Climate Crisis & Clean Energy

Today’s employers looking for professionals with expertise in climate action and clean energy often want candidates with practical experience — ideally within an intercultural context. The Impact Academy Climate Crisis & Clean Energy program exists to address this challenge. It provides participants with the opportunity to enhance their theoretical understanding of the climate crisis and renewable energy solutions. Participants also have the option to apply these lessons on the ground in one of several destinations while gaining valuable experience. Join the Impact Academy Climate Crisis & Clean Energy program to make an impact not only on your career but the future of our planet.

An online-only program is also available. To find out more, visit the Impact Academy Online page.

Program Details

The Impact Academy Climate Crisis & Clean Energy program includes an online component and an optional fieldwork component, taking place in the location of the participant’s choice. The online component consists of eight courses that participants can complete in 2, 8 or 16 weeks, depending on the participant’s schedule. Afterward they can embark on an optional fieldwork component of 2 or 4 weeks.

Throughout the eight online courses, participants can expect to engage with a variety of frameworks, toolkits, video lectures and interviews. They also complete assessments. These are designed to equip participants with knowledge and resources relevant to climate action and green energy solutions. During the online component, participants can connect with classmates online via forums and webinars. The optional fieldwork component features a lineup of immersive masterclasses, a number of site visits, various other fieldwork activities and one final project.

After graduating from this comprehensive program, participants enter the workforce equipped with a robust understanding of climate action and clean energy best practices and how they can be applied to specific local contexts. This empowers them to assist in creating a genuinely positive, long-term impact in the communities or environments in which they'll work.

Climate action and renewable energy career opportunities and requirements are evolving rapidly. Impact Academy participants gain access to our jobs board, featuring thousands of vacancies requiring expertise in climate action and sustainable energy.

Who Is This Program For?

The Impact Academy Climate Crisis & Clean Energy program has been designed for students wanting to launch their career in climate action and carbon-neutral energy. This includes students who are pursuing, or have completed, tertiary level qualifications in sociology, economics, engineering or related fields.

This program is also designed to meet the needs of “career switchers” — those hoping to move from their current career to a clean energy career or one that allows them to contribute to climate action.

Finally, the Impact Academy Climate Crisis & Clean Energy program is beneficial for those already working in a range of fields where the climate crisis impacts their scope of work.

Find Out More

Visit the Impact Academy Climate Crisis & Clean Energy program online to start your impact career journey today.