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Interested in learning more about sustainability?

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has a resource hub on a wide range of sustainability topics.

AASHE empowers higher education faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of sustainability innovation. AASHE enables members to translate information into action by offering essential resources and professional development to a diverse, engaged community of sustainability leaders.


Internship and Work Opportunities

Council for International Visitors Iowa Cities (CIVIC) Internship - Apply soon

Interns play a critical role in the success of CIVIC’s mission.  Internships are volunteer, but offer significant professional development opportunities. Internships permit students to work in a professional setting, contribute in significant ways to the operations of a non-profit organization, enhance their global cultural competency, and to develop and implement projects that may be used to demonstrate work experience to potential employers.

Green Iowa AmeriCorps Full-Time Service - Apply soon

Green Iowa AmeriCorps operates through the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education (UNI CEEE) in Cedar Falls.  Green Iowa is looking to recruit passionate and motivated individuals for an 11-month service experience beginning September 2019 in one of our service locations throughout Iowa!


Scholarship Opportunities

4-H Youth in Action - Apply before October 21, 2019

For students who are 4-H members or alumni between the ages of 16-19 in our core pillar areas of Agriculture, Civic Engagement, Healthy Living & STEM.

Leopold Center Sustainability Scholarship - Apply before October 30, 2019

Junior and senior undergraduates at Iowa four-year colleges and universities are invited to submit proposals to a new sustainability scholarship program sponsored by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University.  Awards of up to $1,000 will be provided to selected proposals to support planned learning and participation experiences for students interested in the broad area of sustainability. The awards are designed to support students seeking to gain experience that nurtures their knowledge of the big-picture aspects of sustainability. 

Apprentice Ecologist Scholarship - Apply before December 31, 2019

For students who embody the spirit of the Apprentice Ecologist Initiative by demonstrating personal leadership and environmental stewardship in their project. Winning essays have been 750 to 1,500 words long. Middle school, high school, or undergraduate college/university students (ages 13-21) are eligible to apply.

ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship - Apply before January 31, 2020

For students that seek to increase their knowledge and understanding of how Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention help ensure safe drinking water. Backflow Prevention is designed to prevent dangerous - and sometimes fatal - bacteria, chemicals, and other harmful agents from entering the local water supply systems.

AFE Scholarships in Floriculture and Horticulture - Apply before May 1, 2020

For floriculture and horticulture students.


The Joe Halbur Scholarship - Apply before March 1, 2019

For students who plan to further their education in programs of environmental education, cultural interpretation, historical interpretation or outdoor recreation.

The Diane Albertson Memorial Scholarship - Apply before April 1, 2019

For students with a demonstrated interest in environmental action, especially as related to recycling and waste reduction. Applicants must be a senior or graduate of an Iowa high school and accepted for enrollment as a full-time undergraduate for the 2019-20 school year.

Iowa Assocation for Energy Efficiency Scholarship - Apply before April 26, 2019

For students pursuing a degree with supports the mission of the IAEE and are committed to a career in the energy efficiency industry.

Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations Scholarship - Apply before May 1, 2019

For currently enrolled full-time college or university students who are entering their junior or senior undergraduate year and pursuing a degree in environmental science, engineering, or other suitable major related to the field of solid waste management. To be eligible, candidates must be SWANA Student Members in good standing.

Smith-Babcock-Williams Writing Competition - Apply before June 7, 2019

For law students and planning students writing on a question of significance in planning, planning law, land use law, local government law or environmental law.

A Little Hope Foundation Global Scholarship - Apply before June 30, 2019

For young adults to tackle the most intense issues affecting their communities. To be eligible, you must have a desire for higher education with an emphasis on (1) science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, (2) educating our children, and (3) the creative arts. Consideration also will be given to areas of emphasis that focus on sustainability.