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Campus Organizer, Student PIRGs (various locations)

The Student PIRGs are hiring campus organizers to work year-round, to provide the training, professional support and resources students need to tackle climate change, protect public health, revitalize our democracy, feed the hungry and more. If you want to work with great people, gain real skills and start making a difference on important issues right away, apply today.


We are hiring for positions in California, Massachusetts, Oregon, North Carolina, Washington, New Jersey, Maryland, and Connecticut.


Apply for a Campus Organizer position online.

Various Internships, Tufts Office of Sustainability (Medford, MA)

Tufts Office of Sustainability is hiring for three positions this summer. Apply by 3/8/19

Student Move-in Sale Coordinator

The Tufts University Office of Sustainability is looking for a student to plan the annual Blue and Brown Pass Down sale for Fall 2019 matriculation. The sale takes place on the Sunday before classes start (during Labor Day weekend). This position is responsible for organizing and running the sale. The donations need to be cleaned, sorted, and stored over the summer. Some items will need to be tested. The ideal candidate will also be able to help plan the collection and storage of donations from students moving out in May 2019.


Summer Programs Intern

The Tufts Office of Sustainability is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to assist with office projects and communications during summer 2019. This position is full-time. The intern will support office programs such as the student Eco-Reps, employee Eco-Ambassadors, and the Green Office Certification program, assist with office events, and research and support other sustainability initiatives at the university. Occasionally the intern will be asked to do small chores around the Sustainability Office and empty compost bins.


Summer Communications Intern

The Tufts Office of Sustainability is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to assist with communications during the during summer 2019. This position is full-time. The intern will assist with office communications, including writing, editing and designing the monthly newsletter, creating weekly social media analytics reports, writing blog posts, assisting with social media programming, and performing website and blog maintenance.


Sustainability Intern, Harvard Kennedy School (Cambridge, MA)

Sustainability Intern at the Harvard Kennedy School

Location: Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts

HKS seeks a highly motivated and reliable individual for a paid summer internship. The internship will begin on or around June 3, 2019 and end by August 30, depending on intern interest and availability.

The sustainability intern’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting communications with multiple Harvard departments about sustainability issues
  • Supporting implementation of community-focused projects, especially related to climate change education and health and well-being
  • Improving the tracking and expansion of recycling and composting options on campus
  • Collaborating with organizers of large events to implement more sustainable attributes, especially related to dining and green products
  • Developing communications and educational content for incoming students and staff
  • Expanding the Harvard Green Office program at HKS
  • Reviewing, verifying, and updating existing spreadsheets, materials, and website content
  • Coordinating research projects with HKS Sustainability Manager and Harvard’s Office for Sustainability staff
  • Providing administrative support for HKS sustainability projects


  • Demonstrated experience with advancing sustainability on campus or in communities
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Work experience with college and university administrators on campus-oriented projects
  • Flexible and cooperative work ethic
  • Ability to succinctly summarize data
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel
  • Ability to work both independently and cooperatively as part of a team
  • Ability to manage projects from inception through completion

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

  • Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample as Microsoft Word or PDF file attachments and send materials to Emily Flynn Pesquera, HKS Sustainability Manager, at with the subject line “HKS Sustainability Internship”
  • Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through Friday, March 8th. For the best chance of being offered the position, we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Please address the following questions within the body of your cover letter:

  • Why are you interested in working on sustainability at Harvard?
  • What experiences—work-related or otherwise—have you had on the topic of environmentalism, sustainability, or related topic?
  • What set of skills or experiences have you had working within a college or university setting?
  • What are you hoping to gain from this internship, and what would you like your impact to be at the end of the internship?

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Videography & Storytelling position, PLAN (various locations)

Position Brief:

The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) is seeking a creative storyteller who would be responsible for creating and coordinating compelling social media content, with a focus on visual storytelling, videography, social media strategy, and production of engaging copy. Over the course of this position, said person will also work closely with the team’s Graphic Designer to produce and help guide the production of visual assets, including graphics.

This position will require significant time “on the road” for our Spring 2019 Points of Intervention Tour.

How to apply:

Individuals interested in this position should send a cover letter, resume, examples of storytelling work and/or a portfolio to by January 20, 2019.

Social / Video Skills Required:

·  Event / Social / Videography

·  Video editing & production

·  Event / Documentary Photography

·  Copywriting

·  Interview Skills

·  Proficiency in:

o Instagram (incl Live, TV and Story features)

o Facebook

o Twitter

o Youtube

o Blog / Vlog management

o Adobe Creative Cloud

o Project ownership from beginning to end

General Skills:

·  A passion and a demonstrated understanding of intersectionality and social, environmental, gender, and economic justice

·  Willing to approach strangers to conduct interviews, collect personal statements/quotes, etc

·  Strong personal and team task management skills, including effectively communicating timelines and needs

·  Manage many moving parts while communicating timelines and deadlines to the Creative Director

·  Ability to keep a clear head and remain flexible in times of high stress and changing situations

·  Willingness to adapt to irregular work schedule & environments (read: you will be on the road! Do you get car sick? Can you work at night sometimes? Are you comfortable driving?)

·  Excellent taste in music and a love of road flowers

·  Impressive wit and an open mind


·  Hours Per Week:  Full-Time 40 hours/week (flexible) with some night-time/weekend activities. While traveling on tour, some weekend travel will be required.

·  Compensation: $2,000 / month stipend – Total of $8,000 for full project period. While traveling on tour, all transportation and accommodation expenses are covered by the organization, and an additional travel stipend of $20/day will be provided for daily expenses during travel days. Additional benefits are available.

·  Start/End Dates of Contract: Monday, Feb 11 – Friday May 31, 2019

·  Location: Flexible. Position can start anywhere, and office spaces are available in Philadelphia, PA,  Dover, NH, Boulder, CO, and Columbia, SC. Position requires joining a national tour and living on the road for about 10 – 12 weeks in January, February, March, and April.

·  Eligibility: This position is intended for a person with videography and photography skills who is interested in storytelling and curating social content for our annual Spring tour.

UNH Summer Sustainability Fellowships, University of New Hampshire (various locations)

UNH Sustainability Fellowships pair outstanding students with organizations and communities across New England to work on transformative projects that propel us towards a sustainable, resilient future. The program runs for 10 weeks during the summer. Fellows receive mentorship from professionals in their field, have the opportunity to make a real impact with their work, and become part of a growing network of sustainability leaders.

  • Graduate and upper-class undergraduate students from any accredited college or university
  • Students and recent graduates from all disciplines interested in a sustainability career


2019 Summer Sustainability Fellowships


Apply online

Submit your application by February 7, 2019 at midnight.

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