Office of Sustainability

University of Mississippi

Green Student Intern Program

The Office of Sustainability’s Green Student Intern Program (GSIP) employs students during the summer, fall, and spring semesters to work on predetermined campus sustainability projects that benefit the students and university alike.  Sustainability projects will often be related to the following operational areas: Assessment, Transportation, Procurement, Buildings, Recycling/Waste Management, Behavioral Change, and Sustainable Dining/Living.

The Office of Sustainability provides support, guidance, and access to information and resources to students involved in the GSIP program that will enable the sustainability projects to succeed.  To maximize the effect of the GSIP program, interns will be encouraged to record their progress with each project, including the context, lessons learned, where the project needs to go next, and any other relevant information that will ensure that long-term projects maintain their momentum.

Information is posted to this website when internships are available. If you are interested in finding out about the status of opportunities, please email

Internship Openings

The UM Office of Sustainability is no longer hiring for fall 2017.

Members of the Green Student Intern Program (GSIP) team will work directly with full-time staff in the Office of Sustainability to support the university’s sustainability goals. Interns will specialize in specific sustainability topics but will also contribute to programs and projects outside of their primary focus. Interns may work on tasks including but not limited to: project implementation, research and data collection, volunteer coordination, meeting facilitation, event planning, and site management of the UM Compost site and UM Garden site.

Selected candidates will work in a highly collaborative and adaptive environment, with one-on-one feedback and constructive mentorship. Interns work 8-10 hours per week, and start at $9/hour.

Applicants must indicate 1-2 preferred specialization(s) in a project area: Sustainable Transportation, Compost Program, Green Grove, and Food Day. Scroll down or click preferred specialization to learn more.

Competitive applicants will:

  • Have an interest in sustainability and environmental issues
  • Possess experience and skills related to the preferred specializations indicated on application
  • Be willing to participate in programs and projects outside of their specialization (collaborate on the Green Grove Initiative, perform compost shifts each week, etc.)
  • Be open to new learning experiences

GSIP Directory