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.

Lifeline Intern - PAID - Fall 2019

Freedom House seeks an intern to support the Lifeline Embattled CSO Assistance Fund. Lifeline provides emergency assistance and rapid response grants to frontline defenders and civil society organizations under threat for their human rights work. Freedom House manages the global fund through a consortium of 7 INGOs and with the support of a donor steering committee of 19 governments. Lifeline has supported over 1,700 CSOs in over 103 countries with support for temporary relocation, trial monitoring, medical expenses, and other types of emergency assistance, in addition to support for efforts to mobilize communities, conduct policy and legal analysis, and carry out advocacy campaigns targeting both domestic and international actors. Application deadline is August 30th!

Sustainable GW Graduate Research Assistant- PAID AY 2019-2020

Sustainable GW is seeking a Research Assistant for a project on addressing preparations and responses to hazards including increased wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes, among others. This position is part time and paid $26,000 over the course of the academic year.

Multiple Internships - PAID - Fall and Spring 2019

The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) in Washington, D.C., is looking for a recent college graduate student or graduate student who can help the organization’s small but mighty team promote philanthropy that builds the power of marginalized communities and leads to long-term equitable change. This one-year PAID research and development internship begins August 2019, with the potential to convert to a full-time staff position during that period. Positions: Research and Development; Engagement; and Membership. 

Energy Intern - PAID - Fall 2019

DNV GL- Energy Insights USA, Inc. is seeking an Intern to join our team in the Arlington, VA office. The Intern will support our business development and proposal management teams with a variety of tasks in relation to proposal development and production.

Urban and Regional Policy Intern - UNPAID - Fall 2019

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) Urban and Regional Policy program (URP) is currently seeking an intern for fall 2019. URP engages leading U.S. and European policymakers and practitioners by facilitating the exchange of transatlantic solutions for building sustainable, inclusive, and globally-competitive cities. URP works in selected cities in the United States and Europe that share a set of common challenges and desire to explore solutions through transatlantic exchange.

Multiple Internships - PAID - Fall 2019

Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women in countries affected by conflict and war. Our programs enable them to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support.

Ecology Action Internships in Sustainable Small-Scale Biointensive Farming


2-, 4-, 6-, and 8-Month Farm-Leadership Internships in Sustainable Small-Scale Biointensive Farming

Education Intern - PAID - Fall 2019

The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) is a national policy, research, and advocacy organization. Our mission is to promote high school transformation to make it possible for every child to graduate prepared for postsecondary education and success in life. Our internships are open to undergraduate or graduate students interested in public policy, education, media and communications, federal and state advocacy, or fundraising and development.

Sustainability Intern - PAID - Fall and Spring 2019

Inova's Office of Sustainability is seeking an energetic intern with a passion for the environment and improving the health of our community. The intern will be exposed to a number of opportunities and projects within the sustainability office that may include marketing and employee engagement; technical projects related to waste, food, energy, water, green buildings, purchasing and transportation; and program administration tasks such as data management, report writing and project management. 1 year internship commitment. Healthcare background preferred.


The Interactive Strategies internship position at the Case Foundation offers college students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain valuable digital experience from a technological, user experience, project management and strategy perspective, while working closely with our digital strategy team towards the Foundation’s larger programmatic goals. Interactive Strategy interns will have the unique chance to experiment with new technologies and techniques, while honing their skills in website content management and development, analytics, user experience, design and social media analysis.

Multiple Internships - UNPAID - Fall 2019

The Jane Goodall Institute’s staff strive to make internship experiences valuable and meaningful for both the student and the organization. Over the course of a semester-long experience, interns work independently and collaboratively on an array of projects that are set up to meet their personal goals, interests and strengths. Our aim is to provide students the experience and knowledge to advance both their academic and professional careers.

Conservation Program Intern - PAID - Fall 2019

This position will provide support to the professional wildlife biology staff within the Conservation Department of the Safari Club International Foundation, as well as assist with the general administrative support of the SCI Washington, DC Office. Will assist with managing conservation projects and programs both internationally and in the United States.

Urban Planning Intern - PAID - Fall 2019

Stantec’s Urban Places group is seeking a summer urban planning intern for our Arlington, Virginia office. Our highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team specializes in urban design; integration of architecture, street design, public space design, market analysis, and sustainability with urban design; bicycle, and pedestrian-oriented planning. There will also be a focus on smart mobility planning and reviewing autonomous vehicle plans. We connect the people, places, and resources that take a project from concept to reality.

Green Energy Internships - PAID - Fall 2019

The internship program Green Generation is primarily concerned with helping students develop skills and knowledge that will aid them in professional careers in the energy efficiency industry, our hope is that at the end of the semester, this experience will prepare the intern to develop an understanding of how to create value through reducing operating costs in existing buildings, and give the intern a picture of what it is like to work in our industry. We seek interns for the fall and spring semesters, as well as for the summer.

Thriving Communities fellow - PAID - 2019

The Thriving Communities Fellow will be a member of Smart Growth America’s Thriving Communities team, reporting to the Deputy Director of Thriving Communities, and is expected to contribute to a collaborative team environment. This position works closely with the staff to help advance the SGA’s role in thought leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance. Specifically, the Fellow works to support SGA’s rural communities work, transportation, and cross-disciplinary work. In addition, the Fellow supports SGA’s Senior Policy Advisors in their scheduling and administrative work. Six months and requires a commitment of 40 hours weekly.


