Ongoing Link: Openings at the LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and LACI Portfolio Companies

Sustainable and Resilient Communities Internship, City and County of Honolulu
A Sustainable & Resilient Communities Internship position is available in the City and County of Honolulu’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency (CCSR) during the Fall 2018 semester. The intern will work under supervision of the City’s Deputy Chief Resilience Officer. The unpaid internship is part time (16-20 hours per week) between August 20, 2018 and December 14, 2018 (exact dates to be set around
school schedule). The internship is open to college undergraduates who have completed at least three years of studies, graduate students, and recent college graduates (within one year of graduation). Full description here.

Sports Operations Sustainability Internship, University of Washington
10 month internship in athletic sustainability at the University of Washington starting in July. The internship is open to currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate students and a $500/month stipend is provided. This position is usually filled with local students with few academic commitments, but open to students willing to relocate from other areas as well.  Full description:

Environmental Sustainability Manager – Disney Corporate
Job ID 625518BR
Location Burbank, California, United States
Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)
Job Summary:
At Disney, we are storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Our legacy of producing high quality, responsible content and operating with integrity is part of our unique approach to corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability earning us the reputation of being one of the world’s most admired companies.

Environmental sustainability at Disney focuses on using resources wisely as we grow our business. We have established ambitious environmental goals to minimize our impact as part of our commitment to social responsibility. The Environmental Sustainability team provides subject matter expertise and analytical partnership in setting enterprise-wide environmental sustainability objectives. Current projects include conducting greenhouse gas emissions, water, and waste inventories enterprise wide; identifying mechanisms to reduce our environmental footprint; evaluating new project designs for sustainability; conducting environmental assessments of our studio and television productions; evaluating clean energy opportunities; managing the natural climate solutions portfolio for Disney; and supporting environmental supply chain management.

The Environmental Sustainability Manager is a key contributor to the company’s progress in meeting its environmental goals. This role will maintain and develop assets for the carbon portfolio, develop the supply chain environmental impact evaluation, and manage general environmental projects as assigned. Additionally, this position will be responsible for developing and maintaining the database for the portfolio of projects Disney has vested interest in for carbon credits, including coordinating with project developers to closely monitor projects, identifying material issues, and requesting and reviewing reports. The role will also provide updates in the form of reports and presentations, and support development of guidelines for developers, and communications materials for internal use.

The ideal candidate should be familiar with environmental impacts from manufacturing of products, associated waste streams, and value chain impacts, as well as experienced in developing business requirements for database collection systems.

Full details here.

Full Time Positions, Post Landfill Action Network

Full Time Position Logistics:

  • Hours Per Week:  Full-Time 40 hours/week (somewhat flexible) with occasional night-time, weekend, and overnight activities
  • Location: Most of the positions are location flexible (except the SZW Coordinator which must be based in Philadelphia, PA). We have hubs of staff working in Dover NH, Columbia SC, Boulder CO and Philadelphia PA.
  • Compensation: Salaried position starting at $30,000/annually. Available benefits include PTO throughout the year,  a designated electronics stipend, a monthly health insurance stipend, and annual cell phone plan. While traveling for PLAN-related events, employees will receive per-diem, and housing accommodation, while PLAN will be responsible for transportation-related expenses. For more information see our hiring policy.
  • Start Date: July 8th
  • Eligibility: Eligible applicants are recent college or university graduates with a passion for the zero waste movement, grassroots environmental issues, social entrepreneurship, and student leadership for positive social change.

Full Time Positions Application Deadline: Sunday, March 24th  (at 11:59 pm)

There are three positions open- Director of Campus Expansion, Zero Waste Campus Strategist, and Director of Education and Conference Management. There is also a research intern position open. Details and requirements can be found on this page:

Waste Management, Recycling and Sustainability Manager, UC San Diego

The Waste Management, Recycling and Sustainability Manager applies professional concepts and skills to support the planning, coordination and implementation of sustainability efforts for the University. The incumbent will manage all aspects of the campus-wide Integrated Waste Management and Recycling Program. Oversees and provides program guidance to the Waste Diversion & Recycling Supervisor in planning, organizing and coordinating waste disposal and recycling activities and resources at UC San Diego. Establishes annual goals for waste minimization and recycling and consults with staff and faculty in departments and organizations engaged in recycling programs. See link below for the full job posting (Filing Deadline: 2/20/2019):

Internship, Argento/Graham

Argento/Graham, is searching for a paid project management intern in the green building industry. Please see the attached description for more details. If anyone is interested, please have them send a resume and cover letter to

Editor and Policy Manager, VerdeXchange (two positions) 

Seeking an editor for a small but respected publication covering public policy, land use, urban planning, and infrastructure in the Los Angeles area. The position will also serve as policy manager/chief-of-staff/co-coordinator for a small clean energy and green economy think-tank that organizes a yearly conference covering clean energy technology, climate change policy, and environmental innovation.
The ideal candidate will come with a strong educational background in environmental policy, urban planning, or liberal arts. She or he should be perceptive, flexible, organized, independent, and a strong writer. Candidates should have a combination of experience and interest in journalism/public affairs and public policy issues surrounding land use, sustainability and city-building.
Comfort with networking and the desire to enmesh one’s self within the civic infrastructure of Los Angeles is key to succeeding and enjoying this opportunity. Familiarity with and fascination for Los Angeles is essential. This is a mid-/entry-level position, but is appropriate for someone who learns quickly.
Candidates should have some experience in policy, planning, community development, local government, sustainability, and/or public affairs or journalism. Prior knowledge of editing or publishing is an asset but not necessary.


Working under the direction of the publisher, the editor bears responsibility for all content (mainly long-form interviews) and ancillary operations, including promotion, subscription management, website updates, and special projects. This is a small operation, and the publication’s remarkable access to public and private-sector industry leaders in Southern California creates a unique, demanding, and rewarding experience for the right candidate.

Policy Manager

Working under direction of the chairman of an annual, global conference that features the best and brightest in the “green” and clean energy economy, the policy manager will oversee marketing and PR of the event through print and digital media (producing email blasts, tailored advertisements, press releases, and a quarterly print newsletter, as well as managing the conference website, registration platform, and database of participants).
Policy manager will work with chairman to plan panels and events for the conference, so interest in clean energy, transportation, water, resilience, and finance is essential for enjoying the fast-paced environment of planning the conference. This provides the manager an impressive opportunity to interact and learn from leading national, state, regional, and Los Angeles policymakers that are shaping today and tomorrow’s policy.
Co-coordination duties—as the result of a lean, in-house operation—requires a solid problem-solving ethos, the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time, flexibility, and willingness to take on additional tasks as they arise. As with any conference planning, the policy manager must be able to fully dedicate the weeks leading up to the conference to work.
The job also entails a number of engaging, interesting consulting and subcontracting projects in the fields of transportation, water, clean energy, and civic engagement. The policy manager will gain experience in helping to manage projects that have direct impacts on Los Angeles’s policy landscape.
The start date is flexible, although we are hoping for someone to begin work in early 2019.
Please submit a resume and/or questions to With apologies, a high volume of emails may preclude responses.

2019 Summer Sustainability Fellowships

Internship- Green Crew Urban Forestry Program, Sustainable Claremont

Sustainable Claremont is looking for a part-time intern to assist with the Green Crew Urban Forestry Program. The position works 15-20 hours per week and pays $12/hr. For a full job description, please see:

Sustainability and Energy Manager, CSU Channel Islands
The Sustainability & Energy Manager will support the development, advancement, and continuation of the Sustainability and Energy Management program and provide technical support for plant and facility operations.  Full details

Sustainability/ greeNG Manager, Northup Grumman
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is seeking a sector Sustainability / greeNG Manager to join our Environmental, Safety, Health and Medical (ESHM) team. The position will report to the NGAS ESHM Director. Responsibilities will be in support of Northrop Grumman’s greeNG Initiative, which encompasses reducing the Company’s environmental impact, including but not limited to greenhouse gas emission reductions (GHG), water conservation and solid waste diversion. 

Garden Educator, MUSE 
Our school philosophy supports multi-age, student-led, passion-based learning. Our unique approach facilitates and creates the conditions for students to learn in environments tailored to their academic and developmental needs.
• Academics
• Passion Based Learning
• Self-Efficacy
• Communication
• Sustainability
The Garden Educator is responsible for primarily delivering garden-based education at our Middle High Campus. The Garden Educator spends a portion of their time participating in the cultivation, maintenance and harvest of gardens at both MUSE campuses.

