Student Sustainability Intern

Environmental Studies

Openings: 0

Description

Position description:

The Student Sustainability Intern is charged with supporting sustainability action on the Gustavus Adolphus Campus through planning, implementing, and when necessary, leading activities that support a transition to a more environmentally sustainable campus.  The positions are modeled on a student work study position, but a work study award is not necessary to fill the position.

The Student Sustainability Intern will report to the Director of the Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation Director, but will also work collaboratively with other Gustavus community members and organizations, particularly the Linnaeus Arboretum staff, the Environmental Studies Program, the Gustavus Greens, Dining Services and Physical Plant staff.

In consultation with the Johnson Center Director, each Student Sustainability Intern will choose one or more areas of responsibility from the following list (or other areas to be identified), and will be charged with supporting and moving these sustainability efforts forward:

Energy conservation

Waste reduction and recycling

Composting and food waste management

Bicycle share program

Green house gas inventory and reduction

Publicizing and promoting sustainability programs

Environmental education (Arboretum programming)

Year-end garage sale and clothing swap

Fair trade activities

Big Hill Farm and local food

Connecting diversity and environmental sustainability

In addition to activities determined by the needs of the chosen areas of responsibility, the Student Sustainability Intern will be expected to develop and implement a sustainability project designed to enhance campus sustainability through a modification of an existing effort or a new initiative.

Qualifications:

·         Sophomore or higher standing for the time of appointment

·         Demonstrated interest and involvement in environmental sustainability (extra curricular, co-curricular and coursework activities)

·         In good academic and disciplinary standing

·         Passion and vision for environmental sustainability

·         Ability to work collaboratively with students, staff and faculty

 

Compensation:

There are two options for “compensation” in this this position:

Payment at the prevailing student wage for 7 hours of documented work per week (this will be your work study assignment if you are eligible);

or

one-half to one full academic credit for an internship (contingent on meeting all the application, registration, work hours, and reporting requirements for a credit-bearing internship).

Term: 

Appointment will be for one academic semester, with the expectation of continuing for a second semester under the assumption of acceptable performance.

How to apply:

Submit the following to James Dontje (jdontje@gustavus.edu):

·         Resume of academic, work and extracurricular activities, highlighting interest and involvement in environmental sustainability.

·         Succinct (two pages maximum) statement outlining your interest and passion for environmental sustainability, and what you think you bring to this work.

·         Indication of whether or not you are work study eligible.

·         Names of one or two people willing and qualified to be a reference on your capacity to fill this position.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a criminal background check if one has not already been done at Gustavus.

Prerequisites

Qualifications:

·         Sophomore or higher standing for the time of appointment

·         Demonstrated interest and involvement in environmental sustainability (extra curricular, co-curricular and coursework activities)

·         In good academic and disciplinary standing

·         Passion and vision for environmental sustainability

·         Ability to work collaboratively with students, staff and faculty

 

Contact

James Dontje | jdontje@gustavus.edu | 507-933-7206

Posted: Tue Oct 3, 2017

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