Ongoing Opportunities Recurring Opportunities at SU and with community partners

Ongoing Opportunities

  • CEJS is looking for 1-2 "Program Assistant" student interns for Fall Quarter  AY21-22: 3-5 credit internship
    NOTE: This internship can be done fully remotely, if necessary due to COVID-19 pandemic
    This internship involves:

    • Assisting in collecting and analyzing data for SU’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions inventory and the Sustainable Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS)
    • Providing support to the work of the President’s Committee for Sustainability
    • Assisting in research projects for the development of sustainability initiatives at SU
    • Assisting in coordination and outreach for SU campus events
    • Support with CEJS website content management and social media
    • To apply: Please email Yolanda Cieters cietersy@seattleu.edu with a resume and a 1-page cover letter describing your interest and qualifications. Application deadline: Open now until filled 
    • Click here for more information about the FQ21 CEJS Program Assistant Internship
  • CEJS is looking for a “Communications and Engagement” student intern for FQ-WQ 21-22: 3-5 credit internship.
    NOTE: This internship can be done fully remotely, if necessary due to COVID-19 pandemic
    The internship involves:
    • Editing CEJS website content, managing CEJS's social media, developing graphics and creating short videos (social media-focused)
    • Supporting CEJS in developing a communication strategy for sustainability at SeattleU
    • Assisting in coordination and outreach for SU campus events
    • Engaging in sustainability-focused work with student groups and departments on campus
    • Providing support to the work of the President’s Committee for Sustainability (PCS)
    • Writing CEJS newsletters
    • To apply: Please email Yolanda Cieters cietersy@seattleu.edu with a resume and a 1-page cover letter describing your interest and qualifications. Application deadline: Open until filled
    • Click here to learn more about the Comms and Engagement role & qualifications.
  • GROUNDS internship opportunities AY20-21
    • Edible Campus Initiative
    • Bee Campus USA and other pollinators projects
    • SU Gardens project: significant gardens of SU--history, legacy, mapping, photographing, illustrating
    • Back Yard Wildlife Sanctuary research
    • Tree Campus USA: support with annual designation process (food forest cataloging, mapping, interpretive signage, future planning)
    • Support with sustainable landscape management
    • Water Conservation in the gardens
    • Support with sustainable athletic field maintenance

Recurring Opportunities


  • Wellness and Sustainability Paid Internship with SU Dining (winter quarter 2020):

    • Interns will work closely with the leaders in the Seattle University hospitality group, developing skills and competencies to understand what is needed to be successful in the world of wellness and sustainability.
    • Gain valuable experience in the following areas: operations, marketing, administration, guest services, promoting of health-promoting foods, nutrition education campaigns, problem resolution, planning and implementation of innovation and client relationship skills.
    • To apply: Click here!

  • Food Recovery Network volunteer opportunity with Redhawk Dining (winter quarter 2020):

  • Get Involved in Urban Agriculture with the Food for All Stewards Volunteer Opportunity (AY2019-2020)

    • Food for All Stewards work in teams of 2-5 to oversee a Food for All plot in the Chardin, Broadway, or Yobi gardens
    • Students work together to plan, plant, and harvest crops in these plots which can be consumed by community members or donated to local community kitchens
    • Interested? For more information please contact Melanie Henderson-Sjoberg at hendersonsjm@seattleu.edu and check out the Food With Spirit ConnectSU and Instagram page.

  • Zero Waste internship position (Oct 14, 2019-June 8, 2020, 5hrs/week)

    Job description:
    • Assist in coordinating and promoting student engagement in zero waste-related SU campus events (e.g. RecycleMania, Earth Day).
    • Develop Zero Waste communication and education materials for SeattleU
    • Assist in zero waste signage projects
    • Assist in research, development and implementation of zero waste campus projects
    • Work with Athletics to coordinate regular zero-waste games
    • This is an unpaid position but will provide Internship Credit to Fulfill Graduation Requirements (5-credit internship)
    • To apply: Please email a resume and a 1-page cover letter describing your interest and qualifications to Richard Moyer, moyerrichard@seattleu.edu, with the email subject line "Zero Waste internship"

  • Edible Campus Internship (SQ 2019)

