Center for Green Schools 2015 Intern – U S Green Building Council – Washington, DC


The Center for Green Schools 2015 Intern will provide direct support to several programs within the Center for Green Schools, as well as contribute to the early stages of several new programs.

After completing the semester, the Intern will be able to:

Demonstrate experience in non-profit workplace and sector
Clearly express concepts of sustainability and green building advocacy
More fully understand the benefits of green building and operations practices
Demonstrate experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders and decision makers in pursuit of common goals.

Responsibilities include outreach with state-level nonprofit organizations and associations, contributing to the research and development of international green schools movement, and researching current green schools legislative activity across the US.

The Intern will work with K12 school and district stakeholders, including school administrators, staff, educators, volunteers and NGOs in order to reach these audiences with new and existing resources. By conducting interviews, research and helping with written communication efforts, this individual will directly support Center staff in developing new programs to grow a network of green schools champions through the Coalition for Green Schools structure.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate attention to detail, flexibility in working with a variety of internal and external partners, ability to work against hard deadlines, creativity in problem solving, and a friendly but assertive disposition. This individual will have a front row seat to the many facets of a national grassroots campaign.


× Assist with the development of state-level grassroots and NGO partnerships; working with the USGBC Chapter network and members of the Coalition for Green Schools, the intern will assist Center staff and volunteers in supporting state-based Coalitions for Green Schools.

× Assist with marketing and outreach efforts to support the Global Coalition for Green Schools.

× Research and analyze green schools legislative trends at the state level.

× Provide direct support for national network of USGBC volunteers, including regular email and phone contact regarding multiple programs, deadlines and deliverables, particularly pertaining to a large annual meeting.


× Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program of study

× Major or specializing in a literary field, business, nonprofit management, communications (or relevant experience) preferred

× Excellent written and verbal communications skills


× Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required

× Previous work experience in team/office setting preferred

× Experience in grassroots initiatives, and/or community engagement preferred


× Strong interpersonal skills

× Excellent communication, organizational and computer skills (MS Office)

× A strong interest in program management and organizational growth

× Commitment to USGBC’s mission

How to apply

Interested applications should submit cover letter (indicating position applying for) and resume to No phone calls please.