From the Office of Sustainability:

Created in the fall of 2011, the Office of Sustainability at the College of Charleston is comprised of undergraduate and graduate interns working under the direction of full time office staff. The purpose and vision of this Office is:

To generate and apply knowledge through holistic praxis to create sustainable solutions that transform society by rethinking, redesigning and restoring integrated systems.

 The Office of Sustainability is looking for motivated and dedicated students for internships in the summer and fall semesters. Both paid and unpaid internships are available for undergraduate and graduate students.  Recent graduates will be considered for the summer session. As our projects are student driven initiatives, applicants must be self-motivated, organized, and have a passion for sustainability. A portion of the internship will include intern personal development, and professionalism and leadership training. While some of the positions may be working on pre-determined projects, the Office of Sustainability promotes creativity and collaboration and any new initiative will be considered for implementation.

 Responsibilities:

This position requires working with campus associates as well as other community members to further building and strengthening our relationship with the community of Charleston.

  • Summer Semester:

Both paid and unpaid internships are available. These internships are full time (30 hours a week) for ten weeks from June 1st -August 9th. Specific project interns needed include Sustainable Greek (working with the Greek Life program), Orientation and New Student Outreach, Residence Life Programming, Waste, and Energy. Additional project ideas will be considered, as well.

 ·         Fall Semester:

Fall internships will include paid, unpaid, and work for academic credit. This internship requires 12-15 hours (paid), 6-9 hours (unpaid), or 3-12 hours, depending on academic requirement. Specific project interns needed include Sustainable Greek (working with the Greek Life program), Orientation and New Student Outreach, Residence Life Programming, Waste, and Energy. Additional project ideas will be considered as well.

 Qualifications:

The Office of Sustainability is looking for self-starting individuals with an ability to brainstorm creative solutions to current challenges facing our community. Potential candidates should be organized, hardworking, and detail oriented with the desire to be a change agent in society. Additionally, applicants should desire to further the vision of the Office of Sustainability by implementing projects and ideas that will create a more sustainable CofC. Experience and knowledge in the field of sustainability is a plus, but not a prerequisite for this position.

 Learning Objectives:

Learning objectives for this internship including utilizing brainstorming, creativity, and collaboration to develop sustainable solutions; communicating with both

peers and members of the campus and Charleston communities; developing/honing time management and multi-tasking skills; as well as building knowledge and understanding for not only the concept of sustainability, but the implementation of initiatives on campus. Additionally, students will be developing their leadership skills and ability to effectively lead a team. Professional development will also be an important aspect of the internship.

 To Apply:

Please send a resume, 2 professional references and a letter of intent describing why you want to work for the Office, how your skills and experiences make you a good candidate for the position and what you wish to work on during your time with us to sustainability@cofc.edu. Summer internships do have the possibility of extending into the fall. When applying, please specify whether you would like to be considered for the summer, fall, or both semesters.

 THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION IS FRIDAY, APRIL 5th at 5pm EST. INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE IN PERSON OR VIA SKYPE THE WEEK OF APRIL 15TH.

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