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.


This spring internship offers a unique learning opportunity through engagement with the work of the Managing Partners of the Global Commission on Adaptation. This

Integrative Agroecology & Sustainability Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Spend Summer 2019 in USDA NIFA REEU Fellowship.  Explore your scientific interests with leading scientists at Colorado State University. $4,000 stipend, Room & Board, and Travel Support. Applications Due February 28th!

Global Impact Fellowship (Thailand) - Summer 2019

The JUMP! Foundation's Global Impact Fellowship will bring together ten young people from different countries, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds to work side-by-side with ten young, local, aspiring change makers.

Accounting Intern

Green Generation Solutions in Bethesda, MD. Intern will be exposed to the full breadth of finance functions required of small business that operates nationwide and globally.

Paid - Zero Hunger Internship - Summer 2019

Application deadline is March 1st! The Zero Hunger Internship is a paid summer opportunity for current college students and recent grads to learn about ending hunger through policy and advocacy in Washington DC. For 10 weeks, Zero Hunger interns are placed at Washington-based organizations that work to end domestic or global hunger. You will have the opportunity to learn about the anti-hunger field, policy, program implementation, development, and fundraising through internship placements.

Volunteer - Gardening, cooking, and nutrition education - Spring 2019

FRESHFARM FoodPrints integrates gardening, cooking, and nutrition education into the curriculum at partner schools in Washington, DC. GW FoodPrints is seeking volunteers for their programs at Francis Stevens School. Please reach out to Ali Brolin, Volunteer Coordinator, if you are interested in volunteering this semester. 

Grassroots & Policy Interns - Summer 2019

 National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), Washington DC

Research Infrastructure Internship - Summer 2019

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is offering a Summer Internship to a qualified candidate who will support the Research Infrastructure team. This paid Internship is a full-time temporary employment opportunity averaging 40 hours per week for a current undergraduate student or recent grad.

Human Rights Campaign Human Resources Intern - Summer 2019

The internship for the Human Resources Department at HRC consists of three main areas: Recruitment, Employee/Labor Relations and Benefits/HR Compliance. Upon completion of the internship it is our hope that the intern will have gained a working knowledge in each functional area.

Private Sector Engagement Intern

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Private Sector Engagement Intern. Assists the Private Sector Engagement (PSE) team in the development of opportunities to advance WWF’s conservation mission while working with companies in the travel and tourism industry to combat the illegal wildlife trade. 

World Wildlife Fund Environmental and Social Safeguards Intern, Summer 2019

This position would work directly with the Lead Safeguards Specialist and the Safeguards Program Officer, but potentially also engage with the GEF and GCF teams as well. This position would be a great educational experience for someone with an interest in the intersection of safeguards, conservation and development, or applied political/social ecology.

Green Ambassador Program Coordinator, PAID, Summer, 2019

The GAP Coordinator position is great for someone with prior experience working with high school students, especially youth of color from under-resourced neighborhoods and schools. The applicant should have an understanding of youth development concepts and practices. Gardening/farming, cooking, and carpentry skills are also beneficial in order to lead groups of teens in projects of this nature.

Shale Research Clearinghouse (SHARC) Intern, PAID, Summer 2019

The program is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens, provided the latter have proper work and residency documentation at the time of their internship start date. Internships are available beginning in mid-May and ending in late August for a 10-week assignment.


TAI is seeking a student based in the Washington DC area to join our team as fellows for approximately 24 hours per week this summer from May 20th to August 9th but exa

Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Intern - Summer 2019

The S2S program has a robust monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) system that produces high-quality results and learning. Through those results and learning, the program continues to serve as a thought leader in the youth employment field. As the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Intern, you would assist the MEAL team through data analysis and research tasks that will give you the experience of working on MEAL for a global international development organization.

Food Policy Center - Paid Research Intern - Spring/Summer 2019

The Hudson Institute Food Policy Internship offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of innovative policy solutions designed to transform the way public health advocates and corporations resolve tough health and nutrition issues. Interns will work with the Center’s director on policy proposals, position papers, and analyses.

Green Communities Intern - Paid - Summer 2019

Enterprise is the leading provider of financing, expertise and policy leadership for creating and preserving affordable housing.

Green Infrastructure Intern - PAID - Summer 2019

The ideal candidate will have strong technical skills in GIS, statistics, programming, and remote sensing, as well as subject matter expertise in hydrology, land use/land cover change, human geography, international development, and policy/governance/finance.

Sustainable Urban and Regional Policy Intern - Summer 2019

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) Urban and Regional Policy program (URP) is currently seeking an intern for summer 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.

Research Intern in International Development

IMPAQ is seeking a part-time Research Interns who will conduct and support Analysts, Research Analysts, Senior Research Analysts and Associates in a broad range of activities including data analysis, program assessments, project monitoring and evaluation, business development, operations, technical recruiting, project management, and technical tasks within its International Development Division, in areas, including, but not limited to: economic growth, democracy and governance, education, health, civil society, agriculture, food security, land tenure, natural resources management, energy, workforce development and child labor.

Drinking Water Policy Intern - PAID - Summer 2019

Water policy projects addressing important water sector issues such as effectiveness of regulations or regulatory processes, water infrastructure financing, affordability of water, climate change, sustainability, water security and preparedness, the water-energy nexus, specific existing or proposed regulations, specific contaminants, and others will be considered for the internship depending on qualifications and current drinking water policy needs.

Ghana Health and Education Initiative Summer Volunteer Programs

GHEI Summer Serve and Learn Volunteer Programs (SSL) offer participants a unique opportunity to immerse in a rural Ghanaian community and work alongside Ghana-based staff members in support of a grassroots community development organization’s year-round health and education programs.

Clean Water Action Sustainability Advocate, PAID, Summer, 2019

Clean Water Action is currently accepting applications for our 2019 spring and summer internship program. Clean Water Action’s internship provides motivated and talented individuals an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in politics, communications, fundraising and advocacy. Apply before April 19th. 

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.

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.