Volunteer/Intern

Current Opportunities at SU Other Opportunities with Community Partners

Please visit Handshake, the Environmental Studies page, the CEJS LinkedIn group, and the EVST LinkedIn group for more internship opportunities. The information on this page is specific to justice and sustainability-focused opportunities.  

Current Opportunities at SU

  • CEJS intern for Summer Quarter 2022: 3-5 credit internship

    NOTE: This internship can be done fully remote or in-person.
    This internship involves:
    • Assisting in research for development of sustainability initiatives at SU
    • Assisting in coordination and planning of SU sustainability-related campus events for AY22-23
    • Assisting in survey analysis
    • Managing and updating CEJS website
    • To apply: Please email Yolanda Cieters cietersy@seattleu.edu with a resume and a 1-page cover letter describing your interest and qualifications. Application deadline: May 27, 2022
    • Click here for more information about the Summer 22 CEJS Internship
  • CEJS Program Assistant intern for Fall Quarter 2022: 3-5 credit internship

    NOTE: This internship can be done fully remote or in-person.
    This internship involves:
    • Assisting in collecting and analyzing data for SU’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions inventory and the
      Sustainable Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS)
    • Providing support to the work of the President’s Committee for Sustainability (PCS)
    • Assisting in research projects for development of sustainability initiatives at SU
    • Assisting in coordination and outreach for SU campus events
    • Support with CEJS website content management and social media
    • To apply: Please email Yolanda Cieters cietersy@seattleu.edu with a resume and a 1-page cover letter describing your interest and qualifications. Application deadline: May 27, 2022
    • Click here for more information about the FQ 22 CEJS internship
  • CEJS Paid intern for AY 2022-2023

    NOTE: This internship can be done fully remote or in-person.
    This internship involves:
    • Assist in collecting and analyzing data for SU’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions inventory and the 
      Sustainable Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS)
    • Provide support to the work of the President’s Committee for Sustainability (PCS)
    • Assist in research projects for development of sustainability initiatives at SU
    • Assist in coordination and outreach for SU campus events
    • Manage CEJS website and social media
    • To apply: Please email Yolanda Cieters cietersy@seattleu.edu with a resume and a 1-page cover letter describing your interest and qualifications. Application deadline: May 27, 2022
    • Click here for more information about the AY 22-23 CEJS internship
  • Become a Sustainability Representative on Hall Council

    • The Residence Hall Association is looking for individuals interested in serving as Sustainability Representatives on Hall Council. If you are interested in promoting sustainable practices in the residence halls, this is a perfect position for you! This position works directly with campus partners and with the Residence Hall Association's legislative body to create, assist with and implement sustainability projects that relate (but are not limited to) recycling, energy, water, and food concerns. Please contact Elizabeth Woods at woodselizabe@seattleu.edu with any questions. 

  • GROUNDS internship opportunities AY21-22

    • Edible Campus Initiative
    • Bee Campus USA and other pollinators projects
    • SU Gardens project: significant gardens of SU--history, legacy, mapping, photographing, illustrating
    • Back Yard Wildlife Sanctuary research
    • Tree Campus USA: support with annual designation process (food forest cataloging, mapping, interpretive signage, future planning)
    • Support with sustainable landscape management
    • Water Conservation in the gardens
    • Support with sustainable athletic field maintenance
      For more information, contact Shannon Britton, Grounds manager, at brittons@seattleu.edu
  • Zero Waste Internship: 5 credit internship

    This internship involves:
    • Assist in coordinating and promoting student engagement in zero waste-related SU campus events (e.g. RecycleMania, Earth Day).
    • Develop Zero Waste communication and education materials for SeattleU
    • Assist in research, development and implementation of zero waste campus projects
    • To apply: Please email Nathan Wolk wolknathanie@seattleu.edu with a resume and 1-page cover letter describing your interest and qualifications. Application deadline: open until filled

Other Opportunities with Community Partners

  • Awamaki

    Awamaki is a Fair Trade non-profit organization that helps women start and run their own businesses in Peru. Awamaki invests in women’s skills, connects them to market access and supports their leadership so they can increase their income and transform their communities. Learn more about Awamaki here. 
  • Becoming a Federal Scientist: A Guide to Applying for Internships, Jobs and Fellowships 

