Jobs and Internships

Student Internships

Student GIS Technician or Developer, Wisconsin State Cartographer’s Office – Madison, WI

The State Cartographer’s Office, a unit of the UW-Madison Department of Geography, currently has three openings for students interested in geospatial and Web technologies. Most of your time will be spent working on geospatial data processing procedures using tools like ArcGIS, Python, PostGIS, and more. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about PHP, Javascript, MySQL, and other Web technologies. Your specific role (GIS developer or GIS tech) depends upon previous experience and your future goals. Application deadline March 22.

Community Outreach Intern, RENEW Wisconsin – Madison, WI

RENEW Wisconsin is seeking a Community Outreach Intern for a limited-term employment position. The position will be part-time for the months of April-May 2019 and will be full-time for the months of June, July, and August. The position will end on or before August 31, 2019. The Community Outreach Intern will support the MadiSUN Solar Program, a city-wide solar group buy. The program aims to get Madison residents and businesses to “go solar”. This is a great opportunity for people who want to gain more experience in the fields of solar power and renewable energy as well as sales and communication. Application deadline March 30.

Sustainability Coordinator Assistant, University Housing – Madison, WI
Posted March 7

The Housing Sustainability Coordinator Assistant position promotes sustainability throughout campus and the Housing Division through project and event management and facilitating relationships with internal staff, campus and community partners. This position is scheduled for 20 hours per week during the summer, and 10-20 hours per week during the academic year. Application deadline April 1.

Organic Vegetable Production Intern, FairShare Coalition – Madison, WI

FairShare’s interns play a critical role in our work. You will become immersed in the local food movement through supporting FairShare’s outreach and education efforts, helping ensure that Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is accessible to all households and strengthening the community of family farmers in Southern Wisconsin. Application deadline April 1.

STARS and Resources Intern, AASHE – Philadelphia, PA

The 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 new online resource library, the Campus Sustainability Hub. Position open until filled, review of applications beginning April 2.

Aquatic Invasive Species Education and Outreach Intern, River Alliance of Wisconsin – Madison, WI

River Alliance of Wisconsin is seeking one Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Education & Outreach Intern for the 2019
field season. The position will be based out of Madison, Wisconsin and will serve counties across the state. The AIS
Education & Outreach Intern will report to River Alliance’s AIS & Watershed Groups Manager and will work with a
variety of partners including WI Department of Natural Resources, UW Extension, and local conservation
organizations. Responsibilities include assisting in the coordination of statewide AIS prevention activities and participating in outreach campaigns for anglers to educate, build awareness, and train about clean angling
practices. Application deadline April 15.

Podcast Production Intern, Campus Sustainability and Energy Podcast – Remote Opportunity

The Campus Energy and Sustainability Podcast is looking for a creative, inquisitive summer intern. This role includes an opportunity for paid work-experience as well as an un-paid focused, creative project that you can design, supported and mentored by our team. If you want to start a career in sustainability and/or podcasting this is a great way to kick-start your career. Application deadline April 30.

Environmental Intern, WSP – Madison, WI

WSP is currently initiating a search for an Environmental Intern for the Madison office. Be involved in projects with the Water & Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. Job responsibilities include assisting with conducting environmental due diligence assessments, preparing Health and Safety Plans (HASPs) and other written reports, and collecting samples of soil, sediment, groundwater, and air using appropriate technologies. Application deadline not listed.

Aldo Leopold Nature Center Seasonal Internships – Madison, WI

Help the Aldo Leopold Nature Center promote our engaging programs, the importance of environmental education, and the benefits of connecting with nature by joining our team! Positions include Education, Marketing and Communications, Special Events Management, and Non-Profit Development. Application deadlines vary, see the above link for individual position descriptions.

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


Environmental Educator and Visitor Services Assistant, Aldo Leopold Nature Center – Monona, WI

The ALNC seeks qualified, energetic individuals to join its team in a dynamic indoor/outdoor position educating the public on a variety of environmental and natural history topics. Staff are being hired to host public hours and deliver ALNC weekend educational programming, guided tours, and events. This is a part-time position, working 20-25 hours per month on Saturdays and Sundays. Positions available April 2019.

Water Resources Management Specialist, Wisconsin DNR – Green Bay, WI

This position will conduct AIS early detection monitoring in lakes, rivers, streams, near-shore areas, and wetlands in the Great Lakes basin and Great Lakes harbors. They will provide monitoring support following AIS discoveries in accordance with an AIS response protocol or response plans. They may also assist with the implementation of the Department’s surface water quality monitoring plan for rivers/streams, lakes and wetlands in the Great Lakes basin. Application deadline March 28.

Biological Science Technician – Field Assistant, U.S. Geological Survey – Middleton, WI

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Upper Midwest Water Science Center in Middleton has a temporary Field Assistant position available. Duties include collecting basic data and samples from rivers and coastal areas, physical measurements, water quality measurements with water quality probes, and in-lab measurements to prepare summaries for reference by others in the team. To apply, email resume/application to Application deadline March 29.

