Environmental Sustainability Intern


Icelandic Provisions is an early-stage healthy food company that provides essential nutrition rooted in the Nordic Food Philosophy.  The flagship product, dairy Skyr, is the only authentic Icelandic style yogurt brand in the United States that uses heirloom Skyr cultures and the original recipe that is beloved across Iceland.

The Nordic way of life is not only deeply rooted in the quality of the Icelandic Provisions’ products but runs deep in the organizational culture through the WÁOO (pronounced WOW!) values.  When we are attracting talent to join our growing organization, a natural question we ask is whether the candidate brings the “wáoo” factor?  We describe is as: Welcoming, Ámbitious, Optimistic, and On with the butter!

As we continue to build a consumer-driven brand, 2023 will mark the acceleration of our Sustainability commitment with the creation of a new department focused on Environmental responsibility. To build expertise and momentum internally, we are looking for our first ever intern in sustainability to join the team. This ideal candidate is passionate about making the world a better place and believes corporate responsibility is a great place to start making an impact. They look for ways to live a more sustainable life everywhere and study environmental sustainability because they want to drive change and impact in an organization. They are not afraid to explore unchartered territories and are excited to create structure and implement new processes given their curiosity and strong work ethic.


We are seeking a contagiously passionate individual to join our team as a Sustainability Intern, reporting to the Director of Innovation and Sustainability. This role will be responsible for supporting our first sustainability initiatives. They will participate in ideating and implementing sustainability projects, as well as working with all departments to integrate sustainability into our processes and decision-making.


  • Assist in the development of a Sustainability strategy, creating goals and a roadmap that aligns with our business objectives, addresses key sustainability challenges, and drives meaningful impact across our value chain.
  • Support implementation of best practices in our Manhattan office.
  • Support the development of new processes that integrate sustainability in project development and decision making, across all departments and functions.
  • Ideate and research best practices and programs, identifying opportunities to drive progress in meeting our sustainability goals.
  • Build internal expertise by curating content and key information for the team on all sustainability topics (e.g., innovation, regulation, competitor programs etc.).


  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a relevant BA/BS or MS program (e.g., Sustainability, Environmental Studies, Environment Science, etc.)
  • Passionate about making an impact, about sustainability and about corporate responsibility.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to continuously and proactively learn by embracing challenges, persisting through obstacles, and developing by applying constructive feedback.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and “getting to the answer” with limited direction at any stage of the strategy or implementation process.
  • Creative and strategic thinker who excels at finding effective and innovative solutions and driving collaboration across the organization.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Positive and enthusiastic mindset with team player attitude

This is a paid internship, and the duration of the internship is negotiable based on the needs of the company and the availability of the intern.

  • Compensation: $25/h
  • Workplace: Manhattan NY – partially remote
  • Timing: summer internship of about 3 months
  • Unique advantages: Welcoming office space in Chelsea NYC, and delicious skyr always available!