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Focusing on the holistic model of sustainability, we are building a pipeline of employment for groups who have traditionally been left out of the sustainability movement. Our partners include community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, The Alliance Center’s network of 50 tenant organizations and the 180 businesses in the Best for Colorado community.

Types of Projects

Internships

Internships are designed to serve individuals who are interested in joining the sustainability field. Interns work within a defined area to develop their skills as they relate to a specific sustainability field. All internships are paid.

Fellowships

Fellowships are designed to serve individuals who are interested building their skills around a wide variety of sustainability topics. These paid three-month fellowships run throughout the summer. Each fellow works closely with one department within The Alliance Center. During the fellowship, they are also paired with either an Alliance tenant or a Best for Colorado business to gain deeper experience within a defined field.

Workshops

Workshops are designed to serve high school students who are interested in learning about sustainability and exploring potential sustainability careers or majors. The Alliance Center plays a supporting role providing space, connecting students with industry leaders from our network.

Experiential Learning Projects

Experiential learning projects focus on a specific project designed by either the students or Alliance Center staff. These projects tackle a particular aspect of sustainability and focus on finding sustainable solutions to challenges faced by either communities or organizations.

Youth-Led Climate Activism

The Alliance Center acts as a supporting partner to the youth-led climate actions and strikes. We provide space for gathering when possible, act as thought partners when asked and work to help youth climate leaders institutionalize climate actions across the state.

Pilot Projects

Girls Inc.

The Girls Inc. Eureka! program is an intensive, five-year STEM based program that builds girls’ confidence and skills through hands-on opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In 2019, we hosted two students from Girls Inc. who helped build our climate equity toolkit.

The University of Chicago

The University of Chicago Conservation Corps provides internships and professional development opportunities for students who are committed to environmental resilience and rehabilitation. The Alliance Center welcomed one of these students summer 2019 to support our GIS work. 

LULA

The Latinx Undergraduate Leadership Advancement (LULA) program supports leadership development, community engagement and personal growth of Latinx undergraduate students. With mentoring from The Alliance Center staff the 2019-2020 cohort is currently working on their social impact project which will be featured this spring.

CU Denver

The Alliance Center has partnered with University of Colorado – Denver Business School through our Best for Colorado program. Students are trained to develop Impact Improvement Plans for companies based on the areas of improvement identified on their B Lab Impact Assessment and write compelling case histories on the businesses.

Current Opportunities

There are currently no open positions at The Alliance Center in our Sustainability Skills Initiative. Please check back soon for new opportunities!

Earth Week

April 17 – 24 | Various times and locations

This year in the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Interested in making your voice heard as a youth climate leader this Earth Week? Explore our our various events to find opportunities to engage and step up for the planet!

Academic and Youth Leadership Partners

Thought Partners

The Sustainability Skills Initiative is a new, intentional venture for The Alliance Center. We partner with the Equity Project, the HR Shop and Skillful to develop our staff’s skills and tools as we progress on our diversity, equity, equality and inclusion journey. The Alliance Center recognizes that we are at the beginning of this journey, and we are intentionally building partnerships with community leaders in this space.