Jobs and Internships

Student Jobs & Internships

Partner Shares Program Intern, Fair Share CSA Coalition – Remote/ Madison, WI
FairShare interns are key members of our team and assist with all aspects of the organization’s work, including outreach campaigns,
administrative tasks, virtual event coordination, and resource development. You are encouraged to attend relevant workshops, and
meetings to network with others working within the food system and to increase your knowledge.

Community-Based Learning Intern, Morgridge Center for Public Service – Campus
Morgridge Center community-based learning (CBL) interns support classes that incorporate meaningful, mutually beneficial community engagement into course content for deeper learning and increased community capacity. The CBL intern’s tasks include: assisting with development and implementation of CBL courses, providing orientation sessions and other training, and facilitating the linkage of community experiences to course content through in-class discussions and reflection.

Electric Food Truck Lead, Campus Dining & Culinary Services – Campus
Under the supervision of the Dining & Culinary Services Sustainability Coordinator, this position coordinates day-to-day operations of the sustainability-themed electric food truck and assists with food sustainability initiatives in the dining halls. This includes light driving, customer service,  managing finances, and social media promotion of the truck and its commitment to sustainability.

Entry Level and Professional Jobs

ENTRY LEVEL

Sustainable Events Coordinator, Aldo Leopold Nature Center – Monona, WI
The Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) is now hiring an organized individual with a positive attitude to fill the role of Sustainable Events Coordinator. This position will cultivate the low-waste event program and coordinate rentals of the Nature Center’s facility and grounds. This individual is the main, and often only, contact for all renters and vendors and is responsible for generating support and buy-in for ALNC’s mission to engage and educate current and future generations, empowering them to protect, respect, and enjoy the natural world. The Sustainable Events Coordinator will help promote, book, plan and be on-site during most events. Basic data entry and administration is involved. This position involves physical labor and a variable schedule. The Sustainable Events Coordinator reports to the Community Engagement Manager and will have direct supervision of two to five seasonal hourly employees.

Property Steward, Ice Age Trail Alliance – Cross Plains, WI
Working side-by-side with experienced Alliance staff and
volunteers, successful applicants will assist with or lead the Alliance’s property monitoring and management efforts. Specifically, the successful applicant will manage the Alliance’s land conservation software, communicate with landowners and volunteer monitors, mark property
boundaries, write management plans, perform tasks within these plans, assist with drafting easements, and, grant development and reporting.

Sustainable Campus Strategist, Penn State University – University Park, PA
Sustainability at Penn State is the simultaneous pursuit of human health and happiness, environmental quality, and economic well-being for current and future generations, and is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Come join the small but mighty team at the Sustainability Institute to help us fulfill that goal! The Sustainability Institute is seeking an engaged and passionate teammate to help us continue our strong performance in national and international sustainability rankings, such as AASHE STARS and the THE Impact Rankings, and coordinate projects that support sustainable operations while being an integrated part of the educational and research functions of the University.

PROFESSIONAL

Quantitative Sustainability Lecturer, UW–Madison – Campus
The selected candidate would be expected to teach a load of 10 credit hours each fall and spring semester, likely existing of 1) Systems Thinking (3 credits, existing course), 2) Life Cycle Assessment (3 credits, existing course), 3) Introduction to Sustainability (3 credits, new course), and 4) Community Service in Sustainability (1 credit, seminar style course). This is a 12 month appointment, and summer teaching responsibilities will consist of teaching 4 credits: 1) Introduction to Sustainability (3 credits) and 2) Community Service in Sustainability (1 credit). Responsibilities will potentially include lecturing, conducting regularly scheduled office hours, writing and grading exams and homework, supervising teaching assistants, and creating new course content as needed. Continuing professional development opportunities will be provided.

Sustainability Manager, UW-Stout – Menominee, WI
Seeking a Sustainability Manager that is committed to promoting a culture of environmental sustainability among the university community by managing sustainability priorities, engaging students and staff in sustainability initiatives and promoting the university’s positive environmental record. The manager will identify, recommend, and monitor progress towards the Campus Sustainability Action Plan and university sustainability priorities. The manager will work collaboratively with a diverse group of stakeholders to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment on campus and the broader community. The manager serves as the liaison between the university and local, state, regional and national climate action organizations. The manager serves as the chair of the Sustainability Steering Committee and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Business, Financial, & Administrative Services.

Executive Director, Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance
The director will develop and implement programming to advance the mission of the organization; plan and oversee seasonal ecological restoration work with the help of volunteers; work to meet revenue goals through new and renewed memberships and major donations to sustain the organization; research and write grants to support the programming and operations of the organization; engage the board of directors of the organization through quarterly board meetings and regular communication and updates; manage Alliance member communications; and create and track the organization’s annual budget.

Director, Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign invites applications for the position of Director of the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE), https://sustainability.illinois.edu, to provide visible and compelling leadership ensuring the Institute’s position as a world leader in sustainability, energy, and environmental research; educational and outreach programming; and campus sustainability development. The Director will plan strategies to address grand challenges from varying perspectives and deliver internationally competitive results for the benefit of science and society

Director, Midwest Climate Collaborative – Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Washington University in St. Louis is hiring a Director for the new Midwest Climate Collaborative (MCC). The MCC’s mission is to develop a Midwestern response to the climate crisis by accelerating climate solutions, shaping public understanding, and developing climate leaders through a partnership with key organizations across the Midwest. Under the leadership of the Directors of International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (InCEES) and the Climate Change Program, the director will lead and manage day-to-day activities related to the core mission of the MCC and maintain ongoing communication and coordination with University and external partners.

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.