Sustainability & Environmental Jobs Board

Internship & Job Opportunities

A collaboration of the Redford Conservancy and the Hixon Center

Updated 4/28/19


  • Programs Intern, Sonoma Clean Power, Santa Rosa, CA

    Under direct supervision of the Director of Programs, the SCP intern has a wide
    range of responsibilities including, but not limited to: assisting with transportation
    electrification efforts, building electrification, and special topical projects; conducting
    Title 24 modeling, economic modeling, spreadsheet analysis, and program research;
    and supporting program implementation and administration, public outreach and
    event support, contract research, and general administrative tasks. The Intern may
    be assigned to assist any SCP manager, as needed.

  • Fisheries Innovation and Microfinance Intern, Environmental Defense Fund, San Francisco, CA

    EDF aims to catalyze reforms so that sustainable fishing becomes the norm in 12 governments that account for 62% of the global catch. Reforms at this scale could tip the global fishing political economy so that sustainable fishing takes hold worldwide. However, reforming global fisheries is estimated to cost $200 billion. Millions of fishers and fishing communities around the world are currently unable to access the funds they need to change to more sustainable fishing practices. The Fisheries Innovations and Microfinance Intern will support the FSC in developing a strategy to empower fishermen and fishing communities to access the funds they need to turn the tide on overfishing and direct investments towards sustainable, well-managed fishing practices. The Intern will lead research and provide strategic advice to the FSC on how microfinance could help put money directly into the hands of the people who need it most in order to remove barriers to fisheries reform and changes in fishing practices, and advance an overhaul of the world’s seafood production system aimed at producing more food and wealth with less environmental impact.

    The Intern will be responsible for researching and identifying key experts in the field; developing surveys and conducting interviews with stakeholders; and synthesizing findings into reports and presentations. By the end of the summer, the successful candidate will have helped the FSC  develop a strategy for leveraging small to medium loans to advance investment sustainable fisheries and bring wide-ranging benefits to fishing communities. In addition, the Intern will be a fully infused member of the team that participates in weekly team meetings and other events.

  • Advocates for Ocean Conservation Intern, Environmental Defense Fund, Austin, TX

    EDF’s Gulf team continues to build relationships with anglers, charter captains, and business owners tied to the Gulf of Mexico recreational fishery. These relationships play a key role in advancing conservation-driven reform at the regional and national level. The intern will help lead our development of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy for outreach and advocacy work with these stakeholders. Our DEI strategy will include messaging, identifying grasstop leaders and consultants in this space, advising our digital outreach campaigns, and conducting direct outreach to diverse anglers and business owners in the recreational fishery in the Gulf. The Gulf team will work with the intern to educate them about the current issues in the Gulf and U.S. fisheries, including how we have made progress on reducing overfishing in the Gulf over the last 15 years. We will also mentor the intern in the areas of our expertise including political outreach at the state and national level, scientific research that we are working on to help solve current issues, and our broader Gulf grassroots organizing strategy. We expect that the intern will get opportunities to travel to the coast to assist with direct outreach efforts and to meet existing partners in the fishery.

  • Research and Engagement Internship, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, D.C.

    The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit working to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. Our scientists and engineers develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war.

    As Research and Engagement Intern, you’ll support the production and dissemination of original, ground-breaking climate science. You’ll use social media, other online tools, and real-world events to connect with scientists and the wider public. You’ll coordinate with analytic, legislative, and organizer staff to support policy shifts that can help lead to a healthier planet and a safer world.

  • Program Associate, Consortium for Energy Efficiency, Middleton, MA

    CEE is seeking a Program Associate to provide cross-cutting support serving multiple corporate and program objectives. This entry-level position provides a fantastic career growth opportunity for a motivated person to gain skills and perspective in a professional non-profit setting.

    The successful candidate will support other staff members on discrete projects across various sectors within the organization. Necessary attributes for this position are a service-oriented mentality, natural interpersonal and written communication skills, and tremendous attention to detail. Additionally, candidates who are supremely organized in their work habits, who exhibit initiative and problem-solving, and who possess a desire for continuous improvement, are sought.

  • Building Energy Code Intern, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington, D.C.

