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: November 14, 2017


Office of Sustainability Student Intern – Madison, WI
Posted November 14

The UW-Madison Office of Sustainability is hiring several new interns to join their team for the Spring 2018 semester. Interns work collaboratively to raise awareness of sustainable practices and train partners across campus in individualized strategies for implementation. The position pays $10/hour. Application deadline is November 30.

Nature Net Paid Internship – Madison, WI
Posted November 14

Nature Net is a not-for-profit environmental learning network comprised of sixteen area nature centers, museums, gardens, and parks offering experiential, place-based environmental education to the schoolchildren, teachers, and families of South Central Wisconsin. Internship is approximately 10 hrs/week: flexible; must be available some weekdays between 9-5 and some special events on evenings/weekends; some work may be done from home. Application deadline is December 1.

Land Use and Wetlands Intern – Madison, WI
Posted October 2017

The Wisconsin Wetlands Association (WWA) is seeking an intern to support the organization’s technical  assistance and outreach activities to county, tribal, and municipal governments. The position pays $15/hour for up to 175 hours (~10 hrs/week). Application deadline not listed.


Teaching Farm Manager, North Country School/Camp Treetops – Lake Placid, NY
Posted October 30

The teaching farm manager is responsible for the care of all animals; vegetable and flower production; hiring and managing farm interns; and farm record keeping. Applicants should have experience working in schools or other child-centric teaching environments, and should have demonstrable ability to manage a small staff and to delegate. Application deadline not listed.

Environment and Thomas Murphy Fellowship – San Diego, CA
Posted October 2017

This two-year fellowship offers a chance to dig into important environmental issues for the region, and help The San Diego Foundation effectively partner with nonprofits, governments, businesses and donors working to address critical environmental needs across the region. Position open until filled.


Air Resources Supervisor  – Sacramento, CA
Posted November 4

The California Air Resources Board is looking for a manager to lead a team of very talented, enthusiastic individuals who currently provide technical, implementation, and policy guidance for CARB and other State agencies investing millions of dollars in natural resources and waste diversion projects that reduce greenhouse gases and provide a multitude of other benefits. Application deadline is November 20.

Publications Editor  – Washington, D.C.
Posted November 1

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Publication Editor at our Washington, DC office. The Publication Editor is responsible for content coordination and editorial execution of the organization’s flagship publications, including World Wildlife magazine, the Annual Report, and more. Application deadline not listed.

Associate Director of Environmental Finance  – Washington, D.C. or Denver, CO
Posted October 31

Quantified Ventures serves innovative organizations in the social, public, and private sectors as advisors in identifying, designing, and structuring impact investment transactions, primarily Social & Environmental Impact Bonds and Pay for Success transactions. As a key member of the Quantified Ventures team, the Associate Director will play an instrumental role in contributing to the growth and development of all areas of the business including growth strategy, business development, product development, client service delivery, and transaction structuring, focusing on our environmental sector. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.

Clean Water Advocate – Washington, D.C.
Posted October 30

Founded in 2007 by the Public Interest Network as the new home for U.S. PIRG’s environmental work, Environment America is a national advocacy organization with more than two million members and supporters spread across all 50 states. The Clean Water Advocate will lead their efforts to convince federal policymakers to protect our water – including defending the Clean Water Act, securing federal funding to curb pollution, and building support for safe drinking water initiatives. Application deadline not listed.

Zero Waste Program Coordinator, Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, CA
Posted October 25

Under the general direction of the Director of Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability, the primary purpose of the Zero Waste Program Coordinator is to provide administrative and strategic program leadership for a wide range of waste management and related sustainability initiatives having a broad impact on Facilities and the University as a whole. Position open until filled.

Grants Program Manager – Davis, CA
Posted October 10

The UC Davis Office of Sustainability seeks an experienced Grants Program Manager for a split-time, limited-term career position to oversee UC Davis’ student-funded internal sustainability grants program (50% time), and seek external funding from public and private grants for projects and programs led by the Campus Planning and Environmental Stewardship unit (50% time). Application deadline not listed.

Senior Project Coordinator, Distributed Energy Resources – San Diego, CA
Posted October 9

Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is an independent, nonprofit organization based in San Diego that serves as an objective resource on energy issues for individuals, businesses, organizations and public agencies throughout the United States. The Senior Project Coordinator is responsible for supporting two specific projects within CSE’s Distributed Energy Resources, Technology Integration team: City of San Diego Public Library Zero Net Energy and Integrated Demand Side Management Demonstration Program and Residential Distributed Energy Resource Management System. Application deadline not listed.


Force for Positive Change Awards
Is your organization making a social impact in Wisconsin? The Force for Positive Change will provide financial awards to organizations addressing social challenges locally. Applications for Phase 1 due January 19, 2018.

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