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.

Canvassing - PAID - Summer 2019

As a canvasser with Fund for the Public Interest, you’ll work out of a campaign office in one of dozens of cities across the country. You’ll go out into communities, knock on doors and talk to people about the issues to raise awareness, build our membership and raise money for the organizations we work with.

Multiple Internships - PAID - Summer 2019

World Wildlife Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental conservation through science.

Tree Inventory Internship - PAID - Summer 2019

Casey Trees is monitoring and evaluating the ecological health of Washington DC’s urban forest. Casey Trees is a non-profit, DC based organization with a mission to restore, enhance and protect the tree canopy of our Nation’s capital. Their goal is to create a healthy, resilient and sustainable urban environment. Building on Casey Trees’ previous work collecting tree data in the District, SCA and Casey Trees are implementing a DC-based program to monitor the health of trees on streets and in parks throughout the city this summer. The selected intern will travel by bicycle to survey trees that Casey Trees has planted for the past 16 years and assess their growth, health and other environmental factors. Casey Trees will provide an in-person inventory technical training at the start of the program.

Business Development Intern - UNPAID - Summer 2019

Dafero is in the incubation phase, testing the product sales and distribution, so you will be a part of an exciting team that is constantly growing. The ideal candidate is creative, can work independently and shares the same vision of making the world healthier while supporting vulnerable women. This is perfect for those passionate about using business as tool for social good and enjoy good healthy food.

Operations and Community Engagement Internships - PAID - Summer 2019

Prosperity Now (formerly CFED) believes that everyone deserves a chance to prosper. Since 1979, we have helped make it possible for millions of people, especially people of color and those of limited incomes, to achieve financial security, stability and, ultimately, prosperity. We offer a unique combination of scalable practical solutions, in-depth research and proven policy solutions, all aimed at building wealth for those who need it most. With offices in San Francisco, Raleigh-Durham and Washington, D.C., Prosperity Now is looking for talent and contributors that are passionate about this mission and are looking to join the team.

Research Unit-End Gun Violence Campaign Internship - PAID - Summer 2019

The Research Unit at Amnesty International USA is seeking both legal and non-legal interns with a strong background and interest in human rights to work on research projects supporting our End Gun Violence (EGV) Campaign. Interns will work on research projects which are being developed as part of AIUSA's current EGV campaign, and to support research contributions to shadow reports and testimony to the UN and regional human rights mechanisms. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample (no more than 5 pages).

Multiple Internships - PAID - Summer 2019

Hola Cultura seeks undergraduate and graduate students to work closely with our staff on production of Latino cultural events, special research projects, and original content for publication on their website. Available internships include Editorial Internships, User Interface Developer and Design Internships, Nonprofit Management Internships.

Safety, Health & Environment/Sustainability - PAID - Summer 2019

MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of small molecule and biologic prescription medicines. MedImmune is pioneering innovative research and exploring novel pathways across key therapeutic areas, including respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity; cardiovascular and metabolic disease; oncology; neuroscience; and infection and vaccines.

Communications and Web Site Manager - PAID - Summer 2019

The Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD) is recruiting an executive assistant/web site manager to provide support to the Secretariat of the International Network for the Cooperation and Coordination of Fisheries Related Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (IMCS Network Secretariat). IGSD provides support and assistance to the IMCS Network which is in a dynamic period of growth, re-organization and re-invigoration. This is an ideal summer position for a student.

Editorial Intern - PAID - Summer 2019

Green America's mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Current college students will be given first priority in the hiring process. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 short writing samples (news-style articles or blog-style essays are particularly relevant—please avoid sending academic papers if possible) to: [email protected]. No phone calls, please.

Responsibility & Sustainability Internship - PAID - Summer 2019

Airbus America is seeking an intern to work on the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility from mid-May to mid-August 2019. The position is a paid internship and will be located at our Herndon, Virginia headquarters.

Communications Internship - Stipend - Summer 2019

The Fairness Project seeks a talented and passionate Communications Intern to join our team this summer. Working with the Communications Director and the Press Secretary, the intern will be instrumental to TFP's short and long-term success as we fight economic injustice in campaigns throughout the country.

Communications & Events Intern Internship - PAID - Summer 2019

The Federation of State Humanities Councils (FSHC), the national membership association of the state humanities councils, seeks a highly motivated, mission-driven student intern in the communications/hospitality field. The intern would participate in planning and preparing for the National Humanities Conference and other FSHC meetings.

