Meet the Students!
The Office of Sustainability offers a variety of internships throughout the year, and can include work during summer and winter breaks. Interns can earn academic credit or be paid, and positions fall into the following categories:
- Energy efficiency and renewable energy
- Waste reduction, recycling, and resource efficiency
- Food recovery
- Land stewardship and conservation
- Community garden and community health
- Community awareness, outreach and social justice
SCSU sustainability internships are designed for students to connect their academic studies with direct experiences planning, managing, and tracking sustainability projects on campus and in local communities. Because sustainability challenges are inter- and trans-disciplinary, internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students at SCSU in any major or program of study. In the past three years, undergraduate and graduate students from the following programs have completed sustainability internships: Chemistry, Public Health, Geography, Biology, Art, English, Women's Studies, Business/ Management, Exercise Science, Psychology, and Secondary Education.
Rolling acceptance. Internships are limited, so apply in advance.
Meet the 2017 summer interns!
Nicole is piloting an internship with SCSU's Director of Environmental Health and Safety during the summer of 2017. She assists with lab safety training, attends health and safety audits, and assists with EH+S compliance projects. Nicole also helps with food recovery efforts, and recently collected and delivered over 1,800 lbs. of fresh but unserved food from Special Olympics to local soup kitchens and pantries. Finally, Nicole assists with planning a fall 2017 awareness campaign for alternative transportation and SCSU's reusable mug and water bottle initiative.