Internship Opportunities

We are continuing to add additional internship projects - please keep checking back!  Applications will be screened as soon as they are received, so please apply early.

Center for Sustainable Communities

Mission: The Center for Sustainable Communities is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make communities greener, cleaner, healthier, safer and more climate resilience, and we do this through an equity and environmental justice lens. 

Project Title #1: ECO Districts--Broad Scale Community Equable Development

Keywords: Research, Project Management, Community Engagement

Desired skills and qualification: Critical Thinking, Research, Manage a project

Project Title #2: Advanced Atmospheric Research and Monitoring System

Keywords: Research, Outreach, Education

Desired skills and qualification: Research Project Management, Data Analysis

Internship Semesters: Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019

Mission: The Georgia Farmers Market Association's mission is to support and promote community based farmer's markets in growing local, healthy food systems and to foster pathways to equitable food access.  We value equity, opportunity, community, local foods, resources, and organizational integrity. 

Project Title #1: Data Evaluation and Outreach

Keywords: Research, Evaluation, Outreach

Desired skills and qualification: Critical Thinking, Data Analysis, Strong Writing Skills

Internship Semesters: Summer 2019

Mission: The mission of Global Growers is to increase the number of food producers who create access to healthy, sustainably-grown food and also to prepare farmers to be competitive in their local marketplace.

Project Title #1: Volunteer and Communications Intern

Keywords: Volunteerism, Communication, Outreach

Desired skills and qualification: Highly Organized, Writing

Internship Semesters: Summer 2019

Groundwork Atlanta

Mission: The mission of Groundwork Atlanta is to achieve the sustained regeneration, improvement, and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships, which empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being. We work in 5 core areas: Urban Agriculture, Urban Water, Brownfields, Youth Workforce Development and Trails/transit.

Project Title #1: Urban Water: Trash Traps

Keywords: Community Outreach, Program Design and Development, Youth Engagement

Desired skills and qualification: Engineering background (preferably hydrology, systems, mechanical, or design), Experience working with community or youth

Project Title #2: Green Team: Urban Agriculture and Invasive Species Removal

Keywords: Youth Programming, Marketing and Social Media

Desired skills and qualification: Writing, Social Media Saavy

Internship Semesters: Summer 2019

Grove Park Foundation

Mission: The foundation is dedicated to revitalizing the Grove Park neighborhood and improving the quality of life by working with local partners, leaders and residents to create a healthy, equitable and vibrant community.

Project Title #1: Database Creation and Management

Keywords: Community, Outreach, Engagement

Desired skills and qualification: Communication/Interpersonal, Teamwork, Problem Solving

Internship Semesters: Summer 2019

Mission: By combining pop culture and sustainability, we are building the PlantLanta movement as a launching pad for social causes working to educate millennials on food and environmental justice in urban communities. The PlantLanta movement provides a stage to call attention to these injustices and builds action on issues related to sustainability.

Project Title #1: Plantlanta Volunteer App

Keywords: Social Innovation, Technology, Volunteerism

Desired skills and qualification: Organization skills (spreadsheets, google docs, etc.), Passion for the planet, Social Media Management

Project Title #2: Plantlanta Event Coordination

Keywords: Community Engagement, Sustainability Initiatives, Social Innovation

Desired skills and qualification: Branding/Marketing, Positive attitude/Self Starter, Social Media Management (google docs, spreadsheet, etc.)

Internship Semesters: Summer 2019

RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network

Mission: The RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network is an initiative of RCE Greater Atlanta.  We comprise students and mentors from the RCE Greater Atlanta member universities in the region who are passionate about sustainability and making a difference in our community.

Project Title #1: RCE Youth Network Lead

Keywords: Leadership, Outreach, Communication

Desired skills and qualification: Communication Skills, Ability to manage multiple projects, Ability to work independently

Internship Semesters: Summer 2019


Mission: â€‹Southface Institute, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is a leader in sustainable advocacy, building, planning and operations across the U.S. With a mission to create a healthy and equitably built environment for all, Southface’s consulting services, workforce development, research and policy practices are supporting better homes, workplaces and communities. Experts in the fields of resource efficiency, building tech and organizational sustainability since 1978, Southface is committed to building a regenerative economy to meet tomorrow’s needs today.

Project Title #1: Atlanta CREW

Keywords: Workforce Development, Outreach, Training

Desired skills and qualification: Strong Written and Verbal Communication, Passion for equity as it relates to the sustainability and resilience of the built environment, Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage project deadlines

Project Title #2:

Keywords: Data, Clean Energy, Policy

Desired skills and qualification: Attention to detail, Microsoft Excel, Interest in clean energy

Internship Semesters: Summer 2019

Smart Community Corps

SLS is pleased to partner with the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge in sponsoring the Smart Community Corps.  The Smart Community Corps is a paid fellowship for civic-minded Georgia Tech undergraduate or graduate students dedicated to creating livable and equitable communities through smart technology implementation in the built environment.  Fellows will be placed in one of the four Georgia Smart Community Challenge grantees where they will be part of the planning for a smart future.  We encourage students from all major to apply.  Please note: this application is a SEPARATE one from the SLS application.  If you are interested in this specific opportunity, you will apply to the Smart Community Corps directly, not through the SLS application.