Sustainability Related Jobs and Internships

Graduate Assistant

The UNM Community Engagement Center has a mission to nurture antiracist leadership for community capacity building. The programming at CEC includes the UNM Service Corps and Public Allies. UNM Service Corps are UNM undergraduates strategically recruitment from local neighborhoods of color to apprentice in non-profits and schools through an antiracist lens. CEC is looking to hire a 0.5 FTE Graduate Student for the Fall 2022 semester, with the potential to continue in Spring 2023. The scope of work includes:

1)     UNM Service Corps point person:

      a.      Coaching of UNM Service Corps

      b.      Site visits

      c.      Monthly workshops

      d.      Communication with community leaders 

2)     Represent CEC at FUE (Families United for Education) community meetings

3)     Student representative on CEC leadership team, providing insights on strategic direction of programming, curriculum and research

4)     Participate and facilitate antiracism trainings and Anti-Racism Youth Leadership Institute workshops


Compensation is $18/hr. for 20hrs a week

Learn more about the UNM Community Engagement Center at

If you are interested in this position, email


Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails is seeking adults 18+ who have a passion for the outdoors and a willingness to mentor young women and girls who are new to exploring. Rancho del Chaparral, the Girl Scout camp 2 hours outside of Albuquerque in the Jemez Mountains, has paid and volunteer positions available for Unit Counselors. Responsibilities include chaperoning small groups of 1st – 8th grade students during 3- to 5- night camp sessions focused on outdoor recreation activities like hiking, archery, horseback riding, canoeing, orienteering, and camping. Compensation is $285/week with a cumulative bonus at the end of camp (all meals and sleeping accommodations provided as well). Unit counselors are needed for any and all of the remaining sessions: June 21-24, July 6-9, July 10-15, July 17-22, and July 24-27. Interested individuals should contact Molly at or by texting 505-289-0669.

San Antonio NM, Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge NM

Do you love nature and the outdoors? Do you like working with people and kids? Join us in the Middle Rio Grande Valley to connect people of all ages to one of the most spectacular wildlife refuges in the country. Learn all aspects of Visitor Services and live on-site at one of New Mexico's most popular public lands and help put on the 2022 Festival of the Cranes. As a visitor services intern at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, develop well-rounded skillsets as you assist staff and volunteers in providing the public and educators with safe, accessible, and quality recreation opportunities both on-site and digitally. Additionally, take on a special visitor services project to develop targeted skills. Housing will be provided on-site. Upon the completion of this internship the intern will have earned Public Lands Corps Hiring Authority which can be used to gain permanent employment with the federal government.

See position posting & how to apply. 

College Undergraduate Internship with the Office of Natural Resources Trustee

The Office of the Natural Resources Trustee continuously updates its list of sites in New Mexico that have been contaminated by oil or hazardous substances. This internship will focus on researching sites, collecting data, and coordinating with ONRT staff and tribal, state, local, and federal agencies to compile relevant information about each site.

The ideal candidate is a college student with an interest in environmental and natural resource issues.  The ideal candidate understands the landscape of contaminated sites in NM and the impact of contamination on residents, and knows how to locate relevant information.  Candidates must also understand concepts of natural resource injury and restoration under federal environmental protection laws.

See position posting for details & how to apply


Campaign Fellowship Program

The New Mexico House Democratic Campaign is seeking applicants for our first ever Campaign Fellowship Program.

Fellows will learn the ins and outs of political campaigns and will have the option to be placed with one or more of New Mexico’s most competitive campaigns in the 2022 general election upon completion of the program.

See flyer for more information & how to apply 



Retreat Farm & Learning Center in SW New Mexico Internship Opportunity

We invite you to share our intentional, communal lifestyle for two weeks (or more) and participate in our agricultural and ongoing projects. It’s an opportunity to contribute and/or learns skills including but not limited to: gardening, fieldwork, mechanics, carpentry/building, wood gathering, wood milling, fence-building. Ongoing and future projects include: two acre+ certified organic garden, 24 acres of irrigated fields, harvesting, food preservation (canning, freezing, drying, storing), alternative power system, trail maintenance and construction, building and construction and all the other projects involved in running a farm and living in a remote, off-the-grid location. 

See flyer for more information & how to apply

Open Space Program Assistant (Intern Position)


Under general supervision, perform administrative duties in support of the Bernalillo County Open Space Program (BCOS).  Assist the section with administrative support, outreach activities, events and workshops.


  1. Provide administrative support for open space workshops and special events to include material preparation, assist staff organizing workshops, notifying neighborhood groups, distribution of newsletters and flyers, etc.
  2. Maintain and update volunteer database list, to include contact list for usage of the Bernalillo County Open Space properties.
  3. Act as liaison for department, media, and other departments.
  4. Coordinate with other county departments as necessary to facilitate an effective open space media program.
  5. May direct the work of open space volunteers.
  6. Perform general administrative tasks to include maintaining files, compile and organize data, activity report preparation, etc.
  7. Attend community meetings relevant to the open space programs.
  8. Perform other job related duties as assigned or required.

