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Grow Your Future with a Sustainability Internship

Join the Team

The City appreciates the impact that talented, energetic students can have on our organization and community. We look forward to your contributions in the areas of city planning and sustainability. This internship offers an exciting opportunity to take a leadership role in directing one or two sustainability projects and work on the issues you’re most passionate about.

Spring Internship Positions

Green Business Intern

Support the certification and recognition of sustainable businesses in Long Beach through outreach, marketing, and technical assistance to businesses. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the intersection of business and local government. You’ll learn about what it takes to be a sustainable business and how local government can encourage a more sustainable economy.

Download the job description for application instructions and requirements.

Earth Day Intern 

The Earth Day Intern will support the planning and execution of an Earth Day festival to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. You’ll gain skills in event planning, logistics, and communications working with a variety of City and community organizations. Help promote environmentalism in the city of Long Beach and promote engagement and action for Earth Day 2020.

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Native Plant Nursery Intern

Join our team to support the growth of the Native Plant Nursery at Willow Springs Park. You will be involved in hands on work at the nursery and restoration area as well as research in the LB Sustainability office on nursery best practices and plant management strategies.

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LEED Cities Research Intern 

Assist the Sustainability Analyst in researching the newest version of a global sustainability rating system, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Cities. Improve your research and presentation skills and learn how cities across the world measure, communicate, and improve the performance of their social, economic, and environmental conditions.

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Internship Dates & Deadlines

Spring Internship

February - May
Spring Application Deadline: January 15

Summer Internship

June - August
Summer Application Deadline: May 15

Fall Internship

September - December
Fall Application Deadline: August 15

Application & Selection Process

Download the job description above for the application requirements of your chosen intern position. All applications will be reviewed by staff and the top candidates will be invited for an interview within three weeks after the application deadline. Successful candidates will be offered a position and start and end dates as well as working hours will be negotiated at that time. Administrative paperwork will also be given at that time, which includes fingerprinting, a background check and completing emergency contact information. All necessary paperwork and background clearance must be finalized prior to beginning work with the City.

Minimum requirements for all positions: at least junior standing in university, pursuing a degree in a related field (bachelor's or graduate), with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For more information contact:

Courtney Chatterson

Office of Sustainability
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 3rd Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: 562.570.6396