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Sustainability Graduate Program Partners

We welcome the opportunity to work with organizations that share with our students, faculty, and staff, a similar drive for a sustainable future. We challenge ourselves and students to work with diverse organizations in a number of capacities. These may include speaking engagements, mentor programs, student projects and more. We look to develop partnerships built on diverse interactions.


Here are a few benefits of becoming a sustainability graduate program partner as well as ways your organization can engage:

Engage as a client sponsor in our experiential learning program. Student teams work to rigorously define the problem each client is facing, and produce a final deliverable aligned with scoping exercise and client needs. Clients receive real value, students build skills, and broaden their professional networks. Applications are due in the summer before the academic year begins.

Sponsor an intern through a formal opportunity over the summer as part of the program requirement, or at any time during the academic year. Internship opportunities result in value for both the host organization and the student.

Guest speaking opportunities give the students in the MA cohort the opportunity to hear about sustainability in action from ecosystem conservation to CSR our student interests are diverse.  Students in our program crave “real world” connection.

Meet sustainability professionals with a bleeding edge skill set before they formally enter the job market.

Mentor a student in the MA cohort. This relationship proves valuable on both ends. Connect to the university and meet talented professionals.


The list of organizations we’ve worked with keeps growing, and our featured partners include:


Trinity Consulting

Hanesbrands, Inc

VF Corporation

Foothills Brewing Co.

Coca Cola

Piedmont Environmental Alliance

Sustain Charlotte

Central Carolina Council of Governments



World Wild Life Fund

Resources for the Future


District of Columbia Bike Share

University of South Carolina

Duke University

Department of Justice

Belizean Government

CZMAI (Belize)

Environmental Defense Fund

Wake Forest University

North Carolina A&T University

Duke Energy

Beta Verde

Zoe B Organics

Arctic Inc.

US Department of Energy

North Carolina Conservation Network

Carolinas HeathCare

Piedmont Triad Regional Council of Governments

Toucan Education Programs of Belize

To develop a working partnership with our program, or for more information on the benefits and opportunities contact: Jon Clift, cliftjs@wfu.edu.