2021 Notre Dame Sustainability Expo


Location: Virtual


The Notre Dame Sustainability Expo is held annually for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Notre Dame to meet with employers and explore professional development opportunities that support their career interests in energy, the environment, and other sustainability areas.

Students interested in attending will register on Handshake and schedule group sessions or one-on-one meetings with employers of their choice. Students will be notified as soon as registration on Handshake is open.  

Employers are invited to discuss summer and academic-year opportunities with students, such as job openings; internships; experiential and service learning programs; field, laboratory, and analytical research projects; and educational majors, minors, and certificate programs. Employers will offer 30-minute group sessions and/or 10-minute individual meetings via Handshake. Employers may also wish to reserve a virtual booth to upload informational materials for students to view and reference during and after the expo. Employers interested in participating in this event should contact bvillaro@nd.edu.  

Registration for the expo can be found here.

The current list of employers is provided below. This information will be updated as more employers register to participate.  

Cardno Cardno is a global 4,000 person professional services firm specializing in environmental, engineering and development services. Cardno has more than a dozen offices in the Midwest including three in Indiana. Job Openings, Internships, Research Projects
Center for Civic Innovation, University of Notre Dame The Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) Internship Program is a partnership that pilots and contributes to community-engaged, sustainable projects to address real world challenges in South Bend and Elkhart, Indiana. Interns work in small project teams to approach complex community issues through technical, analytical, and empathetic problem-solving skills. Intern project teams use design thinking methodology, meet with stakeholders, and develop project plans to create meaningful and positive impact in the surrounding community. Internships
+ Virtual Booth
Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) CCL advocates for a greenhouse gas emissions reduction policy known as Carbon Fee and Dividend, as formulated in 2009 by the renowned climate scientist James Hansen. Research Projects
City of South Bend Climate change is an urgent threat to the city of South Bend. The City’s Office of Sustainability coordinates our community’s response to climate change by developing and implementing mitigation and adaptation strategies that center equity. Specifically, our Office leads the implementation of our community’s Climate Action Plan, Carbon Neutral 2050. Job Openings, Internships, Research Projects
+ Virtual Booth
DePaul Academy DePaul Academy is dedicated to improving the lives of youth, families and communities. DePaul Academy is a private secure program serving male youth between the ages of 14 and 18 with a history of delinquent behaviors, abuse, neglect and trauma needs, mild mental health issues, as well as students who did not thrive in less restrictive settings. Job Openings, Internships, Research Projects, Experiential and Service Learning Programs
enFocus, Inc enFocus is a nonprofit that hosts paid fellowship and internship programs in the South Bend-Elkhart, Indiana region. Fellows and interns work on consulting-like projects for community partners in the private business, government, education, manufacturing, healthcare, sustainability, and nonprofit sectors. These projects can take the form of data analysis/visualization, process improvements, technology implementation, strategic planning, stakeholder management, program design and implementation, grant development, marketing and communications, supply chain/manufacturing operations analysis, market strategy transformation plans and more. Fellows and interns also lead applied research and entrepreneurial projects, either by supporting an existing incubation or by spearheading their own founder project to launch innovations or enact social change in our region. Throughout these programs, our team provides professional development opportunities and access to a network of mentors to assist fellows and interns as they launch their careers. Job Openings, Internships
+ Virtual Booth
Environmental Investigation Agency Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is a different kind of environmental organization with a unique combination of methods: undercover investigations of criminal activity, a wide variety of scientific, economic and social primary evidence, and campaigning expertise are combined to achieve systemic environmental breakthroughs. A thirty-year track record reveals EIA as arguably the most consistently independent, fearless, dynamic and effective NGO working on global environmental issues today. Job Openings, Experiential Learning Programs
Environmental Sciences Major, University of Notre Dame The Environmental Sciences major in the Department of Biological Sciences provides a program of study that will prepare students to engage in environmental issues. Education Minors, Majors, and/or Certificates
+ Virtual Booth
GE GE is committed to tackling the world’s biggest challenges with a clear alignment to sustainability—leading the energy transition to drive decarbonization, developing precision healthcare that personalizes diagnoses and treatments, and building a future of smarter and more efficient flight. We are dedicated to improving our impacts and lifting up our people, communities, and planet. Job Openings, Internships
+ Virtual Booth
Indiana Dunes National Park Indiana Dunes is a unit of the National Park Service and its mission is to conserve the resources of the park and provide for recreation and education about those resources. Job Openings, Internships, Experiential and Service Learning Programs
Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis is accelerating the transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy. Job Openings
Invenergy Invenergy is the largest privately held, independent electricity power producer in the United States. Invenergy develops, owns, and operates utility scale clean energy projects for wind, solar, battery storage, and natural gas. Job Openings, Internships
+ Virtual Booth
Kellogg Institute for International Studies The Kellogg Institute for International Studies promotes research excellence on critical global challenges, with a particular focus on democracy and human development. Through our undergraduate programs, we hope to develop researchers to tackle these challenges, including in the areas of energy and sustainability. Internships, Research Projects, Experiential Learning Programs
+ Virtual Booth
Keough School of Global Affairs The supplementary major in global affairs, offered by the Keough School of Global Affairs, asks students to think critically about contemporary global issues, including questions pertaining to energy usage and conservation, protecting the environment, and creating a sustainable future. Students are introduced to a variety of disciplines pertinent to understanding and approaching global issues and then asked to take an interdisciplinary approach to a focus area of their choosing.

