We are igniting a leadership movement and reinvigorating public service. It just so happens our thing is climate.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”Martin Luther King Jr.
International Summer Internship Program
We hosted 15 summer interns in 2020. Many of these students had internships lined up that were canceled because of the pandemic. Carbon Neutral Indiana created a mutually beneficial program that enabled these students to learn soft and hard skills related to climate action, social entrepreneurship, and leadership.
Even within the first week, we achieved something magical. Here it is in their words:
“I loved the connectedness of everyone… This was more valuable than my average class. [It] was more hands-on and allowed me to grow as a person and in my knowledge.”Beverely Thompson, Indiana University student
“The internship… changed my perspective on what effective climate action looks like and how many solutions are subject to greenwashing.”Erica Walters, Butler University student
“We’ve built such a close community… and it’s more the community motivating me than even the climate action we’re promoting.”Siddharth Das, Indiana University student
“This summer internship was more valuable than my average college class… I was also very thankful to feel so welcomed by everyone else.”Kimberly Garcia, Cornell University student