Thursday, February 14, 2013

Provost’s Sustainability Internship Program

Are you a student looking to make a difference on campus while gaining professional experience? Are you a staff member who would like assistance on your sustainability-related project? If so, consider applying for the Provost’s Sustainability Internship Program!

The year-long program pairs students with staff mentors to work together on sustainability related projects on campus, year-round. The program introduces students to sustainability policies and practices through internship work experience, professional skills trainings, guest lectures, class discussions, and peer-to-peer advising. Students receive academic credit quarterly, and a $1,500 scholarship at the end of the year for their service.

Student Intern applications and Staff Mentor applications are available online and are due March 15, 2013.

Past Internships

Sustainable Purchasing
2011-2012 Purchasing Intern Melina Meseroll and her Staff Mentor Kate Cunningham

Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Developing a green revolving loan fund for emissions reductions projects (2012-13)

Campus Waste
Stevenson students with their personal hand towels to replace the wasteful use of paper towels in the dorms. This project was a collaboration with Path to a Greener Stevenson (PTAGS). 

Green Buildings
  • LEED accreditation and documentation for campus building projects (2011-12)
  • Green demonstration apartment at College 8 (2010-11)
  • Cowell Health Center Green building exhibit (2010-11)

Land, Habitat and Watershed
  • Stewardship of campus trails through education and outreach (2012-13)
  • Invasive species mapping (2011-12)

  • Ending the sale of plastic water bottles on campus (2010-11)


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