To provide Pleasanton high school and college students the opportunity to continue building their resumes amid the coronavirus pandemic, the local nonprofit Go Green Initiative is now accepting applications for paid e-internships this summer.
“Pleasanton students may have a hard time finding summer jobs in retail and restaurants this year, so we are creating a cancel-proof, high-quality online internship that will help them learn how to work remotely like a professional,” said founder and CEO Jill Buck. “Not only will the students learn about important local water policy issues, they will learn how to collaborate and communicate in a very 21st century way.”
Interns will work 15 hours per week for seven weeks on a project to study Pleasanton's water infrastructure and public policy concerning water, as well as develop outreach materials and presentations to help residents conserve and protect the local water supply. Students will give at least ten presentations to businesses, residents and people who work but do not live in Pleasanton. The project addresses multiple goals in Pleasanton's General Plan, Climate Action Plan, and Youth Master Plan.
“Pleasanton’s General Plan and current Climate Action Plan both include the importance of water conservation,” said Celine Leroudier, GGI’s senior project manager and a 2014 Amador Valley High School graduate. “By the end of the summer, our interns will know why the city is concerned with conservation and will be able to share what they have learned with the community.”
Applications are due by noon on Earth Day (April 22) and are available at https://forms.gle/GrhavDi5Ttd428sx8. GGI advises that students should sign up for an online interview the week of April 27: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f4ca5ad2aab9-ggiinternship.
A report from GGI's 2019 Summer Internship can be viewed at
Because it costs approximately $2,000 per student for the summer, GGI is also accepting donations to help hire as many students as possible. Donations can be made at: http://paypal.me/gogreeninitiative.