Internships, Scholarships, 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.

Eco Equity Challenge

The Eco Equity Challenge asks students to develop solutions to help people and the planet in underserved communities in the District of Columbia.  Proposals are reviewed each spring, and winni

DC Climathon

Climathon is a 24 hour hackathon held simultaneously in cities around the world, where innovators and entrepreneurs develop solutions to climate change challenges.

Sustainability Scholars Award

Through the generous support of both Wepa and the Division of GW Libraries and Academic Innovation, and in partnership with SustainableGW, GW's Sustainability Scholars Awards give pro

Administrative Assistant Internship--PAID-- Spring 2020

The Potomac Riverkeeper Network (PRKN) seeks a highly organized and effective Part-Time Administrative Assistant for DC Office who is able to provide office administration and programmatic support to the president and staff. The position is for 19 hours per week, $15/hour, with vacation benefits and some commuting costs covered. Office short walk from campus! Interested? Check out the announcement here

Program Assistant Internship - UNPAID - Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) is currently seeking applicants for our fall and spring Program Assistant Internships. These internships will be for 20-32 hours/week, Monday through Thursday and run from September through Mid-December in the fall, and January though Early May in the Spring. Our internships offer a great opportunity to engage in advocacy, programming, communications, and operations in a non-profit office environment. As well, our office is connected with many Untied Nations Agencies and likeminded organizations in DC, offering unmatched networking opportunities.

Legislative Internship--UNPAID-- Spring 2020

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL)’s mission is to create the political will for a sustainable climate and to empower individuals to have breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power. Interns will complete 15 hours per week, 2-3 weekdays 10am-3pm (openings vary). Office on K Street. 

Sustainability Communications Internship - PAID - Spring 2020

The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) seeks a part-time, student intern interested in sustainability communications that will report directly to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications and the Vice President of Sustainability working on a variety of high-profile initiatives, including an integrated sustainability program for the beverage and food can. CMI is the national trade association of the metal can manufacturing industry and its suppliers in the United States. Super close to campus (Dupont Circle). Hiring for January, so apply today!

Data and File Management Internship - UNPAID - Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Anacostia Riverkeeper is interested in applications from undergraduate students for an unpaid internship in our office by Yards Park. Times and total hours negotiable but expect ~two half days or more, ~10+ hrs a week through the fall semester. Duties will primarily be data entry and file management but there will be opportunities to assist with volunteer cleanups, outreach at tabling events, and to join/organize boat tours. If interested, please contact Trey Sherard, Outreach Coordinator and Staff Biologist. 

Chesapeake-StREAM Internship for Undergrads - Summer 2020

C-StREAM (Chesapeake-Student Recruitment, Early Advisement, and Mentoring) is a program to mentor college students who are interested in pursuing leadership positions in environmental protection and restoration careers in their future.  The program is intended for students who identify as a person of color and/or who are first generation college students. Each student placed in a position will work with a mentor at their internship site. 5 POSITIONS in Annaplois and Oxford, MD. The deadline to apply is February 15th!

Sustainability Interns - PAID - Spring/Summer 2020 (6 months)

The DCSEU works to connect District residents who are new to the workforce, between jobs, or looking for a career change with local contractors in the green economy. Twice a year, the DCSEU connects District residents with 6-month green externships working with local contractors and other organizations. Externs gain marketable job skills, certifications and work experience, and receive job placement assistance to discover new careers in sustainability. For more information on how to take part in the Workforce Development Program, please call 202-479-2222 or e-mail the DCSEU

Eclectic Institute's Budding Herbalist Internship - PAID - Summer 2020

For 10 weeks, 6 interns live, work, and study together on our organic medicinal herb farm in Sandy, OR. Interns help on the farm 4 days per week in exchange for 8-10 hours a week of classes about sustainable herbalism, herbal extractions & formulations, and decolonizing herbalism. There are no direct costs associated with this program and interns will receive free lodging in our farmhouse. To apply, please visit eclecticherb.com/internship or email [email protected] with questions. 

Communications Intern: Event Planner, Scheduler - Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020

Are you looking for experience in an NGO? Do you want to make an impact? Are you interested in connecting with influencers and investors? Can you write and edit content? CODESPA America are looking for candidates who embrace hard work and enjoy telling stories. CODESPA's mission is to empower the poor in their professional lives and integrate them into local markets, enabling them to provide for their families and for their futures.

Communications Intern: PR, Writer/Editor - Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020

Are you looking for experience in an NGO? Do you want to make an impact? Are you interested in connecting with influencers and investors? Can you write and edit content? CODESPA America are looking for candidates who embrace hard work and enjoy telling stories. CODESPA's mission is to empower the poor in their professional lives and integrate them into local markets, enabling them to provide for their families and for their futures.

Clone of Communications Intern: PR, Writer/Editor - Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020

Are you looking for experience in an NGO? Do you want to make an impact? Are you interested in connecting with influencers and investors? Can you write and edit content? CODESPA America are looking for candidates who embrace hard work and enjoy telling stories. CODESPA's mission is to empower the poor in their professional lives and integrate them into local markets, enabling them to provide for their families and for their futures.

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.

2020 Siemens Foundation PATH Undergraduate Fellowships - PAID - Summer 2020

PATH just opened their Siemens Foundation fellowships for undergrads in the STEM fields. The deadline is Nov. 1st.

Coalition Program Internship - Fall 2019

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a global alliance of over 750 member organizations, businesses, and notable leaders in 65 countries, working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, the ocean, waterways, and the environment.