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Digital Realty


Sustainability Intern

  10 post office square, Boston

Position Title: Sustainability Intern

Location: Boston, MA


Your role

Digital Realty is seeking a Sustainability Intern to join our global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) team. We aim to lead the data center industry in sustainability and ESG performance and this role provides a truly unique opportunity to learn and work in a thriving industry and help make an impact on the environment. As our business grows, we are looking to increase the capabilities of our ESG engagement and approach to more efficiently meet the needs of our investors and customers.  

We are looking for a team-centric individual with strong organizational, analytical and communication skills and is comfortable working cross-functionally. This position will work closely with the members of the ESG team, as well as various departments within the company. This position has a flexible working arrangement with time split between remote work and in-person office and/or site visits.


What you’ll be doing

  • Working collaboratively on resilience and climate change risk assessments including the evaluation of physical and transitional risk
  • Working with our in-house design and construction team on integrating sustainability further into design and construction processes
  • Supporting refrigerant tracking and emission reporting
  • Supporting the sustainability team on ENERGY STAR certification
  • Engaging in ESG-related tasks and activities as directed by manager
  • Expected travel: up to 10%


What you’ll need

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, business, engineering or related field. 2-4 years of professional experience in ESG or sustainability preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with ESG reporting disclosures preferred, including SASB, CDP, GRESB, S&P CSA, TCFD, GRI
  • Knowledge and experience with green building certifications, including LEED and BREEAM, as well as EPA Energy Star preferred
  • A critical thinker with the ability to perform data analysis and pull meaningful insights.
  • Ability to embrace change and adapt to evolving business needs.
  • High attention to detail and strong organizational, analytical and communication skills.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint); PowerBI experience a plus
  • Shows initiative and ownership of projects, with ability to stay organized.
  • Upholds high standards of ethical and professional conduct.
  • Digital Realty cares about the health and safety of its workforce, customers, and vendors.  Digital Realty encourages all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated by their start date. Employees who are not fully COVID-19 vaccinated will need to comply with our weekly COVID-19 testing requirements, subject to applicable workplace accommodation requirements.


A bit about us

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, our global data center platform, gives customers a reliable foundation for scaling their digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. The size and scale of our business puts us in a unique position to offer customers access to 290 facilities in 49 metros across 24 countries and six continents.


A bit about our Legal team

Our Legal team works in a highly complex global business sector with a diverse range of local, regional and international organizations. From ensuring compliance in different jurisdictions to supporting business teams with customer and supplier contracts, we’re involved in a variety of projects. Working in a dynamic commercial environment, we collaborate with colleagues across different departments and always have a new challenge waiting for us.


What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers.

Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us.

This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.




The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.


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Justin Pickens

Justin Pickens


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Your future colleagues

“I’m grateful to work for a company that supports my passion.”

Sormeh M.
Senior Manager, ESG, San Francisco, CA