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Sustainability Intern

Digi-Key Electronics
Thief River Falls, MN
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Full Time

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DigiKey is one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world. In addition to offering the broadest selection of in-stock electronic components and providing the best service possible to customers, employees have access to a highly competitive benefits package. The package includes a comprehensive health insurance plan featuring a low co-pay and no deductible plan as well as dental, vision, life, and long-term disability coverage; flexible spending accounts; competitive paid time off; relocation assistance; 401(k) and profit sharing; and education advancement. To learn more, visit our benefits and perks page .


Position Overview: The Sustainability Intern works collaboratively with staff across the business to develop, implement, administer, and promote effective sustainability initiatives to reduce the company's impact on the environment. This position offers advice and solutions to upper management, staff, and interested parties regarding business practices that are in line with environmental conservation practices. This position recommends the use of procedures that utilize a wide variety of resources and technologies that reduce environmental waste and carbon footprint. This position will also work collaboratively with departments across DigiKey to maintain compliance with obligations and requirements.

Outcome will include presentation of research conducted and recommendations.

This is not exclusively an essential onsite role, though may require some onsite attendance.

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Hybrid onsite and remote). Location can either be Fargo, ND or Thief River Falls, MN.


  • Aid with conducting research (at times, independently) based on directions given, specifically into the following areas: Investing in solar/wind energy, Sustainability/ESG/CSR Reporting for DigiKey, Propose, implement, and report out an Environmental Objective(s)
  • Any research collected in these areas will help DigiKey further understand investment options (commitments of those, how they may support reduction goals), what reporting requirements apply to DigiKey, and help with achievement of any environmental objectives furthering commitment and impact reduction on the environment
  • Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to possible reallocation of efforts to other organizations per business need and management request

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:  

  • Pursuing a degree with one of the following focuses: Sustainability Studies, Environmental Science(s), Data analytics, Environmental Policy, Project Management (w/ environmental background / minor / concentration), Global Studies (concentrations in Environmental, Development, Business)
  • A passion for corporate social responsibility and sustainability
  • Demonstration of the following: attention to detail, communication, customer/client focus, ethical conduct, initiative, manages execution, personal effectiveness, and positive attitude
  • A genuine excitement for solving problems

Physical Requirements:
  • Generally, spend the workday sitting at a workstation and operating computer devices, such as, but not limited to keyboard, mouse, and screen
  • Generally, spend the workday performing repetitive motions that involve or affect the hands, head, and other parts of your body

DigiKey Electronics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled, and other diverse candidates to apply and be considered for open positions.

If you are an applicant with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources at 1-800-338-4105 or .

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As one of the fastest-growing electronic component distributors in the world, DigiKey is ramping up. And we’re giving quality people lots of opportunities to grow. Here, you can find a role that fits your future with career development resources and an industry-leading benefits package including an $18/hour starting wage for full-time entry level positions with an additional $2,000 sign-on bonus. No matter where life takes you, DigiKey is the kind of place you’ll want to stay put.



We believe in hiring the best people - and offering a benefits package that makes them want to stay for the long term. Check out the benefits and perks you'll receive as a valued Digi-Key employee.

  • Health Insurance Plan
  • On-Site Clinic - save time and money without a co-pay or a need to clock out
  • Relocation Assistance - you could be eligible for relocation assistance 
  • 401(k) - with matching funds
  • Flexible Spending Account - enables you to pay for unreimbursed medical and dental expenses.
  • Time Off  - competitive time off to meet your needs


Company info
701 Brooks Avenue South
Thief River Falls
United States

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