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Youth and Early career scientist programme

Ambassador Applications are CLOSED

our youth mission

Youth and Early Career Science voices are essential to the climate movement. They bring the energy, the fight, and the grit to the conversation. They have the power to make those in power listen.

Arctic Basecamp aims to help young people level up their activism and career goals by offering tools, scientific information, and projects. Our resources and opportunities offer individuals the boost they may need for their next steps.

We currently offer the following opportunities and resources:

  • Youth Ambassador Programme (applications now open; deadline 13 November 2023)
  • Climate Science Ambassador Programme (applications now open; deadline 13 November 2023)
  • Youth Network

our ambassador programme

The Arctic Basecamp Ambassadors are young climate voices and early career scientists / researchers who collaborate with Arctic Basecamp to get their message out into the world. The aim of the Ambassador programme is to provide young climate activists and early career researchers with tools and connections to help them in their activism and future careers.

Being an ambassador is a 1-year commitment and collaboration with Arctic Basecamp. Responsibilities can range from sharing and producing content to delivering speeches at events. In exchange, we offer scientific resources, networking opportunities with people in the climate space, promotion on our social networks, and possible access to online and physical climate events.

Ambassador Applications are closed

Meet our current ambassadors

Youth Climate Ambassadors (Deadline 13 November)

Are you a motivated individual tackling climate issues between the ages of 18-25? Then becoming a youth climate ambassador might be right for you! 

This programme: 

  • Will help you to make killer climate content 
  • Gets you connected to climate experts and gain knowledge from them 
  • Gives opportunities to join us at global events 

 What we expect from you 

  • To be passionate about climate change and curious about the science behind it 
  • To work with us for one year 
  • To regularly create climate content with us 
  • To share the work we do with your network, both online and offline 

Deadline to apply: 13 November 2023

Climate Science Ambassadors (Deadline 13 November)

Are you an early career scientist or researcher between the ages of 22-30? 

Climate Science Ambassadors collaborate with Arctic Basecamp and are connecting points between us, their communities and peers. 

What you will do: 

  • Take advantage of the stage we offer to discuss Arctic and climate relevant science and add to the conversation 
  • Strengthen your resume by taking part in short-term projects 
  • Increase your profile in the climate space 
  • Join us at global events such as the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2024
  • Take part in press opportunities 
  • Benefit from 1 on 1 meetings with our science and communications team
  • Engage with youth ambassadors and act as scientific mentors  

Candidate qualifications 

  • Aged between 22-30
  • Finished Masters/ PHD students/ post doc 
  • Climate related major research field
  • Confident at public speaking 
  • Have an idea of how joining us in Davos would benefit you (after receiving briefing documents)

Deadline to apply: 13 November 2023

The youth network

A network to educate engage with inspire young people all over the world

The Arctic Basecamp Youth Network aims to educate, engage with, and inspire young people in their climate activism. 

Want to stay informed on what we do, and all the latest Arctic information? Join our youth network to receive updates on us, the arctic, action you can take, and programmes you can participate in.

Join the network!

Youth ambassadors at the world economic forum

We aim to “speak science to power” and encourage bold climate action, supporting youth at the forefront of the movement. This started by Arctic Basecamp hosting Greta Thunberg’s first climate speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos 2019. 

Since then, we’ve been empowering youth participation in global events to raise awareness of the global risks from Arctic change and highlight the need for scalable solutions to climate change.

In 2020 and 2022, we brought international youth climate delegations to Davos, including youth voices from USA, Greenland, Uganda, Brazil, Ecuador, India, Iran, and Ukraine.

Our youth ambassadors participated in a session at the 2022 World Economic Forum, called “Turning Words Into Action”, where they discussed the necessary actions from world leaders to reduce emissions and rejuvenate the natural world. Watch the livestream here.

In 2023, we brought a delegation of Youth Climate Ambassadors as well as Climate Science Ambassadors. Specialising in areas from the Arctic, to global risk, to healthcare, we covered a wide range of topics and industries. Watch this delegation speak on their hopes for the future here.

Help us fund our youth

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