Jobs, Internships, and Funding


The Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium created a document with over 60 job listing sites  and career pathways sites to assist faculty, students and career advisors. The document is featured in an article by the National Career Development Association entitled Green and Sustainability Jobs and Career Resources-

Sustainability Career Resources brought to you by HEASC, DANS, and the US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development can be found here.

All sustainability-related jobs will be posted to our jobs blog to the left of your screen.



To the right of your screen, you will see postings for on and off-campus internships that are updated monthly. Below is a description of the Office of Sustainability’s new and exciting internship program.

Sustainability Internship Program (SIP)

This internship  program is a new initiative through the Office of Sustainability that offers hands-on learning experiences for undergraduates that advance the overall mission of greater social, economic and environmental sustainability in the campus community. This unique program provides and intellectual framework for students to apply classroom learning to project based engagement. We are piloting this program for Summer 2014. The internships are for 15 hrs/week for 10 weeks with the potential to continue during the 2014-2015 academic year.

The program consists of:

  1. internship placement at a UIC department
  2. weekly seminars and field outings that cover a range of educational and skill building topics
  3. leadership development and project management experience

Seminar topics include: environmental and energy sustainability issues, cultural sustainability issues, institutional challenges and change management, campus structure and administration, campus sustainability programs and job readiness.

The internship opportunities include paid, academic credit and volunteer-based internships. The placements include academic colleges, UIC Dining Services, UIC Campus Housing, Tree Campus, Bike UIC and various internships with the Office of Sustainability.

As part of the SIP program interns will:

  • Develop a work plan and project goals
  • Meet frequently with project supervisor
  • Share experiences with SIP cohort
  • Attend weekly seminars and outings
  • Report on campus sustainability using the SIP blog
  • Present project results at a poster presentation

We will be hiring soon for this summer’s interns. If you would like more information please contact Zoë Lukens, OS Graduate Assistant,

List of current internships for Summer 2014:

Social Media Intern

Please see the full application