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Under direction of the Sustainability Communications Manager, incumbent supports sustainability education and outreach for residents, businesses, and city employees. Assists in facilitating and promoting city-wide sustainability initiatives with a focus on contributing editorial content to the SLCgreen blog and attending community tabling events.

To apply, please submit:

  • Your current resume.
  • A cover letter explaining why you’re interested in the internship, and why you’re a good fit for the position.
  • A short writing sample, ideally of something you’ve written for a blog, newsletter, or student newspaper. Otherwise submit a short academic sample.

Please let us know in your cover letter if you need to have an internship secured by a certain date.




Salt Lake City’s Department of Sustainability is comprised of award-winning programs that help conserve resources, reduce pollution, slow climate change, and ensure a healthy, livable future for Salt Lake City.

Our Department also consists of the Waste & Recycling Division, which is responsible for curbside collection and waste management in Salt Lake City.


We are recruiting motivated and passionate students to join our internship program. This program has positions available in:


  • Winter/Spring (January - April)
  • Summer (mid-May – mid-August)
  • Fall (late August – early December)

This paid internship is designed to provide students with relevant professional experience to further their education and training. Positions will terminate upon completion of the internship period. Incumbents may deal with confidential information, which is expected to be maintained as confidential and shared only on a need-to-know basis with city employees and elsewhere when authorized by the intern’s city supervisor.


  • Assists the Communications Manager and Outreach Coordinator with all aspects of marketing and outreach related to the Department’s programs and mission.
  • Researches and writes articles for the SLCgreen blog covering a wide range of sustainability and environmental topics. This may include conducting interviews of staff in other City departments, as well as of key sustainability figures in the wider community.
  • Assists with content creation for SLCgreen website and social media.
  • Serve as a primary point person for staffing the SLCgreen booth during community tabling events (several events per semester in Fall and Winter/Spring. Tabling becomes the primary focus of the internship in the Summer program).
  • Analyzing, recommending changes, and developing creative outreach material to promote sustainability initiatives with different audiences (based on neighborhood, language, age, and sector).
  • As needed, intern may also undertake a research project for the Department. This includes designing, developing, and conducting research, determining appropriate methodology, information sources, sampling strategies, and data-collection tools.
  • Writes or drafts technical reports, articles or related material based on research, investigation or analysis.
  • Performs communication and research activities by utilizing computer software.
  • Other tasks as assigned and as based on student’s background, academic goals, and interests.


  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university, though summer internships may not require concurrent enrollment if student is in good standing with the educational institution.
  • Must be proficient using computers and Microsoft Office products.
  • Internships require a 10-15 hour per week commitment (may go up to 20 in the summer). Interns will be expected to represent Salt Lake City at a variety of community events, including those that take place in the evenings and/or on weekends.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with individuals of varied backgrounds. Ability to organize work and gain support of employees, external customers and other stakeholders.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card. Ability to travel to all locations throughout the City.


  • Ideal candidates are passionate and knowledgeable about sustainability, and driven to help SLCgreen promote sustainability programs and behaviors to Salt Lake City residents.
  • Interest in writing and creating marketing material for SLCgreen.
  • Some experience or interest in digital marketing, graphic design, or journalism.

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