Summer Associate Program
The Academy Summer Associate Program is an intensive, 10-week development program for young leaders who have completed, at minimum, their undergraduate degrees by the start of the program. Associates learn about issues impacting California and the nation and manage research and advocacy projects under the direction of a Greenlining staff member.
The learning environment is based on combining experiential learning opportunities, individual development and team participation. Each Summer Associate experience is unique and is shaped by the current policy focus of their program area. Associates present their findings and projects in both a written and oral report at the end of the program.Summer Associates participate in leadership skills workshops, attend meetings with key stakeholders, and conduct site visits to community, government, and corporate entities. Associates are exposed to community leaders, new issues, and new methods of advocacy. Associates receive regular mentorship, professional and personal skill development, and are given opportunities to interact with the media, write reports/press releases, testify at key policy hearings, and participate in key meetings with top government officials, corporate CEOs, and political leaders. To read more, click here.
Applying for the Summer Associate Program
Candidates for Summer Associate Program must have a complete undergraduate degree by program start date.
Legal Summer Associate Program
The Summer Legal Associate program is a 10 week training program for two or three young leaders who are in the process of completing their Juris Doctor. Summer Legal Associates will be assigned to either the Energy, Telecommunications and Technology, or Environmental Equity program, and will complete a research project in that area of Greenlining’s advocacy. Associates will develop expertise in that area under the direction of Greenlining’s legal team and the Academy Director.
The learning environment is based on combining experiential learning opportunities, individual development and team participation. Along with the rest of our Summer Associates, Summer Legal Associates participate in personal and professional development workshops that teach participants essential skills that will strengthen their capacity to contribute to their Greenlining experience as well as enhance their future opportunities. To read more, click here.
Applying for the Legal Summer Associate Program
Candidates for Legal Summer Associate Program must be 1L or 2L law students by program start date.