Opportunity: The Club of Rome Communications Fellowship

27 February 2024 – Applications are now open for The Club of Rome Communications Fellowship 2024. 

The Club of Rome is currently accepting applications for its Communications Fellowship 2024.  The fellowship is a full-time six-month mentoring programme aimed at increasing the diversity of voices covering sustainability issues and supporting early-career communications professionals who are from underrepresented communities and regions. The successful fellows will be integrated into The Club of Rome communications team, working remotely from their home environment and with one trip to meet members of The Club of Rome team (likely in Europe). The fellowship offers a modest stipend towards living costs and includes work-related travel costs.  

The communications fellow will gain experience in communicating complex systems thinking for non-specialist audiences through a variety of platforms including the website, multimedia and social media. The successful candidate will work directly with the communications team assisting with a variety of tasks including web publishing, media relations, event coverage, multimedia, social media and other communication activities. 

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in science or journalism, and/or current student or graduate of a science journalism program. 
  • Some experience in writing about systems thinking or sustainability research for non-specialist audiences via blogs, newspapers, university websites or other outlets. 
  • Written and oral fluency in English and a proven ability to understand complex scientific research or systems thinking. 
  • Experience with, or interest in, social media, video, photography or other multimedia. 
  • Alignment with the beliefs and vision of The Club of Rome.

Applicants from all countries are welcome, but priority will be given to citizens or residents of countries/regions underrepresented in sustainability communications.  


To apply, please email the following documents, in English, to Jobs@clubofrome.org with the subject line: Communications Fellowship.  

  • CV/Resume 
  • Cover Letter 
  • One writing sample of no more than 800 words about a scientific topic or sustainability issue aimed at a general non-specialist audience (e.g., article for a newspaper or magazine, blog post, or op-ed)   
  • A letter of recommendation

The application deadline is 5 April 2024, 23:59 CET.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

There is a modest stipend for the six-month fellowship and 10 days paid leave. The fellows will be working Monday to Friday, 36 hours per week and should be available for meetings in the Central European Timezone. The fellowship is planned to run from 1 July 2024 – 31 January 2025. 

About The Club of Rome 

The Club of Rome is a platform of diverse thought leaders who identify holistic solutions to complex global issues and promote policy initiatives and action to enable humanity to emerge from multiple planetary emergencies. 

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