Opportunities

Now Hiring: Two Climate Policy Fellows 

Full position listings: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04314
Most recent review date: Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

The California-China Climate Institute (CCCI) is seeking to hire two Research Fellows focused on International Climate Policy and Subnational Climate Actions. UC Berkeley’s California-China Climate Institute (CCCI) is a research institute in the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment (CLEE) at Berkeley Law. Former California Governor Jerry Brown chairs the Institute in partnership with Vice Chair Mary Nichols and Director Fan Dai. The Institute receives guidance and support from expert policy and operations staff, and an academic advisory committee. The Institute also works closely with other UC campuses, departments and leaders. Launched in September 2019, this groundbreaking initiative was established to spur further climate action through joint research, training and dialogue in California and China, with the goal of informing national policy makers and promoting the implementation of climate solutions at all levels.

The fellows will work with CCCI on climate change policy issues in California, China and beyond. The focus will be on long-term climate goal-setting, and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience, and projects may also cover multi-state and international topics. Specific research areas will depend on the fellows’ background and interests, but will likely include: carbon neutrality, carbon pricing, electric vehicle deployment, industrial decarbonization, adaptation and resilience, and nature-based climate solutions. The fellows will collaborate with project partners at other academic institutions, in state government, from the business and nonprofit communities, and other stakeholders.

Read the full position description and apply here: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF04314

Types of Opportunities with CCCI

California-China Climate Institute (CCCI) offers various opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, visiting scholars and professionals to engage in our work accelerating climate solutions in California and China. Opportunities address a range of research and policy areas, and different levels of commitment. Below is a summary of some of the types of positions possible. Opportunities will be posted here as they become available.

Graduate Research for Credit. For graduate student researchers working towards a PhD, Master’s degree or Law degree at UC Berkeley, with an interest in CCCI research projects. Positions can focus on a specific research or policy project and other tasks as they arise. Graduate students can receive credit for their work.

Undergraduate Researcher (UR). Undergraduate Researcher positions are for undergraduate students at UC Berkeley working on a project under the supervision of a faculty or a staff member. This could be for research or policy projects. Positions can be taken for course credit or work-study.

Volunteers. CCCI offers volunteer opportunities for students and/or professionals outside of the GSR or UR, who are interested in CCCI and willing to participate in other projects at the Institute. Volunteers are unpaid positions and course credit is not provided.

Visiting Scholars. The Berkeley Law Visiting Scholar Program is a 6 month or 1 year limited term appointment, aimed at supporting mid-career professionals in applied climate policy independent research and exchanges. It aims to facilitate research and policy engagement on various climate themes related to international climate policy and subnational climate leadership. Visiting Scholars will be expected to conduct independent research during their time in residence in Berkeley, California, contributing policy memos, blogs, reflection papers, and other project outcomes during their time visiting the University of California. Visiting Scholars must have their own source of funding for the duration of their stay with CCCI, and must be in-residence in Berkeley, CA. Learn more here about the Visiting Scholars program at Berkeley Law and its requirements.​ Applicants must have earned a P.h.D, more than 5 years ago (or the terminal degree in their field). The applicant must also have a full-time position at another institution before applying for the visiting scholar position. Potential matches will be directed through the Berkeley Law School’s Visiting Scholar Program, and must meet all program application deadlines and qualifications. The Berkeley Law Visiting Scholars Program determines admission or reappointment decisions. Expressions of Interest: Please submit your initial expression of interest (CV, 1 page research statement, and short writing sample) to ccci@berkeley.edu

Affiliated Researchers. Affiliated researchers are scholars or technical experts who work with CCCI as co-leaders on specific research and/or policy projects. Research affiliates are employees of other institutions but work collaboratively with CCCI faculty affiliates or staff members on a temporary basis ranging from six months to one year. Compensation is provided for affiliated researchers.

We welcome questions and expressions of interest. Contact us at (ccci@berkeley.edu).