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Apply to be a summer intern for the Office of Sustainability!

By Sustainability Office on February 12, 2015


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 2014.  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 May 27th 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 must be completed.

Each sustainability assistant will report to the Sustainability Program Assistant  and support the activities of Colgate’s Office of Sustainability.  Summer 2015 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 in Colgate’s first- and second-year residence halls.
  • Green Ambassador Program. Student interns will develop a program for a first year volunteer program to assist the Green Raider Interns.
  • Green Certification Program. Interns will refine the Green Certification Program that was developed last 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.


The Sustainability Assistant should:

  • have solid interpersonal skills and have the ability to work effectively and respectfully in a collaborative, culturally diverse work environment.
  • be detail-oriented and possess the ability to accomplish results in designated time frames.
  • be comfortable working in a fast moving/changing environment and have the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • have the ability to effectively motivate community members to action.
  • possess strong organizational skills.
  • have excellent writing skills.
  • be computer literate and be proficient in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google Drive applications.
  • have 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.


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 the candidate is interested in sustainability at Colgate in addition to specifying the candidate’s personal and/or academic qualifications. These positions will be open until filled.


Please contact Steve Dickinson, with any further questions. Steve can be reached by phone at 315.228.6360 or by email at sdickinson@colgate.edu.

More information about Colgate’s sustainability efforts can be found online at www.colgate.edu/green.

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