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Seeking Climate CoLab Fellows

SEEKING: MIT Climate CoLab Fellows

MIT's Climate CoLab is seeking knowledgeable, passionate and committed volunteers who are eager to help crowdsource new, creative solutions to issues related to climate change.

The Climate CoLab is an online platform where people from around the world collaborate on developing and evaluating proposals for what to do about global climate change.  Activity in the Climate CoLab is organized through contests, and anyone in the world can participate.  This year, the Climate CoLab is running 15-20 contests on a range of topics, from building efficiency to urban adaptation to shifting public attitudes and behaviors.

As part of this effort, we're seeking Climate CoLab Fellows to help to coordinate contests.

Fellows have an opportunity to work closely with respected senior experts; explore in depth issues of interest to them; connect with organizations and citizens engaged around those issues; and participate in a fast-growing project taking an innovative approach to addressing climate change.

Specifically, Fellows help shape their contest's focus and draft the background information, promote the contest, oversee activity, help with contest judging and help communicate results to key stakeholders.  They commit to spending an average of 1-2 hours per week over the course of the contest, from February to early summer 2014.  Learn more.

We are seeking candidates who are postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, staff members in organizations or companies, or committed citizens with in-depth knowledge in subject areas related to climate change.  Fellows have good interpersonal and writing skills, are well organized and responsible, and are enthusiastic about building and engaging an online community.  Fellows can work remotely, so candidates may apply from anywhere in the world.

We are no longer seeking Fellows to coordinate our 2014 contests.  If you would like to be added to our email list to hear of other ways to contribute to the Climate CoLab project, please send the following to Laur Fisher:

  • Resume or CV
  • 1-2 paragraphs explaining your background and desire to work on the project, as well as why you are a good candidate.  Please also include your area(s) of focus/interest.  Please do not exceed 150 words.

Please note that in doing so, you will be added to our contact list and may not receive an individual reply.  Thank you for your interest!


Posted Jan. 23, 2014.  Updated Feb. 26, 2014.