    This intern position will support ACEEE-led outreach and communications efforts by the Energy-Efficient Code Coalition, local governments supporting sustainability policies and other stakeholders to educate local governments and code officials around technical code issues that improve the energy efficiency of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The intern’s main duties will be to update information supporting an outreach and communications effort in the run-up to the Final Public Comment Hearings in the fall of 2019.  The intern in this position will gain an understanding of how public policy is implemented in the current national model energy code development process. The intern will also contribute to research on building codes for the 2019 ACEEE State Scorecard.

  • Environmental Co-op, MassDOT, Boston, MA

    At MassDOT, transportation is not about roads and bridges, or trains and buses – it is about people. Our mission begins with customers – individuals, businesses, municipalities, and regional transit agencies. We support programs and projects that deliver a high return on investment. MassDOT supports the economic, quality of life, and environmental goals of the Commonwealth.

    The Co-op will support the Environmental Services Section in reviewing MassDOT projects statewide to ensure their compliance with state and federal environmental regulations. This includes reviewing project construction plans, analyzing project areas using ArcGIS, becoming familiar with state and federal environmental regulations, reviewing and developing permit applications, and some field work.

  • Sustainability Planning Internship, City of Lakewood, Lakewood, CO

    The Sustainability Planning Intern position is a paid internship with the City of Lakewood Planning Department’s Sustainability Division. The selected candidate will support programs and projects that implement the adopted Lakewood Sustainability Plan. The position is funded at $15 per hour for 15 hours per week beginning in June, or when filled, and funded through Dec 2019. The position may be shortened or extended subject to Division needs and available resources. Work hours will be primarily in-office during normal work hours and scheduled subject to the candidate’s availability.

  • Summer Internship Nestle Nespresso, New York, NY

    Are you passionate? Do you care about sustainability? At Nespresso we place people, coffee and sustainable living at the heart of what we do, inspiring an engaging and meaningful place to work. We are seeking passionate and motivated undergraduate Interns to start their path with an industry pioneer. As a member of our team, you are empowered to share our sustainable mission with our customers, our farmers and each other. We pride ourselves on providing quality coffee, growth opportunities and extensive benefits with perks. Join our growing team, a taste of something better awaits you!

    Based in New York City, the Nestle Nespresso Summer Internship program provides you with a unique opportunity to see all that goes into that perfect cup of coffee. Spend the summer working with our Business to Business (B2B), Marketing and Retail Innovation teams getting immersed in the Nespresso culture and work on projects that address current and future business needs impacting Nespresso USA Club Members.

  • Habitat & Stewardship Coordinator, Artist Boat Coastal Heritage Preserve, Galveston, TX

    The Habitat and Stewardship Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for assisting the Habitat and Stewardship Program Manager by organizing and maintaining Artist Boat Coastal Heritage Preserve.  Important aspects of this position are:

    • Maintain the Artist Boat Coastal Heritage Preserve
    • Recruit, train, and retain Sea Citizen volunteers
    • Organize and implement group volunteer workdays
    • Plan and organize Habitat Restoration Adventure Program and on-campus Native-Scaping Program
    • Maintain partnerships with a variety of entities to develop and implement habitat management and public access plans in the coastal environment, to restore habitats on barrier islands and Galveston Bay
    • Model for Eco-Art Educators and Habitat Specialists’ professional standards of program delivery
  • Global Solutions Geospatial Intern, Conservation International, Seattle, WA

    Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.

    The Global Solutions Geospatial Intern will work on GIS and RS efforts currently underway in the Global Synthesis Team, including:

    Geospatial analysis supporting integration of degradation indicators for socioeconomic data for identifying priority areas of restoration as part of Trends.Earth/Land degradation neutrality initiative; geospatial analysis supporting identification of restoration priority areas; assisting in managing the geodatabase for the Palm Oil Risk Assessment Tool (PORT); Firecast system testing; Development of time series analysis of productivity indicators combining Landsat and Sentinel products to improve current degradation indicators available through Trends.Earth; review available published research on remote sensing methods for monitoring biophysical impacts of restoration efforts and implement the analysis in Google Earth Engine.

    The Geospatial Intern will also assist in gathering and distributing routine GIS data and information. As directed, the Intern will generate, collate, organize, maintain and archive GIS data.

    This is a paid internship. This internship will start on June 3 and end on August 31.


