Student Positions with the Office of Sustainability

 

Internships

 

The Office of Sustainability has a robust student internship program that provides outreach opportunities to engage the campus in embracing a sustainable lifestyle and environmental stewardship. If you are a student interested in making a difference on campus by working on sustainability issues and initiatives, consider applying for an internship with our office. Internships are available every semester and posted on Handshake.  (It will be posted here when we are accepting applications- this will likely next be in November 2018 for spring 2019 positions.)

The following positions are currently filled by student interns:

  • Communications InternAssists with marketing and promotional materials to educate and inform the USD community about sustainability programs, events, and initiatives. Maintains the social media presence for the Office.  View full job description. 
  • Eco-Resident Intern: Engages with students on campus regarding their sustainable behaviors within the confines of their living quarters, particularly in regards to energy and water conservation. View full job description.
  • Education & Development Intern: Presents on various sustainability topics and initiatives to the USD community- in class settings, clubs, organizations, departments, and offices on campus. View full job description.
  • Events InternAssists with coordination and implementation of events hosted/co-hosted by the Office of Sustainability, that align with the Office’s monthly themes. View full job description.
  • Green Office Intern: Engages with departments on campus to audit their sustainable practices and recommend more environmentally-friendly practices and procedures, particularly in regards to energy and water conservation. View full job description.
  • Marketing InternAssists with all marketing and promotional materials to educate and inform the USD community about sustainability programs, events, and initiatives. Updates the Office of Sustainability website with stories, articles, photos, and new information. View full job description.
  • Zero Waste InternAssists with efforts to advance zero waste initiatives and  educate the USD community on zero waste practices. Collaborates with student organizations and on-campus departments to create and implement zero waste programs, projects, and events. View full job description.

 

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available annually, typically starting in the summer or fall.  Students in these positions have the opportunity to educate the campus community about USD’s sustainability initiatives, plan and market sustainability-related events, and exercise leadership skills through the supervision of office interns.

Graduate assistantship positions are available in the following areas:

  • Education and Events: Develops and administers sustainability presentations to academic classes and student groups. Creates materials to educate the campus community with regards to sustainable practices.  Coordinates and executes Office of Sustainability events.  Acts as an advisor to office interns (Events Intern and Education & Development Intern) and student organization, Be Blue Go Green, and as a liaison for other sustainability-affiliated student groups.
  • Marketing: Manages marketing initiatives, including website maintenance, social media, communications, and outreach for the department.  Acts as an advisor to office interns (Communications Intern and Marketing Intern).

For more information on these positions and application deadlines, please contact the Office of Sustainability at sustainability@sandiego.edu.