IMPACT Environment

Climate change and the threats it is posing to our communities represent one of the most urgent challenges of the 21st century. Explore opportunities to start your career in this critical field of work.


  1. Acterra

    Palo Alto || $25/hr, 40 hours/week || June 22 – Aug 14

    Acterra is a local climate action and education organization that has served Silicon Valley and the Bay Area since 1970. Our programs address climate change by promoting greater use of renewable energy, residential energy efficiency, clean transportation, and leadership in sustainability. Read more.

  2. Angaza

    San Francisco || $25/hr, 40 hours/week || June 22 – Aug 14

    Angaza hardware, embedded firmware, and web software technologies empower distributors of off-grid energy devices to make life-changing products accessible and affordable to individuals in emerging markets, even those who live on less than $2 per day. Read more.

  3. BioCellection

    Menlo Park || $25/hr, 40 hours/week || June 22 – Aug 14

    BioCellection has developed a breakthrough technology to turn non-recyclable waste plastic into valuable chemicals. We make the world better by preventing plastic pollution and reducing petroleum dependence. Read more.

  4. BlocPower

    Oakland || $25/hr, 40 hours/week || June 22 – Aug 14

    BlocPower is a clean energy startup that provides engineering, financing, and project implementation services for green building retrofits that save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve health and create local employment opportunities in low-to-moderate income communities. Read more.

  5. Elemental Excelerator

    East Palo Alto || $25/hr, 40 hours/week || June 22 – Aug 14

    Elemental Excelerator helps startups change the world, one community at a time. Each year, we find 15-20 companies that impact people’s lives through innovation in energy, transportation, water, agriculture, and beyond. Read more.

  6. GRID Alternatives

    Oakland || $25/hr, 40 hours/week || June 22 – Aug 14

    GRID Alternatives is a national leader in making clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs accessible to low-income communities and communities of color. Read more.

  7. Imagine H2O

    San Francisco || $25/hr, 40 hours/week || June 22 – Aug 14

    Imagine H2O is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people to develop and deploy innovation to solve water challenges globally. The organization’s water innovation accelerator provides entrepreneurs with the resources, insight and visibility to launch and scale water solutions. Read more.

  8. Kevala

    San Francisco || $25/hr, 40 hours/week || June 22 – Aug 14

    Kevala’s goal is to accelerate a clean energy future by making energy-related data meaningful, transparent and broadly accessible. Kevala’s team is solving the challenges facing energy market participants interacting with the evolving electricity grid. Read more.

  9. kWh Analytics

    San Francisco || $25/hr, 40 hours/week || June 22 – Aug 14

    kWh Analytics is the market leader in solar risk management and is solving one of the industry’s biggest challenges – the high cost of capital. In solar, risk is cost. Using data, we at kWh Analytics reduce risk. Lower risk = lower cost = more solar. Read more.

  10. Microvi Biotech Inc.

    Hayward, CA || $25/hr, 40 hours/week || June 22 – Aug 14

    Microvi is a green technology company based in the San Francisco Bay Area that delivers next-generation biotechnologies for the water, wastewater and renewable chemical industries. Our solutions disrupt markets for our partners, drive customer value and help make our planet more sustainable and equitable for future generations. Read more.

  1. Sighten

    San Francisco || $25/hr, 40 hours/week || June 22 – Aug 14

    Sighten provides a comprehensive software toolset that handles the entire workflow for solar. The feature set supports the multiple stakeholders involved in successful solar deployment: originators, installers, financiers, and homeowners/offtakers, among others. Read more.

  2. Span

    San Francisco, CA || $25/hr, 40 hours/week || June 22 – Aug 14

    At Span, we are building products to drive the rapid adoption of renewable energy and enable a more modern, flexible grid. Span’s smart panel replaces the standard electrical panel to become the center for connected power in the home, providing intelligent load-balancing and revolutionary edge-of-grid controls through the Span mobile app. Read more.

  3. Swiftly

    San Francisco || $25/hr, 40 hours/week || June 22 – Aug 14

    Swiftly is a big data platform for transportation. The platform weaves data analytics, intuitive visualizations, and real-time predictive technologies into applications that drive smarter decisions for public transit agencies. Read more.

  4. TerViva

    Oakland || $25/hr, 40 hours/week || June 22 – Aug 14

    At TerViva we believe that we need to use agriculture land better if we are to feed and fuel the rising global population in a climate-constrained world. We produce plant protein, vegetable oil, and bioactives by growing a non-GMO, sustainable tree crop called Pongamia, which produces dramatically higher yields than other oilseed crops such as soybeans. Read more.