Are you looking for something to do this summer? How about a job or internship that provides valuable career experience and a chance to steward the beautiful Pacific Northwest? Look no further. We at Green Seattle Partnership have compiled a list of great opportunities for young people interested in exploring the lush and growing world of green jobs.
Northwest Youth Corps
Spend an extended summer tackling the Northwest’s conservation challenges, from wildfire control to invasive species removal to trail building
Work in a conservation crew by day and enjoy educational and recreational activities by night
Participate in team-based conservation projects while gaining vocational training and leadership skills
Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center
Lead day campers through nature- and farm-based activities
Work on all aspects of food production at a sustainability-minded farm
Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands / Tilth Alliance
Work in a crew learning about and performing wetland restoration
Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation
Spend nine months building and caring for the trails through Seattle’s parks while building your professional network
Conduct research and create a service project to help your community
Work on projects to address community needs while developing skills for future employment
Design and complete a community-based environmental service project
Student Conservation Association
Application period is currently closed, but check back soon for lots of opportunities to perform important trail and conservation work across the country!
Washington Trails Association
Assist in writing and collecting stories for WTA’s print and digital publications
Help lead high school volunteers on multiday trail work trips, including an all-Latina crew week at Mt. Rainier
Help lead volunteers as they build and maintain trails on public land
Assist community partners with the borrowing of gear from WTA’s extensive library
Lead volunteer events to restore forests in West Seattle
Look beyond the summer and take on projects with the Green Cities, Riparian Restoration, and Lands teams
Know of any open job opportunities that aren’t listed here? Please feel free to share them with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get them added to the list!
Good luck – and thanks for powering the environmental economy!
Stewardship Associate, Forterra
Jeb is a recent graduate of Bowdoin College in Maine, where he studied Environmental Studies and Philosophy. Before joining Forterra, Jeb bicycled across the United States, interned at two east coast land trusts, and studied urban agriculture in India. When he’s not soaking in the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest, you can find Jeb practicing drums and exploring Seattle’s music scene.