Jobs & Internships

Join the team.

There are ample opportunities for students to work with BU Sustainability. Learn about our work to find out about our mission and values. Then, meet our current team.


Interns are key to helping implement the University’s Climate Action Plan and build a strong culture of sustainability. Get ready to roll up your sleeves: our interns work on challenging and important projects and programs.

Want to learn more? Here’s what some former interns have to say about the experience.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but we fill vacancies well in advance of need so apply now. Preference is given to applicants who will stay on for multiple semesters.


See below for the current openings. We strongly encourage you to apply for an internship even if your experience or background is not in one of these specific areas. If you have any questions about these openings, please reach out to

In addition to the job openings linked above, we regularly have openings for other roles. Some of these additional roles include:

  • Data Analysis & Research Intern
  • Events & Engagement Intern
  • Sustainability Ambassadors
  • Communications Intern
  • Green Office Intern

How do I apply?

Fill out an application through BU Sustainability or apply through the CAS On-Campus Internship Program (apply the semester before you are seeking to intern). Required supplementary materials include: cover letter, résumé, work sample, and transcript.

Resident Sustainability Leaders

The Resident Sustainability Leaders (RSL) promote sustainability in student housing and provide support to residents on sustainability subjects such as waste reduction, recycling, and energy and water conservation.

While part of the Sustainability team, RSLs also partner with Residence Life, including Resident Assistants (RAs) and Residence Hall Councils (RHCs) to make sustainability a way of life in BU residence halls.

Read the full RSL job description.

How do I apply?

Applications for Academic Year 2022-2023 have closed. Check back Spring 2023 to apply for AY 2023-2024.

Sustainability Ambassadors

At Orientation programs, Sustainability Ambassadors play a key role in amplifying BU’s culture of sustainability. They provide information about resources and advocate for sustainability on campus, creating the next generation of campus climate leaders. Excellent verbal and social media communication, interpersonal, time management, team building, and leadership skills are a must.

While working alongside the BU Orientation team, Sustainability Ambassadors are overseen by BU Sustainability and have separate duties and hourly assignments than Orientation Student Facilitators.

Read the full Sustainability Ambassador Job Description.

How do I apply?

Students are now invited to apply directly through BU Sustainability.

Campus Climate Lab

Seeking funding for your climate-related research? Learn about the Campus Climate Lab.

Opportunities with Our Partners

Internships with ENGIE

Be a part of the clean energy transition with a summer internship at ENGIE, a sector leader in clean energy development. Paid summer internships for BU students are central element of the BU Wind project.

ENGIE is particularly interested in students to work on wind and solar energy business development and project design, however internships are available in a variety of disciplines. If you’re passionate about renewable energy and eager to gain valuable experience, this could be a great opportunity for you.

How do I apply?

Learn more on Handshake – just search for ENGIE to find out about current opportunities.

Career Services

For a wide range of career services such as resume and cover letter support, networking and interviewing resources, job and internship search tools, career-related events, and more, visit Center for Career Development.