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Applications now open for the 2017-2018 Green Raider Internship Program

By Sustainability Office on June 23, 2017

The Office of Sustainability is now seeking applications for students to join the Green Raider team!

Green Raider Interns learn leadership and professional skills while working to build a culture of sustainability at Colgate. Students on the Green Raider team work to engage their peers in sustainability by using community-based social marketing strategies to develop programs and create campaigns.

Interns are also given the opportunity to pursue their own sustainability initiatives on campus.

“The Office of Sustainability provided me with all the resources and support I needed to bring an apiary to campus and start the beekeeping club. This internship inspired me to address the global issue of Colony Collapse Disorder and enabled me to make a positive change on campus” sustainability intern, Isabel Dove ‘19, stated.

In addition to developing peer-to-peer programs, interns create content for the Colgate Sustainability Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts, help develop sustainability communication strategies, and aid in the creation of Colgate’s annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory.

The personal and professional development of the interns is also a main focus of the program.

“We encourage each other to do our best and, because of this, I’ve started to hold myself to a higher standard,” Revee Needham ‘18 stated in reference to the Green Raider Team. “I can’t imagine my time at Colgate without being an intern.”

Students of all class years and majors are welcome to apply. Students studying abroad in the fall or spring are encouraged to apply as well. Interns are expected to work 6-10 hours a week. Apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to program coordinator, Pamela Gramlich, pgramlich@colgate.edu, by July 10th. See job description below:


The Green Raiders will model and promote sustainable behavior across campus by inspiring and educating their peers using proven community-based social marketing skills (no prior knowledge necessary). The Sustainability Office will hire enthusiastic, self-motivated, high-achieving students who have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability. Interns will have the opportunity to develop events and programs throughout the year. The mission of the Green Raider Program is to help lower Colgate’™s ecological footprint and increase student understanding of sustainability. More specifically, Green Raiders will: 
-Promote sustainable living practices across campus 
-Be an accessible resource to students on campus with any questions they may have about sustainable living 
-Promote a culture of sustainability through the use of blogging, social media, email, and other outlets 
-Plan and execute high-profile campus events that engage and educate students about sustainable behaviors 
-Create materials and behavior change programs that inspire and influence first-year residents to practice environmental stewardship 
-Work on various other tasks supporting sustainability at Colgate.


-Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and respectfully in a collaborative, culturally diverse work environment 
-Detail-oriented and able to accomplish results in designated time frames 
-Understanding of sustainability-related topics and issues 
-Able to work in a fast moving/changing environment and having the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously 
-Able to effectively motivate community members to action 
-Strong organizational skills 
-Excellent written and public presentation skills 
-Computer literacy and proficiency in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other office applications 
-Proficiency with Google Apps (Drive, Calendar, etc.) 
-Able to maintain a productive and healthy work/life balance 
-Knowledge of design and publicity, as well as associated design programs, is helpful 
-Experience using social media networks, such as Twitter and Facebook, is helpful


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