Sustainable Seattle accepts internship and professional development proposals on a rolling basis. Individuals developing their expertise around sustainability (students, emerging professionals, transitioning professionals, and so on) may submit an idea for a special project or research proposal.
Project examples may include, but are not limited to:
- Nonprofit management (administration, resource development)
- Sustainable Business (management strategies for sustainability, industrial trends, industrial ecology, private sector engagement around sustainable practice)
- Marketing (branding, communications and engagement strategy)
- Activism and community organizing
- Community engaged/participatory sustainable landscaping, sustainable infrastructure
- Data and trends (internally (CRM), regionally (GIS))
- Design thinking and systems change
- A combination of the above
- …and what else?
Current organizational projects may include:
- Organizational history – research, design, present (An archiving, impact assessment, and communications project)
- Local practitioners review – a comprehensive, interactive resource guide to active organizations and key regional events (A resource mapping, regional industrial ecology assessment project)
Research topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Full footprint and materials use in and for Seattle
- Greenwashing and Authentic Engagement
- Sustainability, Banking and Financial Institutions in Seattle
- Houselessness and best practices in Seattle
- Public Enagement towards Regenerative Cities
- Critical Culturalism and Social Change
- Gamification and disaster preparedness
- Languistics and Sustainable Urbanism
- Queer/Crip/Intersectional/Feminist Ecology
- …and what else? Or, a combination of the above
Research may be applied to develop new programs, inform strategic direction, or be published on a blog or white paper.
We enthusiastically welcome innovative, unconventional, radical, playful, game-changing thinkers.
Are you interested in sponsoring a Sustainable Seattle internship? Contact Executive Director Em Piro to provide equitable internships for emerging sustainability leaders in the Seattle area.