The Sustainability Office is pleased to announce a paid position for three students who will serve as assistants to the Director of Sustainability for 10 weeks during summer 2016. This is an exciting opportunity for Colgate students to get hands-on experience putting sustainability into action. Requires up to 40 hours per week, starting the week of May 16th and ending in early August. Work schedules are flexible and will allow for vacation time, however a total of 10 weeks of work during the summer is required.
Each sustainability assistant will report to the Sustainability Program Assistant and support the activities of Colgate’s Office of Sustainability. Summer 2016 tasks may include, but are not limited to:
- Green Raider Program. Student interns will help refine a training and outreach program designed to promote sustainable living on Colgate’s campus.
- Novel programming. In order to further the mission of sustainability, the summer
- Creative Writing and Video Production. Interns will craft creative writing pieces and video blog entries for the Sustainability Office blog
- Social media. Interns will post comments and events to our Twitter and Facebook accounts.
- Green Bikes. Sustainability interns will help to manage our bike rental program.
- Community Garden. On occasion sustainability assistants will spend time helping in Colgate’s Community Vegetable Garden.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The ideal Sustainability Intern:
- has solid interpersonal skills and has the ability to work effectively and respectfully in a collaborative, culturally diverse work environment.
- is detail-oriented and possess the ability to accomplish results in designated time frames.
- is comfortable working in a fast-moving/changing environment and be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
- has the ability to effectively motivate community members to action.
- possess strong organizational skills.
- has excellent writing skills.
- is computer literate and is proficient in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Drive applications.
- has the ability to maintain a productive and healthy work/life balance.
Must be capable of working up to 40 hours per week.
The Sustainability Office is particularly interested in applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability and are interested in using their work in sustainability to support their academic and professional objectives. Most often, summer interns continue with their work during the academic year.
Interested candidates should send their resume and one-page cover letter to the Program Coordinator of Sustainability, Steve Dickinson. The cover letter should explain why you’re interested in sustainability at Colgate and specify the candidate’s personal and/or academic qualifications. These positions will be open until filled.
Please contact Steve Dickinson, with any further questions. Steve is available by phone at 315.228.6360 or by email at email@example.com.
More information about Colgate’s sustainability efforts are found online at www.colgate.edu/green.