Facilities and Sustainability Manager, LACI
LACI has an opening for a Facilities & Sustainability Manager in their Los Angeles location. We thought you might know someone that is  interested in this opportunity. To explore this further you’ll find more details and the application instructions on the job details page: Facilities & Sustainability Manager, LACI.

Sustainability Manager, Northup Grumman
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is seeking a sector Sustainability / greeNG Manager to join our Environmental, Safety, Health and Medical (ESHM) team. The position will report to the NGAS ESHM Director. Responsibilities will be in support of Northrop Grumman’s greeNG Initiative, which encompasses reducing the Company’s environmental impact, including but not limited to greenhouse gas emission reductions (GHG), water conservation and solid waste diversion. 
Job Title: Manager Environmental Engineering 2
Requisition ID: 18025708
Link through Northrop Grumman careers webpage:

UCLA Emmett/Frankel Fellowship in Environmental Law and Policy 2019-2021
RECRUITMENT PERIOD: Open November 7th, 2018 through January 14th, 2019


UCLA School of Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is now accepting applications for the UCLA Emmett/Frankel Fellowship in Environmental Law and Policy for the academic years 2019-2021. These fellowships are full-time, two-year faculty positions beginning July 1, 2019. The position involves research and writing in the law and policy of climate change and the environment; teaching; and assisting with Institute projects such as conferences and workshops.

The Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is dedicated to creating and advancing legal and policy solutions to climate change and other environmental challenges, and to training the next generation of leaders to address these issues. The program fosters informed debate and analysis to educate the public, policymakers, business leaders, and others on critical environmental issues.

Fellows work on issues relating to environmental law and policy, including climate change, and will generate policy-oriented publications and other products for the Institute, in collaboration with UCLA Law faculty. Fellows also assist the Institute’s Executive Directors with projects relating to the Institute’s work, including organizing conferences, workshops, public education and outreach efforts, and other events. In addition to these responsibilities, which will continue year-round, Fellows take on teaching responsibilities in topics related to environmental law and policy.

Candidates should possess a J.D. earned within the past several years or expected before June 30, 2019; a strong academic record; excellent analytical and writing skills; and demonstrated interest and background in environmental law and policy. Previous experience in law practice or clinical instruction is helpful but not necessary. Candidates with scientific, technical, or economic skills related to public policy analysis are especially encouraged to apply. The salary is anticipated to be approximately $70,000 per year plus a competitive benefits package. UCLA School of Law has a special interest in enriching its intellectual environment through further diversifying the range of perspectives represented within the faculty.

Applicants should apply online at Please submit a letter discussing qualifications and interests, a resume, a transcript of studies in law school, a writing sample of no more than ten pages, and contact information for three references.

Applications should be received by Monday, January 14, 2019 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.

Visit our website at for more information about our program.

Details and link to apply: 

Sustainability Officer, UC San Diego Health


Provides leadership, analysis and program recommendations to ensure compliance with the UCOP Policy on Sustainable Practices and establishes UC San Diego Health as a leader in sustainability. Serves as a principal resource to Health System leadership on sustainability programs. Develops, manages, and implements current and future Health System Sustainability programs. Educates and affects behavior in order to develop a culture of sustainability. Develops, coordinates, supports and expands opportunities for faculty, staff and students to learn about sustainability and incorporates sustainable practices into their day-to-day work. Chair the Medical Center Sustainability Committee, be responsible for maintaining, updating and collecting data for Practice Green Health and UCOP Sustainability committees and share our Sustainability journey to various audiences in the medical center and within the community.


  • Bachelor’s degree and / or equivalent experience / training in environmental science, management, or policy; architecture; engineering; or public health.
  • Five (5) or more years of relevant experience.
  • Experience and proven success in the area of environmental sustainability management policies, issues and initiatives.


  • Master’s degree or PhD.
  • Sustainability program management experience in a healthcare setting.
  • Sustainability program management experience in a large complex organization.
  • LEED Accredited Professional.
  • ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional.

Online App. Form:

Manager, Environment and Sustainability Programs and Initiatives, AEG

Position Summary:

The Manager, Environmental Sustainability Programs and Initiatives is responsible for the implementation, management, and continual improvement of all AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s industry-leading environmental sustainability program, as well as other environmental sustainability programs and initiatives.  This manager will provide support to and consult with AEG corporate entities and their staff regarding environmental sustainability matters and will ensure that (1) AEG corporate entities and staff are aware of and complying with, to the greatest extent possible, AEG’s environmental programs, initiatives, and policies; and (2) that environmental sustainability best practices and innovations are communicated throughout the AEG organization and to AEG’s stakeholders.  This position is responsible for documenting AEG’s environmental policies, procedures, and successes and distributing this content to internal and external audiences using the appropriate channels. Link to full job description.

24 St. Garden Educator, Garden School Foundation

The 24th Street Garden Educator conducts GSF’s Seed-to-Table education program at our flagship garden at 24th Street Elementary School in West Adams (2055 W 24th St, Los Angeles, CA 90018).  Duties include: conduct garden based science and nutritional cooking classes in the outdoor classroom, following the GSF curriculum; cultivate a positive working relationship with our host school; help train and oversee interns and volunteers in day-to-day operations; co-organize and co-lead the monthly Community Garden Days; team teach Summer Camp; maintain the outdoor garden classroom areas and indoor storage/kitchen room and their contents; conduct tours of the garden and host an array of visitors; and other special assignments as needed. The 24th Street Garden Educator will work directly with the Garden Manager, school staff, Executive Director, and fellow GSF staff and volunteers.

Accounting & Human Resources Admin Assistant, Food Forward

About Food Forward: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same. We collect fresh fruits and vegetables that would normally go to waste from backyard fruit trees, public orchards, farmers markets, and the downtown Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market. 100% of the produce we recover is donated to hunger relief agencies across 8 counties in Southern California.

About the position: Food Forward is looking for a full-time (40 hrs/week) Accounting & Human Resources Administrative Assistant who will work directly with the Finance and HR Manager to streamline the accounting processes and create a fun and intentional work environment for our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will be able to work in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to prioritize various accounting and HR tasks while paying strict attention to detail and meeting tight deadlines. View the posting here.

Friends of the Earth 2019 Fellowship

Friends of the Earth is a hard-hitting, progressive, environmental organization that pulls no punches and speaks sometimes uncomfortable truth to power. It’s an approach that has worked for four decades to produce important victories that help protect our planet and its people. We’re part of Friends of the Earth International, the world’s largest federation of grassroots environmental groups, working in more than 70 countries on today’s most urgent environmental and social issues.

FOE envisions a world where we live within the ability of the planet to sustain life, and in which all people live with dignity, health and equity. We believe that both environmental crises, as well as widespread social injustice, are intertwined symptoms of flawed ideological, economic and political systems that are violating peoples’ rights, perpetuating oppression, failing to meet the needs of people, and destroying the planet.

We believe that increasing racial diversity within environmental organizations is critical to the future success of our movement. Our Fellowship program is designed to increase the long-term effectiveness of FOE and the environmental movement by operating an inspiring and fulfilling fellowship program that builds skills and relevant job experience for people of color and members of underrepresented communities.

This fellowship aims to create a pathway for people in underrepresented communities to gain further opportunities in environmental advocacy. For our program, we are prioritizing communities that are underrepresented in the mainstream environmental movement. Women, people of color, and youth are highly encouraged to apply. If you do not identify as part of an underrepresented community, that is not a disqualification and we encourage you to apply as well.

About The Fellowship: Each year, we welcome a cohort of five Fellows to work with us full-time for six months in our Washington, DC headquarters. Fellows are paid $20/hour and will receive a one-time stipend of $1,000. Fellows are placed with our Climate & Energy, Economic Policy, Food & Agriculture, Oceans & Vessels, or Organizing teams. In addition to substantive work with the teams, the Fellowship program also includes networking and career development opportunities. The fellowship begins on January 7, 2019 and ends on June 28, 2019. Link to full details. 

Part Time Community Organizer, People for Parks

People for Parks is seeking a part-time community organizer to carry out parent and resident engagement at three Community School Parks. The community organizer will work with PFP’s lead organizer to foster participation and leadership in fitness, recreation and community-building activities by parents, neighbors, and school staff at these important neighborhood hubs. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic advocate committed to creating healthier and stronger neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
Link to posting.

