Climate Career Corps
Let’s help youth take part in solving the biggest crisis of our time
“I have learned how to be a better leader, activist, and environmentalist with this job [at Buena Vista Park]. So much so, that I want to pursue a career to continue taking care of the Earth. With my next job I will take my go-to attitude and put it to work so I may succeed at my goals of life. This job was exciting, and despite its labor I enjoyed talking to people and the plants!”
-Delara Armijo, Green Careers Intern, Summer 2021
Youth Growing Green
The Climate Career Corps is designed for youth to accelerate solutions to climate change and acquire green skills for future success in any job they choose.
Climate Career Corps youth interns will
- gain direct work experiences in a range of climate-focused organizations
- learn about environmental issues
- gain appreciation for the value of nature in our cities
- build green skills that can be applied to their professional and personal lives
- inspire and help build a movement that fuels climate solutions
- impact their local environments and see the immediate outcomes of their efforts
Green skills are not just marketable but essential skills
“We expect to see millions of new jobs created globally in the next decade driven by new climate policies and commitments.”
– LinkedIn 2022 Global Green Skills Report
By partnering with a range of organizations, youth interns contribute directly to conservation efforts, participate in projects focused on environmental policy and advocacy, and learn more about corporate efforts to build sustainability into the business model.
Climate Career Summit
A roundtable discussion with climate professionals and activists
Each summer, all youth participants engage with climate leaders who are making positive impacts on the planet. The Climate Career Summit facilitates discussions around important climate action topics while exposing youth to career pathways that have positive impacts on preserving our planet.
2023 Summit – July 12 at 4:30 pm
To learn more, email email@example.com.
Meet the 2023 speakers
Climate Advisory Board
Leaders in climate action and sustainability who lend their expertise to help us improve and expand the Climate Career Corps.
Anthony Brunello, Founder, Gridworks; Partner, California Strategies
Miguel Dimas, EcoCenter Manager, San Francisco Recreation & Parks
Amber Hasselbring, Executive Director, Nature in the City
Jessica Heiges, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Quantis
Diana Kapp, author and journalist
Alexia Leclercq, Co-Founder, Start:Empowerment
Jannice Newson, Founder, Lillian Augusta
John Reynolds, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Don Rothaus, Marine Biologist, retired from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
“I never really considered working outdoors / gardening as a possible career option prior to this experience, and while I still have my heart set out to work in the technology industry in the future, I can definitely see myself incorporating how to be green in my future occupation.”
– Joanne, intern in Golden Gate Park
Support the Climate Career Corps
We are actively seeking new funding sources to support our expanded vision.
Sponsor a green internship and change a young person’s life. Reach our community, and make an impact on the planet.
Host an Intern
Enterprise prepares youth to work and makes it easy for you to host by handling all administrative duties.
Luz Aguirre Ramirez
Mentor youth, conduct mock interviews, conduct a workshop, speak on a career panel, or join our Advisory Board.
Volunteer interest form