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)

Office Assistant

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for performing a diverse set of duties relating to program assistance for the Office of Sustainability (OS). This assistance could be directed at several OS programs or events, and occurs with general direction from the Sustainability Manager. Position is responsible for assessing the steps necessary to complete goals as they relate to assisting programs or events, executing those steps to completion, and adjusting strategy along the way to meet goals. This may include email correspondence, phone conversations, and/or in-person meetings. This position may assist and work with departments across campus.

Position closes 3/13/2015. Complete Description here



Off-Campus Employment

ReUse Works

ReUse Works is seeking a part-time media specialist to manage its websites, issue news releases, maintain social media presence, produce print materials, and create E-newsletters. Candidates must have bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of three years’ experience in all aspects of the position. Flexible 20 hours per week. $13 per hour. Position has potential to grow.

Media Specialist Position: Job Description

ReUse Works

ReUse Works is also seeking a part-time textile worker to help receive, weigh, and sort textile donations, stock merchandise, and assist customers. The pay is $12 per hour and the hours range from 20-25 per week, Tuesday through Saturday.

Textile Worker: Job Description

Student PIRGs

Student PIRGs was founded over 40 years ago, based upon the simple idea that America has more problems than we should tolerate, and more solutions than we use. They are hiring organizers who recognize we are inheriting a country that is facing some real challenges – we’re losing time to combat climate, big money and corporate contributions are corroding our democracy, and the cost of higher education continues to increase and bury graduates in debt.

Student PIRGs Organizer: Job Description


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is offering multiple paid summer internships positions this year. The focus of each public health related internship will be variable, involving bicycle and pedestrian traffic safety, a program evaluation of the Federal Bike-To-Work Challenge, or another highway safety focus area of mutual interest agreed upon between NHTSA and each intern.

The 2015 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) Program will run from June 8, 2015 to August 14, 2015. Applications are still being accepted, but only through January 16, 2015.



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


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