Climate Change Education Center Office

CA Center for Climate Change Education


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Summer Paid Internship Program

Every Career Is A Climate Career Internship Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2024.


Are you wondering what you can do to help combat climate change and promote environmental justice? This paid summer internship will give you a unique opportunity to get on-the-job experience and explore green careers.

Internship Program Interest Survey


Internship Information & Requirements

Summer Internship Program Application

To apply to our internship program, you must be or become a LACCD student!

Are you a student and ready to apply? Click on the link!

*if you are not a student, please complete the Interest survey above. 

For admission application, enrollment support or program application, please visit the Career Center Virtual Office



Are you a private company, NGO, or governmental office that would want to serve as an internship host site?

Summer 2024 Employer Interest Survey

Employer Parameters and Expectations

Please read this prior to submitting the interest survey!


California Center for Climate Change Education

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) has established the California Center for Climate Change Education at West Los Angeles College, a first-of-its-kind, forward-looking resource that will help prepare students for good-paying, fulfilling careers in the clean energy and climate technology industries. The Center will be accessible to students and staff from all nine LACCD campuses.

CCCCE was funded with a state allocation of $5 million as part of AB 1913, sponsored by Asm. Isaac G. Bryan and $1.3 million from the federal government were sponsored by then Rep. Karen Bass (now Los Angeles Mayor) and Sen. Alex Padilla. The federal funding was approved in the Federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023.

The California Center for Climate Change Education at West Los Angeles College, an initiative of the Los Angeles Community College District, was established by the California State Legislature through the passage of Assembly Bill 1913 which states the purposes of the Center:

A. “Serve as a resource for community colleges on climate change education with the understanding that at its core, climate change is a global issue of equity and social justice;

B. “Build a clear climate change pathway that leads to appropriate certificates, degrees, and employment opportunities;

C. “Enhance partnerships with nonprofit organizations that encourage the development of student internships and work-based learning opportunities;

D. “Explore and expand internships, pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships, and other work-based learning opportunities in the equity, environmental justice, and green jobs sectors;

E. “Partner with local and regional entities to support the workforce training needed in the greening of the energy grid and other industries;

F. “Develop and sustain an annual urban climate change and sustainability conference.”

The Center will implement the goals as outlined by the Legislature through the development of important internal and external partnerships all committed to the premise of developing the leadership and advocacy necessary to confront climate change.

In addition to serving as the location of the Center, West Los Angeles College also has the only degree and certificate program in Climate Change Studies in any California community college. Additionally, woven into the College’s mission a statement on the institution’s commitment to environmental responsibility. As an indicator of the District’s commitment to sustainability and environmental issues, the Board of Trustees passed the “Clean Energy and Sustainability Resolution” to “eliminate the District’s carbon-energy use, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to protect the vulnerable communities the District serves from the negative impacts of the climate change crisis.”

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Dr. Jo Tavares-Reager, Center Director

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