Sustainability Intern @ Walking Mountains Science Center

Sustainability Intern


Sustainability Internship:
Sustainability Interns gain new skills in environmental sustainability while providing education and outreach in the Eagle Valley community. Interns will learn hands-on skills in fostering sustainable behaviors while also gaining valuable experience in how mountain communities, governments, and businesses are taking action and monitoring their environmental impacts.

The experiential learning focuses heavily on “Zero Waste,” recycling, and waste diversion. Interns staff zero waste events throughout the summer, ranging from small community concerts to large multi-day festivals. Interns are responsible for managing the waste stream at events and providing zero waste education and outreach for the community.

Concurrently, interns have the opportunity to pursue projects within the Walking Mountains Sustainability & Stewardship Program Department in the following programs:

  • Waste Reduction & Diversion
  • Actively Green Sustainable Business Certification
  • Mountain IDEAL Sustainable Destination Certification
  • Energy & Buildings
  • Climate Action Collaborative
  • Sustainable Film Series

This internship has an additional focus on Professional Development, provided through individual sustainability research projects, field trips, and project work with partner organizations. Interns also have the opportunity to learn about other programs within Walking Mountains Science Center.

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Job Requirements

  • Desire to educate others on sustainability initiatives while expanding personal knowledge of current sustainability trends
  • Enthusiasm for working hands-on with environmental sustainability efforts including handling compost, waste, and recyclables
  • Comfort with interacting publicly with a variety of people in various settings
  • Minimum of two years completed education, preferably towards a degree related to sustainability, or equivalent relevant experience
  • Positive, self-motivated, organized, creative, and professional individual who can work independently and as part of a team of approximately 7 people
  • Ability to effectively work on diverse teams or with a diverse range of people
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, and at times over 8 hours in a day
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, and lift up to 50 pounds
  • A valid driver’s license and transportation

Must be able to perform the job requirements satisfactorily, as they generally represent the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job requirements.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Education and/or training in a specific sustainability subject
  • Spanish language skills (verbal and/or written)

Work Environment: This position is based out of the Walking Mountains office in Avon, Eagle County, Colorado. Zero waste events are primarily outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Project work is typically done indoors in an open office environment.

Duration of Position: 40 hours/week starting May 24, 2022 and ending October 3, 2022

Compensation: Housing plus $325 weekly stipend

Contact: Nina Waysdorf, Sustainability Programs Manager, or (970) 827 9725 x141

Application Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with review deadlines February 6 & February 27

Successful candidates must provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 due to the nature of the work of the Walking Mountains Science Center. Candidates needing exemptions from the vaccination mandate may be considered depending on the essential functions of the job.

To Apply: Position open until filled, interviews occur on a rolling basis after review deadlines. Please upload a current resume, cover letter, Walking Mountain Application Form, including 3 professional references, and complete two short answer questions on our website.

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$325/week + housing


Avon, CO, USA




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