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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 students, the university and our larger community. Intern work areas are subject to change, but projects will often be related to the following operational realms: 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.

Green Student Interns are expected to work 8-10 hours per week. Interested applicants should also check with their academic departments to see if they qualify for academic credit. The Office of Sustainability has an existing academic credit agreement with the Environmental Studies Minor. 

Internship Openings

The Office of Sustainability is committed to providing an inclusive working environment. We welcome a diverse pool of applicants from all disciplines, backgrounds, and abilities. Please view the Office of Sustainability’s full statement on diversity and inclusion here. 


All positions require interns to be available 10 hours/week

Green Week Manager

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.

Compost Collective Manager

The Compost Collective Manager will assist in the facilitation of the UM Compost Program and all related responsibilities. This student should be comfortable with physical labor and working outside, but will also be expected to design outreach materials, plan training events and assist the Associate Director in applying for external funding opportunities.

Communications and Volunteer Coordinator

This student will assist the Office of Sustainability in designing and implementing outreach and educational campaigns as it relates to all office programs. They will also be primarily responsible for volunteer recruitment and communications for all office programs. Competitive applicants are those with interest and/or experience in networking, event coordination, social media coordination, and content creation.

The intern should have experience using social media platforms and work well independently.

Sustainability Data Coordinator

This student will assist the Office of SUstainability in collecting, assessing, and maintaining key data related to sustainability on campus. They will be heavily involved in collecting data needed for the university’s greenhouse gas inventory as well as assessing certain credits for STARS, the university’s primary sustainability benchmarking tool.

The intern should have experience using spreadsheets to track data as well as data collection tools such as Qualtrics, etc.


Spring Applications are now closed. Applications for Fall 2022 are tentatively opening in April 2022.


For more specific inquiries, please email Kathryn Kidd at


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