Massachusetts Climate Corps

Environmental Fellow Amara Chittenden in a saltmarsh wearing work gloves and a Mass Audubon ballcap, using a long-handled tool for restoration work

Interested in nature? Excited to spend the summer outdoors? Don’t mind getting your hands dirty for science? Join the Massachusetts Climate Corps!

The Massachusetts Climate Corps (MCC) is a summer internship program crafted to empower young professionals from underrepresented communities to become leaders in the environmental and conservation fields.

MCC crews will spend the summer getting hands-on experience in climate resilience, coastal resilience, and urban ecology. Projects could include restoring land on the coast, protecting the urban tree canopy, or planting pollinator gardens.

The program centers around career exploration, supporting young professionals in building foundational expertise to propel them forward in a green career.

Program Locations

The MCC is based out of two program hubs for the summer of 2023: Boston Nature Center in Mattapan is hosting a crew from the Greater Boston area, and Joppa Flats Education Center in Newburyport is hosting a crew from Lawrence, Methuen, and Haverhill.

Join a Crew

Corps members spend the summer, observing plants and wildlife, collecting data, and carrying out projects to support nature-based climate solutions.

Corps member applicants should be enrolled in or have recently completed high school or college, and be interested in science, excited to do fieldwork, and willing to learn on the job.

Corps members are paid $18–20 per hour and work 30–35 hours per week from June 26–August 18, 2023.

Available Positions

To learn more and apply to be a Mass Climate Corps member, read the full job descriptions:

Lead a Crew

Corps leaders spend the summer mentoring crew members, teaching techniques for working in the field, and assisting the early careers manager in planning and supervising crew projects.

Corps leader applicants should be enrolled in a college or advanced degree program and have a science background and fieldwork experience.

Corps leaders are paid $25 per hour and work 40 hours per week from June 20–August 25, 2023.

Job Description

To learn more and apply to be a Mass Climate Corps crew leader, read the full job descriptions:

Submitting an Application

At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background.