CSCS currently offers two summer internships, each of which offers students an opportunity to engage with a different aspect of sustainability! Descriptions for each internship can be found below, as well as links to applications and position descriptions. Please email Daniel Bellerose (Student Programs Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the internship program, applications, or future internships.
Climate Advocacy Internship
The Climate Advocacy Internship is a part-time (30 hours/week) summer internship for students with an interest in climate action, domestic policy, and advocacy. Students will engage in advocacy, organizing, and lobbying with the MCC Washington office, with a specific focus on mobilizing the Mennonite community around climate issues.
The Climate Advocacy Internship is remote this year but may include a trip to Washington, D.C. depending on ability. Find the full internship description here (if you are applying for the internship, we recommend that you read the internship description before filling out the application).
To apply, fill out our online Climate Advocacy Internship Application. We recommend that you read the position description (found above) before filling out the application. Your chances of receiving the position are best if you apply by February 25th. The application for the Climate Advocacy Internship is currently closed! Please email Daniel Bellerose (email@example.com) with any questions about other ways to get involved with CSCS.
Environmental Impact Investing Internship
The Environmental Impact Investing Internship is a full-time (40 hours/week) summer internship at the Everence FCU office in Goshen, IN, for students with an interest in Climate Action, Investment Management, and campus outreach. Students will pursue positive change through dialogues with companies whose stock Everence owns. They may conduct research and participate in corporate dialogues, as well as supporting the investment team at Everence, and facilitating connections between Everence, CSCS, and Mennonite College campuses.
The Environmental Impact Investing Internship is based in Goshen, IN, and includes paid hourly wages. Find the full internship description and application here (if you are applying for the internship, we recommend that you read the internship description before filling out the application).
The application for this internship is through the Everence website. If you have any questions about the process feel free to reach out to Daniel Bellerose at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Climate Futures Fellowship
The Climate Futures Fellowship Program is a year-long paid fellowship in one of the partner offices of the Center – Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, VA), Goshen College (Goshen, IN), or Mennonite Central Committee (Washington, D.C., or Goshen, IN). Recent graduates have the opportunity to send in proposals based on the needs of each partner, with two proposals being selected for a fellowship. Fellows can focus on anything from media and communications, to climate research, to the theology of creation, based on the immediate needs of the partner institutions and the Center, and the interests of the fellow. The position includes housing, transportation, and a monthly stipend for the year. Find more information about the fellowship, including past fellows’ work here.
The application for the Climate Futures Fellowship is now closed! Please email Daniel Bellerose (email@example.com) for more information!
Campus Climate Ambassadors
The Campus Climate Ambassadors program began in the Fall of 2018. It brings together students from Mennonite college campuses in the United States, and encourages them in their campus organizing work, offers training, and connection with other students from around the country. This year’s cohort started the year by attending a training session at the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston, Kansas, where they discussed climate communication, campus organizing, and the best way to connect their campuses together through a common passion for sustainability. The program is by recommendation only, so we don’t accept applications for the Ambassadors positions. If you would like to know more about the Campus Climate Ambassadors program, or have any questions about their work, email firstname.lastname@example.org.