Please see below for sustainability-related job openings at Yale University.

Student Positions

Graduate School Sustainability Action Plan Assistant

The Yale Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with the McDougal Graduate Student Center, is launching a process to develop a sustainability action plan for the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The first set of tasks will relate to developing a “living green” program to inform and inspire students. The second set will be aimed at developing and testing tactics for enhancing the sustainability throughout the GSAS and affiliated department spaces. A final task will be to develop recommendations for identifying possible academic connections to the Yale Sustainability Strategic Plan. 

This position is open to graduate school students only. The ideal candidate for this position is a self- starter with excellent writing skills and some comfort with online platforms. The hours for this position will be 5-10 per week. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to

School of Management Sustainability Coordinator

The Yale School of Management and the Yale Office of Sustainability are seeking two research assistants to advance the SOM Sustainability Action Plan, which was created to support the Yale Sustainability Plan 2025. This work will divided into several main task areas:

Marketing and Communications: develop and implement a plan to enhance the culture of sustainability at SOM; oversee the continued implementation of initiatives related to event management, waste management, and energy conservation.

Academic Connections: on an on-going basis, connect with SOM faculty and deans about how the School’s teaching and research connects to sustainability – particularly in applied and multidisciplinary ways.

Collaboration: connect with students throughout campus and through the GNAM network on best practices, lessons learned, and possible shared initiatives.

The two research assistants will report directly to the Director of Facilities Operations at the School of Management and have strong support from the Office of Sustainability. 

The ideal candidates are self-starters with excellent written and oral communication skills. Understanding of the basic principles of marketing and strategy and/or systems thinking will be considered assets, as will proven strength in data analysis.  

Desirable software skills include MS Word, Excel, and PPT. Experience with online platforms will be valued as well. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to

Sustainability Design Requirements Research Assistant

The Office of Facilities is currently in the process of completing a Refresh of our Sustainable Design Requirements. These describe the goals, strategies and procedures for providing and meeting sustainable design requirements for capital projects. We are seeking a student intern to update the Yale Sustainable Products List (SPL) that are an important reference tool. The SPL  provides information on the environmental and human health impacts of building products and materials to bring the product selection process in line with the University’s larger sustainability goals. The products are separated into broad categories such as flooring, ceiling, walls, doors, windows, etc. within each category, individual materials, such as carpet, wood flooring, linoleum, etc were evaluated  based on industry recognized independent certification programs. The SPL was last updated in 2012 and the continued availability of the products as well as their current sustainability certifications need to be reviewed.  The work involves an initial on site meeting with University Office of Facilities staff to review the SPL, as well as on site progress meetings. The review of products on manufacturer websites can be done remotely. Contacting manufacturers for product material information may also be necessary. 

Please send a cover letter and resume to