2024 Summer Internship

We are excited to offer our first cohort of Climate Action Youth Interns in summer 2024, funded by a BECU Green Equity Initiative Grant.

Leveraging our community of local business owners, entrepreneurs, manufacturers, and public agencies, we are the ‘match makers’ connecting young adults (18-24), from all backgrounds and levels of experience, to paid internships with local businesses and public agencies across the green economy.

Cohort Announcement Coming 6/5

Prospective interns

Prospective Hosts

Intern Info Session, recorded May 6, 2024

Access slides here | Recording

Host Info Session, recorded May 6, 2024

Access slides here | Recording

Climate Action Youth Internship Timeline

04/17 – Applications Open

05/24 – Applications Close

06/05 – Intern cohort selected

06/12 – Placement and onboarding

06/17 – Internship begins

08/23 – Internship ends

08/28 – Climate Action Youth Internship Showcase

2023 Internship Showcase

The Internship at a Glance

Interested in joining the program or know someone else who might be?

Use the following buttons to download or view a quick one-pager to get a high level understanding of the program requirements and offerings.

More About the Program

  • Seattle Good is the case manager overseeing internship program participants, needs, and participant support. As such:
    • All supervisors, internship hosts, and mentors must complete a background check (free of charge) through Seattle Good’s third party screening partner, GoodHire. 
    • Seattle Good will collect W-9s from program participants and produce 1099’s at the close of each year for tax purposes.
    • Interns are covered under Seattle Good’s liability insurances. 
  • Seattle Good Business Network facilitates 1:1 match-making between intern and business making sure the best-possible fit
  • Roles are co-designed based on a the needs and availability of the business (admin, accounting, inventory, warehouse, social media, baking, production, etc.)
  • Interns are paid an hourly rate as relative to local living wage standards.
  • The Climate Action Youth Internship will be a 240-hour program. Weekly schedules are flexible and determined by each business host/intern.
  • The opportunity is open to 18-24 year olds in the Seattle area.
  • Interns must attend all virtual and in-person programming components with program lead complete a series of online surveys throughout the internship, and participate in supplemental programming as capacity allows.
  • Intern hourly wages ($22.77/hr) are paid by Seattle Good Business Network through grant funding.
  • Interns will be hired as seasonal employees of Seattle Good Business Network and will be covered by our insurance.
  • In collaboration with the intern, supervisors must draft a work plan and timeline to follow during the internship and set expectations from the outset with the intern.

Meet Our Cohorts

Meet our youth interns and dedicated businesses who have supported our program.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Climate Action Youth Internship is available to all 18-24 year olds in the Greater Seattle area. We prioritize young people from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds (e.g., low-income, POC, refugee, immigrant, and more). 

Any local business, public agency, or organization within the Greater Seattle Area interested in providing career pathways and mentorship for local youth. Anyone can apply, but we prioritize Seattle Good Business Network members – learn more about our programming and join for here!

Yes, each intern’s hourly wages are covered by Seattle Good Business Network’s grant funding to support living wages. Climate Action Youth Interns will be paid $22.77/hr in Summer 2024. 

Seattle Good Business Network prioritizes the health of all participants and asks that all internships follow COVID-19 restrictions and accommodations to ensure everyone’s safety.

All program participants, except where a fully remote arrangement is possible,  must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate. 

While we prioritize at-place internship opportunities, depending on the business host’s current regulations, our internships typically can be held virtually, in-person, or a combination of both.