  • Environmental Lab Intern, Montrose Environmental Group, Berkeley, CA

    Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. is a high-growth Environmental Services company offering (i) Measurement and Analytical services and (ii) Environmental Resiliency and Sustainability services to a diverse range of clients in industry and government throughout the United States and abroad. Our qualified engineers, scientists, technicians, associates and policy experts are proud of our ability to objectively help industry, the public and regulators work constructively together on environmental opportunities.

    We are looking for a Temporary Part-time Intern to join our team in Berkeley, CA. This individual would be expected to work approximately 20 hours per week.

  • Sustainability Intern, The Cheesecake Factory, Calabasas, CA
    As a Cheesecake Sustainability Intern you will play an integral part in supporting our Sustainability department by assisting with ongoing projects and responsibilities that relate to your future career. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of how a Sustainability department functions by interacting with the entire team as well as cross functionally with other departments.
    Reporting to the Vice-President of Sustainability you will work with a Sustainability team of 4. Located in Calabasas Hills, CA, this position supports the sustainability function for a global $2.3 billion publicly traded company with over 200 full service restaurants and more than 39,000 staff members.
  • Program Coordinator, Rocky Mountain Institute, Boulder, CO or Oakland, CA

    Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is seeking two Program Coordinators with exceptional organizational and communication skills to facilitate successful execution of all operations within an R&C program, enabling maximum impact and return on investment. The Program Coordinator plays a key role in ensuring that the knowledge developed by the program is effectively managed and communicated to relevant parties. The Program Coordinator drives efficiency across operations and supports successful execution by monitoring and reporting on progress, resource usage and performance to objectives. He/She also ensures program budgets and progress are reported to staff and funders, and that the program coordinates and collaborates with stakeholders to drive change.

    One position will be based in Boulder, Colorado, and one in Oakland, California.

  • Protein Sustainability Undergraduate Intern, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, D.C.

    The WWF is a leading conservation organization; our half-century of conservation success is rooted firmly in science. Over the last decade we have worked in food systems to advance our mission of people living in harmony with nature, with the acknowledgement that one of the biggest threats to this mission has long been where and how we produce food. More specifically, through our years of research, we have identified production of protein, including livestock, seafood, and plant-based proteins as a critical nexus for sustainable food systems. As negative impacts from food production continue to grow due to expanding populations, increasing incomes, shifts in consumption patterns and climate change, our work is now more crucial than ever before.

    This internship provides an opportunity for an undergraduate-level student to contribute to critical research around global food systems at the intersection of environmental and human health. The Protein Sustainability team is working with an international, interdisciplinary team of experts to fill pressing research gaps on the drivers of change in food systems, where food is consumed, technological advances, and policy analysis.

  • Product Marketing & Strategy Intern, The Mobility House, Sunnyvale, CA

    We’re shaping the future of energy and mobility by creating smart charging solutions for electric vehicles. We will help significantly reduce the cost of operating electric vehicle fleets – whether they are made up of electric scooters, EVs, electric delivery vans or e-buses.

    This role is for a multi-talented, passionate person ready to take the lead on a strategic product initiative while supporting a variety of tasks. If you thrive in a fast-paced, technology-driven startup culture and are ready to shape the future of transportation this role is for you!

  • Wholesale and Retail Energy Services Analyst, Customer First Renewables, Washington, D.C.

    Analysts are key members of CFR’s professional services team. This individual will provide analytical support across several areas of the company, interact frequently with CFR’s leadership team, and get involved in a broad range of internal and client-facing initiatives. Our analysts can expect to learn and develop technical and modeling skills practiced at investment banks, along with critical thinking and problem-solving skills typical of top-tier management consulting firms. There is also an opportunity to work closely with clients and develop communications skills (both oral and written) critical to delivering superior client service.

    Wholesale & retail energy services analysts will specialize in supporting CFR’s work in competitive and/or regulated electricity or gas markets (wholesale and/or retail).

  • Summer Fellow, CLASP, Washington, D.C.

    CLASP works on projects ranging from advancing the off-grid solar technologies that bring power to energy-impoverished people, to cutting the catastrophic climate impacts of commonly used appliances. During your internship, you will be part of an integrated multi-national team that is transforming global markets. You will likely contribute on several projects, gaining exposure to a range of issues and details.

    The exact assignment(s) will depend both on our needs and on your particular skills, expertise and interest.

