collaborates with Conservation and Adaptation Strategy Toolbox (CCAST) partners to establish an NBS platform for information sharing.
  • Curates climate adaptation, resiliency, and mitigation content to build out a Service intranet NBS site that coalesces and vets resources for Service staff NBS applications (e.g., NBS toolkit).
  • Evaluates and actively addresses inequity in planning projects and disseminating NBS information to assure the disproportionate impacts of climate-related hazards to underserved communities can be recognized and addressed through our work.
  • Builds on information and resources gathered by previous fellows to complete a climate change vulnerability analysis which will be used to inform refuge boundary expansion planning efforts as well as determine impacts to/recommendations for infrastructure, habitats, and wildlife.
  • Develops a final report based on findings.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree preferred but not required. Degree requirements for individual positions may apply.
  • Age: 17-35 years old (veterans may apply up to age 35).
  • Early-career professional with a strong interest in the FWS fellowship program.
  • Available to serve for 6-12 months in a selected location.
  • Ability to interpret oral and occasionally written instructions and specifications and follow safety practices.
  • Must be a citizen or lawful permanent resident.

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People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Economics6%

  • Biology4%

  • Psychology4%

  • Political Science And Government4%

  • Management Science3%

  • 385 other majors76%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Deloitte
  • US Congress
  • US Department Of State
  • Microsoft
  • PwC
Typical benefits offered for paid internships

(National average offered by employers)



Relocation Assistance




Housing Assistance

(avg. $2,892)




Travel Stipend

(avg. $978)




Tuition Reimbursement




Medical Insurance




401(k) Company Match




Paid Holidays


Average internship hourly pay

For Southeast region

Nonprofit Organization Management

Typical pay range:

$19.23 - $24.73

Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Falls Church, VA | $5,379/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292


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