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Four members of climate corps on a platform in front of marsh

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. 

Two young people examining something in the marsh

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.  

Young people working in a salt marsh

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  

Applications to the summer 2024 MCC program for corps members and corps leaders are now live. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, March 15th.

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Help the MCC Grow  

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. 

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