Sustainability Manager, City of Winston-Salem

Come work with us in our three-star STAR Community!

The Sustainability Program Manager is responsible for leading and coordinating the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive city-wide sustainability program. This position collaborates with City departments and public and private agencies to promote environmental best practices and serves as a resource to elected officials, City management and community groups to develop and maintain an environmentally sustainable community.

Check out the full job description HERE.


Director of Energy, LACI

Position Summary

The Director of Energy’s primary objective is to build, connect and support the clean energy entrepreneur ecosystem throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The Director of Energy will effectively convene and link entrepreneurs, researchers, universities, technologists, engineers, municipalities, corporations, and local and county government staff to assess the regional energy needs and encourage and accelerate clean energy technology commercialization to address those needs.

The Director will engage clean energy researchers and entrepreneurs, build a robust network of business and technical services referrals, and catalyze a portfolio of early stage clean energy program entrepreneurs. This position requires relationship development and management as well as a familiarity with the clean energy sector and clean energy entrepreneurship.


  • – Serve as the in-house subject matter expert on clean energy
  • – Recruit key industry stakeholders, including selling partnerships
  • – Manage industry partnership relationships, including utilities and energy companies
  • – Assist with building a framework for evaluating clean energy sector business models, challenges, opportunities and sub–sectors.  Define energy technology priorities for the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) portfolio
  • – Recruit energy companies to portfolio and advise on diligence and selection process
  • – Support LACI portfolio companies in the clean energy space and build relationships and channels for them to access their customer base
  • – Manage multi-stakeholder programs across portfolio companies, energy partners and government agencies
  • – Help manage a large, multi-year grant from the California Energy Commission


  • – Proven experience in Director position or similar role
  • – Bachelors in Marketing, Communications, Business, or related field- Masters a plus
  • – Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development
  • – Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain relationships
  • – Outstanding organization and leadership abilities
  • – Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • – Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
  • – Excellent writing and communication skills are required.
  • – Ability to nimbly manage multiple projects and deadlines is a must.
  • – A proactive, pro-environment, pro-solutions professional dedicated to making the world a cleaner, safer, better place to live in through the effective implementation of new sustainable technologies.
  • – While LACI is a non-profit, it more closely resembles a start-up with a rapidly changing environment. The successful employee will need to play multiple positions well, be comfortable in a results-oriented culture, and not require day-to-day hand holding to be successful.

About us:

The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is a private non-profit organization helping to accelerate the commercialization of clean technologies by offering flexible office space, CEO coaching, mentoring, and access to a robust network of partnerships and capital. LACI was founded in 2011 as a cluster-driven economic development initiative supported by the City of Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles. Recognized as one of the most innovative business incubators in the world by UBI, LACI identifies local entrepreneurs across multiple cleantech business sectors and guides them to market, creating jobs that advance L.A.’s green economy. In just five years, LACI has helped 67 companies raise $134M in funding, created 1,500 jobs, and delivered more than $335M in long term economic value for the City of Los Angeles. LACI operates out of the La Kretz Innovation Campus, with satellite offices at California State University, Northridge and Silicon Valley, is the organizer of an annual Cleantech Global Showcase and founder of the Network for Global Innovation (NGIN).

LACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and committed to building a more inclusive ecosystem that integrates women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups into the cleantech sector and the overall tech industry.  We strongly encourage applications from qualified applicants and members of underrepresented groups. The information collected from the application helps us ensure that we are meeting our goal of an equitable and diverse campus and community.

How to Apply

To be considered, please apply online here.

Internship, Sustainable Brands

About Sustainable Brands:

Sustainable Brands® is the premier global community of brand innovators who are shaping the future of commerce worldwide. Since 2006, our mission has been to inspire, engage and equip today’s business and brand leaders to prosper for the near and long term by leading the way to a better future. Digitally published news articles and issues-focused conversation topics, internationally known conferences and regional events, a robust e-learning library and peer-to-peer membership groups all facilitate community learning and engagement throughout the year. Sustainable Brands is a division of Sustainable Life Media headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Joining our team offers you the opportunity to gain a first-hand awareness into what is happening at the forefront of innovation for sustainability. You’ll meet the people who are making it happen and growing yourself and contributing to a healthy organization in the process.

Why you’ll love working with us:

Our team is an incredible and eclectic mix of media and sustainable business experts. We offer a flexible work schedule, completely remote work environment, and superb networking opportunities with the world’s leading sustainability practitioners. We are a fun-loving team of individuals passionate about the role business can play in moving us towards a sustainable future. If you feel the same way, we’d love to hear from you.

Summary of the role:

The Sustainable Brands Membership team seeks an intern to help ensure that our Corporate Members consistently receive an outstanding experience. The Member Experience Intern will be involved in administrative and engagement projects for SB’s global network of Corporate Member organizations. This role will require constant interaction with our Corporate Member Network and is an outstanding opportunity to learn about and keep informed of all the latest corporate sustainability efforts and trends.

The majority of the work is done online and digitally; therefore, you must be very tech savvy. You will excel in this role if you pride yourself on your extreme attention to detail and clear communication. The SB team works together very closely, supporting each other wherever support is needed.
You must have access to a personal laptop, the ability to work a somewhat regular schedule, and be able to devote 15-20 hrs/week to the position. The internship receives an hourly wage, and/or university credit if required.

Please keep in mind that we are always looking for qualified individuals to join our team – the potential for future employment is there for the right candidate.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Member Engagement Support
    • Supporting member on-boarding
    • Supporting with member interviews and transcriptions
  • Managing the Member Newsroom
    • Adding news throughout the week
    • Adding original content from member PR contacts
    • Researching member news and staying up to date on corporate sustainability activity
    • Removing/editing member posts as necessary
    • Social media support
  • Member Event Support
    • Helping to create recaps for member events
    • Member meeting logistics support, as needed
    • Creating member directories
    • Tracking event attendance
  • Website/member tracking
    • Detailed tracking to ensure members are utilizing their membership services
  • Managing Digital Content for Members
    • Creating and updating marketing materials
    • Uploading content to website library
    • Adding/deleting member profiles to website
    • Building Member web assets, including brand hubs

About You/Experience Required:

  • College or advanced degree graduate (B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., MBA or equivalent) in Sustainable Business, Communications, Social Entrepreneurship/Innovation, Economics, Environmental Studies, or related field(s) (Excellent candidates still in school will be considered)
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented, highly motivated self-starter, able to juggle many activities and a high volume of communication with focus, grace and good humor
  • Systems thinker who thrives on understanding the big picture, while still paying close attention to details and subtle nuances
  • High degree of professionalism, able to communicate clearly and competently with senior corporate executives
  • Excellent written, visual and verbal communication skills, coupled with the ability to generate the trust and respect of a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Team player who communicates well across the organization and views her/his personal success as integral to the success of the team and the performance of the organization against its goals
  • Ethically driven, with impeccable personal integrity.
  • Open, progressive, and optimistic attitude, recognizing the potential for impact and influence in all organizations and interested in assisting their sustainability journeys
  • Proficient with all common types of information technology, especially Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Docs and all manners of Internet research
  • Preferred: Basic HTML– you know simple formatting tags or are interested in learning
  • Strong quantitative data collection, management, and analysis, including proficiency in Excel
  • Avid reader with a keen interest in developing knowledge on the full spectrum of topics relevant to both environmental and social corporate sustainability

What You’ll Need To Do:

Send your resume and a cover letter which is interesting and personal (really describes who you are and why you are the one to fill this opportunity) and deliver to with the subject “Member Experience Intern Application”. Please include a URL to your LinkedIn profile and Twitter handle if applicable.

Senior Management Analyst, City of Beverly Hills 

The Office of Human Resources is now accepting applications for the position of Senior Management Analyst with the Public Works DepartmentThe application filing period ends on September 5, 2018 at 5:00 pm PST.  For more information:

Internship, JUCCE

The intern will work on JUCCCE’s Food Heroes educational program to create tangible curriculum that will be used by millions of children across China, as well as localized globally. Food Heroes is the leading food education curriculum for kids aged 5-9. Your work will change the way people eat, and improve economic, societal, and planetary health.

This role is suited for those looking for rapid career development and responsibility in China, the biggest growing market in the world. This role is for people who are called to make impact on humanity and want to work with a group that has a proven track record to catalyze societal changes. This role is for people who want to learn how to work in a collaborative fashion with great effectiveness among leading experts in our field.

