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Sustainability at Wake Forest

Internships

Internships

Are you a student interested in making a difference and gaining professional development experience? The following paid opportunities are available to all Wake Forest University undergraduate students. Unless otherwise indicated, all positions are with the Office of Sustainability and begin in August 2018. Pending student availability and individual evaluations at the conclusion of the Fall 2018 semester, internships and assistantships may be extended to the Spring 2019 semester.

Please note: successful candidates may be required to return to campus early at the end of the summer to attend orientation sessions on August 20 and 21.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for two professional references to sustainability@wfu.edu. Applications are due Sunday, April 15 by 11:59 pm. In your cover letter, please include the following:

  • the position for which you are applying;
  • relevant work and/or volunteer experience;
  • relevant coursework;
  • a brief description of why you want to pursue the position;
  • skills you would bring to the internship or assistantship; and
  • what you hope to gain from the experience.

Internships

Interns will be part of the OoS Intern Team and are required to attend weekly team meetings.

Campus Garden
The team of Campus Garden Interns collaborates with expert garden mentors, as well as faculty, staff, student, and community volunteers, to manage the Campus Garden on Polo Road. Managing this outdoor learning space for sustainable agriculture includes, but is not limited to, developing and maintaining rotation and cover cropping plans, starting and transplanting seasonally appropriate crops, watering, mulching, and composting food/yard waste. Interns coordinate volunteer hours and engage volunteers in conversations about the differences between conventional and sustainable agriculture. In addition, interns explore service learning possibilities with interested faculty, organize major events in the garden, and maintain a vibrant and engaging communications plan. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership experience in a collaborative team environment.

Re-Cycle Bike Share Liaison
The individual leading the Re-Cycle Bike Share Program serves as a liaison between the Office of Sustainability and Outdoor Pursuits. Primary responsibilities include marketing the program, applying for funding to continue the expansion of the fleet, and coordinating with Outdoor Pursuits. 

Waste Reduction Intern
The Waste Reduction Intern will work to create and implement various initiatives that reduce the amount of waste generated on campus. These initiatives may include, but are not necessarily limited to, waste audits; development of zero-landfill events plans; residence hall waste reduction; move-in and move-out waste reduction and diversion; and related behavior change campaign development.

Propose a Unique Internship
Have a great idea for a sustainability-focused internship that’s not listed? Submit a unique internship proposal. We are always looking for new, innovative ways for students to generate sustainability-focused solutions on campus. Your proposal should include an articulation of the need for the proposed project and the landscape of issues surrounding the project.

 

Assistantships

Content Development Assistant
The Content Development Assistant will work with the Communication and Event Coordinator to develop content for the campus sustainability website and social media outlets.

Event Assistant
The Event Assistant will work directly with the Office of Sustainability’s event coordinator and with a group of campus stakeholders in planning, supporting, and executing sustainability events and programs. Major duties will include assisting in social media marketing both before and during events, aiding in onsite event logistics, and leading a small group of volunteers during events. Experience with live-streaming events is preferred.

 

Waste Reduction & Recycling Assistant
The Waste Reduction & Recycling Assistant will be tasked with monitoring, assessing, and facilitating various waste diversion initiatives. Responsibilities may include assisting with management and organization of the Compost Crew, conducting inventories of recycling and waste receptacles and their placement on campus, assessing levels of contamination, and identifying areas that require intervention.

Congratulations 2018 Sustainability Intern Graduates

May 18th, 2018

Cristin Berardo, an English and biology double major with a minor in chemistry, is graduating magna cum laude. For the past two years, Cristin has been working as an energy intern with Facilities and Campus Services to establish baseline data on building usage with respect to energy consumption.

Cristin’s reflection on the internship: I have learned so much from this internship and made many great connections with people along the way. Through this experience I have gained an entire new skill set and become more aware of national, local, and global social and environmental issues. This internship fostered my passion for sustainability, which I now want to pursue as a career.

 

Emily Claire Mackey has been involved with the Office of Sustainability since 2014, serving as a Sustainability Ambassador (2014), a Campus Garden Intern (2015-2016), and the ReCycle Bike Share Intern (2017-2018). Emily Claire will graduate cum laude with a degree in economics and minors in environmental science and global trade and commerce studies.

