The Laudato Si’ Advocates (LSA) Program is an internship administered by the Environmental Justice Program (EJP), in association with the National Religious Partnership for the Environment (NRPE), and Creatio. The Program equips college-age individuals with skills to advocate for legislation that promotes the integral ecology described in Laudato Si’. Advocates earn a stipend, attend a training summit in Washington, D.C., receive monthly formation, and are given instruction in advocacy.
Applicants can apply to one of two positions: Laudato Si’ Advocates and Laudato Si’ Interns. The Advocate and Intern positions are now open for Fall 2021-2022. Advocates work with the Program Coordinator to engage in federal policy advocacy whereas interns serve both local diocesan needs (in select dioceses) and federal policy advocacy. Interns will be working with both a diocesan director in their diocese and the Laudato Si’ Advocates Program Coordinator. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply now! Applications for Fall 2021-Spring 2022 received after June 6th will be considered on an as-needed basis.