This position also exposes interns to the fast-paced Chinese work environment where you will learn to navigate challenges in a new work culture. Successful candidates should be eager to be pushed and challenged within the internship and also within a new environment with significantly different modes and styles of work. While challenging, experience working in China and communicating across languages and cultures are advantageous skill sets for any future career.
Interns will work for an internationally well-regarded organization in sustainability.

About JUCCE: JUCCCE is a non-profit organization accelerating the greening of China for a healthier world. We leverage our government channels, international networks, and generous contributions from corporate and individual contributors to make a big impact on key drivers of energy such as urbanization, industry, and consumption. In the past 10 years, we have already helped catalyze key tipping points in China through initiatives such as Smart Grid and Energy Efficient Lighting. Our unique strength is our ability to convene and activate high-level influencers across all sectors. We are a large, global family of contributors who care about creating a healthier world. That’s why working with us is so exciting – we’re making a difference together.

Sustainability Engineer, Niagra Bottling Company

Job description

At Niagara, we’re looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.

Consider Applying Here, If You Want To

  • Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.
  • Develop lasting relationships with great people.
  • Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.

Sustainability Engineer

The Sustainability Engineer is responsible for providing technical support to Niagara Bottling’s Sustainability efforts.

  • Detailed Description
  • Local Government/Utility Relations:

    • Responsible for liaising between local utilities and government agencies to identify new rebates/incentives for, but not limited to:
      • Recycling equipment and facilities
      • Waste Diversion and Zero Waste
      • Water efficient equipment/designs
      • Water conservation and reuse
    • Responsible for identifying and understanding local codes and regulations regarding sustainable practices, water conservation initiatives, waste diversion or other environmental initiatives.
  • Water Conservation:

    • Partner with Niagara’s Sustainability Engineer and Sustainability Manager to lead the identification and implementation of water efficiency and conservation projects such as:
      • Rooftop rainwater capture, RO efficiency and recovery, on-site waste water treatment, and desalination
    • Develop comprehensive ROI and cost implications analysis for all potential water projects
    • Track and document water ratio using Sustainability software platform
    • Assist with Alliance for Water Stewardship certification at select plants
  • Zero-Waste Initiative:

    • Support Niagara’s efforts to become a certified zero-waste to landfill company through the GBCI TRUE Zero Waste certification.
    • Identify and implement solutions for sustainable purchasing, training, leadership initiatives, reuse, reduction, recycling, etc.
    • Track and document waste diversion using Sustainability software platform
  • Recycling:

    • Develop proposal for NBL Recycling Center.
    • Research and prepare business case for Post-Consumer Recycling Centers
    • Identify options for increasing rPET availability
    • Track and document rPEt usage across company
  • Reporting & Documentation:

    • Support documenting all sustainability initiatives to report to Sustainability Manager and Niagara Green teams
    • Maintain sustainability documentation for reporting to local/national agencies and existing/potential customers as required
    • Contribute to the development and updating of Niagara’s Sustainability Action Plan
  • Recognition:

    • Identify and apply for awards highlighting Niagara’s achievements in sustainability and “Green” initiatives.
  • The position requires 40% travel
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice
  • Work Experience/KSA’s
  • Required:
    • 0-2 year(s) – Experience in Engineering
    • 0-2 year(s) – Experience in Position
  • *experience may include a combination of work experience and education
  • Preferred:
    • 3-5 years – Experience in Engineering
    • 2-4 years – Experience in Position
    • 0-2 year(s) – Experience Supervising Employees
  • *experience may include a combination of work experience and educationCompetencies
  • Problem Solving – identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully
  • Planning/Organizing – uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks
  • Detail oriented and accurate – minimizes mistakes, follows every step in a process and follows through with all tasks
  • Oral Communication – speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; demonstrates presentation skills
  • Team Work – balances team and individual responsibilities; contributes to building a positive team spirit; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives
  • Written Communication – writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information
  • Change Management – communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance
  • Leadership – inspires and motivates others to perform well; influences actions and opinions of others; Displays passion and optimism
  • Education
  • Minimum Required:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Field
  • Preferred: Chemical, Civil, Environmental and/or Sustainability Engineering Bachelors of Science degree
  • Certification/License:
  • Required: N/A
  • Preferred: LEED Green Associate, TRUE Advisor Zero Waste, ISSP-SA
  • Foreign Language
  • Required: None Required
  • Preferred: Minimum Professional Proficiency

Environmental Engineer III, Northup Grumman

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) has an opening for a Environmental Engineer  3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.
NGAS is seeking a Sustainability / greeNG Program Lead to join our Environmental, Safety, and Health and Medical (ESHM) team in Redondo Beach, California. Responsibilities will be solely focused on sustainability / greeNG and will be in support of Northrop Grumman’s greeNG program which encompasses reducing NGAS’s environmental impact.
Specific functional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Tracking greeNG projects, including greenhouse gas reduction, water conservation, and solid waste diversion projects, for the South Bay sites (Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and El Segundo) to ensure on time and on budget completion
  • Analyzing and prioritizing greeNG South Bay projects to ensure the most cost effective implementation of projects
  • Compiling and reviewing greenhouse gas, water and solid waste data for the South Bay sites and resolving any missing data and anomalies
  • Participating in identifying greenhouse gas reduction, water conservation and solid waste diversion projects, including calculating project reductions and cost effectiveness
  • Conducting quarterly solid waste audits and implementing solid waste diversion projects
  • Managing the recycling / diversion strategy for the South Bay campuses in collaboration with the Facilities team
  • Ensuring clear communication about the greeNG program across all functions
  • Integrating sustainability / greeNG concepts and awareness into organizations across the South Bay sites
  • Presenting sustainability / greeNG  performance metrics to site management
The candidate will have the following:
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong public speaking skills and feel comfortable presenting to all levels of management
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task with strong facilitation skills and effectively lead teams

Full details on posting here.

Sustainability Coordinator, UCSF

Job Summary

The Sustainability Coordinator’ job involves working with students, faculty, and staff, and students to develop, coordinate, and promote effective sustainability initiatives related to the University’s academic, operational and outreach functions. Develops and / or implements a sustainability strategy and performance metrics for a department, campus or hospital by integrating sustainability into long-range planning and ongoing operations.

The Sustainability Coordinator enables University stakeholders to improve sustainability outcomes; coordinating and project managing programming and activities related to sustainability and undertaking research on sustainability-related topics. Facilitates cross department collaboration across operational, academic, and clinical departments. Coordinates and tracks operational programs including energy, food service, waste management, recycling, resource efficiency, greenhouse gas reporting / reductions, transportation, supply chain, facilities, biodiversity and design for environment. Promotes connections and synergies between environmental protection, economic stability, and social equity in the University’s activities.

Climate change is one of the most challenging and wide-ranging issues confronting humankind today. Its effects on the environment and human health have been soundly acknowledged by the scientific and academic communities. Chancellor Sam Hawgood charged the UCSF Advisory Committee on Sustainability (UACS) and its supporting committees to:
• Examine UCSF’s effect on the environment from a comprehensive perspective;
• Evaluate existing UCSF policies, procedures and/or programs that affect the environment;
• Serve as a coordinating body for groups or individuals concerned with sustainability issues at UCSF; and
• Recommend changes that will increase sustainability at UCSF.

The Sustainability Steering Committee develops strategy (to meet UC Sustainable Practices Policies) and presents to the UACS for approval and is then implemented by the Sustainability Steering Committee’s nine workgroups in the areas of energy/climate, water, waste, food, green building, green labs, procurement, and communications.

