Futurechangers is a groundbreaking cohort programme that will run for the first time during 2022 in London. The aim of the programme is to increase the diversity of environmental activism.
Young people who might not otherwise consider a career in campaigning, but are more likely to be impacted by the effects of climate change, are introduced to the subject of car dependency and the costs felt by people, the city and the environment.
The cohort receives training over multiple sessions. They are guided in creating sustainable transport campaigns, culminating in a paid work placement at an environmental charity.
The Futurechangers programme aims to encourage students to think about pursuing a career in environmental campaigning.
Paid campaigning work is fulfilling and offers a range of good opportunities that young people might not otherwise consider as a career path. In addition you get to change the world for the better.
Cohort members go through a rigorous selection process with training on car dependency and campaigning techniques across six months.
By the time of the placement in April the cohort will be working on their own campaigns in pairs. It is hoped to match pairs to relevant environmental organisations based on the campaign topics.
We’ll provide support to both employers and the cohort ahead of, during and after the placement to ensure everyone gets the most from it.
The placement lasts six days during the first half of April 2022.
Because unpaid internships have been a barrier to taking up work in this sector in the past, the cohort will be paid London Living Wage for their six day placement. We can help with topping up wages if that is an issue for smaller organisations.