Student Engagement

Internships

Our first round of internships in 2018 went so well that we have decided to expand the program to four internships in 2019! 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 daniel.bellerose@emu.edu with any questions about the internship program, applications, or future internships.

Thanks to our internship partners, Everence, Mennonite Creation Care Network, MCC Washington, Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, and Eastern Mennonite University for helping us create a brighter future for our students, and for our planet!

Faith Outreach Internship

The Faith Outreach Internship is a full-time (40 hours/week) summer internship for current students with an interest in climate action, faith outreach within the Mennonite Church, and coalition building. Students will support the work of the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions and Mennonite Creation Care Network by building relationships with congregations open to climate action both in the Great Lakes region and throughout the country, and by serving as a bridge for the Center, to create long-term relationships with those communities. Communications, networking, and administrative tasks will make up a major part of the workload. The 2019 Internship also includes a paid trip to the 2019 Mennonite USA Convention in Kansas City, where the intern will have the opportunity to network with others interested in faith outreach in the Mennonite church!

The Faith Outreach Internship is based in Wolf Lake, Indiana, and includes housing at the beautiful Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center and a monthly stipend. 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 Faith Outreach 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 March 31. The application for the Faith Outreach Internship is now closed! Please email Daniel Bellerose (daniel.bellerose@emu.edu) for more opportunities to connect with CSCS!

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 based in Washington, D.C., and includes a housing stipend and hourly pay. 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 March 31. The application for the Climate Advocacy Internship is now closed! Please email Daniel Bellerose (daniel.bellerose@emu.edu) for more opportunities to connect with CSCS!

Communications Internship

The Communications Internship is a part-time (30 hours/week) summer internship for students with an interest in Climate Communications, Online Engagement and Writing/Media. Students will work with the CSCS staff at Eastern Mennonite University to develop resources for the CSCS website, engage in media research, and write articles and social media posts for the Center.

The Communications Internship is based in Harrisonburg, VA, and includes a housing stipend and hourly pay. 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 Communications 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 March 31. The application for the Communications Internship is now closed! Please email Daniel Bellerose (daniel.bellerose@emu.edu) for more opportunities to connect 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 Climate-Friendly Investment Internship is based in Goshen, IN, and includes paid hourly wages. 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 Application. We recommend that you read the position description (found above) before filling out the application. The application for the Environmental Impact Investing Internship is now closed! Please email Daniel Bellerose (daniel.bellerose@emu.edu) for more opportunities to connect with CSCS!

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 (daniel.bellerose@emu.edu) for more opportunities to connect with CSCS!

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 the Rooted and Grounded Conference at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and participating in a training session at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, 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 daniel.bellerose@emu.edu.

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Four of this year’s Campus Climate Ambassadors at the training at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center. (From Left to Right) Anna Zehr from Hesston College, Andy King from Eastern Mennonite University, Gabe Miller from Goshen College, and Katie Isaac from Fresno Pacific University.