State and Local Advocacy Internship - PAID - Summer 2019

The Advocacy & Policy department at USGBC provides community leaders and policymakers at every level of government with the tools, strategies, and resources they need to inspire action toward a sustainable built environment.

Research Intern - PAID - Summer 2019

The CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies aims to unlock the full potential of the U.S.-India relationship and leads the Center's work on India. Applicants that have recently completed or are currently enrolled in a Master’s program are preferred

Legislative Internship - UNPAID - Summer 2019

Citizens' Climate Lobby interns work with our staff and volunteers throughout the country to engage their communities on climate action.

Creative Strategy Intern - PAID - Summer 2019

Streetsense is unified by an approach that is people-centered and design-led. Our summer program is a paid, 10-week internship for rising college seniors and graduate students interested in helping to create meaningful consumer experiences. As a Summer Associate, you will have the opportunity to work alongside industry-leading architects, designers, brand strategists, and researchers on active client work.

Corporate Partnerships and Culinary Intern - PAID - Summer 2019

The Corporate Partnerships Intern is responsible for advancing the mission of Share Our Strength, to end childhood hunger in America, by providing support to the Corporate Partnerships team on projects required to steward and renew key corporate partners. Partnerships may be of a wide variety including cause-related marketing promotions, sponsorships, foundation partnerships, and support for programmatic work as well as the Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry culinary event series. The Intern will provide invaluable research and administrative support to the busy Corporate Partnerships and Taste of the Nation teams.

Technology Instructor - PAID - Summer 2019

Make an impact this summer with work experience that MATTERS. Do you want to make a positive difference helping kids discover their passion? Do you have experience in technology and excellent leadership skills? If so, apply today to become a Technology Instructor at Lavner Camps!

Intern - UNPAID - Summer 2019

Conservation Strategy Fund is a nature conservation organization that uses economics to help people and nature. We are seeking a summer intern to support administrative, communications, fundraising and project related tasks. This is an unpaid internship. Hours and days are extremely flexible, and extension of the position to the fall is possible. Please email your resume and a brief note in the body of your email of why you are interested in CSF to Lauren Richards at [email protected]

Communications and Marketing Intern - PAID - Summer 2019

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is currently looking for a Communications Intern to assist with the day to day operations of the Communications and Marketing Department.

Communications Internship - UNPAID - Summer 2019

Liberty Shared is a programme run by Hong Kong and US registered non-profit organisations that leverages technology, data, partnerships and collaboration to create an environment that is safe from human trafficking and exploitation. Our mandate is to create infrastructure and systemic change specifically to support and improve the lives of the most vulnerable. As the Victim Case Management System (VCMS) continues to grow its partner base, they are seeking an intern with graphic design and communications knowledge and skills to help develop a set of key communication materials.

Communications & Social Media Internship - PAID - Summer 2019

The Communications and Social Media Intern will support Freedom House’s communications efforts to improve visibility on social networking and new media sites, promote media outreach, and help prepare online and print publications. This position will focus on researching Freedom House's key media and influencer stakeholders and editing Facebook, Twitter and website content. The position will also work on publication promotion, provide day-of event assistance, assist with executing social media strategies, and help with special outreach projects as they arise.

Sustainable Transportation Practice Internship - PAID - Summer 2019

Cadmus is a strategic and technical consultancy compelled to help solve the world’s most challenging problems. We assemble the best teams of leading experts who work seamlessly across disciplines to help our clients achieve extraordinary results. From energy, water, and transportation to safety, security, and resilience—together, we are strengthening society and the natural world. Cadmus’ more than 600 consultants serve government, commercial, and nongovernmental organizations around the world. This is a paid, 40 hours/week internship. The intern will work out of our Bethesda, MD office. We are flexible on start date (May/June 2019) and the internship will last approximately three months.

Communications and M&E Internship - PAID - Summer 2019

IREX seeks a Part Time intern to provide support to the Leadership Practice and the Mandela Washington Fellowship’s Communication and M&E activities. This paid position will be part-time (15-20 hours per week) beginning in May 2019 and ending in October of 2019 (specific start and end dates are flexible). IREX has a standard rate for interns of $13.25.

Multiple Internships - PAID - Summer 2019

Interns are an integral part of the Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) team. Although our needs vary, we seek highly-qualified interns with knowledge, experience and language skills relevant to: Africa; China; Europe; India; Latin America; the Middle East; Southeast Asia; health and life sciences; financial services; technology; energy, environment and natural resources; communications; and operations, among other areas.

