CPF + ECYC Internship Cohort

Captain Planet Foundation

Captain Planet Foundation is partnering with the Emerson Collective Youth Collective and George Washington University’s Honey Nashman Center, to offer summer internship program focused on sustainability and environmental justice in Atlanta. We are recruiting a team of 25 young professionals to explore and advance sustainability and environmental justice initiatives in the Metro Atlanta region from within NGOs working across the city. 

The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to collaboratively engage and empower young people to be problem solvers for the planet. The mission of ECYC is to create a community that ensures students feel equipped to achieve self-reliance and advance social change. The mission of the Honey Nasham Center is to promote equity and active citizenship in a diverse democracy. By our powers combined… this will be a unique opportunity for 25 college students interested in working in the intersection of environment, social justice, and democracy in Atlanta and beyond!

As part of the ECYC, this will be more than a summer internship—it will be a holistic and interactive professional development experience. Interns will develop lifelong professional connections as an ECYC Alumni, and have access to professional development programming, mentorship, networking events, and more. Selected applicants will be placed in an Atlanta-based environmental or environmental justice focused NGO as part of their regular assignment, with enrichment opportunities offered by CPF, ECYC, GWU, National Geographic, and The Smithsonian, interspersed throughout the summer term.

This is an 8-week paid internship, and interns will be considered AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates, with the associated compensation and benefits it provides. CPF is also providing a limited number of housing accommodations in local universities. Priority will be given to students at HBCUs within the Atlanta Metro Region.

To be notified when the official application opens in January, please complete the form below.

Would you require housing assistance in Atlanta for the summer?
Would you have your own means of transportation to get TO Atlanta?
Would you have your own means of transportation to get AROUND Atlanta?