Research Fellow: Hydroclimatology in Latin America (volunteer opportunity)

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Recruiting Organization: Region360

This volunteer position is managed from Washington, DC, but work can be conducted remotely. At least basic Spanish language proficiency is required; candidates must be able to read policy literature in Spanish. Candidates based in Latin America are strongly encouraged to apply.

Our volunteer Research Fellowship is targeted for those with advanced degrees and/or some work experience after college. If you are currently an undergraduate student we have volunteer opportunities as Research Assistant.

We have developed a unique fellowship program with a strong training component. Our fellowship includes dedicated training on climate change science and sustainability topics; a step-by-step training sequence to develop a topic, conduct research using scientific and policy literature, and to complete a project that meets the standards of global climate conferences and policy publications. After exposure to the basic tenets in sustainability climate change policy, Fellows have the opportunity to pursue a specialized track of training in one quantitative or qualitative skills in one or more of our research labs.

Our goal is to support the future leaders and professionals in the climate, sustainability, and development sectors.


Region360 is a small collective of researchers, engineers, policy experts, and students interested in climate change and sustainability issues in Latin America. Region360 seeks to promote healthy, sustainable, and resilient societies in Latin America, particularly as climate change challenges increasingly affect vulnerable communities in the region. A multi-disciplinary, international initiative, our program promotes climate research in Latin America by both applying analytical methods and developing educational and policy initiatives. Region360 has two axes of action: 1) the development and implementation of technical methods in climate modeling, hydrology, and environmental engineering and 2) qualitative policy research on SDG’s, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and sustainable economies in Latin America. We are currently running three research groups (labs) in the areas of policy, hydroclimatology, and water justice.

This is a great opportunity for early career professionals to develop a keener understanding of the region while developing or enhancing research skills and deepening their knowledge of climate and policy issues in Latin America. We also invite individuals with experience living, traveling, and studying in the region who have an interest in sustainability to learn more about the program. If you are a seasoned expert with decades of experience or an advanced degree in environmental/climate change/sustainability issues and would like to support Region360, please email to learn about our pro-bono Senior Research Advisor opportunities.


  • Support the implementation of a research program in hydrology and climate change modeling
  • Develop and manage bibliographies related to climate modeling and water-related issues
  • Support the building of a cloud-based climate model pilot
  • Support the creation of bibliographies, case-studies, and online modeling tools
  • Other tasks related to research and content development as needed

Desired Skills

  • Strong background in math, physics, statistics
  • Background in Python or R programming
  • Experience conducting literature reviews or background research in climate/hydrology
  • Basic knowledge of sustainability policy issues
  • Superb writing and editing skills
  • Advanced Spanish reading and writing skills required
  • Experience living/traveling in Latin America a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in related areas required, Master's degree a plus

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