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Announcing the 2017 Sustainability Summer Internship!

By Sustainability Office on March 13, 2017


The Sustainability Office is pleased to announce three paid positions for students to support the Director of Sustainability and the Sustainability Program Coordinator for 10 weeks during summer 2017.  This is an exciting opportunity for Colgate students to get hands-on experience putting sustainability into action. The position requires up to 40 hours per week, starting the week of May 22nd 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 intern will report to the Sustainability Program Coordinator and support the activities of Colgate’s Office of Sustainability.  Summer 2017 tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel programming – to further the mission of sustainability, the summer interns will research new and innovative programs to implement on campus.
  • Creative Writing and Video Production – interns may craft creative writing pieces and video blog entries for the Sustainability Office blog.
  • Social media – interns will post comments and events on our Twitter and Facebook accounts.
  • Green Bikes – sustainability interns will help to manage our bike rental program.
  • Community Garden – on occasion, the sustainability interns will spend time helping in Colgate’s Community Vegetable Garden.


The ideal Sustainability Intern:

  • has strong interpersonal skills and is able 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 act.
  • possesses 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, Pamela Gramlich.  The cover letter should explain why you are interested in sustainability at Colgate and specify your personal and/or academic qualifications. The candidate must also apply in the portal. These positions will be open until filled.


Please contact Pamela Gramlich by phone at 315.228.6360 or by email at pgramlich@colgate.edu with any questions.

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

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