Jobs and Internships

Student Jobs & Internships

Office of Sustainability Student Help  – Campus/ Remote
The candidate will work closely with the analyst for the Office of Sustainability to collect, organize, and analyze data required to complete the STARS report. While specific analyses required will be determined collaboratively, analyses could include supporting greenhouse gas emission inventory development, analyzing courses for sustainability-related offerings, analyzing on and off-campus renewable energy generation, or collecting information on sustainability-related events.

Organic Vegetable Trial Student Help, CALS – West Madison Ag Station
Maintain, harvest, and end-of-season clean-up of vegetable variety trials.

Bicycle Assistant, Transportation Commuter Solutions – Bicycle Resource Center, Campus
Staff University Bicycle Resource Center during open hours. Staff monthly events at University Bicycle Resource Center as available. Optional occasional opportunities to pick up hours staffing events or assisting with field or office work associated with Transportation Services.

International Student Services Peer Advisor, International Student Services – Campus/ Remote
International Student Services (ISS) serves UW-Madison students on F and J visas by providing holistic support through advising on immigration, personal, and cultural matters, and by organizing events and activities to support student’s engagement and development with the campus community.

Entry Level and Professional Jobs


Climate Policy Associate, Second Nature – Remote
This is an exciting and new opportunity to support Second Nature’s ongoing advocacy work, and to help advance those efforts, while also attaining policy and advocacy experience.  This part-time position is designed for a motivated self-starter with some climate and advocacy knowledge, who is excited to learn and advance that knowledge while being an advocate for Second Nature.

Teaching Naturalist, Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, UW–Extension – Wisconsin Dells, WI
The Upham Woods Teaching Naturalists are the primary programmatic personnel for Upham Woods. This position is responsible for teaching environmental education classes, leading the programmatic activities, interacting with center clientele, corresponding with schools before and after a group visit, assisting with program development, and care for programmatic equipment which includes our nature center animals.

Sustainability Outreach and Communications Associate, University of Maryland – College Park, Maryland
The Sustainability Associate will support the Office of Sustainability in managing outreach and communications programs that engage students living in residence halls and fraternity/sorority chapters in designed sustainability behavior programs as well as outreach to engage faculty, staff, and off campus students. The Associate will directly support the Office of Sustainability Outreach Coordinator in carrying out two green housing programs: the Green Chapter Program in DFSL, and the Green Terp Program in DRL.

Education Program Coordinator, Center for Healthy Minds – Campus
The Center for Healthy Minds is seeking an Education Program Coordinator to assist with and help coordinate program communications, outreach, event planning, the writing of funding proposals, course administration and the further development and facilitation of campus and community relationships for The Loka Initiative and the Student Flourishing in Higher Education program area.

Environmental Educator & Community Assistant, Aldo Leopold Nature Center – Monona, WI
Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) seeks qualified, energetic individuals to joins its team in a dynamic indoor/outdoor position educating the public on a variety of environmental and natural history topics. Staff are now being hired to deliver and facilitate ALNC weekend educational programming, guided tours and events. Activities focus on topics related to local floral and fauna, seasonal phenology, climate change, sustainability, and the history and teachings of Aldo Leopold and his family. Staff lead group tours and interpretive programs, teach birthday parties, lead scout and other organized youth group programs and welcome and assist visitors of all ages.


Executive Director, Friends of Lake Wingra – Madison, WI/ Remote
Responsible for the overall management and day-to-day operations of FoLW, the Executive Director is the “Face of the Organization” and works closely with the Board of Directors to make decisions and create plans that forward the organization and help protect Lake Wingra. The Executive Director is an independent contractor, works under minimal supervision, sets their own schedule, and must provide their own equipment (ie. laptop, office supplies, printer, computer programs, storage space for a small amount of outreach materials).

Communications and Events Manager, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), Campus
The WID Communications and Events Manager leads the development, planning, and successful execution of a broad array of communications, events, and programs. This position plays a key role in fostering our collaborative culture, facilitating opportunities for our researchers to engage with one another and the broader community.

University Sustainability Coordinator, UW-Green Bay – Green Bay, WI
This position is primarily responsible for coordinating, and in some cases managing campus-wide sustainability initiatives with emphasis on the continuing integration of sustainability in the campus culture and all aspects of campus activities at all four campus locations. This person will be very active in engaging with the campus community as an advocate for improved sustainability performance and lowered environmental impact through strategic planning, project implementation, research, reporting, communication and public presentations. This position will work closely with the Sustainability Committee.

Sustainability Manager, Cardinal Glass Industries – Spring Green, WI
Cardinal Glass Industries leads the industry in the development of energy-saving coatings on glass used in residential windows and doors. Cardinal’s 42 manufacturing sites include the production of float, coated, insulated, tempered, and laminated glass. The Coated Glass (CG) division of Cardinal Glass Industries is looking for a Sustainability Manager that has industrial experience to develop and implement a sustainability program building off the existing green manufacturing practices.

Other Opportunities

Student Jobs Board – UW–Madison

Student Jobs provides students access to thousands of part-time employment opportunities both through UW–Madison as well as businesses and families within the local community.

Handshake – UW–Madison

Handshake makes it easy for every student to explore on campus and virtual career events, connect to jobs and internships both locally and beyond, and get personalized job recommendations based on your major, interests and more.

Wisconsin Scholarship Hub – UW–Madison

A list of scholarship opportunities available to students with information about the applications, deadlines, eligibility criteria, award amounts, donors, and more.

City of Madison Jobs

The City is looking for great people who want to make a real difference in their communities. Join the City of Madison and be part of a smart, innovative team looking to build a great city today and tomorrow.

Dane County Jobs

From Accountants to Zoo Keepers, Dane County Government has many different jobs available. We strive to recruit individuals who are passionate about making an impact on our communities.

Climate Corp Fellowships, Strategic Energy Innovations – Across the U.S.

Climate Corps is a full-time, paid 10-month fellowship program where participants receive extensive training & support, including monthly trainings and a personal development plan, to help them implement climate change resiliency projects in their community. Application deadlines vary by position.

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.

Nelson Institute Scholarships – UW-Madison

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