Jobs and Internships

Student Internships

Summer Internships, Allen Centennial Garden – Madison, WI

Applications for 2020 summer internships are now open. Allen Centennial Garden is hiring for a variety of positions, including Horticulture, Plant Parents, and Program Development interns. The application process will take between 10–20 minutes and includes five short answer questions. Once applications close, candidates will be invited to interview and a cover letter or resume may be requested at that time. Application deadline February 3.

Summer Ecological Restoration Interns, Madison Audubon Society – Madison, WI

Looking to gain field experience in habitat restoration and management? Two paid internship programs, administered
by Madison Audubon and offered in cooperation with other local conservation organizations, provide outstanding
opportunities for students to learn the tools and techniques of natural areas management, learn plant identification
and restoration ecology, and help restore and protect some of the most beautiful and productive habitats in southcentral Wisconsin. Two teams of full-time interns will be hired at a rate of $12 per hour. Application deadline February 3.

ee360 Community Environmental Education Fellowship, North American Association for Environmental Education

The program is a part of ee360, an ambitious five-year effort to promote environmental education and prepare skilled leaders who are actively increasing environmental literacy for everyone. Each Fellow will use innovative and creative education strategies to design a Community Action Project that helps tackle a specific community environmental issue using the power of education. Projects will emphasize community engagement, sustainability, and resilience. Additionally, each project will address U.S. EPA’s core mission to provide Americans with clean air, land, and water. Application deadline February 14.

Internships, The Savannah Institute – Madison, WI or Illinois

The Savannah Institute is currently seeking qualified candidates for a variety of positions within our young, energetic, and quickly-growing organization. All qualified applicants welcome; farmers and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We hope you’ll consider applying for a position and becoming part of the perennial agriculture revolution. Application deadline varies by position.

Citizen’s Climate Lobby Internships – Nationwide and remote locations

Internships with CCL are enriching learning experiences working with our dynamic and passionate staff and volunteer leaders. Our interns go on to top graduate schools and careers in environmental, political, or nonprofit fields. Internships are usually unpaid but receive free registration to CCL’s national conferences in Washington DC and are also eligible for lodging and transportation support for the event. Positions include options in Policy & Advocacy, Outreach & Education, and Communications & Education. Application deadlines vary.

U.S. Green Building Council Internships – Washington D.C.

The USGBC is hiring a variety of paid and unpaid internships for summer, located at their headquarters in D.C. Positions include: Sustainability Education, State and Local Advocacy, Social Equity Campaigns, Sustainable Facilities Management, Public Policy, and more. Application deadlines vary, see the above link for individual position descriptions.

Entry Level and Professional Jobs


Recycling Services Coordinator, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NE

The position’s primary responsibility is implementing, maintaining, and promoting UNL’s Recycling Plan, acting as the coordinator and liaison for recycling on campus. Other duties include providing oversight and coordination of recycling and solid waste operations, conducting market studies for different recycle products, and seeking funding for zero waste initiatives including materials, equipment, programming, and services. Application deadline January 31.



Research and Policy Analyst: Clean Transportation, Earthjustice – Washington, DC

Earthjustice is now accepting applications for a Research and Policy Analyst to join its Washington, D.C., office. The Research and Policy Analyst will support the D.C. Office’s programmatic focus on energy and air pollution issues in the mid-Atlantic through efforts to promote a shift away from fossil fuels and toward equitable zero-emissions solutions across the power, transportation, and building sectors. The work will include developing factual support for litigation and advocacy, drafting and editing comment letters or other advocacy documents, engaging in advocacy work with government decision-makers, and developing and maintaining relationships with clients and other partners. Application deadline not listed.

Other Opportunities

Emerging Opportunities Program – The Water Research Foundation

The Emerging Opportunities Program is a Water Research Foundation (WRF) research program formed to enable WRF to sponsor time-critical research on emergent, high priority subscriber issues, and to collaborate on research ideas developed by approved WRF partners. This program enables WRF to address broadly relevant subscriber issues, challenges, and opportunities with targeted research, often in a series of projects. Call for proposal deadlines vary.

Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowship – UW-Madison

The Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship provides research training and support to undergraduates. Students have the opportunity to undertake their own research project in collaboration with UW–Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff. The student researcher receives a $3,000 stipend (purpose unrestricted) and faculty/staff research advisor receives a $1,000 stipend to help offset research costs (e.g., supplies, student travel related to the project). Application deadline February 10, 2020.

Holstrom Environmental Research Fellowship – UW-Madison

The Holstrom Family Foundation established the Holstrom-Kineke Environmental Studies Fund at the University of Wisconsin Foundation in 1990 to support the work of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. The endowment supports student research awards through the Holstrom scholarship, as well as lectures, conferences and workshops on environmental matters. The student researcher receives a $3,000 stipend (purpose unrestricted) and faculty/staff research advisor receives a $1,000 stipend to help offset research costs (e.g., supplies, student travel related to the project). Application deadline February 10, 2020.

Fund for the Public Interest – Madison, WI and other locations

Fund For the Public Interest is partnering with groups like Environment America to take on polluters, tackle climate change or get pesticides out of our food supply. These groups have recruited for 35 years to generate the people power they need to take on Exxon Mobil, Monsanto or other opposition and win. Students will get the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in grassroots organizing, learn valuable communication and leadership skills, and have the opportunity to plan and participate in a variety of campaign events.

Global Health Institute 2020 Grants and Awards – UW-Madison

This competitive grant program is designed to support global health efforts of faculty, staff and graduate students across campus, fostering the Wisconsin Idea locally and globally. Grant applications are due January 27, 2020. In addition, Seed Grant applications must submit a letter of intent by December 20, 2019.

Nelson Institute Scholarships – UW-Madison

Ongoing scholarships offered by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Application deadlines vary.