Internship Job Description:
This internship will work primarily in Captain Planet Foundation’s Planeteer Alliance program focused on building and supporting a global community of young climate advocates and champions. This position is part of a media team that will be responsible for developing stories and multimedia profiles of Planeteers and their work taking place around the world. The responsibilities of this particular role is to help identify and develop the written stories, and to work with other members of the media team to share those stories in multiple media and formats.
A qualified candidate will demonstrate…
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Creative writing and storytelling skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Attention to detail
- Ability to follow through on projects and stay on task with minimal supervision
- Interest in the environment, science education, and empowering young people to make a difference in the world
- Candidate must be a member of the Planeteer Alliance and active on PlaneteerHQ
- Candidate must be at least 16 years old
- Candidate must have fluency in English
- Candidate must have access to their own computer and reliable internet connection
Timing & Compensation: This is a 16-week internship extending from September 11, 2023 to January 12, 2024 (week of December 25th is off for holidays). There is an expectation of 10 hours per week committed to this position. This is a paid internship at a rate of $15/ hour USD. University students may also receive credit with permission from your university advisor.
Location: This position is open to active Planeteers in any global region, or non-Planeteers in the Atlanta Metro region.
Organization’s Mission Statement:
The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to work collaboratively to engage and empower young people to be problem solvers for the planet. We pursue this work by curating and developing tools, resources, and opportunities for educators and for passionate youth to create a climate-friendly and equitable future for all.
Summary of CPF Programs:
The Captain Planet Foundation operates four main programs in support of its mission:
- Project Learning Garden is a comprehensive school garden program that provides schools with the materials and support to establish a sustainable school garden program that serves an essential role in the instructional culture of the school. PLG is in over 500 schools in 26 states across the county, as well as in Vancouver, BC and London.
- Project Hero is a web-based program that guides classes on project-based learning journeys or Quests to catalyze empathy into action on behalf of species and ecosystems that need help. Quests culminate in hands-on projects students design to make a meaningful difference.
- Planeteer Alliance is a global community of passionate young people transforming their impatience for change into action for the climate and planet. Planeteer Alliance provides an antidote to climate anxiety by building agency and training young people how to engage in real solutions to climate mitigation and drawdown.
- Green Heart STEM Challenge The Green Heart STEM Challenge for Environmental Justice is a three-month long activation for teams of 2-5 students in 5th to 12th grade to explore and identify environmental justice challenges in their communities. Over the course of the Challenge, student teams use a human-centered approach to design feasible solutions. Importantly, this program includes a post-Challenge Idea Incubator to support the implementation of winning project ideas.
Interested candidates should apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Youth Impact Manager H Storck (email@example.com) by August 25, 2023.