Sustainability at IUPUI

We are excited to announce the Indiana Sustainability Development Program's pilot year was so successful, we were able to expand the number of opportunities and partner slots in 2018.These sustainability-focused jobs pay a living wage and place undergraduate and graduate students in challenging and rewarding work environments.

Expanding careers in sustainability

Our aim is to:

  • Develop a statewide network of sustainability professionals in the corporate, nonprofit, government, and higher education sectors
  • Learn how to best prepare students for sustainability careers by listening to industry professionals
  • Train and place interns in sustainability-focused positions through partnership development and an intensive bootcamp
  • Build the state of Indiana’s sustainability workforce capacity by retaining skilled talent through employment and internship opportunities

Listening to professionals

Help us shape our program by taking this survey. We want to hear from sustainability professionals about the skills participants need to be ready to enter the workforce. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts.

Take the survey

Externship Opportunities

All ISDP positions have been filled - please check back in 2019!

If you have questions about the program, email ISDP at

Bloomington Food Policy Council

Sustainability Intern

Center for Sustainable Living

Sustainability Intern

City of Columbus

Sustainability Intern

City of Gary

Sustainability Intern

City of Huntingburg

Sustainability Intern

City of Indianapolis

Sustainability Extern

City of Indianapolis Mayor's Office

Streetlights Community Engagement and Brownfields Intern

City of Indianapolis Mayor's Office

Streetlights Research and Evaluation Intern

City of Jasper

Sustainability Intern

City of Kokomo

Community Sustainability Intern


Sustainability Intern

Earth Charter Indiana

Resilient Indiana Intern

Growing Places Indy

Summer Apprenticeship

Indianapolis City Market

Sustainability Intern

Indiana Recycling Coalition

Sustainability Intern

Indiana Sports Corp

Sustainability Intern

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

Sustainability Intern


Sustainability Extern

Kheprw Institute

Project Assistant

Pacers Sports and Entertainment

Waste Management Intern

National Parks Service

Pollinator Stewardship Intern

People for Urban Progress

Sustainability Intern

Uplands PEAK Sanctuary

Sustainability Extern

US Green Building Council

Community Intern

How to get involved

Join our sustainability network

Help us build a network of sustainability professionals who can mentor students, connect with each other and share success and expertise across all employment sectors. Our growing network promises to enhance the sustainability work in Indiana now and in the future.

Host an extern this summer

Our program has already identified several experiential opportunities this summer and we’ve got room for more. We will identify and place an extern with your organization and provide support and evaluation throughout the summer. Funding is available to help organizations wishing to participate that have not budgeted for an extern in summer 2018.

Share your expertise

We are coordinating an intensive bootcamp for students headed to sustainability-focused internships throughout the state. We are looking for professionals to participate in roundtables, presentations and the development of real-world problem solving skills. This workshop will be held May 14-18, 2018.

Office of Sustainability

Lockefield Village
980 Indiana Avenue, Room 4408
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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