Volunteer Community Science Fellow

American Geophysical Union

About the organization

AGU’s Thriving Earth Exchange program connects communities with scientists and supports them as they work together to tackle local challenges related to natural hazards, natural resources, and climate change.


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. If this sounds like you, join us!

We connect communities with scientists and support them as they tackle local challenges related to natural hazards, natural resources and resilience. Past projects have focused on water quality, heat islands, flood control, climate resilience and much more. Become a Community Science Fellow and facilitate collaborative projects that result in on-the-ground impact!

This is a great opportunity for anyone - science enthusiasts, graduate students, faculty, researchers, retirees, and others - interested in learning project management and community science skills and working with local communities to bring about real solutions to local sustainability and resilience priorities.

This is a fully remote opportunity.


-undergraduate degree or a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a science-related or informal STEM-learning field
-project management and facilitation skills
-any career stage
-a formal science background is not required but some interest/familiarity is necessary

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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