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OCV Inaugural Fellowship Program

Our Climate Voices (OCV) is a trailblazing digital media organization dedicated to humanizing the climate disaster through storytelling, centering the voices of frontline communities and those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and connecting people with ways to support climate solution-making work that impacted communities are already doing.

OCV believes in the power of storytelling to both amplify and bring attention to the ways in which climate change exacerbates inequality as well as to excite people to support community-based climate action. We are upending the historic de-prioritization of the voices, perspectives, and solutions of frontline communities, women, low-income communities, LGBTQIA+ communities, indigenous communities, and people of color in the climate sphere.

The OCV team members are innovative and passionate young people who believe in the power of youth organizing. We are committed to using our talents to further impactful and critically-minded work.

The inaugural OCV fellowships are a unique opportunity for you to join our team. The fellowship will allow you to be fully immersed in our storytelling mission, work with and be mentored by one of our core team members, and give you a chance to develop your arts activism and storytelling portfolio. Unfortunately, our fellowships are unpaid at this time, but we can offer up to $50 in work-related reimbursements each month to ensure that costs associated with the fellowship are covered. We will also work with schools to provide academic credit, if desired. Fellows will work remotely, and are asked to contribute 10-15 hours a week.

By the end of the fellowship, each Fellow will spearhead an OCV story from start to finish: identify a local climate justice leader in the community where they live, interview that climate justice leader, lead the editing process and publication on the OCV platform, and lead all social media and outreach for that story.

applications are accepted until midnight (in your timezone) on December 2, 2018. If you are selected for an interview, we will notify you by December 9, 2018. If you are selected for the fellowship, we ask that you are available to work 10 - 15 hours per week between January 2019 and April 2019.

If you have questions about the Fellowship, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at fellowships@ourclimatevoices.org.

Note: We are largely a volunteer organization, and this fellowship will not result in future employment. It is an opportunity to receive training in and experience with storytelling techniques and contribute to OCV’s mission.

*Our Climate Voices is led by and for LGBTQIA+ people, people on the front lines of climate change, indigenous people, people of color, people from low-income communities, and women in the climate movement. Through this fellowship, we are committed to engaging the leadership of people from historically marginalized backgrounds and communities.

Our inaugural fellowship class will comprise 2 - 3 fellows that fit the following opportunities:


Storytelling fellow

The key responsibilities of the Storytelling Fellow are to:

  • Participate in and conduct OCV interviews that take place during the fellowship term;

  • Track fast-moving climate justice developments for OCV to follow and amplify the voices of key leaders in our movement;

  • Transcribe OCV interviews that take place during the fellowship term; and

  • Provide editorial support for final pieces.

We are looking for a Storytelling Fellow who is:

  • Able to work quickly under time-constraints;

  • Comfortable discussing and presenting ideas to the team;

  • Committed to the principles of environmental and climate justice;

  • Detail-oriented and has previous editing experience; and

  • Enthusiastic about our work.


Design & COMMUNICATIONS fellow

The key responsibilities of the Design & Communications Fellow are to:

  • Create dynamic graphic media for our fast-growing organization;

  • Develop and manage social media posts; and

  • Create a diverse portfolio of graphics including flyers, advertisements, and calls to action.

We are looking for a Design & Social Media Fellow who is:

  • Able to incorporate OCV’s vision into digital media;

  • Comfortable discussing and presenting ideas to the team;

  • Committed to the principles of environmental and climate justice;

  • Detail-oriented and able to work under time-constraints; and

  • Enthusiastic about our work.


We are committed to ensuring that the fellowship is meaningful, and helps you develop and hone your storytelling skills. Each fellowship will begin with an in depth conversation with our Executive Director, Aletta Brady, about your professional goals, and will be tailored to ensure that those goals are met through the course of the fellowship.


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