Sustainability at Tufts

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Internships, Environment America (Various Locations)

What do interns with Environment America do? You’ll help us educate and engage more students and citizens on the most critical environmental issues of our time. You’ll help us get our issues into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers. Ultimately, you’ll help us build the kind of public support it takes to win.  Learn more.

Sustainability Planning Internship, City of Cambridge, MA

The Cambridge Community Development Department is seeking an Intern to provide data research and GIS support. The intern will primarily work on collecting, cleaning, and mapping data for tasks related to the City’s certification through the STAR Community Rating System, a sustainability inventory program.  Learn more.

Mapping and GIS Intern, Ecologic, Cambridge (MA)

EcoLogic seeks an intern for the fall semester whose main task will be to produce high quality maps for each of EcoLogic’s local project sites / Landscapes, all of which are located in Mexico and Central America.  Learn more.

Campaign Organizing Internship, Corporate Accountability International (Boston, MA)

For 38 years, Corporate Accountability International has successfully challenged corporations like Nestlé, General Electric, and Philip Morris to halt abusive practices that threaten human rights, public health, the environment and our democracy. The organization is leading campaigns challenging some of the world’s most powerful industries in food and agriculture, water and tobacco. Our internships are a unique opportunity to gain valuable organizing and non-profit experience. This is a hands-on program, designed to mentor and cultivate students interested in social justice, strengthen their understanding of a fast-paced campaign organization and prepare them with the skills and experience necessary to challenge corporate abuse.

The Campaign Organizing Internship is a skills-building internship in which interns will take on significant projects to advance Corporate Accountability International’s mission in one of the three campaign areas.  Interns will participate in organizing efforts of the Think Outside the Bottle and Public Water Works! Campaigns to challenge corporate control of water, the Value [the] Meal campaign to challenge corporate abuse of our food, or the campaign to Challenge Big Tobacco.  The projects will be coupled with training sessions on  action planning, campaign research, media outreach, fundraising, and many other topics.


  • Work with the National Organizers and Campaign Directors to organize activists at the local, regional, national or international level;
  • Outreach targeted constituencies to get people involved in the Think Outside the Bottle Campaign, the Value [the] Meal campaign, or the campaign to Challenge Big Tobacco to develop Corporate Accountability International’s core of activists;
  • Recruit activists by organizing and participating in campaign actions and organizing events;
  • Respond to requests for information and management of campaign materials;
  • Design and layout organizing materials for different constituencies;
  • Provide administrative support to National Organizers on short term campaign projects;
  • Participate in organizational building activities.


  • Demonstrated commitment to corporate accountability and progressive social change;
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Organizational skills and the ability to juggle several tasks while meeting deadlines;
  • Experience in a high-energy campaign or non-profit setting preferable;
  • Commitment to bringing the campaign back to your campus or community;
  • For candidates interested in the Challenge Big Tobacco internship, fluency in Spanish or French is preferred
Application Deadline: n/a

Apply Online 

Sustainability Intern, Office of the Mayor (Newton, MA)

Newton, Massachusetts is developing a sustainability program in order to improve environmental, social and economic outcomes throughout the city. The Sustainability Department, which is in the Mayor’s Office, is offering several internships – this summer and throughout the year – to qualified graduate students who are enrolled in sustainability or environmental programs. This is an opportunity to help design and implement sustainability strategies that will have measurable results, and to get “hands- on” experience with the interplay of policy and politics at the local level.

Duties will include:

  • Identification, research, and analysis of environmental, social and economic data in order to establish key performance indicators and baselines
  • Developing data bases, information sets and other methods of storing, sorting, retrieving and analyzing relevant information
  • Creating reports, presentations, graphics and other means of conveying information to, and working with, city officials, residents, businesses, advocates and other important constituencies
  • Planning and logistics for, and participation in, workshops and meetings
  • Developing social media and other methods for communicating and engaging with stakeholders

The City seeks highly motivated candidates who have distinguished themselves by their educational achievements and experience through outstanding academic performance and leadership in a variety of extracurricular and/or community service activities.  Candidates must possess a good work ethic, be able to think creatively, solve problems as they arise, work collaboratively, take initiative, attend to details, and take responsibility for task completion. Good written and oral communication skills are essential.

The internships are unpaid, however the Director will sign off on course credit or other requests of that nature.

Application Deadline:  n/a

How to apply:  Email a cover letter, resume, and contact information to Andrew Savitz, Director of Sustainability, at asavitz[at] Please also include: any experience you have had related to the list of duties, as described above; the skills experience you are interested in developing during the internship with the City of Newton; the dates and times that you are available.

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