The Coca-Cola Foundation has partnered with National Geographic Society and The Nature Conservancy to provide scholars with unique access to a career-enhancing remote externship program during the spring of 2024.
This 8-week program aims to hone professional skills and foster meaningful change through collaboration with well-known organizations.
Scholars will cultivate storytelling and communication skills, transforming complex issues into actionable, community-focused initiatives. Alongside a network of industry leaders and peers, participants will not only impact global challenges but also build a strong professional network.
Additionally, Coca-Cola Scholars will have the exclusive opportunity to attend an in-person career development event, where they will further connect with professionals from National Geographic Society, The Nature Conservancy, Coca-Cola, and their peers.
Throughout the Externship, you will learn about freshwater conservation careers through a series of weekly webinars featuring National Geographic Society and The Nature Conservancy experts. Complementing these insights, you'll conduct your own research and engage in informational interviews with professionals from local conservation organizations.
During this Externship, you will:
- Learn how to effectively communicate by utilizing written and visual storytelling.
- Network with a global community of leaders, experts, and like-minded peers.
- Conduct analysis to identify challenges within your area and propose innovative solutions to address any issues you may uncover.
- Develop strong research skills by employing primary and secondary research methods to investigate concerns within your local area.
We are seeking young people ages 18-25 from around the globe interested in enhancing their professional skills and broadening their horizons. No prior work experience or coursework in conservation or environmental topics is required. We are committed to selecting a cohort of young people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures.