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Sustainability Service Corps Fellow

Sustainability Service Corps


Opportunity summary

Term length

9/3/2024 - 7/31/2025

Application window

5/6/2024 - 9/9/2024


San Francisco, California

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Complete projects related to resource waste reduction, community engagement and outreach, and K-12 education with a government agency, nonprofit, or school. Support the organization’s climate action initiatives by creating deliverables such as Climate Action Plans, conducting waste and energy audits, developing outreach materials, research reports, and environmental curriculums. Deliver information about climate and environment to an audience that includes homeowners, facilities

Opportunity description

Complete projects related to resource waste reduction, community engagement and outreach, and K-12 education with a government agency, nonprofit, SSC Fellows are matched with organizations across California in target regions that are vulnerable to the effects of climate change including the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, the Central Valley, and the Central Coast. Fellows empower climate-ready communities to build a sustainable, healthy, and just future for our people and planet.


  • Education benefit
  • Workforce credential or certificate
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits
  • Childcare

Requirements and qualifications


Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States. Ability to pass FBI, CA Department of Justice, out-of-state (if applicable), and National Sex Offender Public Registry background checks prior to service. At least 18 years of age and in possession of a high school diploma or its equivalent. Test negatively for tuberculosis if working with minors. Adhere to COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements determined by host organization. Live in the state of California.

Preferred qualifications

Commitment to the full term of service (1700+ hours and 11 months for full-time term). Capability to work in a professional office or field setting. Strong verbal and written communication and teamwork skills career in sustainability. Experience with, or training in, climate science, sustainability, environmental justice, education, community outreach, and project management. Past service experience (e.g., volunteering, community service, etc.). Associates degree or above AND/OR relevant experience.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Energy audits
  • Weatherization of homes and public buildings
  • Solar and renewable energy systems installation
  • City parks and greenspaces creation and maintenance
  • Urban agriculture
  • Recycling and composting programs
  • Environmental justice
  • Disaster preparedness, recovery, and response
  • Coastal wetlands restoration
  • Local ecosystem restoration
  • Economic development support for energy transition communities
  • Farm to school initiatives
  • Community gardens
  • Food waste reduction
  • Grant-writing and fundraising
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Telework eligible
  • Team based
  • Individual placement
  • Rural
  • Urban
  • Traveling
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor