Climate Programs Internship

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Part-time | Fully remote


Job Description

Second Nature is seeking applicants for a Climate Programs Internship that may focus on the following tasks: 

  • Analyze data on member institutions’ participation and impact
  • Database management and data entry
  • Support Climate Programs staff in the implementation of Second Nature programs and events, including the Climate Leadership Summit 
  • Research and administrative support of projects related to Second Nature’s core programs including the Climate Leadership Network and University Climate Change Coalition (UC3).
  • Support creating and writing resources on climate action topics (i.e. decarbonization, climate resilience, climate justice/equity, policy/advocacy, etc.)
  • Other tasks as assigned


Candidate Requirements:

  • Knowledge of basic office and database functions/programs
  • Excellent skills in research, communication, and attention to detail
  • Broad understanding of climate, sustainability, resilience, and equity issues
  • Ability to support the program management of the Climate Leadership Network by contributing insights and creative ideas


Outstanding candidates may possess some of the following:

  • Experience with Salesforce and other database/customer management software
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Intermediate reporting/data analysis capabilities
  • Experience with Google Suite
  • Passion for and experience with supporting sustainability and climate leadership initiatives at under-resourced institutions.

Studies have shown that women, people of color, and other under-represented groups are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. Second Nature will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.


Pay and Benefits

  • Job Classification
    • This is a paid internship, with a rate of $15/hr and no benefits. 
    • This position is fully remote and requires a commitment of 15-20 hours/week. A majority of these hours must overlap with Second Nature’s standard work hours of 10:00AM - 3:00PM, Monday - Thursday. 
    • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Second Nature offers a dynamic and creative work environment with a customized experience for each intern designed to be challenging and to build desired skill sets. Interns are involved in team meetings and planning efforts. 
  • The internship is for a period of 6 months, with the possibility to extend the contract. 
  • Applications will be accepted through October 7, 2022.


Second Nature is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on any of the following: race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or gender characteristics, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.


Second Nature is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, Second Nature will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if a reasonable accommodation is required to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

Faculty and Staff: Please forward this application to students that may be a good fit for this experience.


How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.