AU Sustainability Interns wanted!

Looking to gain hands-on sustainability experience this summer or fall? Applications are now open for summer and fall 2012 internships with the AU Office of Sustainability for undergraduate and graduate students. For more information on all positions and to apply, visit http://studentjobs.american.edu and search for “sustainability.”

Summer 2012:

Communications Intern: This position focuses on communication and outreach on behalf of the Office of Sustainability. Likely tasks include creating, redesigning, and disseminating outreach materials, helping with web reorganization, social networking, and providing administrative support and help with other projects as needed. Applications are now open and will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Research Intern: This position offers opportunities for a technically-minded student with strong Excel and research skills to collect and assess data, including collecting sustainability data for submittal in the LEED program, carrying out research related to carbon offsets, and provide administrative support and help with other projects as needed. Three positions are available. Applications are now open and will be reviewed until the positions are filled. 

Fall 2012:

Green Eagle Sustainability Interns
Green Eagles are part-time, paid ($10/hour) student interns hired to implement sustainable practices on campus and to conduct outreach to the university community, including in the residence halls as well as campus administrative and academic departments. Internships begin in August and run until the end of spring semester. Applications will be accepted until August 21st and applicants will be contacted over the summer for a phone, skype, or in-person interview.

Residential Green Eagles: Resident students work in their residence halls as peer educators to increase sustainability within the campus resident population. Resident Green Eagles work an average of five hours per week, including mandatory weekly meetings. As paid workers, unexcused absences are considered grounds for termination.  

Office Green Eagles: Office Green Eagles work an average of 10 hours per week to support campus greening activities that emphasize behavior change but might also include other project-based research, data collection, or administrative support, as determined by the needs of the Office of Sustainability.

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