Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Summer 2017 Sustainability Internship with the National Geographic Society - Apply by Apr. 21st

Summary of Internship

An NGS sustainability intern would support the Society’s efforts to operate sustainably and minimize negative environmental and social impacts of National Geographic products, services, and building operations. This person would assist with our sustainability programs to provide a fresh perspective on their effectiveness. The intern may focus on a particular sustainability aspect such as zero waste, energy savings, reporting, or U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) and intensively evaluate NGS’s approach to that aspect in order to make suggestions for improvements. NGS can provide valuable exposure and experience on the practical application of sustainability theories and standards.

Five Principal Learning Responsibilities
  1. Learn how organizations approach current sustainability and corporate responsibility issues (20%)
  2. Learn how organizations engage employees, partners, and suppliers (20%)
  3. Network with professionals and volunteers in sustainability and corporate responsibility fields within and beyond NGS (20%)
  4. Hone research skills on material sustainability metrics and LEED-EB tracking (20%)
  5. Hone sustainability communication and reporting skills in diverse media formats (20%)
Responsibility percentages may vary depending on business needs.

Related Field of Study Required

Undergraduate or graduate studies in Sustainability, Corporate Responsibility or related fields

Knowledge and Skills Required
  • Passion for sustainability issues and corporate engagement
  • Ability to work well with and communicate effectively with a diverse group of professionals
  • Attention to detail and ability to collect data accurately
  • Ability to work independently as needed, keeping track of multiple tasks
  • Excellent organizational and creative writing skills
  • Positive attitude with proactive approach
  • Proficiency with Mac or PC presentation tools – such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint


Candidate must be enrolled at an accredited College or University at the time of application.

Internship Program Start and End Dates

Start Date: Monday, June 5, 2017
End Date: Friday, August 11, 2017

Application Deadline

Deadline to apply is April 21, 2017


Offers will go out no later than May 12, 2017

Apply here.