Are you taking climate action in your community and beyond? If you are between 15 and 25 years old and dream of playing a critical role in shaping not just your own future, but the future of a world facing its greatest crisis, then UNICEF would love to hear from you.

UNICEF is searching for passionate young leaders to form the core team of our Leading Minds Fellows on Climate, an intensive, six-month program designed to foster and harness the talents of young climate leaders.

This part-time paid fellowship is your chance to steer the agenda of UNICEF’s Leading Minds conference 2024, which is focused on climate breakthroughs.

Leading Minds is a future-informed conference series and premier platform for global thought leadership, co-created and co-driven by young people. It aims to convene cutting-edge thinkers and leaders, including next generation advocates, so they can dive into urgent, world-changing issues for children and young people and create a space where knowledge and power merge. This is where thought leaders will become changemakers.


  • Selected fellows will receive stipend for work during the fellowship period.
  • As a Leading Minds Fellow, you will each navigate complex global challenges, propose innovative solutions, and advocate for?children’s rights.
  • You will engage with a diverse group of mentors and experts, gain professional experience in a multicultural setting, and build a global network of peers and professionals.


  • Open to young climate leaders aged 15-25.
  • We are seeking architects of the future – young individuals eager to mold insights into action and discourse into lasting change.
  • Fellows must have English language proficiency to work with UNICEF and other fellows at the global level.

Selection Process

The fellowship will run for 6 months, starting February 2024 via online platforms. Fellows must be able to devote between 5-10 hours per week on average to the fellowship. Additionally, the selected fellows may be required to travel to Florence, Italy, in May-June 2024 (TBC).

Method of Application

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2024.