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Jobs & Internships

Natural Capital Partners - Job Opening for a Carbon Footprint Manager

Based in the Natural Capital Partners (NCP) office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Carbon Footprint Manager’s goal is to support NCP's wide range of clients across the world in measuring their greenhouse gas emissions, ensuring their experience is efficient and effective. Follow this link to see the full position description and find out how to apply.

Holland Board of Public Works - Job Openings

The Holland Board of Public Works is seeking qualified individuals to fill the following positions:

  • Outside Plant Engineer
  • General Accountant
  • Service Supervisor
  • System Operations Technician
  • Operations & Maintenance Utility
  • Journeyman Lineworker

For more information and how to apply, please visit

One Heart Source Experiential Learning Programs - Internships and Volunteering

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2018 Experiential Learning Programs in Cape Town, South Africa. We are offering a variety of 2, and 4-week volunteer programs and internships next summer.

As an OHS Volunteer/Intern you will:

  • Gain international experience for graduate school and employment.
  • Develop skills in international communication, mentorship and community outreach.
  • Mentor students to achieve academic growth and cultivate lasting relationships.
  • Immerse yourself in local communities and broaden your global perspective.
  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.

Apply here for our Volunteer Programs: 2018 Application
Next Application Deadline: November 10, 2017

West Michigan Environmental Action Council Internships

West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) is accepting applications for various internship positions.

WMEAC hosts interns from many colleges and universities. WMEAC internships include a one-time stipend, with all the benefits of hands-on experience in an environmental nonprofit. We have welcomed writers, those with social media marketing interests, biology and resource management majors, engineering  and sustainability majors and others. WMEAC interns leave with new skills, a portfolio of work, a letter of reference, and WMEAC’s appreciation. Typically WMEAC internships follow Spring (January – April), Summer (May-August), Fall (September – December) and the Women and Environment event (October-March) and final determination is decided by the Staff Mentor responsible for intern management.

For more information and application information, click HERE.

Van Andel Arena Marketing Internship

Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall offer a Marketing Internship Position to begin September 2017.

Applicants must be current college students who will earn class credit for completing the internship. Applicants must be available to work full-time, Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM, plus some evenings and weekends.

Marketing, communications, hospitality & tourism, recreation, or related majors are preferred. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft based computer systems, including Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat & Photoshop preferred, but not necessary. Must be responsible, a self-starter, creative, enthusiastic, and must work well with others. Communication skills are a must. 

For more detailed information, how to apply, and full list of job duties, click here.

GVSU Sustainable Agriculture Project Internships

GVSU's Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP) offers many interdisciplinary internships. For more information, please visit

Study Abroad Opportunity: Sustainable Mobility at the University of Versailles

Apply for Summer school on Sustainable Mobility at the University of Versailles!

Dates: July 3-8, 2017

There will be a study abroad program at the University of Versailles international summer school on sustainable mobility (interdisciplinary approach to transportation, climate change and well-being) that will take place July 3-8, 2017. This program is for any and all interested students and community partners that is interested in sustainable planning, transportation and climate change mitigation and adaptations. Application deadline is May 31, 2017. Participants will be evaluated throughout the summer school in order to receive a certificate of success at the end of it.

A limited number of competitive scholarships are available. Scholarships are awarded according to the quality of the application (based on the letter of motivation and the academic record/transcript of academic record). To be eligible, applications must be submitted before the 20th April 2017. For more information please visit

ATTRA Sustainability Internship/Apprenticeship Database

ATTRA has a great, long-running internship and apprenticeship database that is free for students to use.


Literacy Center of West Michigan

The Literacy Center of West MI is currently recruiting several full-time AmeriCorps positions!

 For more information and how to apply, visit

Civic Engagement Showcase Proposal Opportunity

The Office for Community Engagement is accepting proposals for their Civic Engagement Showcase!

The Civic Engagement Showcase is a forum for exchanging ideas and engaging in conversation with a diverse array of community partners and Grand Valley faculty, staff, and students who are actively involved in community-based projects. It also provides an opportunity for the GVSU community to recognize and celebrate the work of faculty, staff, students, and community partners in developing mutually-beneficial partnerships and engaging the community in civic-minded work. Presenters will be given approximately an hour to feature posters, videos, or other media to share their work and commitment to the larger community.

To be entered into the showcase, you have to complete the form at the link below to submit a proposal:

Sustainable RIVER (Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience) Summer Opportunity

The Sustainability Program at the University of South Dakota is offering a NSF REU program this summer titled “Sustainable RIVER (Remediating Invasives to Encourage Resilience).”  Sustainable RIVER is a full-time, paid, undergraduate research opportunity.  In the Sustainable RIVER project, the students will investigate different invasive elements and cultural and natural stressors affecting the Missouri River.  The students will conduct an independent research project (see below), participate in six field trips on and along the Missouri River, and produce a team project.  

Examples of research projects include:

  • ·         Effects of invasive trees on native floodplain forest vegetation and breeding birds
  • ·         Effects of modified sediment loads on Missouri River and tributary hydrology
  • ·         Effects of invasive fish on Missouri River food webs
  • ·         Construction of a Missouri River participatory geographic information system database
  • ·         Terrestrial land-use changes along the Missouri National Recreational River
  • ·         Understanding competing value claims of the Missouri River
  • ·         Effects of contaminants and pathogens on amphibians along the Missouri River
  • ·         Ethnohistorical relationships among American Indian tribes and the Missouri River
  • ·         Reincorporating prairies into Missouri River landscapes

Students participating in the Sustainable RIVER project will receive a $5,775 stipend plus additional funding for food, housing, and travel.  This project is open to any undergraduate student, but students from community or tribal colleges and students studying sustainability are especially encouraged to apply.  Applications for the Sustainable RIVER project and more information can be found at

Political and Environmental Internship with Impact

Impact is a non-profit program of leading advocacy organizations, including Environment America and USPIRG. Impact is hiring interns to work on the ground to create the grassroots energy and power that it takes to win! Interns will have the opportunity to participate in national campaign briefings and activist skills training, all while getting in-state experience and mentorship from their lead campaign organizer.

Apply online at

A completed application includes the following:

  • A one-page personal statement describing your reasons for seeking an internship with Impact and what you hope to gain from the experience
  • A resume outlining your educational, professional, and volunteer experiences

Keep Growing Detroit

Keep Growing Detroit (KGD) is an organization located in Detroit, MI and exists to promote a food sovereign city where the majority of fruits and vegetables Detroiters consume are grown by residents within the city’s limits. KGD is currently seeking interns and volunteers! For more information and how to apply, visit Jobs and Volunteering. To learn more about KGD, visit their About Us webpage.