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CSAG Climate and Security Fellowship Program


Climate and Security Fellowship Program

In response to increasing demand for mentorship and increased interest in career pathways for climate and security practitioners, the Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG) has developed a community-wide Climate Security Fellowship Program. It is the first professional organization for emerging leaders seeking meaningful careers at the intersection of climate change and security. The program connects established climate security experts with prospective future leaders through a year-long mentorship program. CSAG Climate Security Fellows gain experience through research and writing, field trips and outings, and networking with experts and practitioners. Ultimately, fellows will play a leading role in expanding the climate and security network of the next generation and solving some of the most complex risks the world faces.


The Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG) Climate and Security Fellows, 2018

Meet the 2019 CSAG Climate and Security Fellows.
Meet the 2018 CSAG Climate and Security Fellows.


Read the 2019 Climate and Security Fellowship Program’s “Risks Briefers”:

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CSAG Climate Security Fellowship Supporting Organizations

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The CSAG Climate and Security Fellowship Program welcomes sponsorship and donations.

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Application Process:

Eligibility Requirements
The Climate Security Fellowship Program is open to applicants with at minimum a Bachelors degree and proven interest in pursuing a career that works to address climate security risks.

Fellows must be able to attend monthly lunches or early evening discussions in Washington, DC. The program may make exceptions in certain situations.

Application Requirements
All applicants should provide a resume, letter of interest, and writing sample under 700 words to Esther Babson at

Please title all documents sent in the following format: Last Name_Resume; Last Name_LetterofInterest; Last Name_WritingSample

UPDATED: The application process for 2019-2020 is open until 5pm EST on September 30, 2019.

The Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG)
The CSAG is a voluntary, non-partisan group of U.S.-based military, national security, homeland security, intelligence and foreign policy experts from a broad range of institutions, focused on developing policies for addressing the security implications of climate change. The CSAG is chaired by the Center for Climate and Security in partnership with the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.