Sustainability Investing Intern


The position is a three-month internship with the possibility of extension that provides an exciting and unique opportunity for candidates interested in a range of topics, including sustainability, finance, higher education, non-profit management, change management, transformational leadership, and more.  The intern will be able to meet and build a network with leaders in higher education, sustainability, and the socially responsible investing and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) fields. The intern will be a key member of a small team, where everyone wears many hats and is involved in many aspects of this exciting work. She/he will have the opportunity to take on challenging projects, be involved with strategic planning for the future of the initiative, and learn about many aspects of leading transformational change, non-profit management, event planning and design, facilitation, and more.


The intern will have responsibilities touching the full range of activities of the Intentional Endowments Network, including but not limited to:

  • Researching topics related to sustainability, SRI, ESG investing at college and university endowments, including strategies and tools, trends, best practices, and new innovations.
  • Contributing to writing reports, developing tools, and creating high-quality promotional materials for the network
  • Communications through various media (website, email, phone interviews, in-person meetings, webinars, etc.)
  • Administrative tasks related to database management and operations


  • Current student or recent graduate of an institution of higher education
  • Strong research, interpersonal, writing, speaking and presentation skills
  • Passionate about sustainability and developing and implementing strategic solutions to the greatest challenges of our time
  • Willingness to take on high levels of responsibility and work on multiple projects in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent team player with the ability to support others, take the lead independently on key project elements
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to anticipate what’s needed 2-3 steps ahead
  • Responsible, punctual and highly organized
  • Good sense of humor and willingness to foster a collaborative, exciting and fun working environment


The coordinators of the IEN are located in Boston and New York.  The position has the potential to work virtually for the qualified candidate.


We have the ability to offer a modest stipend for this position. We will look to work with and support the qualified candidate to seek supplemental compensation through new funding sources.  


Send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] to apply.  


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