Indiana Climate Fellows

Advancing Indiana leadership in climate action and sustainability

The Indiana Climate Fellows program partners with Indiana-based private, public and nonprofit organizations to host summer fellows throughout the Hoosier state to provide solutions-based sustainability expertise.

Indiana 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 Climate Fellows resource network, and Indiana benefits from this critical sustainability work. Join us to create a brighter future for all Hoosiers.

Students          Partners        Supporters


Big impact since 2017

120student fellowships

47municipal partner placements

55non-profit partner placements

20corporate 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