Sustainability Related Jobs and Internships

Assistant Garden Manager - Alan Chadwick Garden UCSC campus

We are excited to announce that we are hiring an assistant garden manager to work at the Alan Chadwick Garden on the University of California Santa Cruz campus. The Chadwick Garden Assistant Manager will help maintain this 3-acre organic teaching garden and support the instruction of apprentices, students and other program participants. Founded in 1967, the Chadwick Garden has a diverse collection of plantings, including ornamentals, annual and perennial food crops, an extensive planting of fruit trees (including more than 120 apple varieties), and native California species.

See PDF for job description and position posting for details on how to apply. 

RFF (Resources for the Future) Summer Research Internship Program 

Do you want to begin a career in academic or policy research? Are you interested in contributing to impactful, balanced research that is aimed at improving environmental, energy and natural resource decisions? A summer research internship with Resources for the Future (RFF) might be right for you. The RFF summer internship program provides an opportunity for students to prepare for careers that engage in academic and policy-relevant research. Interns are essential members of the RFF Research and Policy Engagement team. They are responsible for providing technical support that, under the direction of RFF Fellows, allows for the production of compelling and impactful research that aligns with RFF’s mission of improving environmental, energy and natural resource decisions through impartial economic research and policy engagement.

Our research internships are a 10-week program paid at $16.10 an hour for up to 35 hours a week. Internships will run from June 6, 2022- August 12, 2022. Start or end dates can be changed with an approved exception. All internships will be conducted in RFF’s offices in Washington, DC.

Please see RFF Summer Research Internship Program page for details & how to apply. 

Yale Conservation Scholars

We are happy to announce that we are accepting applications for the Yale Conservation Scholars - Early Leadership Initiative! 

The priority application date is Monday, January 10th. All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after this date until January 31st at 11:59 pm EST. 

 We are holding an informational webinar on January 13th at 2:00 pm EST/ 11:00 am PST. You can RSVP here.

Led by Dr. Dorceta Taylor, Program Director and Principal Investigator, the Yale Conservation Scholars – Early Leadership Initiative (YCS- ELI) was formerly known as the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of Michigan/Yale School of the Environment. YCS-ELI is a summer opportunity for undergraduates traditionally underrepresented in the conservation field and who are interested in careers in the sector. 

Any questions can be directed to

Undergraduate Faculty Assistant

Responsibilities include:

·         Assisting with research tasks as needed based on the demands of assigned project.

·         Willingness to learn some basic software, an ability to type well, excellent attention to detail.

·         Work with various members of the research group, including other undergraduate researchers, graduate researchers, and the PIs.

·         Meet with the PIs and other members of the team, as needed, and check and respond to email on a consistent basis.

·         The students will also gain an understanding of interview research methods and environmental social science research in general.

See position posting for details & how to apply. 

Museum Agroecology Internship

This position supports the Art Department staff in the creation, development, and cultivation of materials, programs, activities, and exhibitions at the Albuquerque Museum. Position includes answering questions from the public; assisting in research, cataloging information, and filing as required; and assisting other departments as needed. Focus will be on A Garden, a public art and agroecology project.

It's very flexible, outdoors, and fun! You don't have to be taking the course to be the work study, but another awesome course offering is ARTS 444/544 Creating Change and all the students in this course will be working on this project too... led by visiting artist and herbalist, Asha Canalos. 

See position posting for details & how to apply. 

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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.

Graduate Assistantship at SUNY ESF

We are pleased to announce a graduate fellowship opportunity at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry supported by USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry 2021 Challenge Cost Share Grant Program funding.
The project focuses on strategies to amplify community resiliency in relation to urban forestry through risk mapping and environmental justice-based outreach with community partners. We will develop community playbooks, designed to be used by urban foresters, arborist and community groups, to promote disaster risk reduction while increasing community resilience. This will support a range of community activity including plantings and restoration work and targeted community engagement to enhance tree canopy equity across urban neighborhoods. The graduate assistant’s work will involve developing disaster risk products, working with a suite of i-Tree GIS tools, engaging in community outreach to pre-identified communities and aiding in the development of the playbook which will synthesize risk reduction, forestry analysis and best practices for community engagement.
The graduate assistantship includes tuition waivers for four semesters (Fall 2022-Spring 2024), twelve months of salary and benefits.
In order to be considered, applicants must apply to SUNY ESF’s Graduate Program in Environmental Science by January 15, 2022.
Please email Dr. Lemir Teron ( with any questions.
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry

