Mentorship Program Development Intern

Academic Credits





2101 L St., NW
Suite 500
United States


The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council believes that all students deserve the opportunity to attend schools that sustain the world they live in, enhance their health and well-being, and prepare them for 21st century careers.

The Mentorship Program Development Intern will develop and deliver a comprehensive programmatic proposal for an organization-wide mentorship program; and launch the implementation of such program. The intern will be responsible for developing a mentorship program must be integrated across the organization, and establish strategies and metrics for accelerating and adding value to opportunities to connect industry professionals to youth, schools and underserved populations. The intern will conduct research, conduct internal and external interviews, use creativity and critical thinking skills to develop an informed and inspired plan that will lead to a greater number of meaningful connections between sustainability industry professionals and aspiring leaders. The intern will also provide support as needed to additional, high-priority team projects over the summer. The position requires entrepreneurship and active teamwork, and excellent communication and organization skills.

The intern will be able to build knowledge of green building, sustainability and LEED by researching USGBC stakeholders and their volunteer and credential maintenance activities. The intern will interact with Community Advancement staff representatives; and will learn more about green career development and K-12 career readiness initiatives.

Please note that this is an unpaid position and intern must be eligible to receive academic credit. The internship will last approximately three months. The intern must be available to work in USGBC’s Washington, DC office.

Internship tasks include

  • Research best practices in mentorship and existing mentorship programs
  • Interview internal and external stakeholders
  • Assess existing organizational opportunities and processes
  • Create and present comprehensive proposal; incorporate feedback
  • Create program plan for implementation; communicate with stakeholders
  • Collect and publish case studies on successful organizational stories


Education & training requirements/preferences

  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate (Junior or Senior) or graduate program of study
  • Major or specialization in education, nonprofit management, environmental studies, building science disciplines or other related fields.
  • Knowledge of green building or sustainability

Experience requirements

  • At least two years studies in their field

Other required skills and qualifications

  • LEED Green Associate preferred
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills
  • Passion for sustainability, education and equity topics
  • Interest in sharing knowledge with others while growing their own knowledge
  • Detail-oriented
  • Able to handle multiple tasks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Commitment to USGBC’s mission of transforming the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life

How To Apply

Please email or fax your resume and a letter of interest.

  • Note the title of the position you are applying for.
  • Submit files as PDFs or Word documents.
  • Fax: 202-315-3949.
  • No phone calls, please.