Tuesday, March 29, 2022

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY. HBCU Environmental Justice And Climate Corps Internship




Accepting Applications for the HBCU Environmental Justice And Climate Corps Internship


The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) is continuing to accept applications for the HBCU Environmental Justice and Climate Corps Internship. Five interns representing five Gulf Coast states will immerse themselves in a hands-on research to action project working with a partner community based organization disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards and climate change. 

The five Gulf Coast communities are New Orleans, LA, Houston, TX, Gulfport, MS, Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL.


Compensation $2,500

The application deadline is April 23, 2022.

Funded by:




The HBCU Environmental Justice and Climate Corps Internship will develop the capacity of HBCU students to become active leaders in community issues of environmental justice and climate change; provide a comprehensive community engagement plan for the transfer of knowledge to partner communities; and facilitate the dissemination of environmental justice and climate change information within the partner communities.


The intern will conduct research in one of the following areas:

·    Environmental Justice

·    Climate Change

·    Food Security

·    Environmental Health Disparities

·    Environmental Policy





·    Have a passionate interest in environmental justice and climate change advocacy.

·    Attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU)

·    Rising undergraduate Junior or above; Graduate Student

·    3.0 GPA or above



·    Strong interpersonal and communication skills

·    Highly organized with strong attention to detail

·    Ability to meet deadlines and take initiative, assist others and resolve problems

·    Excellent time management and planning skills

·    Must be able to attend internship in-person


Required Documents

You will be required to upload the following in .pdf or .docx format.

·    One- page cover letter

·    Resume 

·    A 3-5 page writing sample demonstrating why environmental justice and climate change advocacy and research is important to you.

·    College Transcript


Important Dates

April 23, 2022: Application Deadline

May 15, 2022: Interns notified of placement

June 15, 2022: Internship Begins

Aug. 31, 2022: Last Day of Summer Internship

Sept. 5, 2022: Presentation of summer experience



Questions? Contact Mary Williams - maryw@dscej.org



Know an HBCU Student who might be interested in this opportunity?

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