Agents of Change Youth Fellowship Wilson Center 2022

Agents of Change Youth Fellowship Wilson Center 2022

The Wilson Center is pleased to announce a call for applications for its “Agents of Change Youth Fellowship,” an initiative of the Wilson Center’s Middle East Program and Environmental Change and Security Program.


Recognizing the significance of the MENA region when it comes to climate response and the potential for youth leadership in the region to shape a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for the world, the Wilson Center is launching an Agents of Change Youth Fellowship.

It is the first professional fellowship program for emerging leaders seeking meaningful careers at the intersection of climate change and security.


About Wilson Center

The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress in 1968 as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for the policy community. The Wilson Center brings fresh thinking and deep expertise to the most pressing policy challenges we face today.

Agents of Change Youth Fellowship

  • TypeFellowship
  • Organisation – Wilson Center
  • Country to study
  • School to study
  • Course to study – Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender – Men and Women
  • Application Deadline – September 15, 2022

Aim and Benefits of Agents of Change Youth Fellowship

Strengthening Analytic and Communications Skills: The fellowship will include capacity-building workshops in storytelling, environmental journalism/working with the media, working with policymakers and drafting policy briefs, and leadership skills.

Speaker Series: The fellowship program will include a speaker series in the form of private discussions featuring leading subject-matter experts from the public and private sectors as well as a range of policymakers from the UAE and the region. Through these discussions, fellows will gain valuable insights into cutting-edge research and how to effectively communicate its relevance to public policy and other spheres of influence.


Capstone Projects: The Agents of Change will be supported throughout the experience to identify, develop, and complete a final deliverable which draws from their project experience and provides a tangible step forward in their path toward impacting policy and action on climate, environment, and peace. Each fellow will produce a 3,000-word research paper accompanied by a short written or multimedia product. The Agents of Change Fellows will present and share their deliverables in a final convening. The Wilson Center will package and present selected projects externally.

Requirements for Agents of Change Youth Fellowship Qualification

The Agents of Change Fellows Program is open to applicants from countries in the MENA region with a minimum of 5 years of work experience in a relevant field or a Master’s Degree, and a proven interest in pursuing a career in which they can incorporate issues related to climate change and peace.

Fellows can be located in any geographic location with strong Internet access for conducting regular video conferences.


Documents Required for Application

All applicants should complete an application form via the link and provide a resume, cover letter, and a short response (400 words max) to the following question: How can countries in the Middle East work beyond borders to address the challenge of climate change?

Application Deadline

September 15, 2022

How to Apply

Please send application materials in single PDF packet to with “Agents of Change Youth Fellowship Application” in the subject line. 

For more details

Visit Wilson Center website.

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