Legacy Initiative

Sustainable Internship Program

SSC Gardening Project


The Sustainability Internship Program began in 2009, which connected students from any department at PSU with paid internships in sustainability-related industries and organizations—where students could develop skills, knowledge, and experience to become the next generation of leaders in their fields. 

Climate Action Internship Program

The Institute for Sustainable Solutions’ Climate Action Internship Program places paid student interns with local organizations, businesses, and agencies to advance the goals of the Portland and Multnomah County Climate Action Plan. Interns work an average of 12 hours per week throughout the academic year.

The program is offered as part of the Portland Climate Action Collaborative, a partnership between the Institute for Sustainable Solutions and the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

Summer Climate Fellows Program

The Institute for Sustainable Solutions’ Summer Climate Fellows Program placed a paid, full-time, graduate-level intern with a local organization to work on a project over the summer that helped inform a decision, investment, or policy related to sustainability in the Portland metro region.