Net Impact Climate Fellowship

The Climate Fellowship program is supported by Johnson & Johnson.

The Net Impact Fellowship is a year-long leadership development program where you can design and implement an action project on your campus about climate change. Be part of an intimate cohort of like-minded peers from across the country who are passionate about bringing awareness to their campuses around concrete solutions to address climate change as well as leading institutional change.

Join a cohort of smart, passionate students from across the country who want to change the world! Applications are now closed.

Benefits of participating

  • Receive free registration to the 2017 Net Impact Conference in Atlanta on Oct 26-28; network with inspiring changemakers, meet your cohort, and engage in Fellowship-specific trainings
  • Build your resume to stand out by leading a real-world impact project
  • Develop your leadership skills by implementing a meaningful project on your campus (Net Impact will support you with tools and a stipend)
  • Learn from an awesome cohort of students from around the country
  • Share your changemaking story with the world


  • September 25: Fellowship Application submissions are now closed
  • October 4: Selected Fellows announced
  • Oct 26-28: Fellows attend 2017 Net Impact Conference in Atlanta, GA
  • November-December: Fellows research and plan campus projects
  • Jan-May: Fellows implement and evaluate campus projects
  • Yearlong: Virtual cohort meetups, support from Net Impact Central, and access to experts


  • All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Fellows who are not part of a chapter will work towards starting one as part of the program.

Deadline to Apply - September 25 - Applications have closed

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  • As a Fellow, how will I interact with my Net Impact Chapter?
    • All Fellows will implement an action project on their campus related to the theme of their cohort - either food, climate change or racial equity. These projects will engage Net Impact chapter members to build awareness and/or create institutional change on campus.
  • Will I get paid to participate in this Fellowship Program?
    • You will receive free Net Impact Conference registration, a stipend to complete an action project on your campus, virtual leadership development training, and access to a cohort of like-minded peers. You will not receive compensation for participating in the Fellowship program.
  • What if I want to be a Fellow but I can't attend the Net Impact Conference?
    • It is important for all Fellows to attend the Net Impact Conference in Atlanta October 26-28th. The conference is an amazing opportunity to meet the other Fellows, develop your action projects, and get inspired by industry experts. If it is not possible for you to attend, exceptions may be made.
  • How much of a time commitment is it to be a Fellow?
    • The Fellowship runs from October 2017-May 2018. Fellows on average spend 2-5 hours working on their project but this varies greatly depending on the time of year and the scope of the project.