Interns and Alumni
NGO Sustainability, Inc. offers opportunities for interns and associates who want to be involved in global sustainable development, renewable energy, and women’s empowerment issues.
Experience, Connections, Learning
Throughout the course of the year, selective groups of bright, hard working college and graduate students volunteer their time to NGO Sustainability. They help running every aspect of the organization, from drafting reports on UN events to aiding meetings of our staff with top business people and ambassadors in the world of sustainable development.
Interns and associates get intensive experience with the United Nations. They organize events and often attend relevant UN sessions with Roma Stibravy, President and Founder of NGO Sustainability, Inc.
Their work helps build connections while raising awareness and promoting sustainability. Their contributions are critical to meeting mission and using resources for direct service.
Post-graduate students and experienced professionals also join our team for special projects or as longer term advisors.
NGO Sustainability seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist in its outreach, research, and awareness-raising efforts. This unpaid position is a unique opportunity to attain knowledge of current advancements in the field of sustainable development while learning about the inner workings of a nonprofit organization. The intern will also become familiar with how the United Nations deals with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and will attend and report on relevant meetings at the United Nations and local organizations.
Synthesis articles, prepare and distribute newsletters, to a mailing list of 1,000+ subscribers.
Maintain correspondence with NGO Sustainability’s mailing list, and responding to inquiries via email and telephone.
Coordinate meetings with innovators, entrepreneurs, and UN ambassadors.
Organize and facilitate conferences at the United Nations.
Administrative duties, such as filing, making phone calls, gathering materials.
Research current literature on sustainable development and renewable energy.
Manage website and social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Contact local, state, federal and international officials working on these issues.
If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Students may coordinate with their schools to receive academic credit for their experience.
Interns in the 2020-2021 Academic Year receiving credit:
Max Monk, Arizona State University '21 Amelia Boyd, Vassar College '22
Our Interns on Their Experience at NGO Sustainability:
“The internship I did with NGO Sustainability provided me with invaluable insight into both the social and economic implications of a green and sustainable environment. I hope that both this knowledge and the personal and inter-personal skills that I gained through this internship will allow me to help improve this generation’s outlook on development and environmental conservation.”
— Alina Leuca, Hunter College ’16
“I feel I have learned more lessons from this internship at NGO Sustainability than any of my technical classes have offered me. The knowledge and expertise I gained by working here alongside other dedicated interns has made me realize the impact a group of individuals with a common goal can have.”
— Melissa Serrano, Providence College ’18
“Board meetings and events at the United Nations allow me to meet with, discuss and learn from experts in all fields, including but not limited to the United Nations and private energy investment companies. My interest in sustainability–particularly renewable energy–increased significantly by interning.Through our work consulting other NGOs and private organizations I have learned how sustainability can not only be economically efficient, but also positively impact the world!”
— Magdalena (Maggie) Garzynski; Candidate, Masters of Science in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science ’12; B.A. Economics, Providence College ’10.
“So far, the internship at NGO Sustainability has broadened my horizons and understanding on the challenges the environment faces. I have learned the importance of living in a sustainable way such as shopping locally, using renewable energy and participating organic gardening!”
— Rob Israel, Colgate University ’22
“This internship has helped me expand my knowledge on the many alternatives to our current energy resources and has refined my understanding of the intricacies of sustainable development.”
— Ayah Zaki, Columbia University ’15
“Interning at NGO Sustainability has given me great insight into what running an NGO is like. I have gotten a first hand look at how civil society interacts with the business world and the world of international relations. This internship has expanded my knowledge of green energy and sustainable development in ways that I could never have foreseen.”
— Asher Talerman, Middlebury College ’16