Professional Development Internship

  • Sustainable Seattle
  • Feb 04, 2020
Intern Buildings and Cities Food Government/Nonprofit Land Use

Job Description

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.