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MobilizeGreen

1200 18th Street, NW, #700

Washigton, DC 20036

p. 202.375.7760

 

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1200 18th St NW
Washington, DC, 20036

(202) 375-7760

MobilizeGreen is building the next generation of diverse leaders.  The MobilizeGreen Annual Conference and Diversity Career Fair connects top students and recent graduates with environmental and natural resource management agencies, nonprofits, and companies for internship and networking opportunities.

Why Attend

MobilizeGreen has put me in the position to excel and has placed me in the right place to connect with the right people. Most importantly, this internship has started my career!
— V. Ruiz - MobilizeGreen Intern Alum
[The 2016 event] was very diverse in the topics we talked about. We went from talking about race issues, to learning how to do a resume to talking about environmental leadership. It kind of encompassed the whole inter-disciplinary nature of what we do. So, we kind of got a little of everything. It covered all the playing fields.
— A. Brown - Student

 

Benefits

  • Impact Networking & Professional Development
  • Paid Internships & Career Opportunities 
  • Do Work That Matters!
  • Travel & housing scholarships available.  Limited slots so apply early!

THE EVENT

  • Conference

The conference on March 2, 2017 will include environmental and natural resource management agencies, non-profit organizations, and private companies. By attending the conference, you will sharpen your professional development skills, jumpstart your career search, and have an opportunities to network directly with managers from these organizations.  

  • Career Fair

Do work that matters!  The career fair on March 3, 2017 is a unique opportunity for students and recent graduates seeking paid internship opportunities and hands-on experience.  Work on green-related projects, policies, and in environmental organizations and connect directly with green employers.

  • Service Project

Looking for a chance to give back?  Young people and employees are concerned about the environment and want to make a difference, but they often don’t know how.  During the event, you will have a chance to team up with high school students on urban conservation service projects in the City of Oakland on March 4, 2017.  

 
 

 

FAQs

1.  What are the event details?

Who:      Diverse students and recent graduates, green employers, and thought leaders

What:     MobilizeGreen Annual Conference and Diversity Career Fair

When:    March 2-4, 2017

Where:  Oakland City Hall, Oakland, CA 

2.  What is the application process?

  • Fill out application here.
  • Complete a bio and upload a photo

3.  What are requirements for acceptance?

Commitment and passion!  You also must attend at least two full days of the event.  Apply here.

4.  How does the career fair work?

Representatives from organizations in the private, non-profit and public sectors across a multitude of industries will have the opportunity to connect with top graduate and undergraduate students.  Students should be prepared to put their best foot forward to make a positive impression.  The career fair tentatively begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. on March 3, 2017.  The fair will be preceded by green career panels, and a question and answer period.

5  What types of employers and internships will be there?  

Anticipated areas of focus include, among others:

  • Urban planning and design
  • Ecology, ecosystems, and biodiversity
  • Environmental education and outreach
  • Soil sciences and rangeland management
  • Environmental policy and law
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Food and sustainable agriculture
  • Environmental science and engineering
  • Forestry
  • Natural resource management
  • Water quality and poverty
  • Recreational planning
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Justice
  • Other social science areas

6.  When will I know if my application is accepted?

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email on or around Feb. 6, 2017

7.  If accepted, will I get to attend each event?

Successful applicants must attend both days of the event. An agenda with workshops will be provided in December.  

8.  What if I do not live in the area and don't have funds to attend?

Lack of funds should not be a barrier to participation for any accepted participant.  We ask that you first apply to your school for funds, if available, to attend the event.  If such funds are not available, you may apply for a transportation scholarship as part of your application.  

9.  Will housing for the conference be provided?

Lack of housing should not be a barrier to participation for any accepted participant. Each participant is eligible to apply for a housing scholarship as part of his or her application. We will have local housing hosts and other potential housing options available for eligible students.

10.  What types of networking options are available?

There will be several opportunities to meet agency and organization representatives in green careers.  

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