Internship - Climate Change Business Resiliency


Are you interested in learning more about climate change and its impact on business? If the answer is “yes” you don’t want to miss an opportunity to sign up for the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation's

Climate Change Business Resiliency
PAID Internship

Climate disasters, combined with the lingering economic stress of the pandemic, present immediate challenges to the survival of small businesses and the outlook for long-term recovery and growth. The Climate Change Business Resiliency Internship (CCBRI) is an opportunity for Hudson County Community College (HCCC) students to learn and earn while helping businesses prepare a recovery plan.


Program Description

Hudson County Economic Development Corporation (HCEDC), in partnership with Hudson County Community College, is pleased to provide a paid internship to HCCC Students. Student interns will join businesses and participate in a three-part webinar training on climate change, followed by assignments designed to pair interns with businesses and help them to prepare a recovery plan. The program will run for a total of 11 weeks and includes the following activities:

  1. Information Session – Required attendance. HCCC student information session and enrollment.  Tuesday, September 13th, 2022, 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, Banquet Room.
    You may also join virtually through WebEx by clicking the link below:
  2. Disaster Preparedness for your Business – Optional attendance. An overview of the essentials for developing and executing a preparedness plan.  Wednesday, September 21, 2022, via Zoom.
  3. Training – Required attendance. HCCC interns and businesses will be training together in the basics of climate change, i.e. from identifying risks to preparing and executing recovery plans.

    1. Module #1: Identifying Key Climate Hazards. Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 10 am via Zoom.
    2. Module #2: Business Risk Assessment. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 10 am via Zoom.
    3. Module #3: Action Plans. Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 10 am via Zoom.
  4. Assignments – Following each module, businesses will have an opportunity to be paired with student interns to begin planning recovery strategies.
  5. Business Smarts – HCEDC, in partnership with UCEDC, has scheduled the 2022 Business Smarts series to complement the Climate Change Business Resiliency webinar series with workshops on topics to help businesses strategize and develop a recovery plan, including The Basics of Financing your Business, Digital Marketing & Social Media, and Business Planning in Times of Change.


Compensation and Timeframe

  • $15.00/hr for a maximum of $250.00, paid upon the completion of the internship.
  • Beginning Monday, September 19, 2022, through Wednesday, November 30, 2022.


Student Eligibility

Students attending Hudson County Community College (HCCC).

Interest in climate change, business, serving the local community.

Recommended Fields of Study (not required)

  • School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
    • Associate of Science (A.S.) Programs, Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Programs
  • School of Business, Culinary Arts, and Hospitality Management
    • Associate of Arts (A.A.) Programs, Associate of Science (A.S.) Programs


Application Deadline

Applications will be taken on a rolling basis and must be submitted via the registration link no later than Friday, September 16th, 2022, by 12 pm EST to the HCEDC Program Coordinator.

Register Here

For more information, contact:
Rosennies Feliz, Program Coordinator

HCEDC Hudson County Economic Development Corporation

CEWD Greater Newark