The Case Foundation intern for the Inclusive Entrepreneurship program works closely with members of the Social Innovation team on the execution of projects within that advance opportunities for entrepreneurs regardless of race, place or gender. The Foundation’s efforts to accelerate the growth of diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship are focused on breaking down the barriers to entry for women and entrepreneurs of color to drive resilient, strong, diverse economies and communities across the U.S.

Emergency Health and Nutrition Intern - PAID - Fall 2019

The Emergency Health and Nutrition (EHN) team at Save the Children US works closely with colleagues in the development sector of Health & Nutrition as well as with colleagues in Humanitarian Response, both within the US team and with other Members in multiple countries allowing the intern to gain exposure to many different facets of the organization. The intern or fellow will work under the supervision of the EHN Program Coordinator and will primarily focus on activities related to research, knowledge management, program coordination, and logistical/administrative support. 

Planning Intern - PAID - Fall 2019

The City of Takoma Park is looking for a graduate planning intern who is seeking experience in community planning, transportation planning, GIS-mapping, public outreach, and more.

Marketing and Communications Intern - PAID - Fall 2019

The marketing and communications internship at the Case Foundation offers students and recent graduates a unique and invaluable resume building work experience and networking opportunities. Not only do our interns work closely with members of the Case Foundation team, giving them the opportunity to learn about and contribute to many aspects of philanthropic strategy, they also get to meet and interact with our partner organizations and participate in events featuring our sector leaders.

Green Business Network Intern - Stipend - Fall 2019

Green America's Green Business Network is the first, largest, and most diverse network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses in the country. This internship works with some of the most cutting-edge, social enterprise businesses in the county. Comprised of 3,000 businesses, the Green Business Network is home to both rising social and eco enterprises and the most established green businesses around. We provide the tools, the information, and the consumer base to help businesses thrive in today's competitive green marketplace.

Gun Violence Prevention Intern - PAID - Fall 2019

Giffords is looking for interns to join our team during fall 2019. As an intern at Giffords, you will work directly with our Communications, Development, Engagement, Government Affairs, or Political team on a wide range of projects. Ideal candidates will be highly organized, focused, and passionate about the issue of gun violence prevention.

Multiple Internships - PAID - Fall 2019

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is a leading conservation organization; our half-century of conservation success is rooted firmly in science. They are hiring multiple interns, in areas such as vertical agriculture, supply chains, marketing, and deforestation. Apply today!

Multiple Internships - PAID - Fall 2019

S4CD is harnessing the energy of students and the power of the free market to launch our nation toward a concrete climate solution.

Residential Green Rater Intern - PAID - Fall 2019

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) is seeking a paid intern for our Washington, D.C. office to assist multifamily clients seeking certification under Enterprise Green Communities, LEED for Homes, and other green building programs. Projects served are located primarily in the Washington, D.C. metro area.  Project types include gut rehabs and new construction; wood, steel, and masonry construction; luxury condos and affordable housing.

National Campaign Fellow - STIPEND - Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Elected Officials to Protect America are seeking highly motivated, dedicated, and passionate changemakers to assist with a variety of projects in the startup phase, including research, outreach, strategy, partnerships, fundraising, administration, and communications. If you want to contribute to a high-leverage start-up campaign and make a national difference, this fellowship is for you. $250-$1000 stipend for fellowship period available for top applicants.

Marketing and Communications Internship - UNPAID - Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is the world’s premier showcase of environmental films. We are in search of a Marketing and Communications Intern to be part of a creative, dedicated team that works together to produce this major annual cultural event, plus a year-round schedule of programs and educational events for the Washington, D.C. metro. The internship runs from September through December, or January through April, although preference may be given to candidates who can commit to for an entire academic year from September-April. The internship would require 10-20 hours per week, with additional hours necessary in the run-up and during the Festival (March 12-22, 2020).

Marketing and Communications Intern - UNPAID - Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is searching for a Marketing and Communications Intern to be part of a creative, dedicated team that works together to produce this major annual cultural event, plus a year-round schedule of programs and educational events for the Washington, D.C. metro.

Internships in Buenos Aires - UNPAID - Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

We offer student internships the whole year through. In the past 10 years, we received more than 100 interns from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Honduras, Panama, Peru, United States and other countries. If you are interested in doing an internship with us, send us your application (short CV and motivation letter), indicating your topic of interest and the length of your stay. 

2019 - 2020 Alaska Fellows Program

The Alaska Fellows Program, constituted by three fellowship sites in Anchorage, Juneau, and Sitka, is a near-year-long postgraduate fellowship program that places dynamic recent college graduates from around the country with organizations across Alaska. Fellows receive a modest living stipend, relocation stipend, and housing. Opportunities are posted throughout the year on a rolling basis. 

Cultural Resource Management AmeriCorps Position - PAID

The Appalachian Conservation Corps (ACC) is a non-profit, AmeriCorps-affiliated organization, whose mission is to connect young adults to meaningful conservation service.The Cultural Resource Management Individual Placement is based in Washington, D.C. with the National Park Service. This 6-month OR 8-month AmeriCorps position will work to provide resource-related support to the parks and partners in the National Capital Region. Individual Placements (IPs) will be given a range of office- and field-based work assignments as well as helpful supervision and mentoring.

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