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

Northwest Service Corps

Spend an extended summer tackling the Northwest’s conservation challenges, from wildfire control to invasive species removal to trail building

Seasonal Stewardship Program

Work in a conservation crew by day and enjoy educational and recreational activities by night

Leadership Development Program

Participate in team-based conservation projects while gaining vocational training and leadership skills

 

Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center

Summer Camp Instructor

Lead day campers through nature- and farm-based activities

Seasonal Farm Crew

Work on all aspects of food production at a sustainability-minded farm

 

Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands / Tilth Alliance

Rainier Beach Wetlands Steward Program

Work in a crew learning about and performing wetland restoration

 

Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation

Youth Green Corps

Spend nine months building and caring for the trails through Seattle’s parks while building your professional network

Youth Participatory Action Research

Conduct research and create a service project to help your community

Student Teen Employment Preparation

Work on projects to address community needs while developing skills for future employment

Summer of Service

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

Communications Intern

Assist in writing and collecting stories for WTA’s print and digital publications

Latina Trail Maintenance Intern

Help lead high school volunteers on multiday trail work trips, including an all-Latina crew week at Mt. Rainier

Trail Maintenance Intern

Help lead volunteers as they build and maintain trails on public land

Gear Library Intern

Assist community partners with the borrowing of gear from WTA’s extensive library

 

Nature Consortium

Forest Restoration Intern 

Lead volunteer events to restore forests in West Seattle

 

Forterra

AmeriCorps Stewardship Associate

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 info@greenseattle.org and we will get them added to the list!

Also, for a steady stream of listings, keep an eye on the Conservation Job Board. And Green Seattle Partnership is always looking for volunteers at our many restoration events.

Good luck – and thanks for powering the environmental economy!

 

Jeb Polstein

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.