Indiana Climate Fellows

Advancing Indiana leadership in climate action and sustainability

The Indiana Sustainability Development Program (ISDP) program partners with Indiana-based private, public and nonprofit organizations to host summer fellows throughout the Hoosier state to provide solutions-based sustainability expertise.

Climate Fellows gain valuable experience working full-time in a professional setting, partners receive assistance in sustainability and climate planning from talented students and the ISDP resource network, and Indiana benefits from this critical sustainability work. Join us to create a brighter future for all Hoosiers.

Students          Partners        Supporters


Since 2017, ISDP has coordinated

93student fellowships

39municipal partner placements

41non-profit partner placements

13corporate partner placements

A brighter future for all Hoosiers

Research by the Joint Economic Committee in the United State Congress ranks Indiana in the bottom 20% of states in terms of higher education talent retention. This ranking reflects a trend that Sustain IU (Office of Sustainability) staff have witnessed for years: many of our most talented, well-trained, and passionate sustainability students graduate from Indiana University and leave to pursue sustainability careers on the coasts. While talent continues to flow out of the state, Indiana faces a myriad of sustainability and climate-related challenges, now and into the future. These are not environmental problems alone – the Hoosier state ranks 49th in terms of pollution and related public health risks. We need talented, climate-competent sustainability professionals prepared to tackle these challenges.



Sustain IU

Office of Sustainability
704 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Phone: 812.855.9195