Community Science Fellowship - Thriving Earth Exchange

Opportunity Type: Job

Type: Volunteer Fellowship

Deadline: Apply by December 1

Applications are open for Thriving Earth Exchange’s February 2022 cohort of Community Science Fellows! 

Community Science is the process by which communities and scientists do science together to advance one or more community priorities. “Doing science” includes defining questions, designing protocols, collecting and analyzing data, and using scientific knowledge in decision-making and planning.

Community Science Fellows are committed volunteers who facilitate and lead collaborative, co-developed community science projects that have on-the-ground impact in local communities. They can have any background, experience level, or location. Successful Fellows are organized and proactive, have a general knowledge of Earth science, value community science and are committed to engaging with their community and scientific partners for the duration of the project.

Each Fellow is matched with a local community and is responsible for guiding a community science project from idea to impact. This includes getting to know the community, identifying ways science can advance community goals, finding and recruiting partner scientists to assemble a project team, managing and supporting the project, and helping share the team’s story and project impact. Fellows are trained and receive ongoing support from AGU Thriving Earth Exchange staff, our partners, and a peer group of Fellows.