    The Union of Concerned Scientists’ Science Network hosted a Twitter chat featuring four current and former federal scientists to discuss their experiences in the federal scientific workforce, and to offer advice for early- and mid-career scientists exploring internships, fellowships, and other jobs in government. All the tweets from the chat are compiled in this Wakelet page for your reference. For questions about this resource or federal science jobs, you can contact Shea Kinser skinser@ucsusa.org or Jacob Carter, Research Director and the lead author of the toolkit, jcarter@ucsusa.org.
  • Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Fellowships and Internships

    Fellowships and internships with CCL are enriching learning experiences working with expert staff and volunteer leaders. Fellows and interns at CCL go onto top graduate schools and careers in environmental, political, or nonprofit fields. Fellowships are paid positions and internships are volunteer. Fellowships tend to go to students with more experience and education. Learn more about open positions and apply.
  • City of Seattle Internships

    The City of Seattle is hires PAID summer undergraduate and graduate interns across all majors! Work for departments such as Seattle City Light and gain professional experience in topics such as recycling, composting, community programing, communication, city planning, and more. Explore open positions. 
  • Community Roots Housing

    Community Roots Housing embraces community-led development and engages in deep-rooted partnerships to foster vibrant, equitable communities where everyone has access to safe, affordable and welcoming homes. As of February 2022, they are looking for a paid intern that will be tasked with supporting Capitol Hill EcoDistrict staff on a range of projects, which may include public life planning, pesticide reduction and habitat planning, arts and cultural preservation, and a school-based health center. Check here for current openings.
  • Earth Economics

    Internships offer the opportunity to gain practical, real world experience in ecological economics. Interns work directly with project leads to support a broad range of efforts, from research and GIS analysis to business support and communications. Both graduate and undergraduate students eligible for work-study are encouraged to apply. All internships are unpaid, but positions to in-state financial aid work study recipients or in- or out-of-state (or country) volunteers are available. Check here for current openings.
  • ECONorthwest

    ECONorthwest, the largest economics consulting firm headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, is offering paid positions for undergraduate and graduate students. Duties will include: research, data collection and analysis, literature reviews, presentation preparation, and report writing. Learn more about open positions here.
  • Environment Washington

    Environment Washington is hiring full time, paid staff in its Seattle Office. Environment Washington is a statewide, citizen funded environmental advocacy group, dedicated to protecting Washington's air, water, and public lands. Environment Washington also offers internship opportunities to students looking to make a difference in the environment. Click here for more information.
  • Glacier Peak Institute Summer Internships & AmeriCorps Positions

    GPI has annual summer internships and staff positions, as well as year-long AmeriCorps opportunities. Work in a variety of fields including education, outreach, forestry, and recreation! See open positions here. Not looking for a job commitment? They also have short-term volunteer opportunities here!
  • Green Seattle Day

    Volunteers can help plant the future forest of our city in parks across Seattle. The Green Seattle Partnership looks to engage more than 1,000 volunteers across the city, and in just three hours volunteers will plant thousands of native trees and shrubs. All ages are welcome, no experience necessary, and all materials provided. Please sign up in advance to help us plan a great event. Information at www.greenseattle.orginfo@greenseattle.org, and by phone at 206-905-6920.
  • PLAN (Post-Landfill Action Network)

    The Post-Landfill Action Network in Dover, NH is a nonprofit network of students working towards zero waste on college campuses. They are seeking students with a passion for creating a more sustainable world to apply for open positions. Learn more about open positions here
  • SBW Consulting Summer Internship

    Do you have an interest in pursuing a career in the clean energy industry? SBW is continually looking for people who are drive to help reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Projects may include opportunities to assist with tracking program accomplishments or research study progress. SBW offers a flexible work environment tailored to invidivuals' schedules with an emphasis on a balanced work-life. Learn more here.
  • Sphere One

    Internship in Fundraising and Community Outreach with Sphere Solar, a Capitol Hill Ecodistrict partner non-profit called Sphere One. Sphere One focuses on addressing energy poverty and the development of solar projects in marginalized communities abroad.
  • Student Conservation Association

    Whatever your environmental passion, SCA has an internship that will give you the opportunity to work closely with a partner agency or organization to get firsthand experience in the field. SCA internships include thousands of unique opportunities to gain hands-on conservation and sustainability experience all across the country. SCA interns are placed individually with a partner agency for 3 to 12 months. Learn more.
  • Washington Public Research Group (WashPRIG)

    WashPRIG's goal is to find common ground around the common sense solutions that will make that future a reality. The problems we address aren’t progressive or conservative, they’re just problems our country should no longer tolerate in an age of great abundance and technological progress.WashPrig also offers internship opportunities to students looking to solve problems in America. Apply for WashPrig internships here.