Jobs and Internships

Student Internships

Social Justice Intern, UW-Madison Social Justice Hub – Madison, WI

The Social Justice Hub internships provide purposeful out-of-classroom hands-on education to develop skills to engage in social justice work and an opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. Interns are involved in creating and presenting education programs; collaborating with social justice organizations on campus and in the broader community; recruiting and supporting newly involved students, and teams of students, working on social justice programs, and so much more. Application deadline extended into the summer.

STARS and Resources Intern, AASHE – Remote location

The STARS & Resources Intern assists in submission review of AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) and provides administrative and technical support in the ongoing development of AASHE resources, particularly related to AASHE’s online resource library, the Campus Sustainability Hub. The intern will work from a virtual office and will be responsible for securing a laptop or personal computer and high-speed internet connection. Applications due May 15.

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


Communications Specialist, Wisconsin’s Green Fire – Remote location or Madison, WI

The WGF Communications Specialist (CS) will join our team of staff, professional members, volunteer communication committee, and partners leading our efforts to inform sound public policy and positive conservation outcomes. The CS will report to the Executive Director and work primarily with both the Director and Assistant Director and will be a key contributor to WGF’s overall communications team. The CS will also work with WGF volunteers on the communications committee and others within the organization. Application deadline May 22.

Wisconsin Salt Wise Partner, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) – Madison, WI

MMSD is a Wisconsin Salt Wise partner and will be hiring a limited term employee (LTE) to advance Wisconsin Salt Wise’s goals. Wisconsin Salt Wise is a coalition of organizations from across Dane County working together to reduce salt pollution in our lakes, streams and drinking water. The partnership’s primary goals are to: educate residents, leaders and winter maintenance professionals on salt pollution and solutions, provide training and promote best practices to reduce salt pollution and recognize businesses and contractors committed to using the right amount of salt for conditions. Applications reviewed as they are submitted.

Social Media Manager, republicEn – Remote location

republicEn is hiring a part-time Social Media Manager. This is a remote position that may be located anywhere in the United States. The Social Media Manager reports to the Engagement Director, and is responsible for monitoring republicEn’s social media channels to maximize engagement with followers, and tracking metrics and impacts. Position is set to start May 2020.


Product Regulatory Compliance, Social Responsibility, and Sustainability Manager, Spectrum Brands – St. Louis, MO

This position is responsible for evaluating current product regulatory, social responsibility, and sustainability programs, executing new strategies, programs, policies, and driving content for internal and external communications related to sustainability. This role will intersect across many teams within the Company to achieve our global product regulatory, social responsibility, and sustainability business goals. Application deadline not listed.

Science Writer/Publications Editor, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin – Remote location

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI), has a need for a Science Writer/Publications Editor. The Science Writer/Publications Editor will prepare concise, publication-quality documents for WICCI regarding climate change impacts and solutions in Wisconsin. The documents prepared will serve as the basis for updating the 2011 Wisconsin’s Assessment of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation report. Application deadline May 21.

Other Opportunities

Wisconsin Water Resources Science-Policy Fellowship, Wisconsin DNR & UW Water Resources Institute (WRI) – Madison, WI

This postdoctoral fellow will help develop models to better understand the roles of water budget components in shaping stream hydrology and temperature while collaborating with fisheries managers and researchers to understand effects on fisheries. Results of these models will help refine the WDNR’s approach toward environmental review of high capacity wells in fulfillment of requirements. Through this work, the fellow will help streamline the current environmental review process for new high capacity well applications by improving existing tools or developing new tools for a scientifically defensible, timely assessment of groundwater pumping impacts on surface water bodies. Application deadline June 5.

Summer Institute on Sustainability & Energy: Resiliency – Chicago IL

In 2020, the Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) considers what it takes to be resilient in the face of climate change. It explores this generation’s greatest questions, the nature of resiliency and sustainability, and future opportunities through the research of local experts. SISE Fellows will engage with a new energy mapping initiative being develop by the American Energy Society and identify best-practices for activists and advocates committed to achieving climate justice by offsetting climate catastrophe. Application deadline May 30.

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.