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.

The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies also maintains a jobs list here.

Last update: September 17, 2018


Environmental Sustainability Intern – Milwaukee, WI
Posted August 2018

The Sustainability Intern will evaluate current operations and conduct research in order to improve diverted waste percentage and reduce waste stream contamination. This intern will work with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s sustainability leaders, marketing department, and other partners to create strategic plans that identify recommendations for bin structure, placement, and signage of waste receptacles. Application deadline not listed.


Administrative Assistant, IPM Institute – Madison, WI
Posted September 6

Part-time administrative assistant position available with a growing independent non-profit organization working to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities through Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Duties include vendor relations, maintain current and organized financial filing system, assist in QuickBooks data entry, phone reception and general clerical/administrative support. Position open until filled.


Climate Stewards Initiative Academic Coordinator II – California (various cities possible)
Posted September 16

The University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is seeking an Academic Coordinator for the new Climate Stewards Initiative. This position will independently lead the development, implementation and maintenance of the California Climate Stewards Initiative within the California Naturalist Statewide Program. The purpose of the position is to support the ANR Vision of Healthy Environments and People by increasing science literacy and promoting ecosystem stewardship. The position will support the ANR Public Value Statement related to building climate-resilient communities and ecosystems and the specific condition change related to increased preparedness and resilience to extreme weather and climate change. Application deadline is October 15.

Sustainability Analyst and Reporting Specialist, UW-Madison – Madison, WI
Posted September 6

This position will work closely with the campus and community to coordinate and report UW-Madison’s campus sustainability information through the numerous reporting, rating, and commitment frameworks used at the state, national and international level for benchmarking and promoting sustainability in higher education. Experience with the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS), GHG (Greenhouse Gas Inventory), and Climate Action Planning preferred. Application deadline is October 4.


Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sustainability, Cornell University – Ithaca, NY
Posted June 26, 2018

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future seeks outstanding, creative, and highly motivated individuals to work with Cornell faculty in collaboration with external partners to discover and implement sustainable solutions to world needs. Founded by a generous gift from David and Pat Atkinson, the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future empowers faculty to think outside of their departments and across disciplines when it comes to tackling the world’s greatest challenge – creating a vital and resilient future for the global community. By providing funding for cross-college collaborations, urgent research, and partnerships with non-profits, government, and industry, the Atkinson Center supports the pioneering risk-takers at the very heart of radical collaborations for knowledge-to-action programs and projects. Letters of intent due August 20; full application deadline is October 8.

Nelson Institute Scholarships – Madison, WI
Posted January 22

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

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