Elemental Pathways

Since 2010, we have been providing internships and fellowships for young people to ignite a passion for climate solutions and social justice. 

Explore careers in climate tech through summer internships at startups changing the world

A summer internship with an Elemental company is much more than a paying job and an opportunity to gain valuable work experience. It’s about finding joy in your work, and facing barriers, and overcoming frustrations to unlock personal growth.


This internship was a great learning experience at the intersection between startups, accelerators, and the environment.


Malia, Class of 2020


I will be staying on, and hope to be a full-time in the spring, when my degree is completed.


Tai, Class of 2020


For the first time in my professional career, it finally felt like the work I was doing was meaningful and aligned with who I am as a person.


Carmen, Class of 2020

Beyond Career Experience, Interns Will:

  • Connect with a professional career coach
  • Learn from experienced professionals
  • Build a network of mission-aligned mentors and peers
  • Connect with industry professionals in your career pathway
  • Understand the climate tech startup ecosystem
  • Build confidence in your abilities, communication skills, and self-advocacy in the workplace
  • Understand your role in a team and your part in meeting the goals of the host company


Key Dates

Dec 15 – Feb 19:

Internship applications are open

March 1 – 28:

Application review and interviews completed with host companies

April 9-16:

Interns receive and accept offers

June 7 – August 13:

Summer Internship Program 

Program Details

  • All opportunities will be full-time (40 hrs a week) and remote unless otherwise specified in the job description. In-person internships will depend on COVID-19, internal safety measures, and needs of the position.
  • $25.00 per hour
  • 10 weeks: June 7-August 13, 2021
  • Host companies are headquartered around the world. Please be mindful of timezone requirements for each position.