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Apply to be a Summer 2018 Sustainability Office Intern

By Sustainability Office on March 1, 2018

The Sustainability Office is hiring three interns for the summer of 2018 to work on a wide range of projects to advance sustainability at Colgate and help bring Colgate to carbon neutrality.

This is an exciting opportunity for Colgate students to get hands-on experience putting sustainability into action.

Summer 2017 intern, Chaveli Miles ’19, stated the following about her experience:

“One very important thing I learned while working as a Sustainability Intern over the summer is that sustainability doesn’t have to occur in the political arena to be impactful. In Hamilton, New York sustainability happens right here. It’s initiated by my peers and supported by my institution. It’s the do-it-yourself sustainability that is designed, implemented and re-designed, constantly improving and working towards a more resilient community and a healthier Earth.”

The position requires up to 40 hours per week, starting the week of May 21st.  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 Office Program Coordinator and support the activities of Colgate’€™s Office of Sustainability. Summer 2018 tasks may include, but are not limited to:
-Research and execute novel programming
-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 to our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
-Green Bikes: Interns will help to manage our bike rental program.
-Community Garden: On occasion, Interns will spend time helping in Colgate’€™s Community Vegetable Garden.
-State of NY Sustainability Conference: Interns may support planning efforts for 2018 State of NY Sustainability Conference being hosted at Colgate.
-Carbon Neutrality: Interns may help to develop programs and communications focused on Colgate’s upcoming carbon neutrality date and investment in carbon offsets.

**To apply, you must submit a resume and cover letter to pgramlich@colgate.edu by March 23rd – more information in the portal**

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