CUNY Immersive Research Experience – Climate Scholars Program

Check out this exciting opportunity from the CUNY Climate Scholars program:

February 21, 2024

Dear CUNY Undergraduate,

We are happy to announce the CUNY Immersive Research Experience – Climate Scholars program (CIRE-CS) application for the 2024-25 cohort is now open. We invite you to apply.

CIRE-CS is a highly competitive program. We seek passionate, determined, and serious-minded students commited to making a positive impact on our environment and our society. We encourage you to apply if you are interested in mitigating climate change, preparing for a vibrant future, and expect to pursue a climate-focused career in areas such as renewable energy, environmental policy, sustainability, climate science, climate policy, environmental justice, and climate journalism.

You can learn more by reading our Annual Report.

Program Overview

The CIRE-CS program will run from August 22, 2024, through April 30, 2025. CIRE-CS Scholars will present their research at the Baruch Creative Inquiry and Research Expo in May 2025 and at the CIRE Research Symposium in June 2025. CIRE Climate Scholars participate in mandatory didactic sessions held via Zoom on Wednesdays from

10:00 to 11:30 am. During the fall semester, CIRE Climate Scholars participate in a three-month climate research lab experience and meet with middle school and high school students to discuss climate challenges and solutions. During the spring semester, CIRE Climate Scholars participate in a three-month NGO or corporate climate change internship*. In-person and field experiences are included in the CIRE-CS program. Valuable CIRE networking events and workshops will be announced regularly, and CIRE Climate Scholars will be encouraged to atend. Each applicant must be able to commit 20 hours per week for the full duration of the program. Each CIRE Climate Scholar will earn up to $7,500 for their participation. Funding for the CIRE-CS program is provided by the CUNY Office of Research, the CUNY Research Scholars Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Mr. Paul Rothman, and the State of New York.


To apply to the program, please fill out the form below and submit it by March 22, 2024, at 5 pm.

Application Form

If your application is selected, you will be scheduled for a group interview to be held via Zoom between March 27 and April 8. If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at

We look forward to receiving your application and wish you the best of luck in your academic and career pursuits.

Best regards,

CIRE-Climate Scholars Team

*Internship placement is dependent upon performance throughout the fall semester.

Photo Credit: CUNY Climate Scholars Annual Report.