Are you a junior or senior at a local college or university? Do you want to gain valuable experience with environmental, economic and social issues at a regional non-profit organization? Apply for an internship with Sustainable Sandhills!

Internships are non-remunerative (not paid), but interns will work on exciting projects and gain experience in an innovative, professional setting. Interns who perform well will receive references and letters of recommendation from Sustainable Sandhills.


Interns should be rising juniors or seniors at a regional college or university.

Interns should be able to commit to the internship for the duration of the semester.

Interns will meet with Sustainable Sandhills personnel at least weekly and will be expected to attend meetings related to their projects, so interns should have reliable transportation.

Interns will experience a true professional setting during their time with Sustainable Sandhills, so interns should present themselves in a polished, professional manner.

Interns will work under the guidance of the Executive Director of Sustainable Sandhills and program managers, but they will enjoy flexible schedules and office settings.

Internships may qualify for class credit or semester hours. Interns should consult with their academic advisors for guidance.




The student selected for this internship will work with Sustainable Sandhills and a team of influential stakeholders to develop a resource resilience plan for the City of Fayetteville, North Carolina. The intern will assist with the develop of implementation strategies for projects designed to insulate the city’s energy, water and natural assets against threats, ensuring that Fayetteville’s residents have the resources that they need – where they need them and when they need them – for current and future generations.


The student selected for this internship will work with Sustainable Sandhills, the City of Fayetteville, Fayetteville Police Department and Cumberland County Solid Waste to develop all elements of a multifaceted educational campaign and an implementation strategy to prevent littering in the city and encourage the proper disposal of waste. The intern will work with subject matter experts in the areas of waste management and pollution prevention as well as the Mayor’s Office and Chief of Police to create the campaign and disseminate it to city residents.