Social Media for Climate Activism Online Internship

Spring 2022: January 24- April 4, 20201 / Virtual Internship (5hrs/week)
Gain valuable practical experience working with a team of students from across the world in the development, execution and assessment of a social media campaign in support of a global climate education project, The WorldWide Teach-In on Climate and Justiceset for March 30, 2022. This is a VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP. You can participate from anywhere on the planet. You must be available for group strategy meetings, presentations and on-line discussion Monday every week for 90 minutes, either from 8 PM - 9:30 PM ET or from 11 AM - 12:30 PM ET (New York time). In addition, you must commit to an additional three hours of group and individual work each week. The internship begins on January 24, 2022 and runs through April 4, 2022 for a total of 10 weeks. The internship is not paid. English language proficiency is required.
Apply HERE

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.

Development Coordinator/Director

Develop a comprehensive plan to raise the money that will keep Community Action Works financially stable and fuel our important organizational priorities. Drive our all-team major donor
gift cultivation program and lead the way meeting with up to 75 donors a year to steward gifts. In addition to the responsibilities of the coordinator, director level candidates will take on more internal leadership.

Clean Water Program Organizer/Director

Work hand in hand with frontline community leaders to develop and carry out a broad national vision to build people power for a healthier and more just world. At the heart of this work
is partnering with grassroots leadership to co-coordinate the National PFAS Contamination Coalition, a national coalition of communities impacted by water contamination.

Connecticut Community Organizer/State Director

Work with everyday people to fight pollution threats in their neighborhoods, providing ongoing
leadership development and training to local grassroots leaders, working in statewide and/or regional coalitions, networking and movement building, and fundraising for the organization. In addition to the responsibilities of the community organizer, state directors take on more fundraising and organizational leadership.


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. 

Paid Fellowships To Support an EJ Community in Southern Louisiana

Public Land is seeking fellows in Air Quality, Project Documentation, and Environmental Policy to join a project supporting an EJ community in Southern Louisiana.

The aim of this project is to regularly collect particulate matter and other air quality monitoring data to grow the body of evidence on the existing levels of pollution to show the pollution burden already borne by the St. James Parish community. We aim for this information to be used in
the open comment period of the EIS with the Army Corps of Engineers, to educate and bring others into this work, and provide scientific evidence for why further pollution sources such as the Formosa Plastics, should not be developed in this community.

Read more about each fellowship below:

Climate Science Research & Communication Fellowship

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Change Division, - Washington, DC

EPA Office/Lab and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), Climate Change Division (CCD) located in Washington, DC.

CCD’s mission is to assess and address global climate change and the associated risks to human health and the environment. The research opportunity is sponsored by CCD’s Climate Science and Impacts Branch (CSIB). CSIB is responsible for:

  • developing and leveraging climate change-impacts analyses (
  • highlighting climate change impacts and risks through the development of communication tools, such as climate change indicators ( and coordinating climate-science and impacts communications (
  • collaborating with the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and its federal members on assessment reports, expert workgroups, and associated products.   
  • coordinating and partnering with other EPA offices, government agencies, external stakeholders, and the public on climate change issues.

See full posting here  for position details & how to apply. 

Environment Department seeks more than 30 new employees to protect New Mexico workers

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) is hiring more than 30 people to staff its Occupational Safety and Health program – often referred to as “OSHA.” The Department is hosting rapid-hire events to quickly select motivated and qualified candidates who want to help protect New Mexico workers and hold employers accountable. The rapid-hire events will take place 9a.m. to 3p.m. in Las Cruces on October 20, 2021; Albuquerque on October 21, 2021; and in Santa Fe on October 22, 2021. All event attendees must follow COVID-19 safe practices, including physical distancing and masking.  

