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Massachusetts Climate Corps

The Massachusetts Climate Corps (MCC) is an eight-week summer internship for college students and other youth from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in the environmental and conservation fields.  

MCC members are based out of different Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries where they gain hands-on conservation science field experience with an emphasis on climate resilience. Corps members will collect data in the field, analyze and present their findings, and engage with environmental and climate justice ideas. 

Hands-on Fieldwork Experience 

MCC members are part of a corps that collects data in different locations across Massachusetts—from assessing measures of coastal resilience on Boston’s North Shore to researching elements of urban forestry and ecology in a city environment.  

The internship incorporates fieldwork, data analysis, and professional development throughout its runtime, making it an effective and exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience. In addition to research skills and specialized knowledge on specific ecosystems, participants also showcase their work and practice communicating on their topics of focus.  

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Leadership Opportunities 

Corps leaders spend the summer supervising and mentoring MCC members, teaching techniques for working in the field, and assisting the Early Careers Manager in planning and supervising projects. Corps leader applicants should be enrolled in or graduated from a college or advanced degree program and have a science background and fieldwork experience.

How to Apply  

The application deadline for the summer 2024 MCC program was Friday, March 15. Sign up for email alerts to be notified when the 2025 MCC applications are opened.

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Help the MCC Grow  

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The need for equitable early career opportunities in the environmental field is strong and growing. You can contribute to expanding early career opportunities for young people of all backgrounds who want to join the environmental field.