Sustainable Cities Engineering Internship Summer 2017 - New York

Global Green USA (GGUSA) is dedicated to helping the people, the places, and the planet in need through catalytic projects, transformative policy, and cutting-edge research. Global Green's signature programs include greening affordable housing, schools, neighborhoods, and cities across the United States through our 4 office locations; Los Angeles, CA, New York City, NY, Washington D.C. and New Orleans, LA. A key part of Global Green's work in urban sustainability is with pilot programs, research and events that promote recovery of food scraps from being buried in landfills. The reason for this focus is not only to keep valuable nutrients in our food system, but also to prevent the release of methane - a powerful greenhouse gas that forms when food scraps decompose in a landfill environment. 

The Sustainable Cities intern will contribute to research and pilot programs for increasing compost use and markets in urban areas.  The intern will provide a conduct analysis, literature reviews and help coordinate events and/or webinars. 

This internship is for students with a focus on technical feasibility studies that include both logistical and economic feasibility. The intern will be responsible for communicating results to Global Green staff and communications consultants and volunteers. The intern will analyze items such as equipment options, distributed waste processing, cost analysis, and the use of recycled materials (including compost) in the built environment. 

- Interest in sustainability and waste diversion
- Research experience
- Academic background in an engineering discipline

 - Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino / AutoCAD, GIS

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Communications, Marketing and Corporate Relations Internship - Santa Monica

Global Green USA's Communications, Marketing and Corporate Relations team is seeking an intern to work in the Santa Monica office.

Responsibilities: Assist Communications, Marketing and Corporate Relations team with research, analysis, tracking and outreach, and administrative tasks.

Eligibility: Candidates must be pursuing a college degree in related field. Must be enthusiastic, energetic, reliable and flexible. Must have outstanding communications skills. Must be locally based in Los Angeles.

Time Commitment: 20 hours per week in the office, for a minimum two-month commitment.

Location: Our office is located at 1617 Broadway  Second Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90405. 

About GGUSA: Founded in 1993 by activist and philanthropist Diane Meyer Simon, Global Green is the American Arm of Green Cross International (GCI), which was created by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to foster a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future by reconnecting humanity with the environment. Global Green USA is the only national environmental nonprofit headquartered in Southern California and has offices in New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and New York. It is one of 31 national GCI affiliates throughout the world.

Mission: To foster a value shift towards a more sustainable and secure future. Global Green USA is working to address some of the greatest challenges facing humanity. In the United States, our work is primarily focused on stemming global climate change by creating green buildings and cities.

Values: Professionalism; Respect, Trust, and Teamwork; Transparency, Openness, and Communication; Nimble Yet Focused Risk-Taking Entrepreneurialism; Optimism; Balance and Fun.

Compensation: This internship is unpaid. Academic credit is available. Please work out academic credit details with your academic institution.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter (including dates and times of availability), and references and their contact information by e-mail to [email protected] Resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. EOE.

Research and Outreach Intern: Santa Monica Office & Coalition for Resource Recovery

Time Period: 12 Weeks. This position is available in Fall 2016.
Position Type: Part-time

Global Green USA is seeking a Fall Research & Outreach Intern to work in our Santa Monica office. The intern will support Global Green’s work with food waste and food packaging. With both projects we’ll be connecting on the ground pilots with their broader business, environmental and policy implications. 

Coalition for Resource Recovery: CoRR ( is an industry working group dedicated to generating business value through turning waste into assets. The Coalition identifies and promotes effective food waste and food packaging waste diversion technologies and programs through conducting pilot programs in New York City and around the country. 


  • Interns will have the opportunity to learn about innovative food waste and food packaging waste diversion technologies and systems.
  • Prepare testimonies for City Council.
  • Research innovative policies.
  • Assist with on-the-ground pilots.
  • Help research new technologies and waste diversion programs.
  • Participate in teleconferences and summarizing meetings with industry on key issues.
  • Drafting reports and letters to member and quality-assuring reports.
  • Supporting event planning.
  • Update the website.
  • Assist with administrative tasks.


  • Must have an interest in recycling, waste diversion, and/or related environmental issues. 
  • Must have strong writing and research skills. 
  • Must be a self-starter, flexible, and able to manage multiple tasks.    
  • Must have effective interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Master's degree students preferred.

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected].