The application for Fall 2023 will open on July 19th. Decisions will be released around August 16.

The U.N. Climate Change Negotiations Practicum is a semester-long course that offers students an opportunity to study the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the climate negotiations process. Students gain hands-on experience working with clients at the heart of the negotiations, including NGOs and country delegations.

The U.N. Climate Change Negotiations Practicum will be offered in Fall 2023. The  Duke’s Bass Connections program generously supports the course. The application is open to all Duke graduate students and upper-level undergraduates and will meet for one hour and thirty minutes once a week. Graduate students will receive 1.5 credits, and undergraduates will receive 0.5 credits.

Typically there has been broad interest in this course, so we ask that students interested submit a short application. The 2023 Application will open on July 19th and will be due on July 28th at 11:59pm EST. We can accept up to 16 students.

For questions, please contact Gabriela Nagle Alverio ( and Ina Liao (