environmental communications ambassador program

Special Project | 2020

Environmental Communications Ambassador Program

Top notch environmental communication is the key for transforming science into solutions.

To tell the stories of our changing planet in ways that will move politicians, skeptics and the general public to action requires creative and interdisciplinary forms of storytelling. This program provides outstanding students the opportunity to advance communication skills and network with IoES faculty and prestigious award winners. The fellowship gives student ambassadors a platform to develop their voice and builds on existing talents to reach a broad range of communities.

Candidates must demonstrate exceptional writing, videography, graphic design or artistic abilities and an eagerness to develop their skills. A background in science is not required but experience in environmental or sustainability research is preferable.

Fellows are mentored by experienced science writers to communicate the environmental issues facing our planet today. These paid positions require a 10-20 hours weekly time commitment during the school year, though hours are more flexible during exams.

If interested in joining or supporting this program, please contact IoES communications director David Colgan dcolgan@ioes.ucla.edu