University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jobs and Internships

The Office of Sustainability provides information about sustainability jobs and internships in the Madison area and across the country. Students, faculty, staff and members of the larger community are encouraged to use the jobs page to find opportunities to engage in sustainability through work experience.


Grants research intern – Madison, WI
Posted April 27

Sustain Dane has an opening for an intern to identify and research funding opportunities that align with the organization’s mission, vision, and values. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Environmental project interns – Chicago, IL
Posted April 27

Tradewater, an environmental project development firm, is seeking summer interns to support greenhouse gas mitigation efforts. Application deadline is May 12.

Greenhouse assistant – Mazomanie, WI
Posted April 27

Gorst Valley Hops is seeking a dedicated and motivated individual to assist in the production of healthy, high-quality, virus-indexed hop plants this summer. Application deadline is not listed.

Sustainability interns – Madison, WI
Posted April 11

Sustain Dane is seeking interns to work on communications, sustainable business initiatives, and special events. Application deadline is April 30.

Food interns – Madison, WI
Posted April 11

FairShare CSA Coalition has openings for several summer and fall internships to assist with communications, farmer programs, and the partner shares program. Application deadline is April 21.


Environmental education specialist – Rochester, MN
Posted April 27

The Rochester Public Works Department is seeking an education specialist to implement a public education and outreach program for the city’s stormwater management plan. Application deadline is May 7.

Green Fund program manager – Madison, WI
Posted April 25

The Office of Sustainability is seeking a program specialist to manage the Green Fund, including promotion, project facilitation, and tracking outcomes. Application deadline is April 28.

Data analyst and administrator – Madison, WI
Posted April 18

Tribe 9 Foods (RP’s Pasta Co., Yumbutter, and Ona) is seeking a sales data analyst to track, analyze, and manage sales data and trends. Position open until filled.

Research analyst – Madison, WI or Chicago, IL
Posted April 11

Seventhwave is seeking a part-time analyst to work with energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies in buildings. Application deadline is May 5.

Delivery driver – Middleton, WI
Posted April 11

Sitka Salmon Shares is seeking a lead driver to run wholesale and home deliveries for a boat-to-doorstep seafood company. Position open until filled.

Environmental consultants – Roseville or Berkeley, CA
Posted March 28

R3 Consulting is seeking entry- through senior-level associates to support work in solid waste and recycling services for government entities. Application deadline is not listed.

Communications and marketing coordinator – Baraboo, WI
Posted February 28

The Aldo Leopold Foundation is seeking an education and outreach team member to write web content and coordinate promotional strategies and marketing efforts. Position open until filled.

Sustainable farm worker – Spring Valley, MN
Posted February 7

Earth Dance Farm has full-time and summer openings to work on a sustainable produce farm. Positions are open until filled.


Director of ecosystem services – Madison, WI
Posted April 27

The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District is seeking an individual to envision and execute next-generation water quality and resource recovery solutions. Application deadline is May 8.

Air management staff – Madison, Fitchburg, or Milwaukee, WI
Posted April 27

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking a manager and regional supervisors for its air management program to work on compliance, enforcement, and emission inventory. Application deadline is May 1.

Groundskeeping supervisor – Platteville, WI
Posted April 11

UW–Platteville is seeking a year-round grounds supervisor to maintain campus natural and built environments and manage crews. Application deadline is April 20.

Sustainability analyst – San Francisco, CA
Posted March 28

Salesforce is seeking a data specialist to track, analyze, and address environmental impacts and related metrics. Application deadline is not listed.

Green Ambassadors coordinator – Chicago, IL
Posted March 14

The Field Museum is seeking a coordinator to coordinate and implement a summer research and community action program for high school students. Application deadline is not listed.


Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Award
The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Award will open in May 2017 to support people under the age of 35 who are working on a unique product, service, or application that addresses the biggest global sustainability challenges facing us today.

Badger Bioneers 2017 nominations
Nominations are open for individuals who are improving the local community, environment, and/or economy. Application deadline is April 28.


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