Volunteer, Internship, and Community Engagement Resources

GVSU Career Services sites:


LakerJobs is GVSU's web-based service providing students and alumni access to professional jobs and internships posted by employers looking for GVSU students and alumni. You can also use LakerJobs to: Participate in on-campus interviewing Register for career events and fairs Make your resume available to employers through resume books Have jobs automatically emailed to you with search agents and job blasts Get information on upcoming career events, workshops, and information sessions Research employers that recruit at GVSU

Environmental Organizations and Institutes:

Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center

MAREC was developed as a direct response to the growing need for the development of alternative and renewable energy sources. The mission of MAREC is to be a destination point for researchers and businesses interested in advancing, developing, and using alternative energy technologies and related applications. In addition, the Center is a leader and resource in advancing energy related education and the development of effective public policy that will lead to greater use and application of renewable energy technology.

Annis Water Resources Institute

The vision of the Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) is to enhance the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of freshwater resources. AWRI has adopted this vision recognizing that sustainable freshwater ecosystems are a fundamental necessity, and that the integrity of such systems helps to define our quality of life. The AWRI will advance its vision and commitment through three mechanisms: unique educational programs, outreach, and pure and applied research.

West Michigan Environmental Action Coalition

West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) is a non-profit, 501C3 organization working to protect and enhance West Michigan's natural and human environments by translating the concerns of people into positive action. WMEAC has been delivering environmental education and advocacy to the West Michigan community for nearly forty years. Since 1968, WMEAC has served as West Michigan's leading voice for environmental protection. WMEAC is committed to empowering West Michigan's citizens, businesses, institutions and organizations with the tools they need to become better stewards of our environment.

Blandford Nature Center

The mission of Blandford Nature Center is to change lives through fun and engaging learning experiences in the natural world. Our vision is to invigorate relationships with nature that lead individuals to transform their community and create a healthy, sustainable world.

Critter Barn

The Critter Barn, located at 9275 Adams Street in Zeeland, Michigan, is dedicated to teaching about farming and agriculture while inspiring people of all ages through the miracles in nature found at the farm.

West Michigan Environmental Action Coalition

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, in Southwest Michigan, is a mix between an environmental education center, nature center and biological field station. We are educating environmental stewards by communicating the core values of land conservancy, environmental responsibility, citizenship, inclusiveness, and the pursuit of knowledge. The Institute offers environmental education and sustainable land management programs to serve the community, plus undergraduate scientific research grants and research partnerships with area colleges and universities.

Student Conservation Association

Tens of thousands of green professionals, from park superintendents to urban planners, can trace their start to SCA. This is where college and high school students connect with nature, render hands-on service, gain new skills and perspectives, and launch a lifetime of stewardship. SCA's mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.

Internships and Job Postings:


The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.


Good Food Jobs is a job search engine designed to link people in search of meaningful food work with the businesses that need their energy, enthusiasm, and intellect. We are dedicated to changing the world, one hard worker at a time.

Comfoodjobs is an announcement service for employment, internships, and similar opportunities across the (sustainable) food system spectrum. Subscribe to the mailing list here.


This directory of on-the-job learning opportunities in sustainable and organic agriculture has been published since 1989 as a tool to help farmers and apprentices connect with each other. It is available for farms in the U.S and its territories. (there are a few in Canada and the Caribbean as well). Maintained by ATTRA, The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service.

Beginning Farmers

Listings page

Job and internship resources from Beginning Farmers includes Sustainable Agriculture Listings (National), Sustainable Agriculture Listings (Regional/Local), General Agriculture Listings, and International Agriculture Listings.