Education Minors, Majors, and/or Certificates
Virtual Booth Only

MACOG MACOG is hosting an Environmental Stewardship AmeriCorps program and is looking to engage with students and community partners for National Service positions starting in the fall of 2022. Service Learning Programs
Meteorologist – WNDU The mission of WNDU is to keep the public informed of the latest science as it relates to energy, the environment, and/or sustainability studies. Internships
National Energy Partners (NEP) National Energy Partners (NEP) is a solar energy development company dedicated to bringing clean, renewable energy to businesses and residential consumers alike. At the forefront of the solar energy landscape, NEP’s passion is in fostering relationships through integrity, knowledge and efficiency. NEP embraces the specific needs and challenges of each project, offering valued clients the best experience through strategic management, trusted relationships and eco-friendly solar energy solutions. Job Openings, Internships, Education, Research Projects, Experiential Learning Programs
+ Virtual Booth
National Parks Conservation Association The National Parks Conservation Association and its 1.6 million members and supporters work to preserve and enhance national parks for future generations. It combines science, federal lobbying, on the ground advocacy, legal defense, and much more to ensure that our nation’s unique landscapes and stories are properly protected and accessible to everyone. Internships, Experiential and Service Learning Programs
+ Virtual Booth
ND Energy ND Energy oversees the Energy Studies Minor and the Student Energy Board for undergraduate students interested in topics such as energy, sustainability, and climate justice. Education, Experiential Learning Programs
+ Virtual Booth
Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology  Notre Dame Nanoscience and Technology offers summer undergraduate research fellowships, giving students the opportunity to work with one of the faculty affiliated with the center. The application process opens in January. Research Projects
+ Virtual Booth
Prairie Winds Nature Farm, Inc. Prairie Winds Nature Farm is an educational farm practicing ecological sustainability and diversity of both wild and farmed land. Visitors learn soil conserving methods of growing fruits and vegetables and managing livestock. We generate power and livestock water using alternative energy sources. Internships, Experiential and Service Learning Programs
+ Virtual Booth
Reilly Center for Science, Technology & Values Reilly Center provides educational programs and research opportunities that give students space to consider the relationship between science, technology, environment and society. Education Minors, Majors, and/or Certificates
Shirley Heinze Land Trust Since 1981, Shirley Heinze Land Trust has been dedicated to the preservation and protection of natural lands and waters in northwestern Indiana, and engaging people in nature and conservation. In addition to land protection and stewardship, we have expanded efforts in environmental education and community engagement programming, community conservation, agricultural land protection and water quality monitoring. Internships, Research Projects
+ Virtual Booth
Tenaska Tenaska provides advisory and energy management services that help users maximize the value of energy on both sides of the meter. Job Openings, Internships
TerraCycle TerraCycle® is a social enterprise Eliminating the Idea of Waste®. In 21 countries, we tackle the issue from many angles. We have found that nearly everything we touch can be recycled and collect typically non-recyclable items through national, first-of-their-kind recycling platforms. Job Openings, Internships
+ Virtual Booth
The Sakaue Laboratory, University of Notre Dame The Sakaue Laboratory focuses on fluids based energy and environment related research programs by using chemical coating and sensing. Research Projects
+ Virtual Booth
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) The USGBC focuses on LEED reviews and consulting. Internships, Research Projects
Unity Gardens Unity Gardens’ mission is to improve community health physically, socially, and economically by developing a sustainable local food system, recapturing food waste, creating new jobs, and increasing per-capita productivity. Job Openings, Internships, Experiential and Service Learning Programs
+ Virtual Booth
University of Notre Dame Office of Sustainability The University of Notre Dame strives to be a leader in sustainable operations, education and research, and a role model for responsible citizenship. Notre Dame recognizes its responsibility to conserve the natural environment while promoting long-term economic and social justice for all members of society and works to foster a pervasive focus on the connection between environmental stewardship and the Common Good. Internships, Experiential Learning Programs
+ Virtual Booth

For questions and more information, please contact a member of the Organizing Committee:

Center for Sustainable Energy (ND Energy) (Barbara Villarosa, bvillaro@nd.edu)
John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values (Anna Geltzer, ageltzer@nd.edu)
Meruelo Family Center for Career Development (Susan Clark, sclark22@nd.edu, and Jared Mrozinske, jmrozins@nd.edu)
Minor in Sustainability (Philip Sakimoto, psakimot@nd.edu, and Valerie Vargas, vvargas2@nd.edu)
Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI) (Kara Primmer, khuegel1@nd.edu)


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Originally published at energy.nd.edu.