Climate Career Corps

Let’s help youth take part in solving the biggest crisis of our time

Climate Career Corps

A multi-year program that prepares youth for the workplace while developing green skills through education, work experience, and mentorship. Youth learn about ecology, climate science, and environmental justice while gaining work experience in climate-related internships and enrichment activities.

uncheckedThe Climate Career Corps launched in summer 2022 and has grown to over 339 young people gaining valuable work experience in green careers. The program was founded with our partner Nature in the City and has quickly become Enterprise for Youth’s largest employment portfolio. The Climate Career Corps deepens and expands our long history of placing young people in environment stewardship internships.

“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

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. 

2024 Summit – July 10 at 4:30 pm

To learn more, email climatesummit@enterpriseforyouth.org.

MEET OUR 2024 speakers
  • Yuri Sadiki Torres – Green for All National Organizer at Dream.Org
  • Martha Guzman – Regional Administrator at US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Roy Parado – Field Sales and Marketing at Plenty Unlimited Inc.
  • Chris Busch – Director of Environmental Initiatives at Apple.
  • Eliane Rendon – Jefa de Carrera de Agricultura Sustentable y Protegida at the Universidad Tecnológica del Sur del Estado de Morelos
  • Michelle Lim – Order Fulfillment and Supply Chain Sustainability & Program Management Office Manager at Agilent
  • Finn Does – Eco-Justice Advocate & Co Chair of the Bay Area Youth Climate Summit 

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

Internships

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. 

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

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

Sponsor a green internship and change a young person’s life. Reach our community, and make an impact on the planet.

Margan Mulvihill
margan@enterpriseforyouth.org
628-900-8134

Host an Intern

Enterprise prepares youth to work and makes it easy for you to host by handling all administrative duties.

Erin Frawley
efrawley@enterpriseforyouth.org
628-237-2753

Volunteer

Mentor youth, conduct mock interviews, conduct a workshop, speak on a career panel, or join our Advisory Board.

Volunteer interest form
Bonnie Kramer
bonnie@enterpriseforyouth.org