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Terms and Dates:

  • Summer 2023


Brigid Beachler

Cornell Affiliations:

Industrial and Labor Relations


Opportunity Description

The Climate Jobs Institute (CJI) is guiding New York and the nation’s transition to a strong, equitable, and resilient clean energy economy that tackles the climate crisis, creates high-quality jobs, confronts race and gender inequality, and builds a diverse and inclusive workforce. We help policymakers and labor, environmental and industry leaders navigate this historic transition through cutting-edge applied research, deep relationships with on-the-ground partners, and innovative training and education programs.

The CJI is providing multiple research fellowships for summer 2023. As a member of the Climate Jobs Institute, the chosen Fellow will conduct research and collaborate with CJI faculty, and staff on ongoing applied and academic research projects. The Summer Research Fellows Program is a paid, full-time research experience and will last approximately 8 weeks from June through the end of July.  5 Positions will be available for Summer 2023 between NYC and Ithaca.  4 positions in NYC; 1 in Ithaca.

The Project:  

The Summer Fellow will support the CJI team by researching various topics related to climate change, assisting with curating presentations for convenings and contributing to proofreading and editing content, including reports and other publications.  

The Summer Fellow will also learn about communication, innovation, standardization processes, gathering information for potential climate and labor policy, and communicating it effectively. For example, how can we best visualize potential job growth in the residential solar industry at the state level? How can we effectively communicate climate impacts and risks to the labor movement? Or how do we communicate this information to union members and the general public? For more information, visit the Climate Jobs Institute website at

The Fellows will enhance their skills in research, writing, and editing. Assignments include hands-on projects to cultivate technical, writing, communication, and team-building skills.