Interested candidates should apply in-person for the event and come with a resume, two forms of ID, and unofficial transcripts.

Sustainability Manager

Oberlin College - Oberlin, OH 

Oberlin College is searching for a new Sustainability Manager. The Sustainability Manager will play a key leadership role in setting and implementing campus and community sustainability policy, practices, and initiatives.  They will work to enhance the educational value of campus and community sustainability initiatives and may develop, communicate, and assess the feasibility of new sustainability initiatives. This position reports directly to the Assistant Vice President for Campus Energy & Sustainability. 

See position posting for details. 

Sustainability Resilience Officer

Energy, Minerals, & Natural Resources Department - Santa Fe, NM

This position is responsible for supporting the Climate Change Task Force, managing U.S. Climate Alliance technical awards, managing various climate-related projects, including management of resiliency grants. This position also assists with coordination between and technical assistance to agency staff supporting the Climate Change Task Force. Key responsibilities include research and analysis on policy and regulatory approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reviewing and compiling Task Force reports, and assisting development of Task Force strategy and operations.

See position posting for details. 

Pilot B Corp Clinic

Make a difference at Anderson’s 2021 B Corp Clinic. Over 12 weeks student teams will act as changemakers to help local companies to use their business as a force for good. Students will aid in conducting B Lab’s Impact Assessment and support clients in reaching their clinic goals.

Selected students will gain marketable, real-world experience while networking with
some of the most forward-thinking and socially responsible businesses in the state. It is expected that students will:
• Commit three to six hours per week to the project
• Attend all key clinic events (times and locations TBD)
• Attend and actively participate in the weekly conference calls and miss no more than two required team meetings

Have questions? Please contact

See flyer for details. 

Environmental Justice Campaign Manager

Earth Care - Santa Fe, NM

Earth Care is a community-based organization founded in 2001 that trains and supports youth and community leaders working to advance social, environmental, and climate justice and equity in northern New Mexico. Projects and campaigns our members have organized include: YUCCA (Youth United for Climate Crisis Action), the Santa Fe Mutual Aid Network, Abriendo Puertas parent leadership academy, and many more.

The Campaign Manager will lead the development and execution of Earth Care’s environmental justice and community development organizing campaigns by providing campaign development & planning, managing teams for success, cultivating partnerships & movement building opportunities, and developing campaign resources. In addition to supporting campaign organizing design and execution, the Campaign Manager will support the administrative back/end needs of the campaign including policy research and analysis, mentorship of organizing teams and youth and parent leaders, fund development, and development and management of administrative systems.

See position posting for details. 

Graduate Research Assistant

Southwest Environmental Finance Center | Water Infrastruture Funding Mechanism Analysis Project

The Southwest Environmental Finance Center (SW EFC) is looking for a graduate student who has an interest in water resources and management to participate in research funded by the Spring Point Partners, a philanthropic organization. The research would involve gathering documents and data, analyzing data, and conducting case studies related to water infrastructure funding programs throughout the 50 states and U.S. territories.

Please see flyer for position details & how to apply. 

Dept Administrator A2

UNM Department of Geography and Environmental Studies - Albuquerque, NM 

The Department of Geography is seeking an innovative, energetic professional who, as our Department Administrator (DA), will be responsible for the administrative and management functions of a complex unit within the College of Arts and Sciences.

The DA works closely with the Department Chair to ensure the smooth functioning of all aspects of the department's work, including financial management and planning, liaison with the College staff and development operations, with Office of Faculty Affairs & Services (OFAS), Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) and with all other pertinent elements of UNM’s central administration. The position requires an advanced level of administrative experience and skill working with all aspects of UNM’s electronic management systems.

A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with the wide range of constituencies that make up the diverse intellectual community of our Department is essential.

See job posting for details. 

