USGBC-LA Green Building Corps
The USGBC-LA Green Building Corps delivers a structured intern engagement program that provides participants with valuable experience, relationships, and contributions towards green building projects that benefit the greater Los Angeles region. Green Building Corps participants commit to a minimum 6 month term of 10–20 hours per week, on either a volunteer or hourly rate basis, and will receive a certificate of completion at the end of their program experience.
Who is eligible to apply?*
- Students or recent graduates pursuing a career in sustainability;
- Professionals looking to transition into the sustainability field;
- Unemployed or underemployed looking to better position themselves in the field.
* with availability to dedicate at least 10 hours per week to the program
Green Building Corps participants will provide project support for the USGBC-LA Annual Legacy Project, Green Schools sustainability workshops, startups in USGBC-LA’s Net Zero Accelerator, other Chapter initiatives, training programs, and committees. Additionally, green building projects will be sourced across Architecture, Engineering, and Construction firms as well as sustainability consultants, public agencies, and community partners on a paid basis to support the Green Building Corps. The intent is for these projects to provide a public or community benefit, allowing unemployed or underemployed people to gain experience, build relationships, and better position themselves for future employment.
USGBC-LA will match participants with mentors from USGBC-LA’s Mentor Network with a requirement of at least one-hour per month meeting, either in-person or virtual, focused on career development. Participants will also receive assistance with resume building and improvements, as well as the opportunity to use USGBC-LA as a reference.
Green Building Corps members will be provided with USGBC-LA memberships at no charge and access to USGBC-LA’s training, recorded content, and events at no cost wherever possible.