Tag Archives: Sustainability

Super Seniors: Two Positions at Vital Communities Focusing on Housing & Transportation

This just in from Middlebury alum, Sarah Brock ’11, Program Director, Climate, Energy, Transportation:

We’ve got two openings on our program team here at Vital Communities, and looking for passionate, community-minded folks. This is a team hire, and we are open to bringing on someone who is passionate about community-based solutions, even with less experience. Could be a good fit for a recent grad who is excited about working on many intersecting issues. Our team is increasingly looking at all our work with a lens of climate and community resilience.

Vital Communities, a regional nonprofit located in White River Junction, VT, seeks two full time additions to our Housing and Transportation Team to develop and implement integrated, community-based projects that work toward affordable, safe, efficient, reliable, and equitable transportation and housing in the Upper Connecticut River Valley. Successful candidates will have a passion for working collaboratively with community members, volunteers, and peer organizations. Qualifications include excellent project management, communication, and collaboration skills, and an understanding of transportation and home creation as complex, dynamic systems. 

Full job description at vitalcommunities.org/join-our-team. Email resume and cover letter to hr@vitalcommunities.org. Vital Communities will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs

Thanks to Ed Carley’s Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs newsletter, we’ve got some really cool promising opportunities that you could be looking into for the summer and post-grad! To sign up for Ed Carley’s newsletter, please sign up here: edsjobslist.com


Communications and Policy Internship (Summer 2021). Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Remote/ Washington, DC. https://www.eesi.org/internships/communications-and-policy.

Policy Internship (Summer 2021). Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Remote/ Washington, DC. https://www.eesi.org/internships/policy.

Access Clean Energy Savings (ACES) Project Internship. (Summer 2021). Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Remote/ Washington, DC. https://www.eesi.org/internships/aces.

Sustainability Intern. San Antonio Housing Authority. San Antonio, TX. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2968021-0/sustainability-intern?keyword=sustainability&location=&pagetype=searchPage#.

Sustainability Intern. Pierce County. Tacoma, WA. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2979074-0/sustainability-intern?keyword=sustainability&location=&pagetype=searchPage.

Seasonal Environmental Intern. City of Roseville. Roseville, MN. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2950779-0/seasonal-environmental-intern?page=2&keyword=sustainability&isTransfer=False&isPromotional=False&pagetype=searchPage.

Entry level:

Project Manager. The Sustainability Group. London, UK. https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2381755111/?alternateChannel=search&refId=SpdI59nCkbqnuBBPPtzdCA%3D%3D&trackingId=fov9aLtKhzXw5wZllG3EpQ%3D%3D&trk=flagship3_search_srp_jobs. Entry level. 

Communications Associate. Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Washington, DC. https://www.eesi.org/about/careers. Appears to be entry level. 

Recycling and Sustainability Coordinator. Eau Claire County. Eau Claire, WI. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2965368-0/recycling-sustainability-coordinator?keyword=sustainability&location=&pagetype=searchPage. Appears to be entry level. 

Sustainability Program Administrator. Ventura County. Ventura, CA. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2964024-0/sustainability-program-administrator?keyword=sustainability&location=&pagetype=searchPage. Appears to be entry level. 

Policy Advisor, Carbon Capture and Industrial Emissions. Third Way. Remote/Washington, DC. https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/policy-advisor-carbon-capture-and-industrial-emissions/. 1-2 years experience. 

Client Services Associate. SRECTrade. Somerville, MA or Solana Beach, CA. https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?currentJobId=2358668497&f_C=351333&geoId=92000000. Entry level to 2 years experience. Thanks Tina!

Electric Vehicle Analyst. Cadmus. Oakland, CA or Santa Monica, CA. https://careers-cadmusgroup.icims.com/jobs/1924/electric-vehicle-analyst/job?mobile=false&width=1115&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240. 0-4 years experience, depending on education.

Program Coordinator, Drawdown Lift. Project Drawdown. Remote. https://drawdown.org/careers/program-coordinator-drawdown-lift. 2-3 years experience.

Senior Account Executive- CSR. VOX Global. Washington, DC. https://careers-voxglobal.icims.com/jobs/4650/senior-account-executive–csr%2c-washington%2c-dc/job?mobile=false&width=1300&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240. 2-4 years experience. Thanks Meaghan!

Jr. Project Developer. Liberty Renewables. Albany, NY. https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2365542538/. 2-4 years experience. Thanks Molly!

