The following internships are available for fall 2013. In order to apply, please fill out this form. Applications are due by Tuesday, April16th at 5pm. Unless otherwise noted, these internships are with the Office of Sustainability.
Alternative Transportation Intern
The intern will conduct a comprehensive behavioral study, exploring the actual and perceived barriers and benefits to different forms of alternative transportation on campus. Based his/her research, the intern will then craft an informed social marketing strategy for one or more modes of alternative transportation. Previous research experience preferred; Qualtrics competence a plus.
Campus Garden Communications and Engagement Intern
The intern will collaborate with faculty, staff, and student volunteers to manage the campus garden at 1141 Polo Road. The Communications and Engagement intern position is part of a Campus Garden team internship. The intern will coordinate garden volunteer opportunities, explore service learning possibilities with interested faculty and organize major events in the campus garden. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, outgoing, and will have strong organizational skills.
The intern will work with the permanent staff for the Office of Sustainability to develop content for the campus sustainability website including, but not limited to, news stories, calendar contributions, and social media outlets. The intern will contribute to the production of a monthly electronic newsletter, based on the news stories written for the website. Strong writing skills required, sustainability literacy preferred. Applications from both graduate and undergraduate students will be accepted. In addition to the application form, please submit two news-writing samples.
Game-day Recycling Intern
During the fall semester, the intern will recruit for and manage a volunteer game day recycling program for the home football season. Volunteers recruited for the effort will interface with fans, work with the athletic department to manage demand for recycling collection, prepare communication materials about the program, and promote the program to tailgating fans. This intern must be available to work on the program during the summer months, but does not have to be physically located on campus until the fall.
Greeks Go Green Intern
The intern will lead the Greeks Go Green initiative by holding weekly meetings with established Greeks Go Green representatives and organizing monthly presentations and events throughout the semester. The intern must be an active member of a registered Greek organization on campus. Excellent leadership and organizational skills are required.
Propose a Unique Internship
Have a great idea for an internship, but don’t see it on our list? Feel free to submit a unique internship proposal. We are always looking for new, innovative ways to promote sustainability on campus.
Office of Energy Management- Energy Intern
The intern will assist the campus Energy Manager with communications, energy competitions, monitoring energy usage on the campus through computer programs and by physically walking around the campus, occasionally during late hours. Other responsibilities include gathering, compiling, and analyzing data from various WFU departments, coordinating with the Office of Sustainability and attending meetings as necessary.
The intern must have basic computer skills, basic Excel (spreadsheet) knowledge and a passion for reducing energy usage; advanced Excel knowledge is a plus. The position will report directly to the campus Energy Manager in Facilities and Campus Services.
ARAMARK – Sustainability in Dining Intern
The sustainability intern will have the following responsibilities:
Wellness Marketing Assistance: Assist marketing coordinator and nutrition director in implementing wellness-related projects and programs.
Local Tracking Responsibilities: Enters invoice totals each week into excel spreadsheet for local, regional, organic, biodegradable, and fair trade ARAMARK purchases; Calculates monthly purchasing and unit totals, updating year-to-date totals.
Campus Relations: Collaborate with the Office of Sustainability to highlight sustainability in dining.