  • Sustainability Consultants, Great Forest, New York, NY

    Great Forest, a consulting firm specializing in all aspects of sustainable waste management, including recycling, organics, zero waste, auditing, and solid waste management, has immediate openings for two Sustainability Consultant positions.

    Both positions will have Primary duties involving maintaining waste management programs at a variety of commercial/other property types, including contributing to program development and associated educational campaigns, drafting all required reports (Entry level consultant), as well as consulting on general sustainability management systems.

  • Special Assistant, Energy and Environment, Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C.

    American Progress is seeking a Special Assistant to the Energy and Environment team. The Special Assistant will assist the Vice President and Managing Director for Energy and Environment Policy—along with Energy and Environment team staff—with scheduling, event coordination, administrative tasks, and research and writing support as needed. In addition, the Special Assistant will support the team’s story bank project by contacting individuals who have compelling and diverse personal stories about the importance of strong environmental protections. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible self-starter on whom the policy staff can rely to work independently and deliver high-quality administrative and research support.

  • Environmental Scientist/Geologist, The LiRo Group, Brooklyn, NY

    Ranked among the nation’s top 10 Construction Managers by Engineering News-Record, The LiRo Group provides integrated construction, design, and technology solutions for a broad range of public and private sector clients.

    We have an immediate opening for an for experienced Environmental Scientist / Geologist, based in Brooklyn, to support a variety of environmental projects for include City and State Government facilities throughout the five boroughs of NYC.

  • Sustainability Specialist, CR&R Inc., Stanton, CA

    The primary function of this position is to support CR&R in the planning, development and execution of waste diversion and recycling programs with the ultimate goal of compliance with regulations for municipal solid waste collection, recycling and disposal contracts assigned by CR&R.

  • Program Associate, Consortium for Energy & Environment, Middleton, MA

    The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) is seeking a Program Associate to provide cross-cutting support serving multiple corporate and program objectives. This entry-level position provides a fantastic career growth opportunity for a motivated person to gain skills and perspective in a professional non-profit setting. The successful candidate will support other staff members on discrete projects across various sectors within the organization. Necessary attributes for this position are a service-oriented mentality, natural interpersonal and written communication skills, and tremendous attention to detail. Additionally, candidates who are supremely organized in their work habits, who exhibit initiative and problem-solving, and who possess a desire for continuous improvement, are sought.

  • Market Insights. Institute for Market Transformation. Washington, D.C.

    The Institute for Market Transformation seeks a motivated student or recent graduate to support our work to improve the energy efficiency of buildings—a foundational component to create jobs, increase property values, reduce harmful pollution, and create healthier spaces in American cities. For more than 20 years, IMT has developed solutions to accelerate investment in a high-performing built environment through technical research, collaborative programs, and policy development. We work in partnership with businesses, local policymakers, and environmental groups that are leading the future of energy efficiency. Achieving our mission requires teamwork—we seek a Market Insights intern who is passionate about clean energy and excited to engage with the commercial real estate market to help drive energy efficiency. This is a valuable opportunity to build an existing skill set in strategic communications and gain experience in the clean energy field as well as the nonprofit sector.

  • Campus Organizer, Student PIRGs, Location varies, US

    Students have been at the forefront of social change throughout history, from civil rights, to voting rights to protecting the environment. For over 40 years, the Student PIRGs have hired year-round, full-time Campus Organizers who help students get organized, mobilized and energized so they can create a greener, healthier, more meaningful future. Our organizers work with students on college campuses across the country, giving them the resources they need to make a difference on the issues they care about.

    With the Student PIRGs, you’ll start a career working with the next generation of students who, like you, believe students have the right and the responsibility to shape the future they will inherit. You will work with students at colleges to make sure they have the skills, opportunities and training they need to run strategic campaigns and win. Our 35 chapters on campuses provide the training, professional support and resources students need to decide the strategies and tactics they’ll use to run campaigns that promote clean energy, public health, a stronger democracy and more.

  • Energy Analyst, Brightworks Sustainability, Portland, OR

    The Market Intelligence group provides quantitative and qualitative analysis to support Vestas business decisions and growth strategy. By combining a deep interest in energy along with an understanding of markets, policy and economics, they support all functions of the North American business unit including Turbine & Service Sales, Business Development and Government Relations with analysis, project management and customer support. This work will directly guide Vestas strategy to achieve short-term profit maximization and long-term wind competitiveness.