Below is a list of current sustainability-related jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities.

Office of Sustainability Employment


The Office of Sustainability employs skilled students who help make Western a leader in campus sustainability. The office looks for people who:

  • Are committed to the pursuit of campus sustainability,
  • Can work for at least one year, and
  • If applying for a work-study funded position, have been awarded work study funds. See WWU Work Study Jobs (On-Campus)

Graphic Designer

This position is involved in creating design solutions for the Office of Sustainability that have a high visual impact. The Graphic Designer is expected to create various digital and print designs while maintaining an appealing 'sustainability brand' for Western Washington University. Other duties include assisting in communicating with other staff to interpret their visual needs; develop creative ideas and concepts, and choose an appropriate style that is agreed upon and meets their objectives; report back to staff with updates on the progress of a design project; coordinate print projects with Print & Copy Services; help create print-ready layouts for easy printing and cropping when appropriate; may help produce digital graphics for the web.

Position closes 10/16/2014. Apply here
(Will open again if not enough applications are received)



Zero Waste Assistant

Zero Waste is a program within the Office of Sustainability at Western Washington University that is devoted to minimizing the amount of waste that the University community produces. The office is currently accepting applications for the position of being the Zero Waste Program Assistant. We are looking for someone who is passionate about sustainability and hardworking all school year long. This position is only open for students who have been awarded a Work Study Award.

Position closes 10/17/2014. Apply here



Off-Campus Employment


Puget Sound Energy in King and Kittitas Counties are hiring for the renewable energy programs for Puget Sound Energy. These are predominately seasonal jobs for the summer, so perfect for students going home for the summer. If you are interested in this opportunity to help make Washington a cleaner, more sustainable place and this role is a good fit, please also review

Renewable Energy Outreach Associate: King County | Kitsap County

NW Straits

The Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative is a nationally-recognized model for marine conservation. The goal of the Northwest Straits Initiative is to protect and restore the marine waters, habitats and species of the Northwest Straits region to achieve ecosystem health and sustainable resource use. They are currently looking for an Administrative Coordinator.

Administrative Coordinator


Skagit County is hiring a Facilities/Sustainability Coordinator who oversees the administration, coordination and implementation of sustainability & facility projects and objectives. Duties, projects, and initiatives are provided at the direction of the Facilities Director.

Facilities/Sustainability Coordinator


Alliance to Save Energy is seeking people interested in energy efficiency. Although the Alliance is headquartered in Washington, D.C., they have staff and offices around the globe, including Seattle, California, India and Ukraine. The non-profit Alliance to Save Energy ( promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.

Industry Jobs

Appliance Depot

Appliance Depot is a project of ReUse Works, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and support worker training, job creation, and business development opportunities for low-income residents by using waste and discarded materials. They are in the process of hiring for two key positions:

General Manager | Bookkeeping and Office Manager


RE Sources is a non-profit environmental education and advocacy organization. Their mission is to promote sustainable communities through recycling, education, advocacy, and the conservation of natural resources. As part of their mission, RE Sources operates a variety of education and advocacy programs in addition to two retail stores that collect and sell used building materials. They offers internship opportunities on a quarterly basis. Internships vary from season to season, but usually include a combination of office, education and advocacy work.

RE Sources Internships | Re Sources Employment

Sustainable Bellingham

Sustainable Bellingham is a 501(c)3 organization with a history of over six years in Bellingham. They have a loose organizational hierarchy and put every effort into maximizing our participation in action-oriented events in the community. They are 100% volunteer. Projects center around community-building and low-impact lifestyles, and include re-localization, urban gardening, permaculture, alternative transportation, social justice, etc. Projects are usually comprised of 2-3 leads who organize the events. To volunteer on a project, email Sara Charette at

Sustainable Bellingham Projects and Getting Involved

Cloud Mountain Farm Center

Cloud Mountain Farm Center is a working farm located in Everson, WA, with rich learning opportunities for beginning and experienced farmers and gardeners. They offer paid internships for those wanting to learn the business of farming, and many learning opportunities for gardeners wanting to expand their knowledge. For decades they've run trials of fruit, ornamental, and, more recently, vegetable plants for suitability to Northwest gardens and farms. They also test growing systems to extend the seasons and push the boundaries of the possibilities for growing in our maritime climate.

Academic Internships | Farmer Internships