Title: Environmental Projects Intern

Department: Department of Public Works and City Planning

Supervisor: Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator, Energy Efficiency Manager

Status: Unpaid, flexible hours, approximately 10 hrs/week

Time: July – August (June optional if student is available)


This is an exciting new internship opportunity for someone who has an interest in working on sustainability issues and learning more about the field. The intern will split their time on projects with the Melrose Solid Waste and Recyling Coordinator and the Energy Efficiency Manager.


  • Creating informational packets and brochures
  • Research and reports (i.e. on biodiesel, electric vehicles, etc.)
  • Data entry in order to produce maps, graphs, and other presentations
  • Event outreach on recycling initiatives
  • Updating the Sustainable Melrose website
  • Miscellaneous office support as needed


  • Car/bike/walk ability to transport between locations
  • Interest, knowledge, energy and enthusiasm for environmental issues, activism, and education
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word, and other basic computer skills
  • Ability to work independently

To Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to Jessica Schmitt, Public Works Operations Facility, 72 Tremont Street, Melrose, MA 02176 or by email to jschmitt@cityofmelrose.org.