Internship California Climate Action Corps Fellow
Position Title: California Climate Action Corp (CCAC) Summer Fellow
JOIN THE CALIFORNIA CLIMATE ACTION CORPS SUMMER FELLOWSHIP!
Would you love to advance climate action, while also developing skills and knowledge to start a career in the climate field? We are looking for passionate individuals to join the California Climate Action Corps (CCAC) Summer Fellowship. From mid-June to mid-August, AmeriCorps Fellows will serve with host partner organizations in communities throughout the state on climate action or climate education projects.
As AmeriCorps members, Fellows commit to a full-time (40 hours/week) two-month, 300+ hour term of service in high-need communities, working to advance climate actions that engage community members, cultivate change, and leave a lasting impact. This is a paid service experience for individuals looking to make a difference in their community and join a statewide network of emerging climate leaders.
California Volunteers has partnered with Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) and its network of partners to implement the CCAC Summer program. This team of partners will manage the recruitment and placement process, as well as provide professional development training and support. Fellows will be placed with host partner agencies and organizations who will supervise the service project(s) and provide day-to-day supervision. Some placements may have on-site projects, while others may be virtual (placements still being finalized). Host partners will follow State and County Health Department guidelines to ensure health and safety protocols. Applicants will have the opportunity to identify which placements they wish to be considered for and preference for on-site or virtual placement.
Position duties may include:
- Climate action or climate education projects with an emphasis on community engagement and volunteerism (e.g., urban greening, food waste recovery or diversion, wildfire home hardening, delivering structure climate educational content, etc.)
- Attend and participate in program orientation and regular training and cohort meetings
- Communicate regularly with the site supervisor and regional coordinator
- Maintain accurate attendance records and reporting procedures
- Track and report project outcomes on a regular basis
Gain experience and skills:
- Serve with public agencies, Tribes, nonprofit organizations, colleges, and universities working on community climate action
- Acquire concrete workplace and climate action skills
- Develop personal and professional goals with training, guidance, and support
- Promote meaningful community partnerships and make connections with service and climate-minded community members
- Become part of a large alumni network and statewide force of emerging climate leaders
- $4,000 living stipend (pre-tax) spread evenly over two months
- $1,311 Segal Education Award upon completion of term
- Forbearance on existing qualifying student loans and payment of interest accrued during service
- SNAP Food Stamps (for those eligible)
- Child Care assistance to qualifying Fellows, paid to an eligible provider of your choice
- U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States
- At least 17 years old
- High School Diploma or GED
- Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) and commitment to the full term of service (2 months, 300+ hours)
- Successful completion of TB test (if working in an educational institution)
- Ability to pass FBI, CA Department of Justice, out-of-state (if applicable), and National Sex Offender Public Registry background checks prior to service
- Capability to work in a professional office setting (some virtual placements are available)
- Strong communication (both verbal and written) and teamwork skills
Strongly preferred but not required:
- Past service experience (e.g., volunteering, community service, etc.)
- Relevant experience with, or training in, outreach, facilitation and/or education, climate/environmental issues
- Being local to the community you will serve in
This is an equal opportunity position, and we prefer to place candidates who already live in the communities they will serve.
*At this time, we are unfortunately unable to accept applicants with student visas (such as F1 or F2 student visas, J1 or J2 exchange visitor visas, G series visas, etc.), or those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.
Priority application deadline is Friday, April 30 (applications accepted until filled).