Join our team of collaborators working to advance social equity and environmental health. Our office is located in the North Loop in Minneapolis and is accessible by transit or bicycle. All employees are working remotely until further notice. You can read more about our organizational response to the COVID-19 pandemic on our blog.

Open Positions

Environmental Justice Internship

The Environmental Justice Internship with Northside Safety N.E.T. (Neighborhood Empowering Teens) at Environmental Initiative is a paid internship for a team of ten North Minneapolis youth ages 16-24. Over the course of the internship, the youth team will work with Northside Safety N.E.T. partners to learn civic engagement skills and co-create solutions to local, regional, and statewide environmental issues. Some partners include Project Sweetie Pie, the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Pillsbury United Communities, Conservation Corps, Tree Trust, and MetroBlooms. The internship runs from October 12, 2021 to August 30, 2022.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with preference given to submissions prior to September 30, 2021Read the full description and learn how to apply.

Communications Intern

The Communications Intern is a paid 6-12 month, part-time position (anticipated 20 hrs/week), beginning in fall 2021 and reports to the Director, Strategic Communications. The intern will also work closely with the Director, Digital Strategy and Engagement. The focus of this intern’s work will initially be website content development in preparation for the launch of Environmental Initiative’s revamped website in early 2022. The intern will also support web content development and blog writing for the 2022 Environmental Initiative Awards. Strong writing and careful editing skills are essential for this role. The intern may also support social media strategy and execution, including potential expansion of Environmental Initiative’s social media presence to Instagram. 

The position will remain open until filled with initial screening of applications starting on August 16, 2021. Read the full description and learn how to apply.

Applicant Evaluation Process

Applications are anonymized and reviewed by our hiring team based on the skills and qualifications outlined in the job posting with initial review completed immediately following the stated deadline for priority consideration, followed by ongoing review on a rolling basis. All applicants will be notified when the initial screening of applications has begun, and candidates who qualify for a first-round interview will be contacted directly. All applicants will be informed if they do or do not advance to each subsequent round.

Typical applicant evaluation processes involve at least two in-person or virtual interviews with our hiring team. The process generally lasts 6-8 weeks from the start of our initial screening to the date when we can make an offer.

Benefits Package

Environmental Initiative offers a flexible benefits package, including a group health care plan, dental insurance, transit benefits, parking, HSA and FSA accounts, life insurance, long term disability coverage and a 403(b) matching program. Recognizing that individual needs and preferences vary widely, our benefits plan is designed to give employees maximum choice and flexibility.

Paid Time Off

Environmental Initiative values the wellbeing of our employees and encourages them to fully use annually earned paid time off (PTO).  Full-time employees accrue 4 weeks of PTO each year during their first 3 years of employment. After 3 years of employment, annual PTO accrual increases to 5 weeks PTO and after 5 years employment, employees accrue 6 weeks of PTO each year.

All full-time employees are provided 11 paid holidays per calendar year, which can either be taken on observed government holidays or may be replaced with other holidays of the employee’s choosing.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Environmental Initiative is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion/spiritual beliefs, ancestry, citizenship status, age, cognitive/physical abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military service, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.