Breakthrough is currently accepting applications for our Breakthrough Generation Summer Fellowship 2016 


The Breakthrough Institute is a pioneering research institute changing how people think about energy and the environment. Breakthrough's mission is to accelerate the transition to a future where all the world's inhabitants can enjoy secure, free, prosperous, and fulfilling lives on an ecologically vibrant planet. Our core values are integrity, imagination, and audacity. We are progressives who believe in the potential of human development, technology, and evolution to improve human lives and create a beautiful world. We are researchers, analysts, and writers who reject outmoded orthodoxies on the Left and Right, and are dedicated to new ways of thinking, new political frameworks, and new policy paradigms. We are the authors of reassessments of progressive assumptions, from "The Death of Environmentalism," which argued for transcending a nature-based politics, to "Climate Pragmatism," which proposes an innovation-adaptation-regulation focused alternative to Kyoto, to “An Ecomodernist Manifesto,” which outlines our vision for accelerating growth and innovation to make more room for wild nature.





Breakthrough Institute Summer Fellowship 2016

Paid ($500/week) Summer Term of 10 weeks (June – August)

Location: Oakland, California

Eligibility: Recent college graduate or postgraduate students; any nationality; must have a demonstrated interest in one of our three program areas (Energy, Conservation, Innovation).

Application deadline: February 16, 2016

Learn more and apply here.




Breakthrough Generation now offers scholarships for more advanced and independent research. Applicants must have a Masters degree or higher and submit a well-scoped research project. To find out more about our scholarship program and apply to Breakthrough Generation 2016, please click on this link. The application deadline is February 16, 2016.