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The Mellon Foundation Undergraduate Fellowship in Climate Humanities and Social Justice at the Climate Museum

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Prazo para Inscrições
30 de junho de 2024
Tipo de Pagamento
Ajuda de Custo
Salário / Remuneração
Horas Por Semana
15 hours/week


The Climate Museum, a non-profit organization that mobilizes arts and cultural programming to spark civic activism for a climate-safe and just future, is seeking rising college juniors and seniors majoring in a humanities field and planning to pursue careers in academia to join our team for the 2024-2025 academic year. The Mellon Fellow will work 15 hours per week onsite at the Museum’s office in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. Compensation is $20 per hour.

Since the start of its public programming in late 2017, the Museum has pioneered an activist cultural approach to community engagement with climate, recognizing that most Americans are worried about the climate crisis but are unsure how to take meaningful action. The Museum’s free and accessible exhibitions, art installations, public and youth programs, advocacy tools, and more have broadened the climate movement, introducing an interdisciplinary approach to climate with an emphasis on community, justice, and inclusion. 

Programs have been presented at the Climate Museum Pop-Up in Soho, on Governors Island, and in galleries and public spaces citywide. The Museum is currently scaling out to a permanent, year-round presence in New York City. Additional information is available at or on social media (@climatemuseum). 

The Fellow will work closely with and be mentored by a small, highly dedicated team including in particular a postdoctoral Mellon Foundation Fellow. 

Applications are due at or before 11:59pm Eastern on Monday, June 30, 2024. 


The Mellon Fellow will largely focus on the following areas, with additional opportunities that will vary. 

  • Research and writing to support the team’s work across exhibition planning and fundraising. 
  • Working with the curatorial team in envisioning and proposing new justice-oriented exhibition collaborations with other organizations and cultural institutions.
  • Working with the Museum’s postdoctoral Mellon Fellow and additional staff members to create a public digital archive of the Museum’s work to date.  
  • Supporting the execution of development and fundraising tasks, including stewardship of current and prospective donors, donor prospect research, philanthropic trends research, and grant writing.
  • Working with Museum staff to identify partner organizations who would benefit from or enhance the Museum’s artistic or intellectual work.
  • Supporting administrative processes, including utilization of Salesforce CRM (no prior experience required). 


  • Only college juniors and seniors majoring in the humanities and considering a career in academia are eligible. 
  • Ability to work 15 hours per week onsite in Hell’s Kitchen during the hours of 10am–6pm Eastern. Occasional weekend days or evenings will be requested.  
  • Proof of COVID vaccination and most recent booster (or willingness to be vaccinated and boosted before the 2024-2025 academic year); masking as required by the Museum in response to changing public health conditions. Everything in this bullet point is subject to exemptions required by law.


  • Demonstrated passion for climate issues, social justice, and/or museums. (Existing interest in nonprofit development and fundraising is a plus, but not required.)
  • Exceptional research and writing skills and generally strong academic qualifications. 
  • Enterprising and ambitious mindset balanced with adaptability and collaborative skills.
  • A growth mindset.
  • Kindness and humor under pressure.
  • Proficiency in Google Drive and the ability to learn new software. 
  • Ability to maintain a flexible and positive attitude in a fast-paced environment.


To apply: 

Submit your resume, cover letter, five double-spaced pages of your writing on any subject, and the names and contact information for two references at the link below. 


The Climate Museum highly values diversity and views the climate crisis as, among other things, a multilateral social justice crisis. Our aspiration is for our team to represent NYC both demographically and through a multitude of experiences and viewpoints. The Climate Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals where required, in employment and in its services, programs, and activities. Applicants may request a reasonable accommodation for interviews and to satisfy the essential functions of the job.

The Climate Museum, a non-profit organization that mobilizes arts and cultural programming to spark civic activism for a climate-safe and just future, is seeking rising college juniors and seniors majoring in a humanities field and…


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