Fellowships & Internships

Fellowship & Internship Opportunities

Updated 04/28/19: 

USGBC MA: 2019 Summer Internship Program

Boston, MA

The US Green Building Council, Massachusetts Chapter is the pre-eminent organization driving sustainable and regenerative design, construction, and operation of the built environment. Our mission is for everyone to have green buildings to work, live, play, and study in, within a generation. This is a lot of work!

Do you want to help make every building in the world (at least in Mass.) a green building? Would you like to participate on the inside of the movement with us at the USGBC MA Chapter?

As an intern for USGBC MA, you will be doing a variety of tasks, from supporting day to day work, small research projects, and media design tasks. Internships with USGBC MA are fairly general, and projects are chosen based on interest. You will be able to put the final products in your portfolio to show others your skills and your expanding knowledge base related to the green building industry. We will also help you build connections across the state among green building professionals.

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Updated 04/21/19: 

Citizens’ Climate Higher Education: Internships

Remote & Multiple Locations

CCL’s internships engage students to work with our staff and volunteers throughout the country to engage their communities on climate action. We are currently interviewing interns for Summer and Fall 2019. Multiple positions are available, both remote and onsite. 

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Updated 04/14/19: 

LA Neighborhood Land Trust: Policy and Research Internship

Los Angeles, Ca. | Academic Credit

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust (Neighborhood Land Trust) is a nonprofit organization that has built 27 parks and gardens throughout LA County, with several additional projects in development. The Neighborhood Land Trust was founded in 2002 to address the inequitable distribution of green space in LA and to respond to the critical lack of parks, playgrounds, and gardens in under-served neighborhoods, especially low-income communities and communities of color.
Intern will be unpaid and must be able to receive academic credit. The internship offers excellent professional development opportunities, including developing and implementing policy campaigns, influencing the strategic direction and content of a professional conference, and networking directly with government, nonprofit, and academic leaders in the fields of environmental justice, urban planning, and public health.

Application Details: Interested parties should submit the following items in .PDF form: (1) a cover letter that explains why you are interested in the position, why you feel you are a good fit for this internship, and which semester/quarter you are available to intern; (2) a resume, (3) 2-3
references; (4) writing sample; and (5) transcript. Please email application materials to Beth Kent, Policy and Legal Fellow: ekent@lanlt.org

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Updated 04/7/19:

GreenBiz: Emerging Leaders Program

GreenBiz, a sustainable business media and events company is running a Emerging Leaders program for our upcoming events.

We offer an all-expenses-paid scholarship to our events in order to include young people’s diverse perspectives within the sustainability community at the events and empower the next generation of leaders. We have an event on the circular economy called Circularity 19 coming up from June 18-20 in Minneapolis, MN, and if your students are interested in attending, I’d love for them to apply for the scholarship.

Application Details: If you have questions contact holly@greenbiz.com.

Closing Date: May 10th

CivicSpark: Fellowships

Multiple Locations, Ca. 

Fellows are matched with a host partner agency and are given at least one project, which benefits at least one local government agency. Projects are spread throughout regions across California, including the Central Coast, San Joaquin Valley, Greater Los Angeles, San Diego area, Inland Empire, Sacramento area, Sierra Nevada, and San Francisco Bay area. Through project work, Fellows will gain hands-on experience tackling the most urgent environmental and social equity problems facing communities today, while growing their professional, technical and leadership skills, and building a strong network of resilience professionals.

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Closing Date: June 1st

Museum of Northern Arizona: Summer Internships

Flagstaff, Arizona 

Three collection internship opportunities (1 in Paleontology, 1 in Botany, 1 in Archives) at the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA).

Candidates will gain professional museum experience while working in a region surrounded by remarkable landscapes and Native American cultures. Accredited by AAM, the Museum of Northern Arizona is located in Flagstaff, AZ – a mountain town with lovely summer weather, numerous hiking trails, and close proximity to the Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest National Parks, Sunset Crater, Wupatki and Walnut Canyon National Monuments, the Painted Desert and Red Rock Country. Flagstaff is home to Lowell Observatory (where Pluto was first discovered) and a gorgeous Arboretum. Summer internships coincide with MNA’s internationally recognized Native American Heritage Festivals which introduce visitors to the culture and artistry of the Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni peoples.

Housing and a $12.50 per hour salary (up to 29 hours per week) are provided for 10–12 weeks between May 1st and September 30th 2019.

Application Details: email a cover letter, resume and 3 letters of recommendation as either MS Word or PDF to Jill Thomas at employment@musnaz.org. Application review begins April 15, 2019, so get your application in early.

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Updated 03/24/19: 

Save our Shorelines/Marine Mammal Academy: Environmental/Outdoor Education Instructor

Edmonds, Washington

The MMA provides internship and research opportunities for college students from around the country and the world. MMA internships demonstrate the kind of passion and commitment to a larger goal that grad schools and today’s employers are looking for. MMA summer interns live for free on our beachfront property and receive a $2,500 stipend. They participate in marine mammal research while working as MMA instructors for the “Beach Camp” summer programs at the Sunset Bay Wharf. For graduating seniors considering grad school in Seattle or taking time off before applying, we have off season opportunities which include room and board accommodations in our modern waterfront apartments in exchange for MMA volunteer duties which consist primarily of community outreach in the form of Marine Mammal presentations at local schools. The off season program makes it possible for grad students to pursue graduate studies without incurring further debt, as well as serving as an incubator for recent grads wanting to try out Seattle or build up their resume with non-profit experience.

Application Details: or email info@saveourshorelines.org

Closing Date: April 30th

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