Whether through TCI’s Climate Career Fellowships (available year-round) or our Youth Advisory Council (YAC), TCI offers young decision-makers and climate champions the opportunity to advance our mission to empower youth voices for climate action by guiding our work to educate, empower, and activate youth and their local communities for climate action.

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of young decision-makers who will help advance our mission to empower youth voices for climate action by guiding our work to educate, empower, and activate youth and their local communities for climate action.

The YAC will help brainstorm new ideas to further our mission, provide feedback on existing programs, resources, and systems, and help us better serve youth. Throughout the year, we will provide leadership training and fun sessions for the YAC members to sharpen their skills, grow their networks, and build community. We invite applicants with all levels of experience in leadership and climate action to apply to be a YAC Member.  

Those interested in additional leadership are highly encouraged to apply to join our Board of Directors, fulfilling responsibilities of both the Board and YAC. Each position has a separate onboarding process, during which you will learn what you need to be successful in those roles. Learn about the current Board of Directors here.

The only requirements are that you are 13-23 years of age and have the availability to commit to these positions.

Available Positions

  • 20 spots left – Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Member: Responsible for attending weekly meetings and providing input on past, current, and future TCI programs, systems, and resources. 1-3 hours per week
  • Spots Filled – YAC Co-Chair: Serves as a liaison between the YAC and TCI staff and engages in additional leadership opportunities. 1-5 hours per week
  • 2 spots left – TCI Board Member: Holds the same responsibilities as a YAC Member (stated above), serves on the TCI Board, and liaises among and between the YAC, TCI staff, and TCI board. 1-5 hours per week

Key Dates
Youth Advisory Council Members + Co-Chairs
Term Dates: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 – Thursday, August 31, 2023
Applications Opened: Thursday, March 10
Applications Close: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by 11:59pm PT

Member of the TCI Board of Directors
Term Dates: 3 years from the start date (Fall or Winter 2022)
Applications Opened: Thursday, March 10
Application Close: Wednesday, August 31 by 11:59pm PT
*Please note that Board Members are also members of the YAC, and that term begins by September.

Application period is rolling until all seats are filled

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