Please go to to learn more about the Office of Sustainability’s governance, charge, and structure as well as programs, projects, and stories about UCSF sustainability activities.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Management, Policy, Architecture, Engineering or Public Health and three to five years of relevant experience, and / or equivalent experience / training
• Thorough knowledge of sustainability concepts and practices, including Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) systems, climate action plans, food service procurement, and waste management practices
• Proficient in all software applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Access) and database applications
• General knowledge in data collection and analysis techniques; statistics or social science research techniques; knowledge of common organization-specific computer application programs; knowledge of organizational principles and procedures involved in handling sensitive data
• Data management skills
• Social media and website management skills
• Ability to organize information, extract relevant data, and prepare reports in various formats
• Ability to draft clear, concise correspondence, develop presentations and business documents
• Skill in planning and implementing sustainability focused practices
• Ability to build collaborative relationships and business partnerships
• Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to present information in a clear concise manner verbally and in writing
• Thorough active listening, critical thinking, good interpersonal skills and ability to multi-task
• Able to provide good judgment, decision-making, and problem solving

Note: Physical/health screening required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Sustainability, Environmental Management, Green MBA or similar
• CA Driver’s License
• ISSP Certified Sustainability Professional
• Demonstrated knowledge in the area of environmental sustainability and policy
• Knowledge of U.S. Green Building Council rating systems
• Laboratory and/or Healthcare experience
• Understanding of organizational rules and regulations

Job Code and Payroll Title: 5659 Sustainability Officer III
Appointment Type: Career
Percentage: 100%
Location: 654 Minnesota Street
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Shift Length: 8 Hours

Sustainability Coordinator, City of Oberlin

The City of Oberlin is accepting applications for a Sustainability Coordinator.  Duties include facilitation and promotion of OMLPS sustainability goals in the community, and development, management and promotion of environmental sustainability initiatives and programs.  The Sustainability Coordinator is responsible for overseeing portions of the Oberlin’s Climate Action Plan by developing, advancing, monitoring and measuring results of the sustainability strategies within the Plan, and for administering and promoting the Sustainable Reserve Fund Program in the Oberlin community and managing the financials of the Sustainable Reserve Fund. The Sustainability Coordinator will also be responsible for special projects and programs, as assigned.  The position reports directly to the City Manager. 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, project management, environmental studies and/or green technologyor related discipline from an accredited college and three (3) years of previous experience in energy services, environmental sustainability, project management, related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the skills and abilities necessary to perform the job. Previous experience in environmental sustainability, energy services or government administration is desirable. The position requires a valid state of Ohio driver’s license.

Starting Salary Range: $60,000 – $70,000/year D.O.Q.

Applications and full job description are available at and at Oberlin City Hall (85 South Main Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074).

Applications may be returned via email to:

Or mailed to:
City of Oberlin Human Resources Department
85 South Main Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

Three student positions with Sustainable LA Grand Challenge: Assistant Content Writer, Graphic Designer and Social Media Content Assistant.

The UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge is looking to hire three students to join our communications team this fall: an Assistant Content Writer, Graphic Designer and Social Media Content Assistant.  This is a great opportunity for students interested in engaging key audiences on environment and sustainability efforts across campus and the Los Angeles Region as they relate to Sustainable LA.

The ideal Social Media Content Assistant candidate is passionate about driving social and environmental change by curating and elevating stories, news, and building relationships across our social media platforms, which include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other emerging social networks. Similarly, the Assistant Content Writer candidate would be someone who wants to drive change through producing powerful narratives across our digital platforms including our blog. Finally, the graphic designer is someone who is passionate about driving social and environmental change through visual communication in both print and web products.

Water and Climate Action Manager, UC Santa Cruz

This position is a modification of the Climate Action Manager position previously held by Chrissy Thomure. The Water & Climate Action Manager plays an integral role on a team of 5 staff and 30+ students in the Sustainability Office, supporting the development and implementation of UCSC’s Campus Sustainability Plan, and more! The initial review date is 7/15/18.

Sustainability Program Specialist, USC Office of Sustainability

The USC Office of Sustainability is seeking a Sustainability Program Specialist to assist with various campus waste diversion initiatives, including coordinating the Memorial Coliseum Zero Waste program for Trojan and Rams home games during the 2018 football season. Please note this is a fixed-term position lasting approximately seven months, beginning July 2018. It entails working Saturdays and/or Sundays (game days), sometimes starting as early as 6AM, approximately 35 hours/week. Job posted here.

Director of Transportation, LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

Position Summary

As part of our Market Transformation team, LACI is seeking a Director of Transportation to build and expand LACI’s transportation and mobility related activities, and advance LACI’s transportation electrification and zero emissions goods movement initiative (aka, LACI Center for Transportation Innovation).

As part of LACI’s mission to create an inclusive green economy, LACI’s work to accelerate transportation electrification and zero emissions goods movement is being integrated across the organization, including in the organization’s Unlocking Innovation program (e.g., supporting portfolio companies that advance transportation electrification) and Enhancing Communities program (e.g., piloting zero emissions mobility technologies in disadvantaged communities).

Central to the Director of Transportation role is helping manage the LACI transportation electrification initiative, or LACI Center for Transportation Innovation (CTI). LACI is convening and facilitating a top tier group of regional, state, and Industry stakeholders with the goal of dramatically accelerating the Los Angeles region’s transition to a zero emission, shared, and electric transportation future by 2028.  The Director of Transportation will play a critical role in shaping and launching LACI’s related programming and managing and growing LACI’s related partnerships.

The Director of Transportation will also serve as LACI’s internal subject matter expert on the mobility and transportation sectors and will serve as a conduit to facilitate meaningful pilot and customer engagements between promising startups and key Industry customers. Internally, this position will work closely with LACI’s Unlocking Innovation and Enhancing Community teams to identify promising early stage cleantech companies and support them in developing, piloting, and deploying their technologies. The Director of Transportation will stay current on market trends and educate LACI and the broader ecosystem on relevant policy, regulatory, technology, and Industry trends via internal briefings, white papers, thought leadership events, etc. This position requires significant relationship development and management as well as familiarity with the clean energy / transportation sectors and policies.


  • Oversee the day-to-day responsibilities of LACI’s transportation initiative and work closely with the CEO and SVP of Market Transformation
  • Develop a mobility and clean transportation ecosystem assessment and stakeholder engagement strategy
  • Shepherd the input and collaboration process for the LARoadmap to 2028 Zero Emissions
  • Support and expand the transportation electrification or CTI initiative by cultivating new partnerships, developing compelling programming, and overseeing marketing and outreach communications
  • Help source, vet, recruit, and select early stage clean transportation / mobility company applicants to LACI’s programs
  • Provide annual market landscape assessments to the Unlocking Innovation team and support LACI’s startup selection due diligence
  • Support a portfolio of early stage startups seeking to commercialize their products and services by:
    • Facilitating business and technical services referrals for companies currently in LACI’s portfolio
    • Providing coaching feedback through regular check-in meetings
    • Supporting the work of the other Directors and Incubation program staff
    • Introducing qualified entrepreneurs to LACI’s commercialization programs
    • Facilitating pilots and demonstrations
  • Identify project sites and testing facilities for transportation and mobility pilots, including developing compelling pilot projects for the La Kretz Innovation Campus, Industry partners, and regional Disadvantaged Communities.
  • Monitor programmatic KPIs and produce regular progress reports, case studies, and program marketing collateral


  • Familiarity with electric vehicles, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, zero emissions goods movement connected vehicle technology, related financial technology, and autonomous vehicle technology
  • Basic understanding of clean power and energy efficiency technologies, including renewable energy, battery storage, vehicle to grid integration (VGI), and enabling technologies
  • Experience galvanizing support and inspiring action via a multiple stakeholder process around a common goal
  • Strong organizational skills including ability to assess dependencies, manage details, adhere to deadlines, and follow up on action items
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to coordinate the activities of partners over whom you have influence but not authority
  • Ability to assess the competitive landscape of products in the advanced mobility sector
  • Network of connections among several of the following groups: automotive OEMs, automotive Tier 1 suppliers, public transit agencies, the California Energy Commission, the federal Department of Energy’s advanced vehicle technologies office, and the Federal Transportation Administration, as well as research institutions (e.g., academia, national labs, private labs and testing facilities)
  • A proactive, pro-environment, pro-solutions professional that is dedicated to making the world a cleaner, safer, better place to live in through clean technologies, and specifically zero emissions transportation solutions
  • While LACI is a non-profit, it more closely resembles a start-up with a rapidly changing environment. The successful candidate will need to play multiple positions well, be comfortable in a results-oriented culture, and not require day-to-day hand holding to be successful.

