350Marin Internship Program

Jun 8, 2020

We are seeking high school students and college age youth with creative ideas and good communication skills who are already active or are interested in becoming active in helping to address the climate crisis. Their role would be essentially to work with their peers and strengthen the environmental youth network. Our ultimate goal is to amplify the youth involvement in climate change in Marin.

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Natale and other 350Marin  interns lead a 2019 youth panel on climate

At the moment, we have one student from the Marin School for Environmental Leadership (MSEL) who will be working with us in the 2020-2021 school year, but still have remaining openings.  If you’re high school or college age, consider checking out our program.  Interning with 350Marin can be an exciting chance to learn how activists work to make change happen while positively affecting one of the most important issues of our time!

 

Past Internship History

Our internship program allowed us to welcome youth from College of Marin, Marin School of Environment Leadership, Sir Francis Drake High School, and the Marin Academy. Our former interns had different experiences depending on their focus and areas of interest within climate change activism. Our flexible structure allows us to tailor the internship on both the needs of our organization and the profile of the student. Below are pictures of some of our former interns along with what they have to say about their interests and their experience interning with 350Marin.

 

Eleanor Huang

 My name is Eleanor  Huang. I am a member  of Terra Linda High  School’s graduating class of 2020, and a student in the Marin School of Environmental Leadership. When I’m not at school, work, or orchestra, I like to spend my free time artistically, like painting or making earrings. I wanted to be a 350 Marin intern because I am passionate about youth advocacy. I believe 350 Marin’s style of grass-roots activism in youth leadership is the spirit the world needs to conquer the climate crisis. During my time as an intern, I gained a new perspective on climate activism, met other students determined to protect the earth, and learned how to use zoom video calls. I’m forever grateful for the experience! Next year, I will be a Philosophy major in the Honors College of Letters & Science at UC Santa Barbara. 

 

Natale Urquhart

My name is Natale and I am going into my senior year at Humboldt State University, majoring in Environmental Science with an emphasis in ecological restoration. This summer and the next I will be working as an intern soil conservationist with NRCS. I was part of the first year of interns with 350Marin, and it was such a good learning experience. I got to plan events, attend community meetings, give input into our campaigns, and learn from the tight-knit, caring group of adults that make up 350Marin. I’m so excited to see how 350Marin will continue to grow and inspire! 

Niklas Ugalde

My name is Niklas Alexander Ugalde Recarte and I am a second year student at College of Marin. After graduating with an A.A. in Social Sciences this spring, I will be pursuing a B.A. in Environmental Studies for the coming two years. During my time at College of Marin, I have become increasingly active in environmental initiatives such as launching a recycling program on campus. Through my environmental engagement, I learned about 350 Marin and their shared mission to fight for environmental sustainability. With a vision to divest my college from fossil fuels, I decided to work as an intern for 350 Marin and find support in their expertise on sustainable investments. The team’s guidance not only helped me learn about divestment but pushed me to move beyond my expectations. I learned to analyze my College‘s investment holdings, and formulate a thesis on the ecological and financial risks of investing in fossil fuels. In the end, through 350 Marin’s continual support, I was able to gain my college president’s commitment to divest a six-million-dollar fund from fossil fuels. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I received to work with inspiring personalities at 350 Marin.

 

Sylvia Potovsky

I am 17 years old and a current senior at Sir Francis Drake High School. I play softball and field hockey at my school and spend most of my free time combating climate change, volunteering in my community, and maintaining my school garden. I love to take hikes in nature and create films.