Garden Network Community Manager, Community GroundWorks – Madison, WI

The Gardens Network Community Manager works closely with the Director of Equity and Community Outreach, other Gardens Network staff and interns, and garden leaders to support high-priority community gardens that primarily serve low and moderate-income (LMI) gardeners in Madison and Dane County. The primary function of this job is to build resource capacity, ensure equitable and inclusive treatment of underserved communities, and provide leadership support for high-priority gardens to function better as sustainable food communities. Application deadline April 1.

Compost Driver & Assistant, Rooted Curbside Compost – Madison, WI

Rooted Curbside Compost is an eco-based compost service looking for a part-time driver that will help with the growth of our small company. We partner with municipalities and businesses to help reduce their carbon footprint. Duties include interaction with customers, emptying customer compost buckets, and delivering to dump site in Barneveld, WI. Hours also include occasional updates on social media and coming up with brilliant ideas to expand our client base. To apply, email resume to


GIS Data Analyst, National Audobon Society – Remote Opportunity

The GIS Data Analyst, Climate/Global Change will apply advanced skills in data management, geoprocessing, spatial analysis, processing of global change and climate data, and map design to support regional, national, and hemispheric bird conservation initiatives. This position will support Audubon Science’s conservation and climate science groups by assembling relevant spatial datasets, conducting spatial analyses including ecological risk assessments and spatial prioritizations, and generating spatial data products such as geodatabases and maps. Application deadline not listed.

Green Labs Coordinator, University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX

The Green Labs Coordinator will engage new labs; build and maintain strong relationships with participating labs; organize events and presentations; oversee specialty recycling programs; and manage student employees, day to day program operations, and communications. The coordinator will expand the currently student-run Green Labs program and assist the university in meeting the campus zero waste goal. The Green Labs Coordinator will work with campus laboratories to reduce the quantity and toxicity of hazardous materials, increase water and energy efficiency, promote the purchase of more efficient equipment, improve the recycling and reuse of materials, and encourage inventory control. Application deadline not listed.

Sustainability Communications Officer, Harvard Office for Sustainability – Cambridge, MA
Posted February 11

The Sustainability Communications Officer is responsible for providing high-quality communications services, acting as the organization’s brand ambassador and creative agent, and developing and distributing immersive, multi-media content. This person will also collaborate closely with colleagues at OFS, as well as Harvard Public Affairs & Communications (HPAC) and across the University’s Schools and academic/research initiatives, to streamline communications about the University’s holistic commitment to sustainable development, climate action, and translating research and teaching into action on-campus in benefit to society. Application deadline not listed.

Senior Analyst, Anthesis – Boulder or Denver, CO or Boston, MA

Anthesis, a rapidly growing global sustainability consultancy, is looking for a Senior Analyst to support our growing Analytics team, which supports Anthesis’ global offerings by bringing innovative sustainability solutions to market. As part of the Analytics team, your role includes analyzing sustainability data, quantifying environmental footprints (including carbon and water inventories and product life cycle impacts), developing data solutions and models, and providing clients with actionable insights to inform their strategy, goal setting, impact reduction and reporting programs. Application deadline not listed.

Other Opportunities

EcoLeader Fellowships, National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation EcoLeader Graduate Student Fellows help to educate and engage the EcoLeaders community through dedicated research projects. Monetary fellowship grants are awarded to graduate students working with National Wildlife Federation staff on research that helps to expand the content and development of the EcoLeaders program to help college students and recent graduates to use project-based learning to develop their environmental leadership and sustainable career goals. EcoLeaders Fellows join a national network of current and alumni fellows, many of whom have gone on to lead new businesses, agencies, and programs for sustainability all across the U.S. Application deadline April 7.

CCREF National Compost Research Scholarship

This scholarship is available for undergraduate through PhD students studying at a college or university in the United States. The research project for this scholarship must be ongoing during the term of the grant and be research in the fields of composting and compost use. More specifically, the ideal candidate will have interest in improving the compost process and the application and the utilization of finished compost to increase drought tolerance, soil nutrient content, reducing erosion and water pollution, and increasing carbon storage in soils to combat climate change. Application deadline April 12.

Coastal Wetlands Research and Management Fellow, EPA’s Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW) – Washington, D.C.

The participant will be located in the Oceans and Coastal Management Branch. The work of this branch involves a range of activities related to maintaining the health, resilience, and sustainability of the oceans and coasts. The topic areas covered by the branch include, but are not limited to: protecting coral reefs, regulating discharges from vessels, developing tools and information materials regarding pollution from marinas and ports, mitigating the effects of coastal acidification, assessing the vulnerabilities of estuaries to climate change, and protecting coastal wetlands. Through this project, the participant will learn how EPA works to protect ocean, coastal, marine, estuarine and wetland resources via regulatory and non-regulatory approaches. Application deadline April 17.

Nelson Institute Scholarships – Madison, WI

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