Join Us – Current Positions

Current position calls are below. In addition, ICCI welcomes proposals for internships and in-kind work, especially to create animations and graphics that can help spread better knowledge of cryosphere dynamics, but other proposals welcome! Past internships have included work on black carbon from woodstoves, summaries of recent cryosphere science, and satellite monitoring of open burning near the Arctic.

Outreach Director

Virtual – Open to Qualified Applicants Worldwide

ICCI seeks an enthusiastic Outreach Director with experience in media relations or communications, preferably related to climate change, science or development; to join our diverse and global team of cryosphere scientists and ex-diplomats to help communicate the vital urgency of emission reductions to prevent additional loss and collapse of mountain and polar cryosphere. This exciting and varied work includes contacts with media, the scientific community, governments, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations, especially the UNFCCC, Arctic Council, Antarctic Treaty system and Mountain Partnership; as well as the new ministerial-level coalition of 20-plus governments of the “Ambition on Melting Ice” (AMI) Coalition formed at COP27 in Egypt, and for which ICCI serves as a secretariat. Applicants from across the career span and with varied backgrounds, from the scientific community to dedicated media specialists, are welcome and encouraged to apply; see more information by clicking on the link below.

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Antarctica Director/Post-doctoral Fellow

Virtual – Open to Qualified Applicants Worldwide

ICCI is seeking an Antarctica Director – a position that can also be structured as a science-policy post-doctoral Fellowship.  This position seeks to bring forward Antarctic science and climate change impacts from Antarctica to a global audience, with a focus on what global warming impacts on Antarctica will have on the rest of the globe.  Special emphasis will be given to ice sheet loss and committed sea-level rise well beyond this century; and acidification, warming and freshening of the Southern Ocean.  The position is therefore especially appropriate to early career scientists whose research focused on one of these aspects of Antarctic science, as well as those with a policy interest in sea-level rise and polar oceans. Work may begin immediately or at any point through early summer 2023; but with the expectation that the successful applicant be chosen by February.  Click the link below for full job description.

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Please send a current CV and cover letter/expression of interest to ICCI strongly supports a diverse and inclusive work culture and environment.

About ICCI

ICCI is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization in the United States, founded in 2010 in the wake of COP-15 in Copenhagen; and a non-profit organization, ICCI-Europe, founded in Sweden in 2012.  ICCI works to protect the Earth’s frozen lands and waters – and thereby, the entire globe – from the impacts of climate change. The cryosphere spans areas of the planet covered seasonally or year-round in ice and snow, including the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets, glaciers, snow, sea ice, permafrost and our polar oceans. As a network of both senior policy experts and leading researchers, ICCI works with governments, civil society and other actors to highlight the consequences of the rapid changes taking place in the cryosphere and the dynamics that drive them; promote rapid emissions reductions of 50% by 2030 to slow these; and support small-scale demonstration projects in support of mitigation and adaptation in mountain and near-polar regions. A message of both warning, and hope — that it is NOT too late to prevent cryosphere collapse, but an active choice by global leaders and humanity — is a key part of ICCI’s outreach mission.