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 sustainability projects that benefit the students, university and community. Sustainability projects will often be related to the following operational areas: transportation, recycling/waste management, behavioral change, and outreach and event planning.

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.

 

Internship Openings

The Green Student Intern Program application is now OPEN!

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.

Note: For a competitive application, we strongly recommend interested student applicants visit the UM Career Center.  The UM Career Center provides professional document review (for resumes and cover letters), assistance with interview prep, and other services. The Career Center is located in 303 Martindale.

Outreach and Communications Intern

Job Description: The Office of Sustainability is seeking an Outreach and Communications Intern. This individual will work to coordinate outreach and promotional efforts for programs and events of the Office of Sustainability and the Environmental Studies minor. This will include formulating and executing promotional plans, developing marketing materials, social media advertising, and assisting with events. 

Job Qualifications: Intern must be available to work 10 hours/week. The intern should have experience using social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) and work well independently.

Recycling & Waste

Job Description: The Office of Sustainability is seeking a Recycling and Waste Reduction Intern. 

This individual will pilot a new gameday recycling program for spring season sports, working closely with Athletics. The individual will also assist with data collection related to campus recycling as well as education and outreach related to waste reduction, with the overall goal of increasing knowledge among the university community of the importance of recycling, and how to recycle correctly in Oxford.

Job Qualifications: Intern must be available to work 10 hours/week

Green Week Intern 

Job Description: The Office of Sustainability is seeking a Green Week Intern. This individual will play a key role in the planning, promotion and facilitation of the university’s Green Week activities. Green Week is the University of Mississippi’s week-long celebration of the environment in partnership with the community of Oxford. The student serving as Green Week Intern should be comfortable with social media, coordinating event logistics and delegating responsibilities to others. This role involves significant coordination and planning in advance, and can involve very fast-paced work during the week’s activities. 

Job Qualifications: Intern must be available to work 10 hours/week

Sustainability Data Intern

Job Description: The Office of Sustainability is seeking a Sustainability Data Intern. This individual will help gather data related to sustainability performance on campus and analyze it in a way that can be easily understood by the UM community, to support projects including UM’s greenhouse gas inventory and STARS report. This individual will also plan a campus waste audit to gather data related to recycling and contamination on the UM campus. 

Job Qualifications: Intern must be available to work 10 hours/week. Intern should be comfortable analyzing data and using programs such as Excel.

Food Waste Reduction Intern

Job Description: The Office of Sustainability is seeking a Food Waste Reduction Intern. This individual will serve as the lead student coordinator for the UM Compost Program, which composts pre-consumer waste from on-campus dining facilities. This student will also assist in building upon the educational capacity of the UM Compost Program, and should be comfortable conducting outreach to on-campus entities as well as school groups. The Food Waste Reduction Intern will also be involved in planning volunteer events related to composting operations. 

Job Qualifications: Intern must be available to work 10 hours/week and must be comfortable with outdoor, manual labor.


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To view a directory of current and past GSIP interns, click here.