See position posting for details & how to apply


National Trails System Internship

This is an individual placement position at the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) to work as a National Trails System Intern. This individual will be a Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) member but will work for the refuge and specifically for the refuge staff on multiple trails projects and other tasks. This is a 13-week position.
Valle de Oro NWR is located in the South Valley, 7 miles south of downtown Albuquerque. The refuge occupies 570-acres of traditional, ancestral lands of the Tiwa People, who stewarded the land throughout generations. As the current land stewards, Valle de Oro NWR is a designated Urban NWR slated to be converted from a former dairy farm into natural and native habitat features of the Middle Rio Grande Valley to be an oasis for both wildlife and people. At this refuge, staff, partners, and the community are collaboratively building a refuge from the ground up, keeping in mind wildlife, people, environmental justice, and more.
The intern will promote public outreach events with the general public and nearby neighborhoods to plan for the future development and programming of the Valley de Oro National Wildlife Refuge (Valle de Oro). The intern will assist planning consultants with their planning efforts and community engagement activities while assisting with multiple projects concerning the overall trail network. The Refuge Manager will formally supervise this position with day-to-day oversight provided by the Visitor Services Coordinator.

EMS Farms

3 positions available for Railyards market assistance every Sunday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., vending flowers and local produce. 

Please reach out to for more information. 

Food, Farm, & Hunger Initiative

Food Security Coordinator | Job ID 124123 | Santa Fe | Aging & Long-Term Services Department

Are you interested in revolutionizing New Mexico's food system to combat hunger? Aging & Long-Term Services Department is currently seeking a Food Security Coordinator. 

This position will enrich the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at senior centers. This position will coordinate the development of a senior services-level nutrition program and develop statewide nutrition education to empower older adults, their families and caregivers to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy. 

Position details & how to apply

Food Security Coordinator | Job ID 124106 | Santa Fe | Human Services Department

Are you interested in revolutionizing New Mexico's food system to combat hunger? The Human Services Department is currently seeking a Food Security Coordinator. 

This position will develop, implement, and monitor a comprehensive inter-agency strategic plan to measurably reduce hunger while strengthening State food systems. The coordinator will provide strategic support to the leadership of the HSD and Food & Nutrition Services (FANS) which is responsible for the oversight of an array of food distribution programs. 

Position details & how to apply

Food Security Coordinator | Job ID 124092 | Albuquerque | Early Childhood Education & Care Department

Are you interested in revolutionizing New Mexico's food system to combat hunger? The Early Childhood Education & Care Department is currently seeking a Food Security Coordinator. 

This position will enrich the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at preschool centers. The ideal candidate will work with an itneragency team of program coordinators and support partners to continue the development of a uniform program accross ALTSD, PED, and ECECD

Position details & how to apply

Food & Hunger Agricultural Specialist | Job ID 124219 | Santa Fe | Economic Development Department

Are you interested in revolutionizing New Mexico's food system to combat hunger? The Economic Development Department is currently seeking a Food & Hunger Agricultural Specialist to support food related businesses, local governments, nonprofits and agricultural producers with projects associated with promoting access to healthy food and addressing hunger in New Mexico. This job will aid in surmounting challenges within New Mexico's food systems and access to healthy food by offering expertise and assistance to food related businesses and agricultural producers. 

Position details & how to apply


Intern with Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury

Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury offers internships in both her Washington D.C. and Albuquerque offices.

Interns will work with staff to serve the constituents of New Mexico's First Congressional District. Our goal is to provide each intern with a meaningful experience that will enhance their understanding of Congress. Intern responsibilities may include:

  • Answering phones
  • Sorting mail
  • Researching legislation
  • Attending briefings and hearings
  • Assisting staff with public events
  • Assisting with constituent casework
  • Administrative work as assigned
  • Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to specialize in either legislative or communications related assignments depending on their interests.

Internships in both D.C. and Albuquerque run throughout the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

Interns are able to work on either a part-time or full-time basis.

To be considered for an internship, please complete the application below. Please make sure to indicate whether you are applying for a Washington D.C. or Albuquerque internship in the application.

Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis but must be submitted by midnight on the following dates:

  • Spring Internship applications must be submitted by November 15th.
  • Summer Internship applications must be submitted by April 15th.
  • Fall Internship applications must be submitted by July 15th.

This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, disability, age, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, LGBTQ identification, family status, or military status. Women, people of color, and other members of traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

See link for application. 





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NMPIRG Student Internships

Get Involved! Join NMPIRG this semester to make a difference on issues that you care about.

Apply now to learn more about our internship and volunteer program!

Our top priority this semester is to phase out single use plastics. Every day, people throw away tons of plastic cups, plates, straws, bags, containers, forks, knives, spoons and more. All of this waste not only trashes our parks and beaches, but it also washes into our lakes and oceans, where it forms enormous “garbage patches” and harms wildlife. We need a culture shift away from single-use plastics and we can cause that shift through policy. That’s why this term we’re working to pass a campus commitment to Break Free From Plastics

NMPIRG Students is a non-partisan, student-run nonprofit in New Mexico that works to protect the public interest and train student activists. We have a 50-year track record of making social change through our organizing efforts on college campuses across the state.