Analyst/Associate – Investment Team. Generate Capital. Location not specified. https://generatecapital.com/career-opportunitites/analyst-associate-investment-team/. 2-5 years experience.

Business Development Executive, HVACR Energy Efficiency. Protek. Statewide, New York. Job description. 3+ years experience. Thanks Spencer!

Energy Management Coordinator. City of Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk, VA.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/norfolk/jobs/2959696/energy-management-coordinator?page=3&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs 3+ years of experience. Apply ASAP, closes 2/12. Thanks Esi!

Climate Risk Specialist. East-West Center. Honolulu, HI.  https://www.sustainablebusiness.com/job/climate-risk-specialist/. 3+ years experience. 

Environmental Sustainability Coordinator. State of Washington. Olympia, WA. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2974534-0/environmental-sustainability-coordinator00913do?keyword=sustainability&location=&pagetype=searchPage. 3 years experience.

Communications Specialist. Climate Focus. Washington, DC. https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2404110387. 3 years experience. Thanks Betty!

Senior Associate, Project Finance. Generate Capital. Location not specified. https://generatecapital.com/career-opportunitites/senior-associate-project-finance/. 3-5 years experience. 

Energy and Water Conservation Coordinator. City of Mesa. Mesa, AZ. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/2965857-0/energy-water-conservation-coordinator?page=2&keyword=sustainability&isTransfer=False&isPromotional=False&pagetype=searchPage. 3-5 years experience. 

SENIORS: Green Corps Info Session Feb. 3 @ 6-7PM

Join Caro, current Field Organizer with Green Corps, to hear more about this post-grad opportunity! Green Corps is a one-year program that prepares recent college graduates for a career in environmental organizing by providing training, hands-on experience running campaigns, and helping to connect organizers with jobs in the social change movement afterward.

Our program starts by putting you in intensive classroom training. You learn about issues and campaigns, organizing theory and principles, and skills from recruiting volunteers to staging a media event. Then, you move to a more hands-on experience. You make a difference on important campaigns to transition our country to clean energy, protect wildlife, and more.

The planet needs all the help it can get. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, we need people who know how to organize: to run organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our planet. We’re accepting the top 20 out of more than 1000 applicants for our 2021-2022 program.

If you’re passionate about the environment and ready to learn and practice the craft of organizing, join Green Corps’ info session on February 3rd to learn more, or apply directly through our website! Green Corps’ year long program begins in August 2021 with Introductory Classroom Training, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate. For the foreseeable future, all of our staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sustainability & Clean Energy Internships & Jobs

Below are some internships and jobs from our friend Ed Carley over at Ed’s Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs newsletter. He’s got some amazing resources all curate nicely for you and when I read about the internships they should be right up your alley (see below): environmental justice, renewables, urban tech, etc. If you aren’t subscribed to this email and you’d like to be, please sign up here: edsjobslist.com.

The first article shared is about Middlebury alum, Jamie Henn ’07, who was a co-founder and communications director of 350.org and has now launched Fossil Free Media, a nonprofit media lab dedicated to supporting the movement to end fossil fuels, which is killin’ it on calling out PR firms that are helping the fossil fuel companies survive and continue to ‘greenwash’. Check out the article in Huffington Post here: PR Firms Are Being Shamed For Helping Fossil Fuel Companies ‘Green’ Their Image (Huff Post).


Operations Intern. Dollaride. Brooklyn, NY (Remote). Job description-https://elementalexcelerator.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Copy-of-Dollaride-Operations-Intern.docx.pdf. To Apply-https://elementalexcelerator.com/internships/opportunities/.

Marketing Intern. Dollaride. Brooklyn, NY (Remote). JD- https://elementalexcelerator.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Copy-of-Dollaride-Marketing-Intern.docx.pdf. To Apply-https://elementalexcelerator.com/internships/opportunities/

Intern- Business Development and Customer Support. RatedPower. Madrid, Spain. JD- https://elementalexcelerator.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Copy-of-RatedPower-Business-Development-Customer-Support-Intern.docx.pdf. To Apply-https://elementalexcelerator.com/internships/opportunities/.

