Careers & Internships

Looking for a career or internship protecting our natural resources? Listed below are available opportunities at the Ohio Environmental Council and our partners in the environmental-conservation community in Ohio and across the country.  

We also list openings from our weekly Green Jobs & Innovation News Roundup. To find these, select "Green" from the drop down filter.

Service Assistant- Cincinnati, OH

Location: Cincinnati, OH
Organization: Tesla
About Tesla
Palo Alto, California-based, Tesla Motors uses proprietary technology, world-class design, and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to create a new generation of highway capable electric vehicles. We utilize an innovative distribution model based on Company-owned sales and service centers. This approach allows us to maintain the highest levels of customer experience and benefit from short customer feedback loops to ensure our customer needs are fulfilled. We believe our operational infrastructure provides us with a competitive advantage compared to traditional automobile... Read More

Social Media and Website Intern

Location: Columbus, OH
Organization: The Ohio Environmental Council
Supervisor:  Adam Rissien, Director of Agricultural & Water Policy                              
Time Commitment:  Subject to volunteer schedule
Schedule:  Subject to volunteer schedule
Location:  Columbus, Ohio
Project Overview
The OEC co-facilitates the Lake Erie Binational Forum whose function is, in part, to promote and achieve effective Lake Erie basin-wide implementation of Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) goals. Towards this end, the OEC administers the Forum’s website, Facebook page and Twitter account. 
We are seeking an intern to help develop and promote the Forum’s... Read More

Program Manager, Energy Efficiency / Ohio

Location: Columbus, OH
Organization: ICF International
ICF International is currently seeking a Manager of their Energy Efficiency Division to help manage and grow ICF’s energy efficiency business. The successful candidate will lead the development and management of integrated energy solutions that target the residential and/or commercial and industrial (C&I;) sectors including energy efficiency, demand response, smart grid, and renewable energy offerings; manage program budgets; build relationships with clients; hire and mentor staff; design and implement program strategies and plans; as well as develop and execute strategies to influence... Read More

Ohio River Basin Research Intern

Location: Columbus, OH
Organization: The Ohio Environmental Council
The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) is seeking a volunteer intern to assist with the OEC’s water policy work in the Ohio River Basin. As an intern you will assist the OEC in developing a framework for a nonprofit coalition to restore and protect the Ohio River watershed, which spans 15 states and houses nearly a 1/3 of the US population. Other opportunities may include attending meetings with partner groups and meeting with state agencies
Research models for nonprofit policy and advocacy coalitions, including the advantages and disadvantages of each. The research will be... Read More

Short-term Clean Water Supply Fellow, Great Lakes

Location: Toledo, OH
Organization: American Rivers
The Clean Water Supply Fellow, Great Lakes will work to move Great Lakes communities toward a sustainable and integrated approach to water management while providing program support for the American Rivers’ Clean Water Supply Program in the Great Lakes. The Clean Water Supply Program focuses on ensuring communities and their rivers have enough clean water by promoting sustainable and decentralized water management practices such as green infrastructure (rain gardens and green roofs), water efficiency and reuse. Working with local, state, federal, and nonprofit leaders and officials, Clean... Read More

Director, Energy & Environmental Policy

Location: Columbus
Organization: Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Position Summary: The Ohio Chamber of Commerce is Ohio's largest and most diverse statewide business advocacy organization, dedicated to presenting Ohio policymakers with the business perspective on issues. The successful candidate will lead the Chamber’s efforts to advance the organization’s public policy agenda in the areas of energy and environment, specifically by advocating for a regulatory system that protects the environment without harming the competitiveness of Ohio manufacturers and energy policies that ensure access to reliable and affordable energy. This position reports to the... Read More

Associate Director of Philanthropy I

Location: Louisville, KY
Organization: The Nature Conservancy Kentucky
The Nature Conservancy is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in all 50 states and more than 33 countries. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
The Kentucky Chapter is hiring an Associate Director of Philanthropy to join the philanthropy team.  This position will be based in Louisville, KY but will travel frequently within Louisville, Lexington and the rest of the state... Read More

Executive Director

Location: 4145 Erie St, Willoughby, OH 44094
Organization: Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc. (CRWP)
The Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc. (CRWP) seeks a full-time Executive Director to lead CRWP to preserve and enhance the Chagrin River and its watershed to assure a sustainable future.
CRWP is a non-profit organization that provides technical assistance to its Members and develops cost effective, prevention-focused solutions to minimize new, and address current, natural resource management problems as communities grow.  CRWP is a recognized statewide leader in locally driven watershed management that promotes innovative stormwater management practices, improves the development of those... Read More

OEC: Scenic River Intern

Location: Columbus
Organization: Ohio Environmental Council
Supervisor: Kristy Meyer, Managing Director, Agricultural, Health & Clean Water Programs
The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) is seeking an intern to assist with the OEC's scenic river work. The intern will work with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to assist in holding Stream Quality Monitoring (SQM) trainings, training volunteers on SQM, collecting data on scenic rivers, and entering in data into the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) water quality monitoring database. 
Assist Scenic River Coordinators plan and implement SQM trainings
Possibly train... Read More

Restoration Ecology Apprenticeship

Location: Cumberland
Organization: The Wilds
The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative conservation centers in the world with diverse training programs. Apprenticeship positions are available through the Restoration Ecology Program. Below is a summary of the position: 
Apprentices gain valuable hands-on experience, participate in land management projects and receive field training on a variety of ecological studies in wetland, forest, stream and grassland habitats. 
Schedule is seasonally flexible (as needed), Typically: M-F, 9:00-5:00 Aug 1st – Jan 31st. 
Candidates must be responsible, flexible, self-motivated and able to... Read More