About us:

The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) is a private non-profit organization helping to accelerate the commercialization of clean technologies by offering flexible office space, CEO coaching, mentoring, and access to a robust network of partnerships and capital. LACI was founded in 2011 as a cluster-driven economic development initiative supported by the City of Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles. Recognized as one of the most innovative business incubators in the world by UBI, LACI identifies local entrepreneurs across multiple cleantech business sectors and guides them to market, creating jobs that advance L.A.’s green economy. In just five years, LACI has helped 67 companies raise $134M in funding, created 1,500 jobs, and delivered more than $335M in long term economic value for the City of Los Angeles. LACI operates out of the La Kretz Innovation Campus, with satellite offices at California State University, Northridge and Silicon Valley, is the organizer of an annual Cleantech Global Showcase and founder of the Network for Global Innovation (NGIN).

LACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and committed to building a more inclusive ecosystem that integrates women, people of color, and other underrepresented groups into the cleantech sector and the overall tech industry.  We strongly encourage applications from qualified applicants and members of underrepresented groups. The information collected from the application helps us ensure that we are meeting our goal of an equitable and diverse campus and community.

How to Apply

To be considered, please apply here.

Undergraduate Communications Student Assistant at UCLA School of Law Emmett Institute (Job Number: 0250-33 in the Work Study Job Search in MyUCLA)

The School of Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment seeks an undergraduate student to support its outreach to campus and external audiences through digital communications and events. Student Assistants will work with full time staff members, including the Communications and Events Manager and Co-Executive Directors.
This position will create compelling online communications, contribute to engaging events, track institute-wide activities and foster a powerful visual brand for the country’s leading law school center focused on climate change law and policy.
This is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in pursuing a career in communications to gain experience with a leading environmental law center and to gain first-hand experience in an office environment.

Duties include:

  • Online Engagement (drafting news items, emails and social media posts; updating websites; honing contact and media lists; and tracking national and local media mentions)
  • Event Support (supporting strategic planning and marketing; preparing materials; and organizing logistics for workshops, lunch talks and major speaker events)
  • Visual Communications (developing graphics, PowerPoint slides, photography and other branded materials)
  • Other office administrative support duties as necessary

Interested applicants should email their resume, cover letter, availability, and amount of work-study award to with the reference Communications Student Assistant Position in the subject line of their email. Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered. All students, regardless of work-study award, are being considered. Preference to students with an interest in communications and/or environmental issues.

Sustainability Officer, Point Loma University


Develop, maintain and enhance environmental stewardship within the campus community and among its constituencies.


  • Manage existing sustainability efforts and identify/research potential new, cost-effective, sustainability opportunities for the University.
  • Manage waste and recycling programs to be cost effective and improve waste diversion.
  • Manage utility program including monitoring and analyzing electricity and gas and cost data and making program recommendations.
  • Monitor and track water usage to quantify University’s water conservation efforts and develop additional water conservation programs.
  • Develop, promote, and implement campus sustainability programs and events.
  • Teach/educate members of the campus community on issues regarding sustainability and to encourage the adoption of behaviors that will promote a sustainable society.
  • Manage and report progress and participation in the Second Nature Carbon Commitment (previously ACUPCC).
  • Provide administrative support and guidance to the University’s Sustainability Advisory Board.
  • Maintain and update University’s sustainability website and social media platforms.
  • Research current campus sustainability beliefs, behaviors, and trends as well as potential opportunities for change and improvement independently and with faculty/students partners.
  • Partner with stakeholders and community members including students, faculty, staff, city programs, and local universities to develop new sustainability programs and initiatives.
  • Supervise and schedule student staff to collect and empty recycling bins and complete office tasks as required. Coordinate pick up and collection cycles for waste and recycle bins. Provide safety training for student employees.
  • Oversee University’s community garden and supervise the student garden manager.
  • Share University’s progress and accomplishments in sustainability through public presentations to audiences ranging from students to corporations.
  • Identify and participate in various local, state, and national sustainability recognition programs.
  • Solicit, document, and help publicize on-campus sustainable development topics.
  • Advise Associate Vice President of Campus Facilities & Sustainability on current local, national, and global sustainability and environmental issues.
  • Perform general administrative work and other responsibilities as requested.

Director of Sustainability, Maintenance and Operations, Oak Park Unified School District

We are a small, suburban K-12 school district with a strong emphasis on sustainability.  Over the past several years, these efforts have been recognized with several awards including: United States Green Ribbon Schools Award from the U.S. Department of Education and E.P.A., Environmental Awareness, Education, and Accountability award from the California School Boards Association, U.S. Green Buildings Council Green Schools Award,  and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA Environmental Youth Award.  (Additional information is available on the facilities page of our website at: The Director of Sustainability, Maintenance, and Operations would play the central role in continuing this momentum in this area. Contact: Erik Warren, Principal

CivicSpark  Fellows

Are you interested in gaining experience in the sustainability or water field and effecting positive change at the local government level? If so, CivicSpark, a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program, is right for you! CivicSpark is dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address community resilience issues such as climate, water, and access to opportunities. During the 2018-19 service year, 90 CivicSpark Fellows will support over 100 cities, schools, and other public agencies to implement local sustainability projects on topics including sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, climate action planning, water conservation and drought response, and affordable housing, among others. Fellows gain exceptional career experience, training to become future leaders in California’s response to community resilience issues.

CivicSpark is looking for upcoming and recent college graduates who want to gain real-world experience, start their career in the sustainability and water field, and make a lasting impact! Learn more about CivicSpark by attending a Fellow Recruitment Webinar and by visiting our website at Applications for the 2018-19 service year are being accepted, with a priority deadline of June 1, 2018.

 FUSE Corps fellows

Help communities thrive! It’s that time of year — FUSE is launching our recruitment season for the 2018-19 cohort! We’re excited to expand our program and announce fellowship opportunities in new cities and counties, and to deepen our partnerships with government partners we’ve been working with for years.
With every project, our aim is to help communities thrive. We strive to help build communities where people from all walks of life can afford to live in safe neighborhoods with strong economies, have high employment rates and living wages, and benefit from access to healthcare and educational opportunities.
Many of this year’s projects will have a particular focus on helping to lift underserved communities. For example, in San Jose, where more than 95,000 people do not have access to a reliable internet connection, a FUSE fellow will help the city develop a creative strategy to procure cost-effective wi-fi solutions in and around schools, in underserved neighborhoods, and in every home. Learn more here.
In Washington D.C., a FUSE fellow will partner with the City Administrator to help establish a coalition of cities that will create evidence-based practices and a new framework for violent-crime reduction through non-law enforcement-based, compassionate interventions. Learn more here.

Multiple Positions at Tesla

Tesla is getting ready for a ramp up in delivery volume so we will be hiring for a few different positions, and looking for passionate members to join our team! We are mostly hiring for the new Marina Del Rey location which is our new Delivery Center. We are hosting a Career Mixer May 16th at 6pm, in which interested candidates can apply to attend below. (Or they could check out available positions and information on our website, linked below):

Career Mixer:
Available positions on our website:

Citizen’s Climate Lobby Internships Summer 2018, Fall 2018

Do you want to do something about global warming? Are you passionate about creating social change? Do you want to develop the skills to be an effective leader, communicator, and organizer, no matter what professional field you enter? Citizens’ Climate Education seeks students who want to be changemakers to join the #PutaPriceonIt campaign and activate young people on climate change. With support from CCE staff and higher ed allies, fellows educate about carbon pricing, and organize peers and leaders in higher education in supporting climate solutions in Congress. Those who apply by May 15 will start part-time this June, and launch their campaign in the Fall. For more information and to apply, go to


Summer opportunity to work on Planet Innovation Podcast

Summer research Internship position with the team of Planet Innovation Podcast at UCLA. The internship will be located at the UCLA Center for Corporate Environmental Performance within the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
This is a non-paid internship during which the intern is expected to provide 20-40 hours per week during the June 15, 2018 to August 30, 2018 period, with a minimum of 4 weeks.
We anticipate that the intern will conduct the following tasks:
• Research various subjects related to business sustainability to prepare Podcast scripts and interviews.
• Select and contact science experts and entrepreneurs for interviews.
• Transcribe interviews, and select most useful segments for inclusion in the podcast.
• Communicate about Podcast on social media.
This internship will offer an opportunity to learn and develop new skills and gain a deeper understanding of business sustainability concepts.
If interested, please contact Professor Delmas at with a cover letter stating your interest and a resume.

