Climate Clock

About Climate Clock:

The Climate Clock is a project, melding art, science, technology, and grassroots organizing to get the world to #ActInTime. The project is centered on a simple tool: a clock that counts down the critical time window to reach zero emissions (our “Deadline”), while tracking our progress on key solution pathways (“Lifelines”), which include the sum of energy generated by renewable energy sources, the currently total area of land and inland waters managed by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities, the climate debt owed by high-emitting G20 countries, etc. By showing us what we need to do by when, the Clock frames our critical mission– a rapid and just transition to a safe climate future– and puts it at the forefront of our attention.

Climate Clock offers highly individualized internships, tailored to the intern’s interest and the organization’s needs. Interns have the opportunity to work with each of the nine teams at Climate Clock (campaigns, global community management, business development, fundraising, communications, operations, human resources, research, and technology) to gain a holistic understanding of Climate Clock’s work as a climate justice organization. We have teams in over 30 countries and work with front-line activists to hold decision-makers accountable to what science and justice demand. Interns will interact with activists from around the world and can contribute to campaigns targeting high-level decision-makers globally, even allowing interns to further develop their language skills in a professional setting.

Application deadline: Friday, May 5th, 2023

Responsibilities & Compensation

  • 10-20 hours per week
  • Attend weekly team All-Staff meetings as well as weekly check-in meetings with a designated director on the Climate Clock team
  • Give updates on current work, as well as stay updated on the Climate Clock team’s work
  • Conduct research on a range of climate justice-related issues to aid the Climate Clock team. Research can involve vetting potential partners, data compilation, and data visualization
  • Create content for the News Feed of Hope, a weekly newsletter highlighting achievements in global climate justice to be presented to the Climate Clock team
  • Curate social media posts and build a TikTok engagement strategy
  • Organize the Climate Clock Slack channel


Although Climate Clock does not provide financial compensation for their student interns, students have access to a wide variety of funding opportunities through Indiana University.

Academic Credit

Students have the option to receive academic credit for their internship via SGIS X373, Internship in Global and International Studies (1-3 cr).

Job requirements

The successful candidate must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the area of international studies, law, environmental and sustainability studies, or a related field, and have:

  • Prior research, analysis, and communications experience (can be coursework)
  • Excellent presentation skills (Google Slides, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Interest in the climate justice movement

Contact Information & Application Process:

Interested candidates will be required to submit an application for approval, which will then be followed with an interview conducted by the Climate Clock team.

Please contact Alexa Blanton ( for further inquiries.