WHAT IS THE FELLOWSHIP?
'a fellow is a member of an academy/learned society or a group of learned subjects that works together in pursuing mutual knowledge or practice'
The ECIA fellowship is an education and action based course for youth ages 12-18 in Asia or Australasia. Fellows will have the opportunity to learn about intersectional environmentalism and leadership, putting what they learn into practice through their own independent initiative.
HOW CAN I APPLY?
If you live in the Asia/Australasia, and are between the ages of 12-18, you can apply using the button above or by clicking here! The ECIA Fellowship Program will go beyond just the first session, so more dates will be offered soon. Below are the dates for the upcoming round of the fellowship.
August 3 - September 14: Meetings each Tuesday & Friday from 5:00-7:00pm IST
September 14 - November 9: Independent initiative with occasional check-ins with your mentor
WHAT DOES THE FELLOWSHIP ENTAIL?
Sessions 1-8: fellows will attend biweekly, 2 hour sessions via zoom where we will be discussing an array of topics surrounding the key theme of environmentalism. Examples of topics include circular economies, inequalities within the climate crisis, and how to be a successful activist. These sessions will be led by the ACTION team, in addition to outside speakers from other organizations and/or businesses; including many interactive activities, such as debates, discussions, workshops and more!
Sessions 9-12: focusses on leadership. These 2 hour biweekly sessions will include personal workshops with world leaders, the basics of initiative planning, entrepreneurial skills, and how to engage others with your passions. This will create a strong foundation for our fellows, as they begin to brainstorm and plan their initiative.
Final 2 Months: students will run an initiative of their choosing using all of the skills they've learned in this fellowship, in addition to assistance from their own ACTION mentor. More details about the independent initiative are in the FAQ page.
BENEFITS OF BEING AN ECIA FELLOW
Expanded knowledge of the environmental crisis & its implications
Leadership skills that will carry on to the professional world
Establish a larger network through forming connections with our external speakers who work in a multitude of fields such as engineering, law and business
Satisfaction of knowing that your independent initiative has positively impacted your community
A boost to your resume (unique leadership experience)