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 2023-2024 Internships

  • GROUNDS internship opportunities AY23-24

    • Student Employee Irrigation Assistant
      Summer hours: 40 per week
      School year hours: 10-15 per week
      This position supports the Seattle University Grounds department and reports to the Grounds Irrigation Specialist or Gardener, Lead Gardener or the Landscaping and Grounds Manager. Duties will include: performing work related to multiple types of irrigation systems mechanical, digital and manual. Work in all weather. A current driver's license is required for this position.
    • Student Employee Gardener
      Summer hours: 40 per week
      School year hours: 10-15 per week
      The position includes gardening, lawn maintenance, landscape improvements, large tree maintenance, removal and disposal of trash and debris and report items that require repair and attention. Operate facilities vehicles electric and gas powered for transporting equipment to and from work location. Operate power walk behind, riding and manual lawn mowers, power trimmers, edgers, shears and blowers. Use hand tools for landscape maintenance that include rakes, shovels, action hoes, hand clippers and pruning saws and post hole diggers. A current driver's license is required for this position.
    • Student Employee Recycling Assistant
      Summer hours: 32-40 per week
      School year hours: 10-15 per week
      This position supports Seattle University Grounds and Waste Management Recycling and Composting Program. Duties will include: Collect and coordinate pick- up of materials to be recycled that are not in the regular collection stream (items for donation, batteries, metal, electronics, etc.). Assist in on-campus compost production and associated projects. Work in all weather, rain or shine. Conduct waste audits and analysis, data entry, data analysis. A current driver's license is required for this position.

      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.
  • Capitol Hill EcoDistrict Intern

    The Capitol Hill EcoDistrict is a community-driven effort that promotes a socially equitable, environmentally resilient, and culturally vibrant neighborhood. We are committed to creating a neighborhood rich in cultural identity that promotes climate justice and is inclusive and diverse with accessible open space. As an EcoDistrict Intern, you will work on projects surrounding public life, stormwater infrastructure, biodiversity, arts and cultural preservation, food security, and more. Check here for current openings.
  • 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.
  • International Society of Sustainability Professionals

    ISSP is an AMAZING search engine for jobs and internships across the globe, and even hosts some of their own internship opportunities! Check out open positions.
  • King County Environmental Internships

    King County is looking for high school, undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about public service, gaining real-world professional experience and becoming involved in the government sector. Click here for a list of internships offered.
  • National Park Service Internships

    NPS has various internship positions during all seasons, all across the U.S.! There is space for a variety of majors, from environmental science, engineering, business/economics, and more! Find your perfect position here.
  • 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.
  • Seattle Subway Internship and Research Opportunities

    Seattle Subway Foundation is a grassroots, all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing high-quality rapid transit for Seattle and the Puget Sound. Internship and research projects will have focus areas on: Environmental Impact Analysis; South Seattle Neighborhood Advocacy; Student Climate Change Activism; and Social Media and Communications Interning. Learn more here. For more information or to apply, contact Arthur Bachus (Seattle Subway Foundation Board President & Outreach Director).
  • SBW Consulting Summer Internship (2023 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 and Link to SBW 2023 Technical Intern Job Description.
  • 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.
  • SoundTransit Summer Internships

    Interested in working in public transportation? Work for SoundTransit for a summer! They are looking for students to fill positions focused on engineering, data, business, finance, and more. See open positions here.
  • 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.
  • Summer Field Internships (Ecological Society of America and USGS)

    If you've taken a class with a field component (including, but not limited to, Ecology, Plant Systematics, Marine Biology, Invertebrate Zoology, & other classes in EVST or ENSC), you may be qualified. Your professors in these classes would be ideal folks to ask to nominate you. Learn more here.
  • 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.
  • WA State Legislative Internship Program

    This is a perfect position for someone interested in policy, politics and justice.  This intense quarter-long internship program places interns with legislators during the Legislative session (our Winter Quarter). Earn course credits and a monthly stipend of $2400. The application deadline is 10/23, with an earlier "priority deadline" of 10/19. Learn more here.