    • Community outreach to engage campus students interested in participating in the Food With Spirit student club
    • Partnership development with on and off campus supporters and mentors of community gardening, for example, Seattle Tilth Alliance, Seattle Seed Company, City Fruit
    • Greenhouse management
    • Community garden plot management
    • Internship position begins winter quarter and runs through spring quarter 2019.
    • Contact Shannon Britton for more information, brittons@seattleu.edu.
  • Campus Trees Internship (SQ 2019)

    • Mapping project that is focused on finding the current percentage of tree canopy throughout campus
    • Video documentary/legacy/history project highlighting Kubota trees currently on the University Services building site.
    • Photography and video documenting needs to take place by December 14th 
    • Importance of trees on campus and in surrounding areas and their positive impact on climate change
    • What, who are the wildlife dependent on the campus tree environment for our Trees of SU biography
    • Contact Shannon Britton for more information, brittons@seattleu.edu.


  • Citizens' Climate Lobby Fellows

CCL has openings for 6 regional fellows! CCL has over 600 chapters in the United States, and this internship supports growing CCL’s presence within each of CCL’s ten regions, especially among young people. The intern will work to expand and support student engagement in their region, support advocacy and chapter development, and help with the regional conference. Applicants must be residing or going to school in the region to which they are applying. This position is a 5 hour a week, one-year commitment and comes with a $2000 stipend. We are seeking applicants in 2021 for

North Wind Regional Fellow (North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska)

Third Coast Regional Fellow (Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas)

Mid-Atlantic Regional Fellow (Maryland, District of Columbia, Delaware, New Jersey)

Appalachia Regional Fellow (Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee)

Great Lakes Regional Fellow (Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin)

Greater Pacific Northwest Regional Fellow (Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii)

Apply at citizensclimatehighered.org/chapter-interns

  • Citizens' Climate Lobby Internships

CCL is accepting applications for interns for Spring and Summer 2021! Positions are available in policy and advocacy, outreach and engagement, communication and education. Please see our Internships Page for descriptions and how to apply. The deadline for Spring 2021 is December 31 and for Summer 2021 is March 30.

Our amazing IT team is looking to hire a Web developer/IT specialist for a full-time position. Among other responsibilities, the job entails developing the overall look and design of websites and managing database security. Details and applications can be found on ZipRecruiter.  CCL will be hiring a new Diversity & Inclusion Program Coordinator. Details of the new position will be available via a ZipRecruiter listing on Nov. 11.  


  • SBW Consulting Summer Internship

Do you have an interest in pursuing a career in the clean energy industry? This is an internship opportunity to work for a small, local firm who has been on the leading edge of the clean energy field for nearly 30 years. SBW has an immediate need for a motivated, highly-organized technical intern to collaborate with our engineering team. We are in the midst of a major, high-profile project to critique and consolidate energy savings calculations for a statewide energy efficiency database and resource tool. Other projects may include opportunities to assist with tracking program accomplishments or research study progress. Up to 40 hours/week in summer of 2018, possibly continuing work up to 20 hours/week during the school year with flexibility around school schedule.


  • Station Educators for the Highline school district StormFest spring 

StormFest is a unique 2-day, interactive stormwater science educational festival for 6th grade students at Highline School District. Station educators will be compensated $200 for their participation in a 4-hour training and both days of StormFest, on June 13 and 14. Lunch and free on-site parking will be provided to station educators on both days of the event. We would really like to find station educators with a passion for environmental science and who reflect the many languages, races, ethnicities and countries of origin within the Highline school district community.  


Are you looking for experience in Environmental or Informal Education? A Wolf Haven International Internship should be regarded as a part-time commitment of at least 20 - 25 hours per week for 10 consecutive weeks throughout our busy education season (March through June). Deadline for submission of application materials: Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Anticipated start date: mid-March. Learn about Wolf Haven here and apply to intern


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 Learn more and apply here!


Plant a tree on Green Seattle Day. 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.

  •  International Development Internship Program

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.


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 about how to 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? Learn more about WashPRIG 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. Click here for a list of internships offered.


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, click here for current job postings.


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 about Food Action 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 about Awamaki here.

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