2021 El Puente Leadership Academy Applications Open!

Applications are due on a rolling basis - there are only 15 open spots available - please complete this application to apply for one of the slots for our 6 week internships!


We are so excited to offer our El Puente Summer Leadership Academy this June 2021 for local youth 14-20 years old! This year we will be hosting the Academy in Santa Fe with a trip to visit and learn from our partner organizations in the Four Corners area. 

There are two opportunities and you can apply to both the leadership academy AND internship, or just the leadership academy. The leadership academy is the start of the internship program and is the training opportunity that will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and resources you need to start off your internship with success or go on to pursue other leadership and social change work (with our organization or on your own) -- the movement needs a lot of young leaders and we want to support you no matter where your journey leads you.

The El Puente Leadership Academy/Orientation is June 7-June 11 in Santa Fe. The program is in person - but will be COVID-safe with social distancing, masks, and weekly temperature checks. The internship will take place both in person and remotely.

Our youth leaders led the 2019 NM Climate Strike and are leading a statewide, youth-led climate accountability and justice campaign. They've pushed for progressive policies at the NM legislature in the areas of education & democracy rights. They've led environmental work against dirty industries moving into our neighborhoods & have helped organize protests against police brutality & for racial justice in our communities.

Our program will have around 25 students in total with a team of Earth Care Staff available at all times during the program. After the leadership academy, youth will have the opportunity to participate in more exciting programs and activities through the Earth Care network on different issues throughout the summer and year.

Program Details and Program Dates


-Monday, June 7 - Wednesday June 9 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
-Thursday June 10 & Friday, June 11 all day (9:00-5:00 PM)
-This is a weeklong commitment in Santa Fe, 2 full day field trips.

-June 14 - July 24th in person work primarily but some days will be remote

WHERE: Santa Fe with 2 day trips & remote internship work

Interns will be PAID for their part-time work for 6 weeks June-July

APPLICATION: Apply Here ASAP. Our Staff will review applications and get in contact with you for a short follow-up interview based on your application as well as to discuss COVID-19 Precautions and your availability and access needs during the Leadership Academy. 

Earth Care has offered youth programs for 20 years. For more information & questions, please contact us by:
EMAIL: [email protected] 
CALL/TEXT: 505-428-9510



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