Internships and Opportunities

We are pleased to showcase opportunities for sustainable jobs and internships, as well as other opportunities to build your resume. Please check back often for new sustainable jobs and internships.

Research Assistant (Communications), PAID, Summer 2019 and Beyond

If you have a passion for making the world a better place and want to have a front row seat to the world stage, USIP is the place for you. The Public Affairs and Communications (PAC) team serves as a bridge between USIP and key audiences to generate understanding and support at home and abroad for the Institute’s peacebuilding mission. 

GW Garden Manager Interns, PAID, Summer 2019

The Office of Sustainability seeks one undergraduate part-time intern for work in summer 2019. This is a great opportunity to get involved with sustainability on campus by supporting the campus garden. Applications due April 26th!

Program Administration Intern, UNPAID, Summer 2019

Kid Power inspires youth leadership by promoting academic advancement, physical and emotional wellness, and positive civic engagement in underserved communities throughout the District of Columbia. apply by April 26th!

Program Analyst (Sustainable DC)

This position will coordinate the implementation of the Sustainable Plan within the agency, across related District agencies, and with community partners. Responsibilities will include: strategizing on implementing specific plan actions, coordinating the annual plan progress report, developing and strengthening community partnerships (such as universities, embassies, and community organizations), managing Sustainable DC communications (monthly newsletter, social media, email), and engaging with residents on sustainability. Applications due April 27th!

Civil Engineering Internships at Hoar, PAID, Summer 2019

Candidates should possess computer skills including working with spreadsheets, good communication skills, and a willingness to handle responsibility.

Internships at Arabella Advisor, Summer 2019

Arabella Advisors was founded in 2005 to provide strategic guidance for effective philanthropy. Since then, we’ve evolved into a mission-driven, Certified B Corporation that has helped hundreds of clients representing more than $100 billion in assets increase their philanthropic impact.

Join the GW Hacks Team

The GW George Hacks team is looking to fill various positions with students who identify with our mission and demonstrate initiative and creativity.

Community Engagement Assistant, 30 hrs/week, $18/hr, April-October 2019

DC Greens, a non-profit organization that uses the levers of food education, food access, and food policy to advance food justice in the nation's capital, seeks a Community Engagement Assistant. The start date is April 29th, 2019.

Urban Education Leader Internship Program, UNPAID, Summer 2019

The DC Public Schools’ Urban Education Leaders Internship Program (UELIP) is an opportunity to experience the unique and exciting work of managing an urban school district.

Carbon Removal Research Intern - PAID - Summer 2019

This is a unique opportunity to engage in federal and state policy and with the private and nonprofit sectors to advance biological and technological carbon removal in the United States. You will work closely with the U.S. carbon removal team to conduct research, prepare touchstone knowledge products, and engage with stakeholders and policymakers.

Energy Communications Internship, PAID, Summer 2019

NRDC is seeking an enthusiastic and strong writer to be a summer Energy Communications intern in our Washington, DC, office. He or she must care about environmental issues, be able to meet deadlines, take initiative, be familiar with social media, and possess an understanding of how video, photos, and graphics can help communicate a story. This is a 35/hour per week, summer-long paid internship.

Outreach Internship at Sustainable Forestry Initiative, PAID, Summer 2019

The SFI Conservation Programs Intern’s primary responsibility will be developing a SFI grant datasets and delivering a user friendly programmatic mapping tool. Students with GIS experience, and the ability to think creatively with technology solutions will be well suited to this role. Students with an interest in forest conservation and the intersection with sustainability markets and community building will find the position dynamic. Those more interested in the technical aspects of natural resource management, such as silviculture in the case of forestry, may be less inclined for this type of work. The intern will also help with university outreach related research.

Campus Energy and Sustainability Podcast Production Internship, PAID, Summer 2019

The Campus Energy and Sustainability Podcast is looking for a creative, inquisitive summer intern. This role includes an opportunity for paid work-experience as well as an un-paid focused, creative project that you can design, supported and mentored by our team. If you want to start a career in sustainability and/or podcasting this is a great way to kick-start your career. Application deadline is April 30th!

Anacostia River Student Symposium Planning Internship - Spring and Summer 2019

Internship/project opportunity for a GW student. Anacostia River Keepers seek students for on-campus help canvassing GW professors for undergrad and grad student projects who could field a poster, whose work uses the Anacostia River as a study site, model, etc. This is for a Anacosta River-focused student research symposium.

Sustainability Intern, Cushman & Wakefield, Summer 2019

Undertake information gathering, research and analysis of data to provide relevant advice and information Develop own professional expertise through on the job training and observation; Update databases ; Provide assistance to the business in the execution of their daily tasks; Respond to day-to-day requests, providing information and advice and ensuring that issues are properly addressed; Deliver through established processes, systems and procedures ensuring work standards and requirements are met.

National Engagement Intern and Solar Business Intern - Summer 2019

Solar United Neighbors seeks a National Engagement Intern (remote or in Washington, D.C.) to provide outreach and administrative support to help grow our national engagement initiatives. The national engagement programs that the intern will be supporting include Brews from the Sun, our national competition to crown America’s Favorite Solar Craft Brewery, the National Solar Tour, an annual event of hundreds of solar home and business owners hosting solar open houses across the country, our Directory of businesses that have gone solar, and our Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts SUN patch programs which are helping hundreds of youth across the country discover the power of solar energy.