Planet Innovation Podcast
Planet Innovation is a monthly podcast about business solutions that are solving environmental problems. We bring uplifting conversations with scientists and entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions for the planet. This is not another doom and gloom sustainability podcast. Instead, we focus on solutions: From solar clothing to lab-based meat, we discuss how science and entrepreneurship can save the earth.
This podcast is for curious consumers, concerned parents, probing millennials, hard- working generation X and attentive boomers, as well as entrepreneurs in search of inspiration and policy makers in search of solutions.
Host Maggie Delmas is a professor of Management at the Institute of the Environment & Sustainability and the Anderson School of Management. She is the author of the Green Bundle: Pairing the Market with the Planet, published at Stanford University Press.
The first season of Planet Innovation will consist of 12 episodes listed below. Each episode will feature interviews with renowned scientists who will talk about the problem, and business leaders who are part of the solution.

Academic Internships in Chief Sustainability Office, LA County

The County Chief Sustainability Office is currently recruiting for two academic intern positions!  Join our dynamic team for a welcoming learning environment as we put together the region’s first comprehensive sustainability plan.  Please circulate to current undergrad or graduate students interested in policies and planning a healthier, equitable, and thriving LA County.

Here are the steps to access the Intern posting and apply:

Senior Analyst position opening in Chief Sustainability Office, LA County

Our office is recruiting for a Senior Analyst. The Chief Sustainability Office is currently developing the region’s first sustainability plan and this role would support the development of the plan. We also provide support to the Board of Supervisors on sustainability policy and coordinate with County departments, cities, and the public. We anticipate that the application period will be only a week. Details click here. |@CSO_LACo

ESPY Green Team Positions (ESPN Awards)

Thank you for your interest in working for Kilowatt Events at the 2018 ESPYS Award Show. ESPN strives to significantly reduce the environmental impacts of its owned events, as evidenced by the sustainability achievements of its annual award show over the past decade, which include zero waste to landfill and carbon neutrality. The show relies on a dedicated green team staff to help meet sustainability performance goals in categories such as waste management, material recovery, responsible water usage, and carbon offsets. The following is a detailed job description for the ESPYs green team position.

Location: Microsoft Theater, Downtown Los Angeles

Dates: July 13th-20th, 2018 (One weekend day off)

Hours: 8-12 hours/day

Pay: $16/hr Green Team Coordinator, $20/hr Green Team Manager

***Neither Kilowatt Events nor ESPN will be providing room, board, or travel for Green Team staff***

Job Duties:

  • Attend pre-event conference call(s) for program planning and design.
  • Engage in eco-education efforts and communicate program initiatives to guests and staff.
  • Execute waste diversion efforts from landfill, including pre- and post-event.
  • Set up and sort waste at ancillary events and the ESPYS golf tournament.
  • Place and refill water coolers to prevent plastic bottle waste.
  • Sort through waste bags before placing them in correct bins.


To comply with the professionalism necessary for this event, Green Team staff must adhere to the following rules. Clothing should be comfortable and may get soiled from the nature of the work. Work gloves and sorting supplies provided. It will be very warm at the event, and some of the work will be outside. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle (we will have refill stations).

Event Days

  • Polo, shorts/pants, and comfortable shoes
  • SHOW DAY: Black pants, black shoes, black collared shirt

Non-Event Days

  • Shorts no shorter than 3 inches above the knee
  • Jeans permitted, though it will be warm
  • Comfortable, closed-toed shoes
  • Polo or blank tee shirt with no logo

Green Team staff members must be passionate about sustainability, with prior work experience either in CESR or sustainable event management a plus. Must be able to execute physical labor tasks (e.g., lift 40+ lbs), be prepared to get a little dirty from waste sorting activities, be able to withstand warm weather in outdoor environments, and be comfortable on your feet for the majority of the working day. Must be able to communicate clearly and in a friendly demeanor to educate others on our environmental initiatives. Must be able to take initiative with minimal supervision at times.

Any interested candidates that meet the requirements above should send an email with resume and cover letter to Brett Blumberg at with ESPYS Green Team” in the subject line.

Director, Ocean Policy (Washington DC)

American Progress has an immediate opening for a Director of Ocean Policy with the Energy and Environment team. The Director of Ocean Policy will lead the Ocean Policy team’s work to develop and execute national and regional strategies and campaigns to further American Progress’ ocean policy, climate change, and clean energy goals. The Director of Ocean Policy is responsible for developing, researching, and writing major reports; creating strategies to promote the value of science-based management initiatives; establishing and managing coalitions of national and regional partner organizations; implementing communications strategies; and developing relationships and partnerships with ocean champions on Capitol Hill and within the federal government. The ideal candidate will be an experienced team leader with deep organizational relationships throughout the ocean policy world, as well as a deep understanding of ocean issues, politics, and science.

The Ocean Policy team at American Progress focuses on developing science-based policy goals and finding solutions that promote growth of the sustainable blue economy, defined as industries that either depend on or contribute to healthy oceans and coasts. Since the program’s inception in 2011, this focus has led the team to engage in significant work on sustainable fishery management; offshore renewable energy development; coastal restoration and resiliency; and recreation and tourism. The work has been both proactive and defensive—seeking opportunities to advance good policy, making progressive gains where possible, and attempting to prevent rollbacks to positive policies when necessary.
Full details available here. 
To apply
E-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to:
Or you may write to: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.
In your correspondence, please reference the exact title and department of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.
Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

Corporate Sustainability Internship at Thorton Tomasetti (Portland, Maine)

Thornton Tomasetti’s Corporate Sustainability Department is seeking an Intern to support our efforts to advance sustainability in business operations, in our professional services, and in our engagement with employees and communities. This position is located in the vibrant Old Port of Portland, Maine.

Thornton Tomasetti’s Corporate Sustainability Department sets sustainability goals for practices and operations, manages the implementation, measures the progress, and publicly reports on what we are doing. The Corporate Sustainability Intern is integral to the success of the department. More details click here. 

Orange County Water District Research and Development Laboratory Intern

Under supervision, candidate will assist Research & Development scientists with laboratory and field work for various research projects dealing with wastewater purification by microfiltration (MF), reverse osmosis (RO)and ultraviolet light/advanced oxidation process (UV/AOP), as well as water quality analyses (chemical and
microbial). While supervised will perform sample collection, media and reagents preparation, operation of laboratory and other equipment, laboratory analyses, and cleaning and maintenance of glassware and bench work space. Position requires a minimum of 20 hours per week. More details click here.

Sustainability Officer, UC Riverside 

Salary: $89,200 – $118,300
Title: Sustainability Officer
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Sustainability Office
Date Posted: 04/06/2018

Position Information: Serves as a leader of UC Riverside’s sustainability efforts to foster a culture of sustainability among students, faculty and staff, identifying and prioritizing areas for institutional sustainability efforts; planning and development of short and long range plans and engaging other campus leaders to foster sustainability broadly across campus units, working closely with the UCR Director of Academic Sustainability, the incumbent will work to establish UC Riverside as a leader in the field of Sustainability by promoting broader awareness of UC Riverside’s environmental, social and financial sustainability successes and accomplishments. Effectively works with all elements of the campus to communicate and further the goals and initiatives of the campus sustainability program, fosters partnerships between academics, research and operational departments to further campus sustainability goals. The position will establish and maintain an effective communication strategy, developing and coordinating education and outreach programs in support of UC Riverside’s sustainability, energy management, and resource conservation programs. The Sustainability Officer will work closely with the UCR Director of Academic Sustainability to enhance and track sustainability focused on related curriculum and research. This position will also work with project managers, building committees and design teams to ensure that U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines are met in all new campus construction projects. Provides expertise and advice in the reduction of UCR’s resources and consumption; develops, implements and evaluates comprehensive sustainability programs and supervises pilot projects to expand sustainability on campus. The Sustainability Officer will monitor compliance with all UC Sustainable Practice Policies, as well as serve as liaison to UC Office of the President (UCOP) to ensure campus compliance with annual reporting and other sustainability policies; serves as UCR’s representative to the UC Sustainability Steering Committee and represents UC Riverside’s sustainability programs to the public by attending professional meetings and interfacing with external organizations. The Sustainability Officer will also act as vice-chair of the UCR Sustainability Committee. The incumbent will promote UC Riverside’s sustainability program by utilizing campus expertise, peer institution best practices, sustainability literature and conferences. The Sustainability Officer will evaluate all University purchasing practices and encourage the purchase of sustainable products and services throughout the campus, The Sustainability Officer will lead the efforts in the completion and subsequent updates of UCR’s Climate Action, Clean Energy, Integrated Waste Diversion, Water Action and Sustainability Action Plans. In addition, the Sustainability Officer manages the UC Green Lab program for the UCR campus.

