Climate Fellow at Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians

$2,900 monthly
  • SEI: Building Leaders for a Resilient World
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Nov 15, 2021
Paid fellowship

Job Description

SEI is partnering with a diverse group of organizations to develop an Oregon Climate Equity Project (Project) to help diversify the climate movement in the State and strengthen BIPOC leadership in climate policy advocacy and development. The Project seeks to help achieve these goals through the work of Climate Corps Fellows placed with key nonprofit and public sector organizations throughout the State.

Formed in 1953, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) is a nonprofit organization representing 57 Northwest tribal governments from Oregon, Idaho, Washington, southeast Alaska, Northern California and Western Montana. ATNI has taken as its purpose to: provide a forum for sharing information on matters of interest to its member Tribes, develop consensus on matters of mutual importance, assist member Tribes in their governmental and programmatic development consistent with their goals for self-determination and self-sufficiency, and provide for effective public relations and education program with the non-Indian communities. Through its conferences, forums, networks and alliances, it is the intent of ATNI to represent and advocate for the interests of its member Tribes to national Indian and non-Indian organizations and governments.

The ATNI Climate Fellow will conduct Tribal climate planning research and review regional GHG policy and other key climate vulnerability assessments. This may include, but is not limited to, outreach and collaboration across other member organizations to develop and share best practices, trainings, and other resources focused on climate and environmental justice issues. Additionally, the Fellow would be supported by and connected to University of Oregon’s Tribal Climate Change Project.


Climate Corps Qualifications
  • Availability for the full-time, 10-month Fellowship program
  • Climate Corps Fellows must have completed a 4-year degree by the time the position starts.
We are looking for emerging professionals with:
  • Community outreach and communications experience.
  • A connection to the placement location. This is an equal opportunity position and we prefer to place a candidate who already lives in the region being served.
  • Experience in and the drive to address racism and create race equity with the team members and programmatically.
  • Living allowance stipend of $2900 per month (before taxes)
  • Health insurance plan, with silver level benefits.
  • Assistance with student loan deferments.
  • Extensive professional development and skill building
  • A financial award upon program completion.


SEI requires all employees to be Vaccinated against COVID-19.

SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse communities we serve, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Advocacy or Policy, Energy, Research & Education