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Work that puts the planet first

PennEnvironment’s mission is to transform our ideas and imaginations into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place. If that’s what you want to do, check out the jobs below or visit

The damage we're doing to the earth is both unsustainable and infuriating. Climate change is speeding up. Plastic pollution is piling up. There's even evidence that global deforestation is spreading diseases like COVID-19. But solutions to these problems are all around us, practically begging us to adopt them: solar and wind power, electric cars and buses, more walkable and “bikeable” cities, sustainable alternatives to harmful single-use plastics, more protections for wild places and wildlife, and on and on.

By taking a job with PennEnvironment, you’ll have the chance to take the ball and run with it on your campaign — to make it really take off. But you’ll also be part of a great team of researchers, advocates, attorneys and communications experts, working together for more action and results.

Campaign Associate

Start your career in environmental action and advocacy by working closely with one of our experienced program teams as a campaign associate. Each year, we hire recent college graduates with the passion, the commitment and the talent to build the support it takes to reduce global warming pollution, create more solar and wind power, spare our parks and forests from fracking, keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, and protect our wildlife and wild places. MORE | APPLY

Climate Defender Organizer

PennEnvironment’s Climate Defender Organizers are responsible for recruiting, developing and mobilizing powerful teams of concerned citizens to become climate volunteers in critical communities across the state. As a Climate Defender Organizer, you will work with our existing network of hundreds of team members and activists, and expand volunteer teams in key political areas to ensure support from local decision-makers for climate action. MORE | APPLY 


If you want to spend the semester learning how to make a real impact on the decisions that affect the energy we use, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the places we love, apply for an internship with PennEnvironment. Each semester, we train students like you to analyze environmental problems, advocate for smart solutions, and build public support. And you’ll work one-on-one with one of our advocates or organizers, providing a unique, mentored experience. MORE | APPLY