Minimum Requirements: Significant and demonstrated record of accomplishments in support of actions and programs consistent with the UCR Office of Sustainability goals.
Exceptional oral and written communication skills, comfort with public speaking and ability to listen, learn and build trust among various constituencies. Strong written and editing skills to prepare concise, accurate and understandable reports, policy/procedure documentation, proposals and general correspondence.
Ability to develop and implement short and long range plans for campus sustainability and resource conservation.
Thorough knowledge of sustainability concepts and practices, including LEED systems, climate action plans, food service procurement, and waste management practices.
Skill in planning and implementing sustainability focused practices.
Knowledge of U.S. Green Building Council rating systems.
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to organize information, extract relevant data, and prepare reports in various formats.
Proficient in all software applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Access) and database applications.
Ability to build collaborative relationships and business partnerships.
Ability to draft clear, concise correspondence, develop presentations and business documents.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of sustainability theories and applications as well as local, national and global sustainability initiatives and best practices.

Proven ability to develop new projects within an academic setting; understanding of how to institutionalize new sustainability efforts.

Demonstrated knowledge in the area of environmental sustainability and policy.

Internship, CBS

Purpose of Position

This intern position will report to the Vice President of Strategic Sourcing.  Responsibilities include assisting the department in key enterprise-wide projects, which provide cost savings and process improvement, outstanding internal customer service, and supporting the Department’s annual goals.

This position will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to lead at least one project throughout his/her internship and present the findings to Strategic Sourcing Department and business partners.  Potential project opportunities include sourcing for Environmental/Green, Production, Post-Production, Marketing, Facilities, and Broadcasting or Sourcing Administration for contract lifecycle management or financial/spend analysis. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.  Interest in Television, Media or Entertainment a plus.

Paid Internship, Flex Schedule. Interested Applicants can send their resume to

LA Food Policy Council 2018 Summer Internship

They are accepting for two positions. Please click on a position below to download the application.

2018 Summer Policy Intern – Submit applications to by April 1st. 

2018 Healthy Neighborhood Market Network Intern – Submit applications to by April 1st. 

Water Resources and Policy Initiatives Intern
The California Center for Sustainable Communities (CCSC) at UCLA exists to create actionable science that improves the sustainability of urban systems. We aim to provide intellectual and conceptual frameworks for new synthesis and thinking in sustainability research for all Californians.
CCSC is partnering with CSU campuses to offer a Water Resources and Policy Initiatives internship at UCLA. Funded by Proposition 1, this internship focuses on offering undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to assist with projects related to water in disadvantaged communities.
Responsibilities include gathering information on Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s drought programs by researching water restrictions, tracking water rate changes, and investigating the efficacy of rebate programs.
This is a paid, part-time internship on the UCLA campus for 10-15 hours weekly. Undergraduate students are paid $12.50/hour, and graduate students are paid $15.00/hour. Schedule is flexible.
Students of all backgrounds can apply, but we are particularly enthusiastic about individuals interested in public policy, environmental science, data science, and/or statistics.
Candidates can apply via BruinView (Job ID: 966108).  We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.  If you have any questions, please email Christina Rodriguez at To learn more about CCSC, visit To learn more about the program itself, visit

Civic Spark Fellow Opportunity
Are you interested in gaining experience in the sustainability or water field and effecting positive change at the local government level? If so, CivicSpark, a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program, is right for you! CivicSpark is dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address community resilience issues such as climate, water, and access to opportunities. During the 2018-19 service year, 90 CivicSpark Fellows will support over 100 cities, schools, and other public agencies to implement local sustainability projects on topics including sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, climate action planning, water conservation and drought response, and affordable housing, among others. Fellows gain exceptional career experience, training to become future leaders in California’s response to community resilience issues.
CivicSpark is looking for upcoming and recent college graduates who want to gain real-world experience, start their career in the sustainability and water field, and make a lasting impact! Learn more about CivicSpark by attending a Fellow Recruitment Webinar and by visiting our website at Applications for the 2018-19 service year open April 2nd. If you want to learn more about CivicSpark, you can contact Ariadna Hernandez at or 916-448-1198 x301, or you can visit Or see Civic spark fellow flyer.

Manager, Environmental Sustainability Projects and Initiaitves, AEG
The Energy and Environment team’s Project Manager is responsible for the planning, executing, and monitoring of energy- and environmental sustainability-related projects identified by AEG’s Energy and Environment team and its internal clients. Projects involve operational and/or capital improvements. Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring prompt delivery of projects that will lower costs, increase revenue, and/or reduce the environmental impacts of AEG’s corporate operations. More details here.

Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Postdoctoral Scholar 
We are happy to announce that UCLA and the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge team are a part of a larger team that will be developing the first-ever Sustainable County Plan for Los Angeles County. The project recently kicked off, and we are looking to hire a postdoctoral scholar for the data gathering and analysis portion of the work. The individual should have a strong analytical background, great writing skills, and a strong interest and experience in urban sustainability. Link to job summary statement in title.

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Program Associate 
The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability is seeking an experienced Program Associate to be a core member of the team creating the first-ever sustainability plan for Los Angeles County. The start date for this position is May 1st.  Job Description link in title.
To apply, please send a short email explaining your interest in sustainability and stakeholder engagement, your experience with these topics in a work and/or academic context, and a pitch about why you’d be great in this position to Laurel Hunt at  Also, please send a copy of your resume/CV and a writing sample.

Community Outreach Coordinator for a Clean Vehicle Financing Assistance Pilot Program, Beneficial State Bank & Foundation Certified B Corp and triple bottom line bank & foundation that with 75% of its lending portfolio going towards sustainably-focused companies & nonprofits. Link here, and job description linked in title.

Climate Resilience Associate, ICF
ICF is seeking to hire a mid-career professional looking to help execute and grow a broad portfolio of work on infrastructure resilience, with an emphasis on the energy sector. Our team works with all levels of government and commercial clients to enhance the resilience of energy, water, and transportation systems, other critical infrastructure, and the vital societal and natural elements that make our communities whole. You will join a team that provides world-class analysis that is based in rigorous science and clearly communicated to enable proactive planning and implementation of resilience solutions. Work from our offices in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., New York, or San Francisco!  Link for more details and application in title.

Program Manager,US Water Alliance (San Francisco)

Communications Director, US Water Alliance (San Francisco)

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Sustainable Transportation Coordinator, CSU Long Beach
Recruitment website:
Job Opening ID: 1013352 (search on website)
Posting Title: Sustainable Transportation Coordinator
Salary: The targeted salary may be set as high as $4,167 per month based on experience. The salary range for this classification is $3,288 to $5,809 per month.
Department: Sustainable Transportation
Time Base/Hours/Units per Week: Full-time
Application Deadline: March 06, 2018
Position Description: The Sustainable Transportation Coordinator facilitates the development, implementation and maintenance of sustainable transportation programs, which includes effectively marketing programs to help increase the use of Sustainable Transportation on campus. The coordinator also participates in campus wide sustainability efforts.

Food Tripping App internships with 

SHFT.COM is actively looking for students interested in an internship to help with the Food Tripping App which helps users find more healthy options while on the road. We’re embarking on the app’s second iteration, currently in development with coders.  Perfect for Food Systems program students and others.  Undergrads and grad students welcome.

Link to Food Tripping on SHFT:

Job description: Managing data (entering new entries, purging bad entries, vetting user-generated suggestions) around restaurants, farmers markets, juice and coffee spots, artisan food, artisan drink, and possibly adding regenerative food category). Helpful to have some IT background, but more than anything an interest in helping users find healthier choices when on the road and un-aware of the options in the area.  It is a free app that launched four years ago and we are currently developing enhancements to functionality and cleaned up fresh data.

Roughly 6-10 hours a week working remotely with direction and help via email and phone. There is great flexibility as to when the work is done.  We’ll have a weekly delivery of clean data, so students can work on their own schedule.

There is no pay or stipend budget at this time, other than our sincere gratitude, but there is opportunity for a future paid job in maintaining the app after re-launch.  The app is a free download, but we intend to attach a sponsor which would provide us with a budget to make hires in the future.

There is an opportunity to stay on after V2 is launched to help promote among student community, to help vet user-generated suggestions, and generally keep the app fresh and current.
If interested, please contact: via email.