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Climate Justice

MacNest Climate Justice Internship Program

The Department of Entrepreneurship and the Sustainability Office, are pleased to announce the third year of the MacNest Climate Justice program, a grant-funded initiative focused on preparing students to address one of the most pressing issues of our time, climate change. In collaboration with alumni Dr. Paul Rick ’64 and Dr. Margaret Rick ’64, 3-4 students per year will partner with organizations working toward just, equitable and regenerative solutions to the climate crisis. The internships offer valuable mentorship and apprenticeship opportunities; students will gain skills for resilience-building in the future.

Students will receive a $6,250 living stipend to work full time and attend workshops to further their learning and experience. Students will also receive 1 academic credit. The organizations that students will work with in the MacNest Climate Justice program are pre-determined. 

The MacNest Climate Justice Summer 2024 Program will take place May 13th, 2024 – Julyt 19th, 2024.

MacNest Climate Justice 2024 Important Dates For Students:

  • Friday, January 19th  Summer 2024 Application Opens!
  • Tuesday, January 30, February 13th, 20th & 27th E&I Summer Programming Office Hours in the Idea Lab from 11:30-1.
  • Thursday, February 15th E&I Summer Programming Info Session from 11:30-1 in LIB250. 
  • Monday, March 4th Applications Due at 9:00 am! Students must submit a fully completed application and all required accompanying materials which includes a resume and a video. Application preview available at the end of this info packet. 
  • Thursday, March 8th Acceptance emails will be sent. 
  • Thursday, April 4th If accepted, mandatory Program Launch Meeting from 11:30-1 in LIB250
  • Tuesday, April 9th If accepted, mandatory ISP Meeting (International Students Only) from 11:30-1 in LIB250
  • Tuesday April 16th If accepted, mandatory Headshots and Hamburgers Meeting 11:30-1 in LIB250

MacNest Climate Justice 2024 Important Dates For Startups:

  • Monday, April 15th All startups will be required to attend a MacNest Climate Justice supervisor training from noon-1pm via Zoom

Past Participants