Green Jobs & Learning Opportunities

IMG_1279Ongoing Opportunities

Posted 7/1/2018:

  • Temporary Job Opportunity:

The Peoples Climate Movement (PCM) is looking to a hire a Short-Term Youth Organizer to work with national, state, and local organizations and activists to help build out PCM’s youth engagement in Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice actions across the country, with an emphasis on California.

Peoples Climate Movement Youth Field Organizer


Graduate Students/Advanced undergrads: Apply now for paid field instructor position with environmental education project

The Nature and Environment Day Camp is a science-based summer field experience for teens and preteens held in the East Bay Hills.  It is designed to provide hands-on, field science instruction that introduces concepts and practical experience in ecology, biodiversity, watershed study and conservation.

Field Instructor


  • Fellowship Opportunity:

Put A Price On It is a national campaign that mobilizes young people to advocate for science-based and equitable pricing policies at the state and national level. y putting a price on carbon, we hold polluters accountable and transition our economy to a clean energy future.

Fall 2018 Northeast Fellows will be in key states for passing carbon pricing, such as Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island.

An Our Climate Field Organizer will follow up for a resume and set up a short interview if you seem to be a good fit for the position. The application period will close on Wednesday August 1, 2018 for fall positions. Questions concerning the Northeast Fellowship can be directed to Sarah at

Our Climate Northeast Fall Fellowship


The Bay Area Climate Adaptation Network is currently seeking a part-time research assistant/project associate intern to help support BayCAN’s rollout and initial climate adaptation initiatives, projects, and day-to-day operations.

Bay Area Climate Adaptation Network Internship

Job Opportunities: 

UC Santa Cruz’s Sustainability office is hiring for aWater & Climate Action Manager, a position that plays a critical role on a team of 5 staff and 30+ students in the Sustainability Office, supporting the development and implementation of UCSC’s Campus Sustainability Plan, and more! Click here to view the full job description and apply. The initial review date for applications is 7/15/18.

Water & Climate Action Manager

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Ecologist – Climate Change Specialist for immediate employment for the Oakland, CA office. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects.

Ecologist – Climate Change Specialist

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Sustainability Consultant for immediate employment for the San Francisco, CA office. The selected candidate will join the Sustainable Development Group, part of AECOM’s global Planning + Economics Practice Line. The primary emphasis of the group is to promote socioeconomic and environmental sustainability in urban design, city planning, and policy projects. This is accomplished through employing rigorous economic and strategic planning techniques and developing innovative analytical approaches to providing solutions for delivering sustainability in varied domestic and international contexts.

Sustainability Consultant (Climate Mitigation and Adaptation)

Maya Lin Elementary School, Alameda, is looking for a School Garden Educator as a part-time contract position that supports Maya Lin Elementary teachers and students to maximize the educational potential of the garden classroom

Elementary School Garden Educator 2018-2019

Colorado State University is hiring a Sustainability Coordinator within the Housing & Dining Services department. The position will work with a variety of programs and initiatives including student peer education, composting, waste reduction, sustainable dining and gardening, staff training, sustainable reporting and assessment. We are a fun, creative, and passionate office looking for candidates who share the same qualities. Further position details can be found below.

Sustainability Coordinator

Opportunities for graduate students and post-docs:

A Postdoc position is available at the Natural History Museum of Paris on the theme: “Effects of global changes on ecosystem stability in a food web context”

Post-doc position in Community Ecology

Posted 6/07/2018:

  • Research Opportunities:

The Environmental Systems Dynamics Laboratory is currently seeking a paid undergraduate laboratory research assistant to work collaboratively on experiments in a laboratory flume (like a wind tunnel for water), in which we are trying to better understand the role of marsh vegetation in the growth of river deltas and coastlines. To apply for this opportunity, please send Prof. Larsen an email ( with a brief statement about why you are interested in this position, an unofficial transcript, and a resume. I will consider applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

  • Class audit Opportunity:

Berkeley’s Environmental Law Clinic (ELC) has space for 2-3 undergraduate auditors. Our undergraduate auditor program is especially interested in attracting students of color and/or first generation students who have a demonstrated interest in environmental issues and are contemplating a career in law (or environment-related public policy). Application Process: Any undergraduate interested in discussing the possibility of auditing should send a resume and brief description of interest to ELC Director Claudia Polsky ( and ELC Fellow Purba Mukerjee ( by June 15.  We will then arrange to talk with interested students, either by phone or in person, to see whether auditing is a good fit and answer any questions you have.

  • Job Opportunities:

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. We’ve run campaigns for USPIRG, Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign, the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and Fair Share Alliance.

This summer, we are running an office in the East Bay to build support for Environment California’s campaign to ban single-use plastics across the state. In particular, we will be focusing our efforts on banning polystyrene, more commonly known as Styrofoam. Fill out the link here to set up an interview and to hear more about the positions we have available:



Berkeley Unified School District has an open part time position for cooking-nutrition with BUSD Gardening and Cooking, the Cooking Instructional Technician at .40 FTE.  This position works after school on Tues, Wed, and Thurs with another Cooking IT, and some evenings for family events. They will use a curriculum that our team has prepared based on best practices, and have resources and support needed to plan and carry out the necessary duties. Application due Tue. 06/26/18 11:59 PM PST

Instructional Tech- Cooking (10 MONTH/School Year)

  • Fellowship Opportunities:
Recent and upcoming grads – are you interested in gaining experience before jumping into the sustainability field or want to take a gap year before grad school but missed our first priority deadline? Don’t worry, you can still apply! CivicSpark has a second priority deadline set for June 29, 2018Apply today to be 1 of 90 CivicSpark Fellows for the 2018-19 service year serving with a local government agency in California on community resilience issues in three thematic tracks: Climate projects, water projects, and opportunity access.

