To receive weekly updates on opportunities to get involved in environmental action around MIT, subscribe to our newsletter.


Grant – Infusing Sustainability in STEM

ESI is offering mini-grants up to $15,000 for MIT faculty and teaching staff who want to develop problems or p-sets, lectures, and/or other curricular materials that introduce undergraduate students to concepts in environment, climate change and sustainability within STEM subjects. Learn how to apply by March 24.

Fellowship – Climate Journalism

ESI has announced a call for the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative Journalism Fellowships, open to U.S. journalists interested in pursuing an ambitious project on local implications of climate change. Learn more.

Fellowship – Martin Society of Fellows for Sustainability

The Martin Fellowships for Sustainability provide a full year of funding to MIT PhD candidates whose research advances environmental and/or social sustainability. Learn how to be nominated by February 28.

Student Jobs

ESI is hiring MIT undergraduate and graduate students for the ESI Nature Based Solutions Program. Learn more.



Fellowships – MIT Office of Sustainability

The MIT Office of Sustainability is seeking five upper-level undergraduate or graduate student fellows for a variety of fellowship positions, from food waste strategy to analysis of campus carbon emissions. Apply online.

Fellowship – MIT Energy Initiative

The MIT Energy Initiative is accepting nominations for the Society of Energy Fellows. Graduate students and postdocs whose research supports a global transition to low-carbon energy are eligible. Learn how to be nominated by March 22.

Fellowship – Millennium Fellowship

The UN’s Millennium Fellowship is open to teams of undergraduates taking on sustainability challenges on their campuses or beyond. Apply with your team by April 16.

Fellowships – Initiative for Energy Justice

The Initiative for Energy Justice, part of Northeastern University School of Law, will hire two IEJ Fellows to do research, writing and outreach in support of equitable, state-level transitions to renewable energy. Apply online.

Internships – Ceres

Ceres is seeking ten summer interns to provide research and other support to teams in clean energy, food and forests, corporate sustainability, and more. Internships come with $6,000 stipends and span from June 7 to August 13. View all openings.

Job – J-WAFS

MIT’s Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab is seeking a Financial and Project Coordinator. Apply online.

Jobs – MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium

The newly formed MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium is seeking its first Executive Director and Administrative Assistant.

Jobs – Project Drawdown

Project Drawdown is hiring for two positions: a Research Manager to lead quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and a Program Coordinator to lead written communications and partnership engagement. Both will contribute to the new Drawdown Lift initiative, exploring connections between climate change, health and human wellbeing in emerging economies.

Job – Climate Interactive

Climate Interactive is seeking a Climate Program Support Associate to expand the reach of the organization’s teaching tools in climate policy and solutions. Apply online.

Job – Citizens’ Climate Education

Citizens’ Climate Education is hiring a State & Local Media Coordinator to help advance carbon pricing as a solution to the climate crisis.

Jobs – E3G

Climate policy think tank E3G is hiring for four positions in its Washington office: a Senior Policy Advisor for Public Banks and Sustainable Finance, a Policy Advisor for Macroeconomics and a Clean Economy, a Policy Advisor for Climate Diplomacy and Geopolitics, and an Office and Events Coordinator. Apply by March 7.

Contest – Geothermal Collegiate Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy has opened its Geothermal Collegiate Competition, offering student teams cash prizes for presenting practical use cases of geothermal energy. Learn how to enter by March 9.

Contest – J-Wafs

The Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab has opened its World Water Day Video Competition. Submit a video of your water research project by March 10.

Contest – ClimateScience Olympiad

The ClimateScience Olympiad 2021 is open for registrations. Compete in teams of 2 to create solutions for the UN sustainable development goals, with $10,000 in prizes on offer in the final round at the COP25 UN climate summit in Glasgow. Register by August 1.

Student Prize – Jeffrey L. Pressman Awards

MIT undergraduates are eligible for the Jeffrey L. Pressman Awards, providing $6,500 for summer projects and internships related to American politics. Learn how to apply by March 5.

Volunteer – En-ROADS Climate Ambassadors

Climate Interactive is seeking En-ROADS Climate Ambassadors to learn how to run climate policy simulation games for classrooms, legislators, and community groups. Learn how to apply.