Intern With Us

Summertime is full of energy and new faces at Acterra as we welcome our summer cohort of interns and volunteers.

We are so grateful for the contributions of those who spend their summers with us and strive for them to have a mutually beneficial experience.

Each summer we welcome a group of students ranging from high school to graduate school.  Many members of our staff are involved in working with these students on a range of projects generally aligned to their interests and area of study. Not only are we exposing students to our staff, but also providing opportunities for them to conduct outreach and research, and meet constituents in the communities we serve.

Each summer program acts as a cohort; we hold regular meetings with staff and host networking and learning programs as a way to connect them to one another. Examples include professional development, career panels, and networking opportunities to help interns and fellows explore their future sustainability careerpaths.

Interested in joining us this summer? Complete our online application and indicate in the notes that you are interested in a Summer Internship.


About Acterra

Inspiring and Motivating Action for Change

Acterra is a Bay Area-focused environmental organization based in Palo Alto that brings people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet. The organization’s roots go back to 1970 with a history of inspiring and motivating action for change.

Acterra is driven not by ego, but by the opportunity to learn and grow together, while achieving high impact through fighting climate change and reducing carbon emissions. We harness the individual strengths within our staff and our network to foster a leader-full organization and movement. Our team members are high performers and high collaborators, and we encourage creativity and failing forward. This is not an aspirational vision: this is how we live our work, together.

Acterra strives to ensure that the organization is welcoming and inclusive. Acterra is an equal opportunity employer that supports and lives diversity in our staffing and values. Acterra does not discriminate as to gender, race, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, social background, disability, pregnancy, marital status, political affiliation, or age. Acterra strives to include persons from traditionally under-represented groups and complies with all applicable national and local laws pertaining to non- discrimination and equal opportunity.

We strongly encourage and seek applications from women; people of color; immigrant, bilingual, and bicultural individuals; and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming communities. Acterra complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.