Cvandyke via Shutterstock

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.

Clean Air and Climate Campaign Director, Western Pennsylvania

Direct and manage campaigns on two of our key issues in Western Pennsylvania — air pollution and climate change. Coordinate our regional work on global warming, advance policies that transition Pennsylvania to 100% renewable energy, and improve energy efficiency and conservation standards and the region’s transportation sector. MORE | APPLY

Western Pennsylvania Field Organizer

Work with our team in Pittsburgh to educate and energize the public on the most critical environmental issues facing the planet, including tackling climate change, halting fracking, reducing air and water pollution, and getting off of single-use plastics. MORE | APPLY

Clean Water and Conservation 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


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