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Bay Area Climate Justice Fellowships with PCJ in the Bay

Quarter-long full-time
Environmental Sustainability

The Haas Center for Public Service offers six full-time, summer fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students to work with nonprofit and government agencies toward climate justice in the Bay Area. These fellowships are associated with Partnerships for Climate Justice in the Bay Area (PCJ in the Bay), an initiative to build equitable climate change solutions by supporting long-term partnerships between Stanford students, faculty and Bay Area community leaders.


Climate change poses an unprecedented threat to humanity. Temperatures are increasing, sea level rise is accelerating, and floods, fires, and droughts are becoming more extreme. Communities in the Bay Area and across the globe are already experiencing these impacts, with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities bearing the greatest burdens. We also we face a critical juncture with respect to our energy future. If we are to avoid even more catastrophic and unequal impacts, we must find an equitable path to a green economy.

For communities of color near Stanford and across the San Francisco Bay Area, there is an urgent need to support community-led efforts and policy-making to build climate resilience and a just energy transition. The Haas Center’s PCJ in the Bay initiative invests in long-term relationships with partner organizations to help address these challenges. Since January 2021, students have been engaging with PCJ in the Bay partners through community engaged courses and research, summer fellowships, volunteering, and career opportunities.

Bay Area Climate Justice Fellowships with PCJ in the Bay

Six Bay Area Climate Justice Fellowships are available. Each fellow will work with a nonprofit or government organization in the region, building upon the work of last summer’s fellows (learn more). Through several convenings of PCJ in the Bay Fellows held throughout the summer, you’ll have the opportunity to share and learn from each others’ experiences, promote collaboration, and help shape the trajectory of this initiative.

Building Resilience to Sea Level Rise in the Bay Area - Advancing Policy Frameworks and Technical Analysis

Partner: OneShoreline
Open to: Master’s & PhD students
This fellowship offers the opportunity to work with an innovative government agency in San Mateo County and gain real-world experience in the political and/or technical dimensions of planning and implementing climate-resilient infrastructure.
Apply by Feb 1

Climate Justice in East Palo Alto and Beyond: Community Engagement and Climate Impact Communication

Partner: Climate Resilient Communities
Open to: Undergraduate, co-term, Master's and PhD students
Join a growing organization promoting climate resilience in under-resourced communities in San Mateo County. Develop a guide for community engagement or create educational materials to help low-income residents respond to climate emergencies.
Apply by Feb 1

Research to Support Environmental and Climate Justice Advocacy in the Belle Haven Community of Menlo Park

Partner: Belle Haven Action
Open to: Undergraduate juniors and seniors, co-term, Master’s and PhD students
Gain first-hand experience in community organizing, apply your research skills to help build awareness of climate and environmental injustices at Stanford's doorstep, and help expand the capacity of a grassroots organization working for change.
Apply by Feb 1

Building Resilience and Community Engagement in North Fair Oaks

Partner: North Fair Oaks Community Alliance
Open to: Undergraduate and co-term students
Contribute to the launch of a new grassroots organization in the community of North Fair Oaks, adjacent to Redwood City, seeking to empower community members and build resilience to heat waves, wildfire impacts, and other climate risks.
Apply by Feb 1

Research to Support a Just Transition in Richmond

Partner: Communities for a Better Environment
Open to: Undergraduate juniors and seniors, co-term, Master’s and PhD students
Support the shift toward a regenerative economy by working with Communities for a Better Environment and the Richmond Our Power Coalition, conducting research to support their campaign toward a Just Transition in Richmond, California.
​​​​​​​Apply by Feb 1

Building Food Security and Community Resilience Through the Launch of a Nursery Start Up Business

Partner: Valley Verde
Open to: Undergraduate juniors and seniors, co-term and Master’s students
Work with an innovative nonprofit working to build food resilience among low-income families in San Jose and beyond by launching its nursery as a first to market start-up business.
Apply by Feb 1




    Bay Area


    February 1, 2022 | 11:59 PM
    * This Application Deadline has passed

    Open To

    Graduate Students


    Offered By

    Haas Center for Public Service
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