Intern- Marketing and Business Development. RatedPower. Madrid, Spain. JD- https://elementalexcelerator.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Copy-of-RatedPower-Marketing-Business-Dev-Intern.docx.pdf

Intern: Strategy and Business Development. ZeroAvia. Kemble, U.K. “East Coast USA residents preferred”. JD- https://elementalexcelerator.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Copy-of-Zero-Avia-Business-Strategy-Intern.docx.pdf. To Apply-https://elementalexcelerator.com/internships/opportunities/

Intern for Business Development and Sales. Goodr. Atlanta, GA (in person). JD- https://elementalexcelerator.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Copy-of-Goodr-Business-Development-and-Sales-Intern.docx.pdf. To Apply-https://elementalexcelerator.com/internships/opportunities/

Intern: Sustainability. Goodr. Atlanta, GA (hybrid, remote and in-person). JD- https://elementalexcelerator.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Copy-of-Goodr-Sustainability-Intern.docx.pdf. To Apply-https://elementalexcelerator.com/internships/opportunities/

Intern: Marketing and Sales. Blyncsy. Salt Lake City, UT (remote). https://elementalexcelerator.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Blyncsy-Marketing-and-Sales-Intern.pdf. To Apply-https://elementalexcelerator.com/internships/opportunities/.

Intern: Technology Systems and Hardware. DroneSeed. Seattle, WA. JD-https://elementalexcelerator.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/DroneSeed-Technology-Systems-and-Hardware-Intern.pdf. To Apply-https://elementalexcelerator.com/internships/opportunities/.

Interns​ for Marketing and Market Research. Calgary, Alberta (remote, looking for U.S. residents). JD- https://elementalexcelerator.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/FREDsense-Marketing-Intern-x-2-.pdf.  To Apply-https://elementalexcelerator.com/internships/opportunities/.

Intern: Business Development. Span.IO. San Francisco, CA (remote). JD-https://elementalexcelerator.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Span.IO-Business-Development-.pdf. To Apply-https://elementalexcelerator.com/internships/opportunities/.

Intern: Engineer-Firmware, Software or Systems. Span.IO. San Francisco, CA (remote). JD-https://elementalexcelerator.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Span.IO-Engineer-.pdf. To Apply-https://elementalexcelerator.com/internships/opportunities/.

Power and Renewables Intern. Wood Mackenzie. Shanghai, China. https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/Verisk/743999724687030-power-and-renewables-intern-shanghai?trid=526cd627-82d5-4b40-ba3c-6b59d1850547

Sustainability Intern. Sprouts Farmers Market. Phoenix, AZ. https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2320762801/

Policy and Program Management Intern. Electrification Coalition. Remote. https://www.indeed.com/job/policy-and-program-management-intern-16d494c1f68c5810

Policy Intern. Electrification Coalition. Remote. https://www.indeed.com/job/policy-intern-d6c8c0ee9fd34cb9

Entry level to five years experience

Associate Planner, Climate Action Planning and Neighborhood Revitalization. City of Sacramento. Sacramento, CA. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/saccity/jobs/2928371/associate-planner?fbclid=IwAR3z2Olk9UU6t0IMiX3LzdXXsABYn7vU-yxOJMZURGcnHExTL-Sn6ZXjy3k. Entry level. 

Resilience Cohort Coordinator, Environmental Resilience Institute, Indiana University. Bloomington, IN. https://hrms.indiana.edu/psp/PH1PRD_PUB/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=292922&PostingSeq=1. Entry level to 5 years experience. Thanks Andrea! 

Climate Change Associate. JustMap Foundation. Boston, MA. https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/2564567cfb884dedbbf606f73fa220fd-climate-change-associate-justmap-foundation-boston. 2-4 years experience. Thanks Francisco!

Analyst. Energy Futures Initiative, Inc. EJM Associates, LLC. Washington, DC. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58ec123cb3db2bd94e057628/t/5fdb9fe3d7016a359e928341/1608228836048/EFI+Analyst+-+Dec+2020.pdf. 3 years experience. Thanks Natalie!

Air Pollution Specialist. California Energy Commission Research and Development Division. Sacramento, CA. https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=227621. 3+ years experience. Thanks Jonah!

Data Scientist. CarbonPlan. San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA or remote in Pacific or Mountain Time zone. https://apply.workable.com/carbonplan/j/E7EDBB85D5/. 3-5 years experience. Thanks Freya!