Graduate Coordinator- Professional Intern

UNM Department of Geography and Environmental Studies - Albuquerque, NM 

This position works closely with the Department Administrator, Academic Coordinator, and Graduate Program Director to complete day-to-day programmatic tasks related to student academic success.  These tasks include, but are not limited to, the following: support the implementation of the department’s graduate programs; conduct in-person and internet-based outreach to attract new graduate and undergraduate students; maintain correspondence with current and prospective graduate students; assist graduate students in navigating administrative systems, policies, and procedures leading to degree completion; assist with departmental course scheduling; schedule meetings, colloquia, and other academic events; and compile student data for departmental research and reporting purposes.

This position will also provide backup and support to the Department Administrator.  These duties may include: purchasing and related processes; providing customer service to the public, students, faculty, and other staff; scheduling rooms and A/V needs for departmental meetings; issuing keycards; course scheduling; submitting requests for IT and facilities support; tracking and completing graduate assistant contracts; and attending meetings.

See posting for details. 

BEMP (Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program) is seeking an Environmental Educator

The Environmental Educator informs, engages, and inspires students of all ages and backgrounds about their bosque ecosystem through culturally relevant classroom, field (outdoor) and/or independent project-based education with the goal of helping to create a new generation of environmental stewards. The Environmental Educator is a cooperative team member willing to work hard, have fun and make a difference.
See flyer for details.
See BEMP Website for information about the organization. 

Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions seeking Program Director & Director of Education

Program Director

Job Objective: The Program Director is responsible for overseeing the implementation of CGE's programs. Working alongside the education director and operations staff, this person will be the main point person for our staff team. They will take the lead on hiring, scheduling, and overseeing our seasonal staff team, with direct support from the rest of the Leadership Team. The ideal candidate will have experience managing staff and experience in an educational setting, with a love of the outdoors and a desire to inspire children through outdoor experiential learning. This person should have experience managing budgets and be prepared to take a leadership role in our programs, including our summer program in Throeau, NM. 

See flyer for details. 

Director of Education

Job Objective: To oversee the outdoor and experiential education components of Cottonwood Gulch's programs. This person will work directly with school partners and other CGE staff to design and implement outdoor programs for all CGE expeditions. The Education Director will act as the point person for our school partners, and will play a major role in training CGE staff on our programs, curriculum, and itineraries. As a memeber of the Leadership Team, they will help improve CGE's systems and policies, and directly support the staff. 

See flyer for details. 

Additional Job postings and position details available at CGE  website

Associate Scientist

Western Water Assessment (WWA) is encouraging applications for a full-time Associate Scientist to serve as the Colorado/Wyoming Research Integration Specialist, with a focus on integrating social science expertise throughout the program’s activities. 

The position will be located within the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) campus in Boulder, Colorado.

We are seeking an individual with a graduate degree in geography, environmental studies, sociology, economics, or another interdisciplinary social science field (MS degree is required at a minimum, Ph.D. is preferred), experience conducting and publishing social science research, and an understanding of the social science landscape of climate adaptation and resilience.

This position is open until filled and applications will be screened as they are received. You can find more information about the position and instructions to apply below.

Contact Benét Duncan ( or Lisa Dilling ( with any questions.

See job posting for details.

National Park Servic GIS Internships

The National Park Service GIS Program has developed a very successful internship program in collaboration with Southern Utah University’s Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative (SUU IIC).  The program places students and recent graduates in GIS internships providing real-world federal land management experience in park units nationwide.  We just announced 12 openings in the attached flyer and on the SUU IIC website at  The position announcements close on August 8th.  The internships begin on October 18th with varying end dates between 4-8 months.  Park housing is available at many units and the position hourly rates run between $15-$20 per hour.  Please share these opportunities widely with any students and recent graduates who may be interested.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

See flyer for details. 

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

2021-2022 SY: Sustainability Program Specialist

The position of Sustainability Program Specialist for Santa Fe Public Schools is now posted.  Our current Specialist is retiring, and we're hiring for the 2021/22 school year. Please click the link below for more information about this exciting position! Please share this email/link with anyone you think might be interested, or put them in touch with me at the contact info below.

Lisa Randall
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Santa Fe Public Schools
Facilities and Maintenance Dept.
(c) 505-204-1925
(o) 505-467-3445





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