With CEJS In the Community and Internationally

CEJS and you!

  • 2017-2018 FILM STUDIES STUDENT INTERNSHIP WITH CEJS: Film Studies students: Want to help tell the story about sustainability efforts and projects on campus? Use your video skills to produce short videos for the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability and earn 5 credits over this academic year 2017-2018! Application deadline: September 22, 2017. To apply for the internship, please send a resume and 1-page cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to Kirsten Thompson, thompski@seattleu.edu and cc’ing Professor Craig Downing (craigdowning@gmail.com)Learn more.
  • Join the Seattle University GREEN TEAM this Fall 2017: Are you interested in helping Seattle University reduce its waste? Would you like to help make Seattle University more sustainable through education, activism, and hands-on outreach efforts? Join the Seattle University Green Team this Fall! We will be co-hosting three Environmental awareness games with SU Athletics, doing outreach at the SU Involvement Fair, and hosting the second-ever Garbology event, and we need staff, faculty, and student volunteers for this student-driven club to make it all happen. Anyone from the SU community is welcome to join us! Learn more.
  • 2017-2018 WINTER and SPRING INTERNSHIPS with CEJS: CEJS will have two internship positions open for 2017-2018 Winter and Spring Quarter! The internship will give Internship Credit for Graduation Requirements. Learn more..

  • VOLUNTEER with CEJS by helping out at one of our numerous events. Contact Yolanda Cieters at cietersy@seattleu.edu to find out about volunteering opportunities.

Internships in the Community and Internationally

Equity and Environment team is looking for either a junior, senior or graduate student to assist the program manager with advancing work related to the Equity & Environment Initiative and Agenda. Learn more and apply here!


Plant a tree on Green Seattle Day—Saturday, November 4 from 9 a.m. to noon! Volunteers can help plant the future forest of our city in parks across Seattle. We hope to engage more than 1,000 volunteers in 22 parks throughout the City, and in just three hours volunteers will plant thousands of native trees and shrubs. All ages welcome, no experience necessary, and all materials provided. Pick your favorite park from the list and join the Green Seattle Partnership for our biggest party of the year. Please sign up in advance to help us plan a great event. Information at www.greenseattle.orginfo@greenseattle.org, and by phone at 206-905-6924.


Ten Thousand Villages is looking to hire someone for 15-20 hours a week with 1-2 years of retail experience. The position holder will help develop the volunteer program, create and promote marketing materials and campaigns, and implement changes as a hands‐on leader. More information about the job and how to apply can be found here.


The International Development Internship Program (IDIP) is a 20 credit, three-phase academic program designed for undergraduate students. Students are challenged to explore the root causes and consequences of situations that undermine the well-being of individuals in the developing world, while cultivating leadership skills as a change agent at a local non-governmental organization (NGO). Internships are available in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Learn more about the internship program.


Seattle Seed Co., located on 12th and Fir, is a family-owned and operated company that sells organic, heirloom and always non-GMO seeds and seed supplies. They are currently seeking an intern to help with wholesale/retail fulfillment and new marketing projects. Check out the job posting here.


  • ECONorthwest - Fulltime Summer Internship, Research Analyst Internship

ECONorthwest, the largest economics consulting firm headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, is offering paid internships for current undergraduate and graduate students in their Seattle and Portland offices. Intern duties will include: research, data collection and analysis, literature reviews, presentation preparation, and report writing. Learn more about open positions here. Click here for more info about the Research Analyst Position. The application will be available soon!


Internships offer the opportunity to gain practical, real world experience in ecological economics. Interns work directly with project leads to support a broad range of efforts, from research and GIS analysis to business support and communications. Both graduate and undergraduate students eligible for work-study are encouraged to apply. All internships are unpaid, but we do grant positions to in-state financial aid work study recipients or in- or out-of-state (or country) volunteers. Check here for current openings.


The Post-Landfill Action Network in Dover, NH is a nonprofit network of students working towards zero waste on college campuses. They are seeking a student with a passion for large event organizing and the skills to coordinate a group of volunteers to help run the 4th annual Students for Zero Waste Conference. Learn more and apply here


WashPRIG is currently working on a campaign to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Right now 70% of medically important antibiotics in the US are sold for livestock, leading to a rise in the prevalence of “superbugs,” or antibiotic resistant infections. WashPRIG is currently hiring winter quarter interns to help with this campaign. Students will learn the basics of community organizing: how to write and publish opinion media; how to engage and motivate the public; and how to influence decision makers. Interested? Inquire here.


King County is looking for high school, undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about public service, gaining real-world professional experience and becoming involved in the government sector. The list of NUMEROUS internships available can be found here.


Environment Washington is hiring full time, paid staff in its Seattle Campaign Office. We are a statewide, citizen funded environmental advocacy group, dedicated to protecting Washington's air, water, and public lands. This summer Environment Washington is working to stop the President and Congress from dismantling our environmental protections. If you're interested in protecting the environment, gaining valuable experience, and making good money, please fill out this form to begin the application process.


Food Action is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, WA mobilizing consumer power to advocate for a healthier, more environmentally sustainable, and more equitable food system in Washington State. They are seeking an intern for this summer season 2017 to support their communications and outreach efforts. Learn more here.


Awamaki is a Fair Trade non-profit organization that helps women start and run their own businesses in Peru. Awamaki invests in women’s skills, connects them to market access and supports their leadership so they can increase their income and transform their communities. Learn more here.

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