The University of Virginia is a hub for sustainability careers ranging from internships to full-time positions across the University that work to advance sustainability at UVA.

Green Labs Specialist

The Sustainable Labs Team in the Office for Sustainability is recruiting a new Green Labs Specialist. This is a full-time, benefitted outreach and engagement position plays a critical role in reaching our institutional sustainability goals and will lead in implementing Green Labs initiatives across grounds. This position engages faculty, staff, administrators, and students participating in research through University-wide initiatives and sustainability projects. The Sustainability Education & Outreach Specialist for Green Labs sustains and advances existing programs including Green Labs Certification, the International Laboratory Freezer Challenge, Shut the Sash fume hood programs, the Green Labs Working Group, program communications (i.e. social media), resource fairs, and other lab sustainability initiatives that help to conserve energy, water, and waste in campus research labs. 

  • Application will close May 31st
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience plus a bachelor’s degree in related field (ex. research science, health and safety, sustainability, or similar) are required. Strong internship or graduate experience may be considered in lieu of full-time experience.
  • Hiring range: $55 - 57,000 annual salary with UVA benefits

Sustainability Fellows

The University of Virginia's Office for Sustainability is seeking candidates for a new Sustainability Fellowship program! UVA Sustainability Fellowships are full-time, benefitted project management and support positions in UVA’s Office for Sustainability that focus on achievement of the University’s sustainability goals. These positions have a 12-month term limit (not eligible for renewal) and are designed to equip professionals interested in sustainability careers with relevant knowledge, skills, experience, and connections.

  • Fellowship term: June 3, 2024, though May 30, 2025
  • Seeking two fellows for this term (Zero Waste Fellow and Sustainable Healthcare Fellow)
  • Education requirement: Bachelor’s degree by start date of position
  • Compensation: $19/hour ($39,520 annually) with UVA benefits

See posting for full position description, job duties, and application instructions


Nitrogen Working Group Interns

The Nitrogen Working Group is looking for two new undergraduate interns to join our team during the Fall 24/Spring 25 academic year. These are paid positions at up to 10 hours per week during the academic year! One position is focused on analyzing food data and the second is focused on nitrogen footprint outreach. 

Nitrogen Working Group: Data Intern

Nitrogen Working Group: Outreach Intern