Seeking Climate CoLab Fellows

Updated January 15, 2017

SEEKING: MIT Climate CoLab Fellows

MIT’s Climate CoLab ( is an online platform where thousands of people from around the world work with experts and each other to create, analyze, and select detailed proposals for what to do about climate change.  In 2017, the Climate CoLab is running a suite of contests on topics such as energy efficiency, transportation, adaptation, and engaging the public, as well as on specific regions around the world.

We are seeking Fellows to work closely with the Climate CoLab staff to coordinate the 2017 contests.

Fellows have expertise in fields related to climate change and are eager to support a diverse online community in developing new, creative solutions. They work weekly both individually and with their small, virtual team to coordinate and advance the activity on one contest within the Climate CoLab.  

A Fellow can expect to:

As leaders within the project, this role requires a strong and ongoing commitment for the duration of the contest.  The time commitment is a minimum of two hours per week on average over the course of the contest, and in addition, Fellows must be available to commit 5 - 7 hours per week as the contests are prepared, and during their contest’s two rounds of judging


Fellowships are unpaid and all activities are completed online or over the phone.   No traveling is required.  Letters of recommendation can be given upon succesful completion of the Fellows program (upon request).

To apply, please complete the form below by March 1, 2017, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  (Click here to open the form in a new window.) 

In the future, we may also seek Impact Assessment Fellows, to conduct assessments of effects on greenhouse gas reductions, or extent of climate adaptation proposed.  To express interest, please click here.