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Current Internship Opportunities

Help Create a Just & Sustainable world!

Rethink the System, Work for Change

Do you want to use your talents, insight, and academic knowledge to help create a better world? Is an Alliance internship right for you? Before considering the specific internships, we suggest you read this brief description.

Fall 2014 & Spring 2015  

If you are interested in one of the possibilities listed below, contact Peter Crownfield as soon as possible.

  • Act for Change – self-designed projects to protect or expand equality, freedoms, or human rights
  • Climate Action!
  • Communications & Media [writing and/or graphic design] – Help research & communicate the concepts and challenges of sustainability, using a combination of reports, posters, web pages, and/or news releases. This can be quite challenging, because these projects often focus on public policy and ethical issues but need to include scientific concepts & technical data while finding ways to make them engaging to the public.
  • Editing & Publishing [spring semester] – help create the 2015 edition of the Alliance’s Sustainable Lehigh Valley directory.
  • Education for Sustainability – This goes far beyond ‘environmental education’ to look at how school systems promote or hinder students’ learning and preparation to become productive members of a sustainable, equitable, and democratic society.
  • Food, Health, and Sustainability –  Food from the industrialized food system not only fails to support people’s health but actually undermines their health. The internship involves research, analysis, and activism to raise both public & professional awareness, including presentations, a written report, and/or a poster on the importance of sustainable growing. [several options]
  • Public Health – Exploring & raising awareness on one or more of the many intersections between public health & sustainability. [several options]

Other internships are also available (see below) so please contact us if you are interested in an internship in one of these areas.

Internships are for academic credit (replacing a regular course); these internships require an average of 10–12 hrs/wk, including independent work. These internships require excellent people skills, analytical ability, and both written and oral communications skills.

(See the Internship Structure & Expectations page, and contact internship coordinator Peter Crownfield for more information.

Following is a more complete list of internship possibilities based on successful recent internships – for more information, send an email to internship coordinator Peter Crownfield. Note that preference may be given at times to special projects and urgent calls for action.

Before you choose, please read the Internships with the Alliance and the Internship Structure & Expectations pages for important information that applies to all internships!

  • Campus Sustainability 2.0
  • Clean Air [Public Health]
  • Climate Action!
  • Communications & Media
  • Community & Restorative Justice
  • Community Engagement
  • Cooperative Businesses
  • Democracy in Action | Social Entrepreneurship
  • Editing & Publishing [spring semester]
  • Education for Democracy
  • Fair Trade
  • Food for Health & Sustainability  [Public Health]
  • Graphic Design
  • Public Health
  • Sustainability in Business

For more information on any of these internships, send an email to internship coordinator Peter Crownfield. It is our intent to offer listed internships in the coming term, but availability may change or a given internship may be filled. Some internships may not be offered at all colleges. Most schools allow you to change courses without penalty during the first week or two of the semester, but we urge you to apply well in advance if possible.

? Send an email to internship coordinator Peter Crownfield

[Updated December 2013]