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?
“The most important thing I did during my internship was to meet people and find out how many factors go into changing the way something is done.… I learned how to find out about things that tend to be hidden, talk to people about things they would rather pretend do not exist, and solve problems that seem overwhelming at first glance.” (JT, Lafayette College)
“Working with the Alliance allowed me to collaborate with individuals who shared my passion for sustainability, as well as voice my own ideas…. a truly rewarding and enjoyable experience…” (LB, Muhlenberg College)
Alliance internships combine research, analysis, and activism to raise both public & professional awareness on critical topics. All involve significant writing and other activities to raise community awareness.
While we are featuring these internships, please note that a number of additional possibilities are listed below — and we developed many of our internships in response to student requests, so please contact us if you are interested in a project that’s not listed!
Contact internship coordinator Peter Crownfield for more information.
We generally offer summer internships as well.
Following is a list of other recent internships, many of which were developed in response to students’ requests:
- Campus Sustainability
- Climate Action! [see above]
- Communication [see above]
- ‘Community Planning for Sustainability & Resilience
- Editing & Publishing (helping to produce the Sustainable Lehigh Valley booklet) [spring semester only]
- Healthy Food for Healthy Communities [see above]
- Let’s Talk About Climate! [for teachers & schools]
- Let’s Talk About Food! [for teachers & schools]
- Law Enforcement & the Justice System
- Democracy in Action | Act For Change
- Fair Trade
- Health Impacts of Synthetic Turf
- Public Health [Food, air quality, water quality, environmental pollution]
- Sustainability Impact Assessments [see above]
- Sustainability in Business
- Urban Ecology
For more information on any of these internships, send an email to internship coordinator Peter Crownfield.
Fine print: 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.
Questions? — Send an email to internship coordinator Peter Crownfield
Updated April 2018