Jobs and Internships

Student Internships

Peace Corp UW Marketing Assistant, Division of International Studies – Madison, WI

Peace Corps is an international service organization of the United States that focuses on service beyond the borders of the country. The Marketing Assistant will help with a number of duties, depending on their knowledge, skills & abilities. However, the primary focus of the assistant will be to support the campus recruiter with marketing and event planning/logistics by participating in marketing blitzes prior to on-campus events, including chalking and hanging flyers, and assisting with tabling support at events. Additionally, candidates should have social media and website development experience to develop the UW-Madison Peace Corps Facebook page and Twitter feed for promotion and periodic updates. Application deadline August 22.

Outreach and Development Intern, Gathering Waters – Madison, WI

Gathering Waters: Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts, a non-profit conservation organization, seeks an Outreach & Development Intern. The desired candidate will work 15 – 20 hours a week starting in September, or earlier, and be able to stay at least one year. This paid internship provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in nonprofit operations and outreach, with the potential for special projects depending on the applicant’s skills. Position open until filled.

Green Intern Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing the Green Interns Program to cultivate a collection of the best, qualified candidates to fulfill mission critical occupations nationwide. Starting September 30, 2019, the program will provide recent graduates with an opportunity to serve their country through a career in the federal government while gaining valuable work experience and knowledge of environmental issues.

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


Community IPM Coordinator – Madison, WI

Full-time coordinator position available with a growing independent non-profit organization working to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The community IPM program partners with communities, including schools and other facilities to manage pests while reducing risk to occupants. Responsibilities include program outreach and communications; completing evaluation reports to confirm client compliance with program criteria; and coordinating logistics and preparing materials for meetings and in-person trainings. Applications due August 31, with interviews scheduled on a rolling basis.

Internship and Project Specialist, Brown University – Providence, RI

This position will help to manage the student Sustainability Internship program, develop marketing and communication materials for the Office of Sustainability, organize and oversee multiple community-facing events, and develop and implement new student programs. Under the Program Manager, the project specialist will also provide mentorship to the intern projects and manage the larger community events. Application deadline not listed.

Populations and Sustainability Communications Associate, Center for Biological Diversity – Tuscon, AZ or Remote

Working closely with the Population and Sustainability team, the Communications Associate oversees our social media presence, manages websites and helps create online content for campaigns such as our Endangered Species Condoms Project, Take Extinction Off Your Plate, Wild Energy, and more. The communications associate will play a key role in developing our social media and web strategies and creating high-impact communications including social media posts, memes, fact sheets, web pages, and creative media products that drive the national discussion about the human impact on wildlife. Application deadline not listed.


Renewable Energy Program Manager – Annapolis, MD or Madison, WI

InClime is looking for an enthusiastic and independent worker, with strong customer service skills and attention to detail to assist in the administration of our numerous programs. As part of its administrator responsibilities and duties, InClime receives applications and documents from individuals and organizations through our web-based platforms that must be carefully reviewed for completeness and compliance within rules of the programs. The Program Manager will be provided training on the detailed rules and background laws of each program managed by InClime. The Program Manager is responsible for reviewing applications and documents, contacting the applicant by email with deficiencies, following up via telephone if the applicant has further questions, and approving/denying applications. Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Applications are due September 15, 2019.

Environmental and Sustainability Specialist, Construction Resources Management, Inc. – Waukesha, WI

Under the direction of the Environmental Manager, the Environmental and Sustainability Specialist is responsible for assisting with environmental risk management and sustainability with a wide variety of duties including air and water permitting and reporting, stormwater pollution prevention, spill prevention and countermeasures, hazardous and solid waste, and other regulatory programs. The position will also require assisting with environmental audits and the development and management of an environmental management system with related sustainability goals, metrics, and training at all corporate levels. Application deadline not listed.

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.

Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship, National Estuarine Research Reserves – Lake Superior, WI or site locations across the U.S.

Through a research project, fellows will address a key coastal management question to help scientists and communities understand coastal challenges that may influence future policy and management strategies. These fellowships are where fieldwork, research, and community engagement come together to create the scientific advances that change our communities and our world. Fellows will learn the ability to develop meaningful cross-discipline research projects in conjunction with scientists, community leaders, and other organizations. Application deadline December 20, 2019.

Bike the Barns Volunteer Opportunities, FairShare CSA Coalition – Madison, WI

Register to support FairShare’s biggest fundraiser of the year! This event relies heavily on reliable volunteers to support event logistics. Current volunteer opportunties include prep/sign making on August 29 and route-marking on September 14. Register at the link above.

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.