Farm Hand Intern, PAID, Summer 2019

Do you want to work in a break-out industry that sits at the confluence of local food production, hydroponics, and data analytics? Fresh Impact Farms are looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented, hardworking, fast-on-your-feet, problem solvers who possess a rare blend of tenacity, grit, and can-do attitude to join our team! If you enjoy hard work that is both physically and mentally demanding and are known for your attention to detail, this may be the position for you. Application due May 15th!

Development and Operations Internship - PAID - Summer 2019

United States of Care is offering an internship opportunity this summer with the Development and Operations teams. The mission of United States of Care is to ensure that every single American has access to quality, affordable health care regardless of health status, social need, or income. A nonpartisan nonprofit, we are building and mobilizing a movement to achieve long-lasting solutions that make health care better for everyone by working with Americans from across the country: patients and caregivers, advocates, physicians and other clinicians, policymakers, and business, civic, and religious leaders.

Multiple Internships, The Climate Reality Project, Summer 2019

The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore, is dedicated to leading a global cultural movement demanding immediate action on the climate crisis by using cutting-edge communications and grassroots strategies to educate the public about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis. 

Product Sustainability Analytics Intern - PAID - Summer 2019

Johnson Controls is seeking a qualified candidate for a quantitative research internship with its Global Sustainability Team. The internship will be focused on evaluating the sustainability impacts of JCI’s building technologies and solutions portfolio. Candidates should be familiar with energy efficiency standards, greenhouse gas accounting and product life-cycle analysis. The intern will report to the Manager, Global Environmental Sustainability.

Public Works Intern - Urban Forest - City of Takoma Park - PAID - Summer 2019

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Assist with developing a tree canopy goal and implementation plan; Assist with developing a Fall 2019 tree planting plan; Assist with reviewing tree permit related tree plantings; Manage Urban Forestry related web content including but not limited to website development and maintenance; Provide general program support for the Public Works Division; All other duties as assigned.

Earth Day Network 2019 Summer Internship

EDN is looking for qualified candidates with a strong interest and knowledge in current environmental issues and to play a vital role in the follow through of Earth Day’s 2019 Protect Our Species Campaign, the planning and implementation of Earth Day 2020 (Earth Day’s 50 th  Anniversary!!), and all year-round programming.

Finance Intern - nonprofit space - PAID - Summer 2019

Are you a finance or business major with an interest in learning about how finance works at a national non-profit? KaBOOM! is looking for a college student, recent college graduate or graduate student to join our dynamic Finance team. The Finance team is responsible for the overall financial health and reporting of the organization. $1,000 stipend!

Communications Intern - PAID - Summer 2019

The Communications team is responsible for branding, communications and marketing at [email protected]. We are hiring a Communications Intern to join our small but growing team for a full-time paid summer internship. This role will support all of our communications and marketing activities including content development, media relations, social media and campaigns. The ideal applicant will bring knowledge of the communications, media relations, and social landscapes. Passionate, agile individuals looking to gain valuable communications and marketing experience with a mission driven organization are encouraged to apply.

Communications Intern - PAID - Summer 2019

National cat advocacy group, Alley Cat Rescue, is seeking an Intern as a Communications Associate. The Communications Associate is responsible for assisting with the development of ACR’s print and online presence including communications initiatives, social media, website – writing articles and maintenance, and media relations.

Research Intern - PAID - Summer 2019

Food & Water Watch is a leading national advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting edge campaigns that challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources, empowers people to take action and transforms the public consciousness about what we eat and drink. The Research Intern assists the research team with providing information, analysis and written materials to support Food & Water Watch campaigns on all of our food, water and climate issues. This position is in the Washington, DC office. The internship is full-time, will last from May to August and will pay $15/hour. Start and end dates are flexible. 

Sustainability Intern - PAID - Summer 2019

Optoro is a fast-growing technology company that is revolutionizing the retail industry. Every year, more than 15% of retail goods are returned or simply never sell. This creates tons of unnecessary waste and costs retailers billions. The sustainability intern will support the sustainability team’s work in executing the company’s sustainability and corporate citizenship goals and strategy. Reporting to the Sustainability Manager, the Sustainability Intern will manage a dashboard on internal sustainability metrics, support a public circular economy event, and conduct other activities tailored to the intern’s interests. 

Multiple Internships - Food & Water Watch - PAID - Summer 2019

Food & Water Watch is a leading national advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting edge campaigns that challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources, empowers people to take action and transforms the public consciousness about what we eat and drink. 

Digital Communications Intern - Sustainable Buildings - PAID - Summer 2019

The WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities is seeking an intern to support the Center’s work on building efficiency. In this internship, you will focus on digital projects and communications primarily for the Building Efficiency Accelerator program. Potential projects include supporting the development of e-learning packages on building efficiency for municipal government staff, improving the platform’s web presence and communications, and working with internal and external partners to to amplify media coverage of our city partners’ accomplishments. This will include curating lessons and tools from the first two years of the Building Efficiency Accelerator program. You will also contribute to program support and outreach activities.

Energy intern - Lilker EMO - PAID - Summer 2019

Lilker EMO Energy Solutions is actively seeking a part-time energy engineering intern this coming summer for our Falls Church, VA office to assist with energy auditing, commissioning, and energy modeling divisions. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to conduct site surveys, perform energy conservation calculations, create detailed technical reports, and provide energy modeling support as needed. Lilker EMO offers a rare opportunity for individuals seeking a dynamic position by
providing a balanced experience both on-site and in the office.