Student Engagement

Internships

CSCS offers three 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 daniel.bellerose@emu.edu with any questions about the internship program, applications, or future internships.

Thanks to our internship partners, Everence, MCC Washington, and Eastern Mennonite University for helping us create a brighter future for our students, and for our planet!

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 open! Please email Daniel Bellerose (daniel.bellerose@emu.edu) with any questions about the position!

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 open! Please email Daniel Bellerose (daniel.bellerose@emu.edu) with any questions about the position!

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 daniel.bellerose@emu.edu.

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 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 daniel.bellerose@emu.edu.

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Four of last 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.