Are you ready for something different this summer?

Climate Summer is a unique internship that will challenge you and push you to grow more than you thought possible.

Apply for Summer 2016

Apply to be a Climate Summer 2016 intern and gain the tools, knowledge, and experience of a confident climate justice organizer. Meet other passionate, like-minded young people and gain lifelong friends. Work on a climate-change related campaign and learn from inspiring community leaders, legislators, organizers, and community members across Massachusetts. Live your values as you travel exclusively by bicycle all summer, fossil fuel free.

Program Details

  • Spend June 11 – August 13, 2016 campaigning to stop natural gas expansion in Massachusetts
  • Attend an intensive two-week training at the start of Climate Summer to gain organizing tools, background knowledge on climate change, and bicycle maintenance skills
  • Connect with passionate young people from across the country both at training and more deeply on your team of 5-6 riders
  • Travel exclusively by bicycle on a route through Massachusetts, helping to build resistance to natural gas infrastructure in 8 different communities
  • Hone a specific skill set in your role as Team Leader, Outreach Coordinator, Traditional Media Coordinator, Digital Coordinator, or Video Coordinator
  • Learn from community leaders, meet with legislators, and connect with people of all ages and backgrounds around issues that are crucial to our future
  • Scholarships available!

Outcomes for the summer

  • Learn to do stuff!

We are looking for applicants:

  • Ages 18-25 from a diversity of backgrounds
  • Who are passionate about social justice and climate change and interested in becoming part of a grassroots movement
  • Who are budding leaders excited to learn and develop more skills
  • Who have exceptional teamwork skills
  • Who are committed to personal growth and ready to push themselves
  • Who demonstrate eagerness and humbleness in working within communities and learning from the people who live there

Program Dates

*Note: dates are subject to change

  • December 1st: Climate Summer 2016 application released (click here to be notified once application is live)
  • February 20th: Application closes
  • February 22nd: Notification of interview
  • February 26th – March 11th: Interviews
  • March 21st: Notification of acceptance
  • April 14th: Welcome packets mailed
  • June 11th-12th: Team leader training
  • June 13th – 22nd: All rider training
  • June 22nd – August 10th: Riders embark on campaign routes
  • August 10th – 13th: All rider debrief
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