Student Programs

CSCS engages undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates, through internships, fellowships, and campus ambassador positions.  See below for more information on these programs.   

Internships:

CSCS offered two internships in the summer of 2021, each of which offered students an opportunity to engage with a different aspect of sustainability! Descriptions for each internship can be found below.

If you are interested in summer internships, we will be announcing those positions at the beginning of the 2022 calendar year.  Please check back, or email Joseph Harder (Program Assistant) at joseph.harder@sustainableclimatesolutions.org with any questions about the internship program, applications, or future internships.

Thanks to our internship past partners, Everence, MCC Washington, MCC Ottawa 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 was a part-time (30 hours/week) summer internship for students with an interest in climate action, domestic policy, and advocacy. The intern engaged in advocacy, organizing, and lobbying with the MCC Washington office, with a specific focus on mobilizing the Mennonite community around climate issues.

Find the full internship description here (this will give you an idea of our past internship, if you are interested in future internships).

Environmental Impact Investing Internship

The Environmental Impact Investing Internship was 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 pursued positive change through dialogues with companies whose stock Everence owns. They involved 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.

Find the full internship description and application here.

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 up to 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.

The application for the Climate Futures Fellowship is not yet open for 2022-23.  Please watch for additional information at the beginning of 2022.

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. Cohorts start the year by attending a training session 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 Joseph Harder at joseph.harder@sustainableclimatesolutions.org.

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Campus Climate Ambassadors from 2018-29 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.