GRID Alternatives in now accepting application for its next cohort of SolarCorp Fellows. The SolarCorps Fellowship Program positions fit a wide array of interests like construction, volunteer engagement, policy, program management, solar design, communications and more.All positions and job descriptions are online here.

  • Conference Opportunity:
GRID Alternatives and WRISE are partnering for the second year to give Rising Women SPI Fellowships to aspiring solar professionals from diverse backgrounds. The program offers students and recent graduates identifying as women the opportunity to participate in North America’s largest solar trade show – Solar Power International (SPI) for free September 24-27, 2018More details and application are online now!

SPI Rising Women Fellowship application open


Posted 5/20/2018:

  • Job Opportunities:

Urban Ore, a Berkeley institution since 1981, has a couple of summer temp positions available for the first time. The start and end dates are not necessarily fixed. There may be potential opportunities for continued employment after the summer. Applications close on June 14th at 7:00 pm

Summer Retail Associate

SFO is seeking an 1824 Principal Administrative Analyst – Sustainability Project Specialist to support its tenants in achieving state and local environmental compliance obligations (i.e. California Title 24, San Francisco Environment Code),) third-party rating system requirements (i.e. LEED for Commercial Interiors), – LEED ID+C) and SFO-specific performance standards (i.e. Sustainability & Environmental Compliance Requirements) within newly constructed and currently operating leaseholds.

To apply, visit the City & County of San Francisco’s Employment website at: 1824 Principal Administrative Analyst-Sustainability Projects Specialist  Application Filing Deadline: may close at any time after 5:00 p.m. PDT on June 18, 2018

Sustainability Projects Specialist

  • Fellowship Opportunities:

Environment America Fellowship: Start a career in environmental action and advocacy by helping to build a greener, healthier world with Environment America. You’ll build powerful coalitions, lobby elected officials, earn media attention, and everything else it takes to rise to this challenge. Environment America has fellowship openings in Albuquerque, Phoenix, Boston, and Austin. Learn more and apply today.

Environment America Digital Campaigner: As a digital campaigner, you’ll work to craft and win campaigns to fight global warming and protect our public lands and wildlife. You’ll write and send emails to hundreds of thousands of supporters, coordinate with our field team of campaign organizers and back them up with digital strategy, and design social media content to engage our national community. Learn more and apply today.

Work for Progress, is also hiring Election Canvass Directors to help to elect candidates who will fight to reverse global warming this midterm.

We are looking for someone with business, management, and food industry experience to join our team as Program Manager. The Program Manager will be responsible for expanding The Food Shift Kitchen program to recover more food, feed more people, create more jobs, and generate more revenue.  Our ideal candidate is passionate about Food Shift’s mission, the power of food, and the potential for social enterprise to impact communities.


We are looking for someone with business, management, and food industry experience to join our team as Program Manager. The Program Manager will be responsible for expanding The Food Shift Kitchen program to recover more food, feed more people, create more jobs, and generate more revenue.  Our ideal candidate is passionate about Food Shift’s mission, the power of food, and the potential for social enterprise to impact communities.

Program Manager

  • Volunteer Opportunities:

We’re looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented person to join our team as an Administrative and Operations Volunteer.
The Administrative and Operations volunteer will take on a variety of tasks to support Food Shift’s mission and operations. We are looking for someone who is able to commit to a consistent weekly schedule at our Alameda office.  While this is an unpaid volunteer position, it is a great way to build new skills, give back to a good cause, and find and be a part of a community.
Visit our website to read the full description.

Posted 5/9/2018:

  • Job Opportunities:

City Manager’s Office is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Sustainability and Climate Management Fellow to work in the area of climate action, sustainability, and Environmental impact projects and outreach.The Management Fellowship is part of the Management Fellowship Program offered by the County of San Mateo. The fellowship program is primarily designed for recent postgraduate candidates as well as current Master’s program students. Applications must be received by Monday, May 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

Sustainability and Climate Management Fellow

The Global Climate and Health Alliance seeks a campaign coordinator to make important contributions to the Unmask My City global initiative to reduce air pollution, protect health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The campaign coordinator position offers the right candidate the opportunity to play a key role in a solutions-oriented advocacy campaign focused on the intersection of air pollution, climate change and health, with major implications for public health, equity, and climate change mitigation. Application deadline: 31 May 2018, 1700 Pacific Daylight Time

Campaign Coordinator, 60%-time consultant position

  • Volunteer Opportunities:

Are you passionate about reducing/eliminating waste? Interested in working for a top tier institution connected to a dynamic system? Do you like having dedicated, supportive colleagues and interactions with smart, interested students who want to VOLUNTEER their time to make Zero Waste a reality at one of the largest universities in the country? Apply to for the new UCLA Zero Waste position!

UCLA Zero Waste Coordinator position







Katherine Walsh

Katherine Walsh is the Director of the Student Environmental Resource Center at UC Berkeley.

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