The Philadelphia Office of Sustainability (OOS) is hiring two summer interns to support the Office’s work towards creating a sustainable city for all Philadelphians. Read on to learn more about the opportunities and how you can apply! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis though the final application deadline is April 26.


A group of people pose behind a large, colorful banner which reads: "working towards local solutions." Many are smiling and have their hands raised in the hair. The background is bright but cloudy. There are trees and another large banner which reads: "CUSP Climate City."

1) Climate Planning Intern

Support the development of a climate action plan in line with the Paris Climate Agreement by:

  • Researching climate policies and municipal climate action plans
  • Analyzing existing strategies that address the causes and impacts of climate change to help create a pathway forward for Philadelphia
  • Applying an equity lens to assess the degree to which these actions contribute to the advancement of equity

Learn more about this position and how to apply here.



Two youth stand behind the Beat the Heat Activity station at a community event in Hunting Park. They hold up information about how to stay cool in the summer and other resources.2) Heat Resiliency Fellow

Support the launch of a neighborhood-based heat relief network in Hunting Park, one of Philadelphia’s hottest and most heat vulnerable neighborhoods by:

  • Working with community partners to create guidelines for selecting cooling sites, cooling resources, and relevant community programming
  • Developing a culturally responsive communications strategy to spread awareness and promote use of the heat relief network
  • Monitoring and sharing project progress and impact of the project by collecting data, documenting feedback and progress and, presenting a summary of activities and key findings

Learn more about this position and how to apply here.