NMPIRG interns learn valuable organizing skills, like building a team of volunteers, taking on leadership within a campaign, coordinating events on campus, lobbying elected officials, and interacting with the media. In addition to building skills and adding to a resume, our interns work to create tangible policy change on behalf of the public interest. Interns work between 10-12 hrs per week.

Too busy for an internship but still want to help? Mark "Volunteering" on theinterest form!

For more information, visit our webpage!

NMPIRG Campus Organizer

Full time position for recent graduates


  • Inspiring and recruiting hundreds of students to take action on important issues.
  • Helping students run strategic campaigns.Campus organizers will recruit and train students virtually to run campaigns such as committing the campus to 100 percent renewable energy, eliminating single-use plastics, making college more affordable and more.
  • Building a coalition.Campus organizers work with student volunteers and interns to build a diverse, invested coalition of organizations.
  • Training students to be effective social change leaders, using skills such as generating grassroots support and coordinating lobby days and news conferences.
  • Building a strong, sustainable, student-funded and student-run organization on campusby fundraising, building relationships with key players on campus and building our brand.
  • Working alongside students to win real reforms for the public.
  • Using a variety of digital tools to conduct this work virtuallywhile in-person gathering is restricted by COVID-19.
  • Running a citizen outreach office during the summer, where you’ll recruit and lead a team of canvassers to fundraise for important issues.

See NMPIRG Website for position details

See link to apply. 

We are hiring for positions starting in August 2022. Immediate positions also available. For more information, contact Sydney Kale at or text/call 803-354-2789.

SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry

Student Opportunities with Citizens' Climate Lobby

(CCL) nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy climate change organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Community Action Works

Deputy Director

Train and supervise a team of community organizers, leading the team in organizational strategic development and working closely with organizers on campaign development and strategy. Work side by side with communities facing pollution, coordinate coalitions, fundraise, and participate in network and movement building.

Community Organizers in Portland, ME; Concord or Manchester, NH; Amherst, MA; Boston, MA; and Hartford, CT.


Interns play a key role in our work. Our internship descriptions change regularly as we work to respond to calls from residents around the region. Read about internship positions and how to apply or call (617) 747-4380.

Community Action Works always seeks volunteers for offices and campaign work in all of our locations. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer.

See detailed postings HERE

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to, addressed to Development Director, Megan Stokes. 

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions seeking Program Director & Director of Education


Per Diem Instructors

Job Objective: Per Diem Instructors work on a part-time contractual basis to deliver exceptional outdoor programming to our school and summer trekkers. Per Diem Instructors are required to complete a Cottonwood Gulch staff training, and will be offered contracts when available. These instructors can bring their individual skills and knowledge to our staff team, including programmatic expertise in outdoor and environmental education, science, art, culture, rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, and cooking. They are an integral part of our staff team. 

See flyer for details. 

Lead Field Educator (SIWI)

Job Objective: Serve as the lead educator both in the classroom and the field for 130-150 SIWI students in 6-8 classrooms per academic year; coordinate logistics and refine curriculum for all field expeditions; collaborate with other SIWI team members on curriculum design.  Support 5-7 weeks of open enrollment summer programs (3 weeks training new staff, 2-4 weeks working with participants).

See flyer for details. 

Additional Job postings and position details available at CGE  website

Part-time Temporary Internship

The Collection Section operates an engineered system including approximately 2400 miles of linear assets, i.e. pipes, manholes, etc. and facilities consisting of approximately 60 pump and vacuum stations and approximately 20 odor control stations. Geographic Information System (GIS) work is anticipated to be a large portion of the intern’s assignments.

The Intern will assist in a wide range of duties including, but not limited to, field investigations, engineering studies, analysis, and writing. Typical assignments include: GIS edits; creation of maps and sewage demand using GIS based method; development of standard operating procedures including Visio based flow charts; produce reports from computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) data bases; creating and closing Maximo work orders; cost analyses; office support.

The Intern will work with numerous software programs including: Maximo (the ABCWUA CMMS); ESRI GIS; Microsoft Suite including Visio; proprietary monitoring software. The Intern is expected to be skilled in Excel and Word; training will be provided for other programs.  The Intern will work with a wide range of engineering, GIS, management and blue-collar staff, as well as consultants and vendors. Prior GIS work or classroom experience is preferred but not required.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Must currently be a full-time student at an accredited college or technical -vocational program. Must have a valid New Mexico driver’s license. Must be a student in an engineering or GIS curriculum.

To Apply

Provide resume and unofficial transcript via email to:


Mark S. Holstad, PE 

Collection System Manager - Field Division

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority

4201 2nd St. SW - Albuquerque, NM 87105

Direct Line (505) 289-3450 - Mobile 505-259-3819


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