Jobs and Internships

Student Internships

Student Organization Outreach Intern, Multicultural Student Center (MSC) – Madison, WI

This intern will assist with developing programming and workshops for student organizations and leaders, in addition to helping with MSC involvement events. Other responsibilities include creating communication methods to update student organization leaders and assisting with an assessment of MSC initiatives. Application deadline June 23.

Social Justice Intern, Wisconsin Union – Madison, WI

Located in Union South (next to the Marquee theater), the Social Justice Hub is committed to providing out of classroom social justice experiences for students, faculty, staff and the greater Madison community. The Hub is looking for three passionate, self-motivated and reliable students to assist with research, event planning, publicity and more. Application deadline June 28.

Digital Marketing Assistant, Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) – Madison, WI

Wei LAB is looking for an undergraduate assistant to take ownership of the development and implementation of a content calendar and strategy for social media (including Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube), create engaging content and copy for different social platforms and audiences based on content calendar, and implement and monitor social media analytics and trends. This position will also work with the Web and Design Assistant to initiate and execute promotional opportunities and optimize impact on web and social, and assist in the creation and distribution of email marketing campaigns and grow email contact lists. Application deadline July 5.

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


EcoLeague Coordinator, Dickinson College – Carlisle, PA

The EcoLeague, a consortium of six liberal arts colleges committed to environmental and sustainability education, invites applications for the position of EcoLeague Coordinator. Programs and activities supported by the Coordinator include an undergraduate student exchange program; faculty collaborations for teaching and research; joint student recruitment and marketing efforts; and joint grant applications. Successful performance requires abilities to facilitate collaboration across institutions to achieve strategic goals; communicate effectively; and navigate the different systems, practices, calendars, and cultures of the consortium members. Application review starts May 24.

Sustainability Program Coordinator, Leon County Government – Tallahassee, FL

The purpose of this position is to promote stewardship of the community’s natural, societal, and economic resources through outreach activities for the County employees and community. The educational and outreach activities performed in this position include principles of sustainability, energy and water conservation, waste reduction, and recycling. Application deadline not listed.

Climate Journalist/Writer, World Resources Institute (WRI) – Washington, D.C.

The WRI is hiring a Climate Journalist/Writer to produce content that maximizes the impact of our research and initiatives to advancing ambitious climate action globally, and through our offices in the United States and around the world. In this role, you will shape the overall editorial strategy for the Climate Program, writing and placing op-eds and articles in major media outlets, our blog and elsewhere. You will also dive deep into Climate Watch’s rich data sets to develop data-driven stories and come up with creative, sharable content for social media to capture readers’ interest. Application deadline not listed.

Sustainability Program Manager, Lehigh University – Bethlehem, PA

The Sustainability Program Manager will meet the University’s advancement of sustainability strategies and goals by operationalizing sustainability commitments. The Sustainability Program Manager will also increase awareness of sustainability on campus and beyond. A successful candidate will excel at the development, management and improvement of core programs, events and initiatives and at identifying new innovative opportunities. Application deadline not listed.


Director for Tribal Relations, UW-Madison – Madison, WI

The Director of Tribal Relations will lead strategic engagement opportunities, special projects and initiatives for the University of Wisconsin – Madison with the Native Nations of Wisconsin and affiliated organizations. The position serves as the primary contact and resource on behalf of campus leadership and is charged with creating and managing a collaborative effort to improve the structure through which UW-Madison and tribal governments communicate on matters of shared concern. Application deadline July 1.

Executive Director, Midwest Environmental Advocates – Madison, WI

Midwest Environmental Advocates (MEA) is seeking a passionate and strategic leader who is committed to building upon Midwest Environmental Advocates’ 20-year legacy of protecting public rights. A successful candidate will grow and strengthen the organization through advancement of the organizational vision, effective management, strong communication, and resource development. Applications considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Director of Sustainability, Temple University – Philadelphia, PA

Reporting to the Associate Vice President in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and enlisting best practices within the field, the Director of Sustainability is responsible for leading the university’s climate action efforts and ensuring that the university achieves its climate commitment of carbon neutrality by 2050. The Director of Sustainability will lead the implementation of the university’s adopted Climate Action Plan, and will galvanize stakeholders across Temple to incorporate sustainable practices, curriculum and programming in all aspects of the university. This position will work with operations, capital projects, faculty, staff and students to ensure that sustainability remains a core value at Temple University. Application deadline not listed.

Manager of U.S. Corporate Responsibility, Saputo – Milwaukee, WI

This role will focus primarily on creating shared value through the Environmental Sustainability pillar of The Saputo Promise, there will be appreciable opportunity to engage on collaborative initiatives across all aspects of the Promise – from Our People to Responsible Sourcing to Nutrition and Healthy Living. Additionally, this position offers the chance to flex a wide variety of skill sets including creative problem solving, project management and people development. Application deadline not listed.

Assistant Director for Sustainability, University of Maryland, Baltimore County – Baltimore, MD
Posted March 14

Reporting directly to the Assistant Vice President of Facilities Management, the incumbent facilitates the development and implementation of sustainable initiatives and practices for the campus community. Specific duties include providing leadership and organizational strategy in collaboration with key facilities, administrative and academic leaders and developing sustainability initiatives and programs that reduce environmental impacts and improve the efficiency of the university’s operations. Position open until filled, screening process begins April 12.

Other Opportunities

Data Science Fellow, Environmental Policy Innovation Center – Washington, D.C.

The Environmental Policy Innovation Center (EPIC) is seeking a data scientist with strong skills in desktop research, organization, and writing to assist on a part-time project of approximately 130 hours, between now and September 30th. We are working with the Electric Power Research Institute, a nonprofit focused on research for the electric power industry. This work will help us understand current uses of data tech, data visualization, design science, AI, machine learning and innovative spatial data in environmental programs by the industry. The project involves a literature review on topics of interest to this sector, but also support for the organization of a workshop on application of data science to the industry’s environmental opportunities.

GEOTHERMICA Call for Proposals – Nationwide

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a joint Call for Proposals to advance geothermal research and development. Through this partnership, the U.S. geothermal community will be able to collaborate directly with European partners on shared research projects that leverage valuable data, field site access, and extensive expertise in geothermal research and development. The GEOTHERMICA Call Text and Guideline for Applicants 2nd Call text rules can be downloaded at the link above. Participants have to meet the specifications of the GEOTHERMICA second call in addition to the funding rules and regulations of their home countries or regions. The project may additionally address cross-cutting themes related to health, safety, and environment, as well as social acceptance and policy-relevant aspects.

2019 DreamUp Wisconsin Challenge – Dane County, WI

The challenge is to develop proposals to increase the net income of 10,000 Dane County households by 10 percent by the end of 2022. Proposals may include ideas to decrease cost of living and/or increase financial resources. Schmidt Futures has committed to providing additional support for at least one team from the University of Wisconsin with the ultimate opportunity to compete for a larger pool of capital funding (up to $1 million) in Summer 2020. Proposals due October 1, 2019.

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 – Madison, WI

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