Jobs & Internships

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Internships

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. If you have any questions, please reach out to sustainability@bu.edu.

Current Openings

Please check back soon for future openings on our team. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and preference is given to applicants who will stay on for multiple semesters. To apply: please fill out this form.

Goodwill Not Landfill Operations Assistance Team (GOAT)

Every move-out period, BU Sustainability, along with Residence Life, BU Wellbeing, and Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries come together to run the Goodwill Not Landfill program. To help ensure we can donate items and divert these from the waste stream, we are hiring student workers this May in support of this program. The position requires you to work shifts on campus after your last final exam through the day after commencement (Monday, May 20th). To be a “GOAT,” you must be able to:

  1. Work during the all-BU commencement on Sunday, May 19th.
  2. Work a minimum of 10 hours between the last day of your finals and the final day of move-out (May 21st)
  3. Willing and able to lift up to 30lbs
  4. Willing and able to walk between multiple buildings on campus
  5. Willing and able to stand up for 5 hours straight

To apply, please fill out the Google Form Linked Here. For questions on this program, please reach out to Sarah Healey at srhealey@bu.edu.

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. You can learn more about the position here. Please submit applications via the linked form.

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.

Applications for RSLs are now closed. Please look back next academic year for future openings.

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.