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.
Fall Internship Openings
Fall 2022 Applications are open now until April 29th
We will be offering four different internship specializations for the Fall 2022 semester; Green Grove Manager, Compost Collective Manager, Communications and Volunteer Coordinator, and Campus Garden Coordinator. Please read the descriptions down below. You will find a link to the Fall 2022 Green Student Intern Application at the bottom of the page.
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 Grove Manager
For the Fall of 2022, the Office of Sustainability will be hiring two Green Grove Managers. The Green Grove program is unique in that it is primarily run by students with support from the Office of Sustainability staff. The Green Grove managers are primarily responsible for facilitating game day recycling efforts and recycling sporting events at the Oxford Recycling Center. Manager responsibilities fall into three main categories: volunteer management; program operations/logistics; and outreach. They will also help with any additional needs of the program during the course of the semester, including data collection and assessment, program promotion, and program reporting.
Communications and Volunteer Coordinator
The Communications and Volunteer Coordinator will assist the Office of Sustainability in designing and implementing outreach and educational campaigns as it relates to all office programs. They will be responsible for managing the office Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn in addition to providing monthly content for our Red, Blue, and Green Newsletter. They will also be primarily responsible for volunteer recruitment and communications for all office programs; assisting in volunteer database management, creating volunteer recruitment strategies, and expanding the Office of Sustainability LOU community network. 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.
Compost Collective Manager
For the Fall of 2022, the Office of Sustainability will be hiring two Compost Collective managers. The UM Compost Collective managers will be the student leads for the Compost Collective program. These individuals are responsible for ensuring that the program is operational and running smoothly during the pick-up season on campus. They will coordinate the entire GSIP team in ensuring that pick-up shifts are covered. They will also help with any additional needs of the program during the course of the semester, including hosting sifting, and selling compost events, data collection and assessment, volunteer planning and coordinating, program promotion, and reporting.
These students should be comfortable with physical labor and working outside.
Campus Garden Coordinator
The Campus Garden Coordinator will be the student lead for the campus garden. This individual is responsible for ensuring that the program is operational and running smoothly during the growing season of the semester. They will coordinate the GSIP team and volunteers to ensure that the campus garden is well-kempt and being responsibly utilized. They will also help with any additional needs of the program during the course of the semester, including prepping or winterizing beds, data collection and assessment, volunteer planning and coordinating, and program promotion and reporting.
The intern should have some experience growing and maintaining a garden.
How to Apply
Interested students must fill out the Fall 2022 Green Student Intern Application and provide a resume and cover letter. The resume and cover letter can be attached to your application or emailed to email@example.com
Applications for Fall 2022 are open now until April 29th
For more specific inquiries, please email our Project Manager, Kathryn Kidd at firstname.lastname@example.org.