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 is currently offering several internship positions! See below for details of these positions. All of our internships are paid positions.

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

Program Coordinator: Campus Climate Advocacy

The program coordinator for campus climate advocacy is a position with the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions (CSCS), which works broadly at how CSCS can engage college campuses, with a focus on Anabaptist colleges.  The coordinator will develop resources and strategies that can be used by students across the Mennonite universities. The coordinator will test climate advocacy strategies with interested students.  These strategies may include, but not be limited to, facilitating meetings with policymakers (local, state, and federal); letter writing and other written advocacy; low-time-investment actions like phone calls in which students with limited time could engage; and organizing demonstrations or organized action.

Other possible roles for the advocacy coordinator work include helping to expand CSCS’s climate advocacy work, establishing broad climate policy principles, establishing relationships with fellow advocacy organizations, and engaging personally with key staff of federal policymakers in the states in which the universities are located. We especially encourage persons of color to apply.  This is a contract position.

This is a paid position. For more information on this position, please view the full job description here.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to cscs@sustainableclimatesolutions.org

Anabaptist Climate Directory: Writing & Communications Coordinator

The writing and communications coordinator for the Anabaptist climate directory program is a position with the Anabaptist Climate Collaborative (formerly the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions, CSCS), which works to create a central resource of activities, people and stories from various Anabaptist/Mennonite organizations that are engaging with climate issues.  The coordinator will organize and maintain a program to collect contacts and information, starting with approximately fifteen organizations with current connections to ACC.  The coordinator will organize this information into a resource on the web which is accessible to the general public, and that will attract broad engagement. The coordinator will work with ACC to develop a plan for public and organizational engagement, with the goal of eventually including one or more of the following: 1) a series of engaging stories, 2) developing and promoting a speaker’s bureau, 3) a webinar series highlighting key stories and resources. 

This position is an opportunity for somebody who is passionate about climate justice to further our mission of raising awareness of how Anabaptists are working at this critical issue, and in particular through formal organizations.  We especially encourage persons of color to apply.  This is a contract position.

This is a paid position. For more information on this position, please view the full job description here.

 

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to cscs@sustainableclimatesolutions.org

 

Global Voices: Writing & Communications Coordinator

The writing and communications coordinator for the global voices program is a position with the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions (CSCS), which works to create engaging materials that draw from global stories of climate change.  The coordinator will develop stories of both impacts and solutions of climate change from existing contacts with Anabaptist/Mennonites communities around the world. This position works in collaboration with the Creation Care Task Force of Mennonite World Conference. The coordinator will collaborate with the CSCS and MWC staff on making written pieces available to a broad audiences, and in multiple formats.

This position is an opportunity for somebody who is passionate about climate justice to further our mission of raising awareness of both unseen injustices of climate change, and how people around the world are engaging with creative and inspiring solutions. We especially encourage persons of color to apply.  This is a contract position.

This is a paid position. For more information on this position, please view the full job description here.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to cscs@sustainableclimatesolutions.org

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 Canada, 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.