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Applications now open for the 2018-2019 Sustainability Internship Program

By Sustainability Office on June 25, 2018

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The Office of Sustainability is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019
Sustainability “Green Raider” Internship program. As Colgate University approaches its Bicentennial, the Office of Sustainability is actively working to help the institution attain its 2019 Carbon Neutrality Goal with the help of “Green Raiders” who play an important role in promoting sustainable behavior across campus. This is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience in learning and using community-based social marketing skills to inspire and educate the Colgate Community about sustainability and environmental issues in the hopes of reducing Colgate’s greenhouse gas footprint.

Interns are enthusiastic, self-motivated, high-achieving students who have demonstrated a commitment to the environment and sustainability. Interns will have the opportunity to develop events and programs throughout the year.

“Being a Green Raider since sophomore year has been one of my best experiences at Colgate. It’s fun, is great for professional development, and makes you feel like you’re making a real difference,” states Isabel Dove ’19 who is also the founder of the Colgate Beekeeping Club.

Students of all class years and majors are welcome to apply. The Office of Sustainability encourages students studying abroad in the fall or spring to apply, as well. The expected work hours are 6 to 10 hours weekly. To apply, applicants should email their resume and cover letter (required), to Pamela Gramlich, the Office of Sustainability Program Coordinator at pgramlich@colgate.edu. Applicants are also encouraged to send a letter of recommendation and a writing/work sample to support their application.

The application deadline is Tuesday, July 10th at 11:59pm.

See the full job description below:


Interns 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 using blogging, social media, email, and other outlets
  • Plan and execute high-profile campus events that engage and educate students about sustainable behaviors
  • Carry out waste, water, and energy reduction projects
  • Manage P.E. programs focused on sustainability
  • Assist in the completion of Colgate’s annual Greenhouse Gas Inventory and State of Sustainability Report
  • Manage the long-standing Green Bikes Program
  • 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 possessing the ability 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
  • Bike knowledge is helpful
  • Professional experience using social media networks, such as Instagram and Facebook, is helpful

For more information, visit the Colgate Portal or contact Pamela Gramlich  (pgramlich@colgate.edu).


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