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Jobs and summer internships in sustainability!

Jobs, Internships, Fellowships!

Are you a student looking for part time jobs, summer internships and volunteer opportunities? Or, perhaps you’re graduating this semester and you’re looking to take that next step into a full time job. Whether you’re just looking to volunteer or you’re going to be leaving your undergrad years, this post has got it all! You can find positions related to water conservation, natural resources management, sustainability and MORE below!


Ever-Green Energy is a recognized leader in energy conservation and the use of renewable energy. Our mission is to
develop, own, and operate efficient energy systems that benefit our customers, our community, and the environment.

We have the following opportunity available in our Saint Paul location: Student and Community Engagement Intern

The student in this position will assist in outreach efforts to higher education and secondary training institutions to engage students in the emerging developments and opportunities in the energy and environment field and extend the company’s storytelling efforts into the broader community. This position is approximately a five-month internship starting immediately on a part-time (10-20 hours/week) basis. Once classes finish, the student will work full time through the end of June and then 30-40 hours the remainder of the summer.  Click here for more information!

Part time positions

  1. Outreach & Development Assistant for Friends of The Mississippi River (Paid, part time) The Outreach & Development Assistant (ODA) will be responsible for providing administrative support for FMR’s public engagement and fundraising work. The ODA needs to be goal-oriented, highly organized, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be comfortable and skilled working with both people and spreadsheets, and be able to work effectively in a highly interactive team-based office setting.
  2. Volunteer Coordinator at Audubon Minnesota (Part Time) The Volunteer Coordinator will focus on the recruitment, training and coordination of all volunteer aspects of the statewide Marshbird Survey including scheduling, supply allocation, survey route assignments and problem solving. The Volunteer Coordinator will also assist the project manager with data management and assure data quality.

Summer positions

  1. The Nature Conservancy GLOBE Internships (SUMMER) The positions for our 2016 cohort include 35 positions in 15 states and include both field and office-based positions in areas including: marketing, community outreach, policy, environmental studies, natural resources management, wildlife ecology, rangeland ecology, philanthropy, technology & information systems, GIS, and government relations
  2. I Can Paddle! Youth Outdoors Crew with MnDNR (SUMMER) Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) I Can! programs introduce Minnesota families to a variety of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, paddling, and rock climbing. Youth Outdoors I Can Paddle! Crew Members serve as paddling instructors and guides for weekend canoe and kayak workshops. Instructors teach basic paddling technique and provide on-the-water guidance for first-time paddlers. Workshops take place on both lakes and rivers managed by the DNR. Instructors provide environmental education throughout the workshops as well, offering participants information about Minnesota’s natural resources. Through their dedicated service, Youth Outdoors I Can Paddle! AmeriCorps members add value to the community and environment.
  3. ILF Civic Fellowship for Asian Pacific American (SUMMER) Students Every year, ILF’s selection committee identifies approximately 30 outstanding Asian Pacific American (APA) college students to spend eight to ten weeks interning at a federal agency in Washington D.C. during the summer.
  4. Green Crops (MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES!) In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — climate change, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.
  5. The National Great River Research & Education Center Internship (SUMMER)
  6. Seasonal Health Technician (SUMMER) The City of Minneapolis is seeking applications for three (3) full-time Seasonal Health Technicians in the Food, Lodging, and Pools unit of Environmental Health. Under the direction of a registered sanitarian, the individuals in this position will gain experience by conducting compliance inspections and educating licensed business owners/operators in implementing necessary health and safety standards to safeguard the public. The position provides a great opportunity to work for local government and experience a variety of community issues for career development. The responsibilities of the Seasonal Health Technician may include but are not limited to: Inspect vendors at farmer’s markets and short-term food events, inspect swimming pools and low risk food establishments, write and issue inspection reports and address non-compliance, assist in enforcement of state and city health codes, and perform other related duties as needed as assigned by supervisor.

Full time positions

  1. Minnesota Environmental Quality Board Job (Full time) The position is a unique opportunity to work on a wide range of environmental policy issues, including water policy, climate change, clean energy, environmental review, and other emerging issues. The preferred candidate is a self-starter, flexible, excited to learn new things, has the ability to translate technical and scientific material into plain language. Copy editing skills would be ideal. Work will be in both team and independent settings. The position directly supports a Board of nine state agency Commissioners and five appointed citizen members. The position will curate and administer monthly Board meetings. This position will be the agency contact for all media, and as communication lead they will support EQB messaging to ensure strategic messaging is embedded in all agency materials. Communication work ebbs and flows, the position will also support policy work as needed. Job Opening ID 2226
  2. Clean Water Fellow with Izaak Walton League of America (Full time, out of state) The Clean Water Fellowship is a temporary position of up to two years and is designed to provide applied experience in environmental education to a candidate with an undergraduate degree who is planning to pursue graduate studies in environmental education, natural resources conservation or a similar field. The Clean Water Fellow will work with the Clean Water Program Director to deliver and manage the Creek Freaks program. Creek Freaks is a national program that engages children ages 10-14 in hands-on stream studies including water quality monitoring. The Clean Water Fellow will conduct Creek Freaks environmental education programming for children and train and support adult Creek Freaks program leaders. In addition, the Clean Water Fellow will create videos, fact sheets, and website content and will promote the program using social media. The Clean Water Fellow also will recruit, train, and coordinate networks of adult volunteer water quality monitors.
  3. Outreach and Events Coordinator for Pacific Forest Trust (Full Time, Out of State) The Outreach and events Coordinator reports and provides support to the President for all aspects of PFT’s individual/event-based fundraising program. She/he works within the Development and Communications team and closely with the Executive Coordinator.
  4. Biological Science Aid with National Park Service in Moose, WY (Full Time, Out of State) Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.

Unpaid/Volunteer positions

  1. Legislative Program Intern with Clean Water Action (Unpaid) Monitor and track legislation, observe House and Senate committee meetings, conduct policy research, attend monthly program meetings, draft fact sheets and campaign materials, assist in preparation of our annual legislative scorecard, work with Clean Water Action members to increase level of individual advocacy activities, and other tasks as assigned.

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