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Grow Your Future with a Sustainability Internship

Join the Team

The City appreciates the impact that talented, energetic students can have on our organization and community. We look forward to your contributions in the areas of city planning and sustainability. This internship offers an exciting opportunity to take a leadership role in directing one or two sustainability projects and work on the issues you’re most passionate about.

Summer Internship Positions

Green Business Intern

Join our team to support the certification and recognition of sustainable businesses in Long Beach through outreach, marketing, and technical assistance to businesses. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the intersection of business and local government. You’ll learn about what it takes to be a sustainable business and how local government can encourage a more sustainable economy. 

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GHG Inventory Intern

Assist the Sustainability Analyst in inventorying greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from City of Long Beach municipal operations for the years 2017 and 2019. Work with several city departments in compiling necessary data and learn how to use protocols and tools to quantify GHG emissions. Gain experience working in a professional sustainability office, collecting and managing emissions related data, and developing communication skills.  

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GIS Support Intern

Join our team as the GIS Support Intern. Improve your skills with GIS and add projects to your portfolio that support sustainability in Long Beach. Several Sustainability programs use GIS support, including Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones, Tree Planting, Green Business, and others. Other projects support the development of strategies and programs to create a more sustainable Long Beach.

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Native Plant Restoration Intern

Join our team to support the maintenance of the Native Plant Restoration at Willow Springs Park. You will be involved in hands on work at the native plant nursery and restoration area as well as research on nursery best practices and plant management strategies.

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Internship Dates & Deadlines

Spring Internship

February - May
Spring Application Deadline: January 5

Summer Internship

June - August
Summer Application Deadline: April 30

Fall Internship

September - December
Fall Application Deadline: August 5

Application & Selection Process

Download the job description above for the application requirements of your chosen intern position. All applications will be reviewed by staff and the top candidates will be invited for an interview within three weeks after the application deadline. Successful candidates will be offered a position and start and end dates as well as working hours will be negotiated at that time. Administrative paperwork will also be given at that time, which includes fingerprinting, a background check and completing emergency contact information. All necessary paperwork and background clearance must be finalized prior to beginning work with the City.

Minimum requirements for all positions: at least junior standing in university, pursuing a degree in a related field (bachelor's or graduate), with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For more information contact:

Office of Sustainability
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 3rd Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
Sustainability@longbeach.gov
Phone: 562.570.6396