The MCC is housed in the university’s Center for the Environment and is working at a regional level to accelerate climate action. We bring together representatives across the Midwest from higher education, local government, business, and the non-profit sector to craft and implement a cohesive response to the climate crisis. The MCC was launched in January 2022 and continues to build its presence in the region through in-person and virtual networking, social media, conference presentations, and other communication streams.

MCC Summer Intern – Open

The Midwest Climate Collaborative is a project of Washington University, hosted by the Center for the Environment, working at a regional level to accelerate climate action. We’re bringing together representatives across the Midwest from higher education, local government, business, and the non-profit sectors to craft and implement a response to the climate crisis. The summer internship program will focus on developing the Midwest Climate Resource Network (CRN), a site launched last year to connect climate leaders and practitioners in the region to one another and resources, policies, tool-kits, maps, and data relevant to the Midwest. This is a full-time position over the summer that will be focused on editing and updating the prototype CRN site and designing programming to foster stronger connections and enhanced collaboration around the CRN’s resources. This position also offers the opportunity to meet others working in the region on climate; attend virtual and in-person events with climate researchers and practitioners; and support the MCC’s general operations, including drafting e-newsletters, writing blog pieces, and tracking climate commitments across the region.

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Highly organized
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and confidence communicating with leaders in higher education, government, and the corporate and non-profit sectors
  • Some Knowledge of climate change topics 
  • Experience using google drive and related products, MS Office Suite, or similar products
  • Experience with web design, preferably WordPress, or comparable skills
  • Experiencing organizing meetings or events (virtual or in-person)

37.5 hrs/wk for 10 weeks between May – August. 

For questions, contact Heather Navarro, hnavarro@wustl.edu

Rate of pay: $13/hr

MCC Communications Intern – Closed

This position is a great experience for anyone interested in developing messaging strategies tailored to various audiences and developing written and oral communication skills. Student work will focus on building up communication channels, extending the MCC brand into new venues, and helping promote the 2024 Midwest Climate Summit happening in Indianapolis in April. Specifically, the communications intern will draft monthly e-newsletters, work with the MCC Comms committee, manage a social media calendar, and develop materials to promote and support the upcoming Summit.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Highly organized
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong communication skills and confidence communicating with leaders in higher education, government, and the corporate and non-profit sectors
  • Experience with canva, adobe design suite, or similar programs for developing content for print and digital communications
  • Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision
  • Knowledge of climate change topics

HOURS: 7 – 10 hours/week

TO APPLY:  Send a cover letter and resume to Nicole Angeli, angelin@wustl.edu. Interviews will be held the first 3 weeks of December for a start time in January. This position is currently available to Washington University students only.

Applications are accepted until position is filled.