Summer Opportunities

Summer 2013 is going to HUGE, and we need you involved! Check out the incredible opportunities with Energy Action Coalition partners, and figure out where you can plug in.

Help Lead Power Shift 2013

Power Shift 2013 Fellows Program

June - August or October | Washington, DC & Pittsburgh, PA

When 10,000+ young people come together this fall for Power Shift 2013 it will be a defining moment in our fight for a clean energy future, and YOU can help build it from the ground up. We are searching for a team of dedicated leaders to form the core of our implementation team moving Power Shift 2013 from vision to reality. Don’t miss this unprecedented opportunity to engage at the heart of the youth climate movement at a pivotal moment in the fight!

Apply Now!

Internships and Fellowships

Climate Organizing Fellowship // Chesapeake Climate Action Network

May-August | Takoma Park, MD & Richmond, VA

Do you want to fight global warming while gaining valuable grassroots organizing knowledge and experience? If yes, then CCAN has the perfect fellowship for you. We are hiring a team of fellows for this summer. Whether you’re new to organizing or looking to hone your skills, CCAN’s summer organizing fellowships offer valuable experience to learn more and challenge yourself as a climate campaigner.

Apply Now! Deadline: 4/26

SWU Summer Internship // Southwest Workers Union

June 1 - August 20 | San Antonio, TX

SWU promotes grassroots solutions to climate change and other problems affecting our community. During the summer interns will work with local youth and residents to fill out weatherization applications and build out our community garden cooperative. To apply, contact Sandra Garcia at

Find out more! Deadline: 5/15

Emerging Leaders Summer Fellowship // Groundswell

May 15 - Aug 15 (flexible) | Washington, DC

The Emerging Leaders Summer Fellowship Program is a 12-week paid fellowship program in support of Groundswell’s clean energy programs. The program’s curriculum includes structured evaluations from staff, a lunch time series of lectures and conversations with leading thinkers in the field, and organization-wide events that get us out and about in the DC area. The fellowship is open to students of color and first-generation students from all majors and areas of study.

Apply Now! Priority Deadline: 4/1

Climate Summer // Better Future Project

June 7 - August 16 | throughout New England

New England Climate Summer is an internship program for college students, graduate students, and recent graduates (ages 18–25). Participants travel exclusively by bicycle in small teams across New England. In 2013, Climate Summer teams will be working on existing campaigns against tar sands, natural gas, and coal, as well as supporting local community work.

Learn More! Deadline: 4/15

Ride for the Future // Better Future Project

May 22 - July 30 | Gulf Coast (LA/TX)

A team of 10–15 young leaders will travel exclusively by bicycle from New Orleans to ExxonMobil’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas, to demand that ExxonMobil return its taxpayer subsidies to the people whose health, lives, and communities the industry has harmed. Along the way, riders partner with, learn from, and highlight the work of local leaders who are dealing with the health and climate impacts of fossil fuels and helping to make their communities more resilient. This is a grassroots movement leadership development program.

Learn More! Deadline: 4/15

Fossil Free Fellowship //

June 3 - August 9 | Multiple Locations

Spend your summer organizing to fight climate change! You’ll gain in-depth training, hands on experience, and deep relationships that strengthen our movement. Fellowships will offer experience in community organizing, action-planning, event-coordinating, and movement-building workshops. The fellowship is stipended, and additional scholarships is available on a case-by-case basis. We can’t wait for you to join us!

Apply Now! Deadline: 4/7


Greenpeace Semester // Greenpeace

May 20 - June 21, July 8 - August 9 | Washington, DC

The Greenpeace Semester is environmental leadership training for anyone 18–24 who is interested in learning the nuts and bold of organizing and advocacy. Spend 5 weeks this summer with peers from around the country in workshops, trainings, actions, and traveling for a week to learn what it takes to protect the planet.

Apply Now! 1st Term Deadline: 4/19, 2nd Term Deadline: 6/7

SPROG! // Sierra Student Coalition

Multiple Dates | Nationwide

Ever wanted to make a difference and help fight environmental injustice and climate change? SPROG is the ultimate week-long training to teach you everything you need to know to create the positive change you have always wanted to see and to network with other young, environmental activists in your region.

  • Pacific Northwest: June 23–30
  • Puerto Rico: July 22–29
  • Mid-Atlantic: July 10–14
  • Southeast: July 28 - August 4
  • Southwest: August 11–18
  • Midwest: July 14–21

Apply Now! Early-Bird Deadline: 5/15

REC Summer Organizing Retreat // Responsible Endowments Coalition

July 28 - August 3 | Northeast // August 17–23 | West Coast

REC will be hosting two Summer Organizing Retreats, for students to come together and discuss the endowment, corporate power, and strategies for winning.

Apply Now! Deadline: Rolling until spaces are filled

Mountain Justice Summer Action Camp // Mountain Justice

May 18–25 | Camp Ahistadi

Workshops on coal, mountaintop removal, coal slurry, Appalachian history and culture, non violent direct action, anti oppression, community organizing and much more. Music and speakers in the evening. All meals included. Low cost, friendly atmosphere.

Learn More! Registration will be online around mid-April

Summer of Solutions

Summer of Solutions // Grand Aspirations

June - August | Multiple Locations

During the Summer of Solutions, you will receive training in community organizing and sustainable community development techniques. You will use these skills to demonstrate the promise of energy efficiency, community-based energy, green industry, local food production, and/or smart design as described in the locations you choose. Beyond the concrete skills you learn, Summer of Solutions will be a really fun community-based experience. It is a great chance to grow with, learn from, and work with other incredible young people and community leaders who are building a better future. Most programs run through the months of June, July, and August though there is variation location to location.


Apply Now! Deadline: 4/14