Sustainable Development J-Term Virtual Internship

Apply to the AASD Virtual J-term Internship
Deadline: Wednesday, November 4th
The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (AASD) is a well-established NGO in Peru with over ten years of on-the-ground experience working in sustainable development and with experiential learning programs. In Summer 2020, we hosted our first virtual Summer Development Practicum with the intention to bring Peru to the participants and provide them with a unique virtual learning experience. We are open to providing these experiences in hopes that these programs will motivate participants to eventually come to Peru with the AASD.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and a statement of purpose to anna@alianzaandina.org.  Please limit your Statement of Purpose to 500 words total. Your Statement of Purpose should be forward looking. While it is ok to draw on past experience for examples, we prefer that past experience and qualifications come through in your resume. The following questions should be addressed. 

  • What are you hoping to get out of the AASD 2021 J-term Virtual Practicum?

You are encouraged to find your own faculty adviser to advise you in this application process. You will interview directly with AASD. Please visit the Handshake posting for more information about this J-term Internship. 

Students can learn more about applying for funding assistance through CCE’s CCCS grant application.

Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education-FREE

AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education
Mobilizing for a Just Transition
October 20 – 22, 2020

Middlebury College is a Host Institution for this virtual conference and FREE REGISTRATION is available for interested Middlebury students, faculty and staff.  Registration includes access to all sessions and events during and for 30 days after the conference.

Humanity faces a series of intensifying and interrelated social and ecological crises. Solving these crises requires a holistic transformation: a shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. With a theme of “Mobilizing for a Just Transition,” this year’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education will focus on centering justice within this transformation and ensuring that it leaves no one behind. We seek to encourage higher education sustainability leaders to reflect and act on the Just Transition Principles articulated by the Climate Justice Alliance and to spotlight inspirational examples of institutions championing this work.  (AASHE – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education)

There are many sessions to choose from, both live and on demand.  Check out the schedules for a list of offerings:
Live Schedule     https://www.aashe.org/conference/program/live-schedule/
On-demand Schedule   https://www.aashe.org/conference/program/on-demand-schedule/

A few of the Keynote Speakers:
Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy, will address the need for a just recovery from the COVID -19 pandemic and its associated impacts.
Tuesday, October 20, 10:30 – 11:15a

Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network – International (CAN), will share lessons learned from her efforts to advance the concept of a just transition in global climate negotiations.
Wednesday October 21: 9:00 – 9:45a

Professor Ibram X. Kendi, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and NYT bestselling author, will provide a new frame for understanding racism and provide guidance on how to be an antiracist.
Wednesday, October 21: 1:30 – 2:15p

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Distinguished Teaching Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, will offer reflections and an indigenous perspective on the meanings of a just transition in this special keynote address.
Thursday, October 22: 9:00 – 9:45a

If you are interested in registering for the Conference, please reach out and email Tracy Himmel Isham at thimmeli[at]middlebury.edu.

Virtual Info Session: U360 Business Sustainability Internship


  • Friday, June 26th 2020, 10:30 am – 11:30 am EDT (Register HERE)
  • Tuesday, June 30th 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT (Register HERE)
  • Wednesday, July 8th 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT. (Register HERE)

If you have an interest in sustainability or business (or both!) and are looking for an internship for next school year, then Manomet’s U360 program might just be the opportunity you’ve been seeking!

Learn all about this experiential education and professional development program from the Program Manager and past U360 students during this virtual info session. We’ll be meeting over Zoom and all you need is the URL to attend this event from wherever you are (but please register in advance).

U360 is designed to Increase students’ knowledge of environmental issues, practical sustainability, and business management, and prepare them for their future careers. The two-semester internship is 8-10 hours per week; is entirely virtual (and always has been), so students participate from their campuses; and up to 6 students are accepted from each of the four New England states every year.

The U360 internship incorporates applied science, business, and sustainability workshops; career skills training; sustainability assessments of small businesses; and a Capstone project. Specifically, students spend the majority of the program interviewing up to 25 small businesses each about their current practices, and the internship ends with each student creating a Sustainability Action Plan for one business they interviewed and presenting it to a panel of business leaders in a final Capstone Competition. U360 focuses on the skills that employers most seek—communication, teamwork, professionalism, creative problem-solving, and strategic thinking—while giving students a unique professional experience that differentiates them from their peers when entering the workforce and helps them build confidence, develop a professional network, and gain a vast understanding of business operations.

Read the full job description and program details HERE on Handshake.