Field Team Internship - PAID - Summer 2019

The Program-Field Team Intern will support the No Kid Hungry campaign and its mission to end childhood hunger in America by assisting with communications, research, and administrative duties. As part of their work with the Field Team, the intern will support the No Kid Hungry state campaigns in their work to develop resources and improve access to school meals. The intern will conduct research and organize information for the field team based in Washington, DC.

Multiple Internships - PAID - Summer 2019

One Common Unity (OCU) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that breaks cycles of violence and builds compassionate, healthy communities through the transformative power of music, arts, and peace education. Our distinctive, holistic approach to youth development provides a strong foundation for disadvantaged youth in Washington, D.C. to succeed academically and professionally, reach their personal goals, and live healthy, productive lives. Program Interns, Operations & Communication Interns, Film & Media Interns, and Development Interns are being sought this summer.

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. 

Policy & Science Intern - PAID - Summer 2019

CFS is seeking a Policy & Science Intern to join the Washington, D.C. office. The D.C. office houses a small, tight-knit staff working on various policy, litigation, and advocacy campaigns. The Intern will be supervised by the Operations Director but will work with various staff, including the Executive Director, Policy Director, Program Directors and the Legal Team. The intern should have solid knowledge of the issues and be prepared to manage several tasks and responsibilities simultaneously. In this regard, the intern will be exposed to various aspects of food and farming policy. Interns support program staff in a variety of capacities including research, writing and editing CFS materials. Strong writing and information synthesis skills are essential. 

Advocacy and Communications Internship - PAID - Summer 2019

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)  is fighting for civil rights and empowering Asian Americans to create a more just America for all. Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) has an opening for a part-time, advocacy communications intern. The internship requires an initial six-month commitment beginning in April 2019. The intern will receive an hourly rate of $15.00 an hour (20 hours per week) for his/her work. Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) and the ability to read, write, and translate Chinese to English and English to Chinese is an essential requirement.

U.S. Anti-Poverty Campaigns Intern - PAID - Summer 2019

Position includes: 1) Collaborate on strategic planning for both legislative strategy and grassroots expansion of RESULTS in the U.S.; and 2) Provide support to RESULTS volunteers via existing system of conference calls, weekly action alerts, and e-mail newsletters.

Impact Investing Interns - UNPAID - Summer 2019

Creative Investment Research is looking for capable, smart, dedicated and mature interns. These individuals will play critical role in the day to day operation of the most impactful socially responsible investing research and management company in the United States today.

Environmental Justice Intern - PAID - Summer 2019

The Endangered Species Coalition is looking for a summer intern, an individual who is organized and self-disciplined, and who is a good communicator and self-starter. An individual who is a skilled researcher, excellent writer, and comfortable talking on the phone and engaging people in conversation will excel. 

Institutional Knowledge Management & Data Analysis Internship - PAID - Summer 2019

Supervised by the DME for Peace Project Manager, Search for Common Ground is seeking a Institutional Knowledge Management & Data Analysis Intern for the Summer of 2019 to join the Institutional Learning Team. The intern will support the establishment of new knowledge management practices within the team and may also support our projects that help to codify M&E methodologies and systems for teams working across the world.

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.

FRESHFARM FARMSHARE Program Intern --Unpaid Summer 2019

The FRESHFARM Share is seeking interns to work as part of the FRESHFARM Share team! Responsibilities include ordering produce for weekly shares, maintaining frequent communication with share members and farmers, and packing and distributing produce at weekly farmers markets. This is a unique opportunity to gain real-world experience in food chain management, food access, food education, and sustainable agriculture. We are looking for applicants available for Summer and/or Fall 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis for a start date in early May 2019 for the summer or full season and mid-August 2019 for the fall. College credit is available. This internship is unpaid, but you will receive your own share bag of local produce each week. Minimum commitment is 20 hours per week. To apply, send a resume and brief statement of interest to [email protected].


Ambassadors/Fellows/Interns - UNPAID - Summer and Fall 2019

Last Call is currently accepting applications for seven positions (Marketing, Sales, Data Analysis, Design, Technical Lead, Accounting, and Fundraising) for the summer of 2019 and the 2019-2020 academic year. Positions are unpaid. Apply today!

Ecology Action Internships in Sustainable Small-Scale Biointensive Farming


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

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).

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.