Emily Claire’s reflection on the internship: My fluency in sustainability has been expanded, challenged, and at times flipped on its head by this internship experience. The Office and its projects therein display how intersectional campus sustainability is and I am still in awe of the fact that I’ve gotten to be a part of it for so many years.

 

Maya Revell, a Biology major, has served as the Waste Reduction Intern for the Spring 2018 semester. In this position, she has analyzed campus solid waste streams to inform the university’s next steps to reduce landfill waste. Maya plans to pursue a career in environmental justice after graduation.

Maya’s reflection on the internship: My internship was a really valuable experience! From this semester, I learned a great deal about the different waste streams, how to advocate for sustainable improvements on campus, and the importance of understanding different perspectives when working to create change. The tactical skills that I have gained as well as the conversations that I have had with other sustainability interns have helped me to become a well-rounded individual and prepared me to pursue a career in environmental sustainability.

 

Gabby Pulsinelli will graduate with a Master of Arts in Sustainability upon completion of her thesis in August. During the spring semester, Gabby served as a public art intern, on a team with two other students, to create a participatory art experience that engaged the Wake Forest community in issues of environmental justice. Within the next few years, Gabby plans to pursue a PhD in Sustainability or Environmental Studies.

Gabby’s reflection on the internship: This semester has been a great opportunity to learn what it means to promote sustainability on a college campus and to work with a great group of people who value sustainability as much as I do.  It was challenging to create an educational, environmental justice-themed mural that the entire Wake Forest campus community could participate in, but the project showed how important it is to educate others on these issues.

Energy Management Intern – Facilities & Campus Services

Chemistry major with minors in Neuroscience and Biology

 

Mary Finger, a Chemistry major with minors in Neuroscience and Biology, graduated magna cum laude. Mary served as an energy intern with Facilities and Campus Services in the fall of 2015.

 

Sebastian Irby is the first Wake Forest student to graduate with an interdisciplinary degree in Sustainability Studies for which she received the Leadership Champions of Change Award in 2017. Sebastian graduated cum laude. She served as a Special Projects Intern in the spring of 2015 and fall of 2016. After graduation, Sebastian will intern with the Environmental Protection Network.

Hayden Lineberger graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Business and Enterprise Management. Hayden served as a freelance photographer with the Office of Sustainability in 2017.

 

 

Suzy Mullins, dining intern (2015-2016), news writing intern (fall 2016), and content development assistant (2017-2018), is graduating summa cum laude with a degree in English and a minor in environmental science. Suzy will continue to focus on her passion for environmental education by attending the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.

 

 

The entire Office of Sustainability staff wishes all 2018 graduates the best in the next chapter of their lives and careers.

Join the Office of Sustainability’s Intern Team

March 29th, 2018

Please note: successful candidates may be required to return to campus early at the end of the summer to attend orientation sessions on August 20 and 21.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for two professional references to sustainability@wfu.edu. Applications are due Sunday, April 15 by 11:59 pm. In your cover letter, please include the following:

  • the position for which you are applying;
  • relevant work and/or volunteer experience;
  • relevant coursework;
  • a brief description of why you want to pursue the position;
  • skills you would bring to the internship or assistantship; and
  • what you hope to gain from the experience.

Internships

Interns will be part of the OoS Intern Team and are required to attend weekly team meetings.

Campus Garden
The team of Campus Garden Interns collaborates with expert garden mentors, as well as faculty, staff, student, and community volunteers, to manage the Campus Garden on Polo Road. Managing this outdoor learning space for sustainable agriculture includes, but is not limited to, developing and maintaining rotation and cover cropping plans, starting and transplanting seasonally appropriate crops, watering, mulching, and composting food/yard waste. Interns coordinate volunteer hours and engage volunteers in conversations about the differences between conventional and sustainable agriculture. In addition, interns explore service learning possibilities with interested faculty, organize major events in the garden, and maintain a vibrant and engaging communications plan. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership experience in a collaborative team environment.

Re-Cycle Bike Share Liaison
The Re-Cycle Bike Share Intern serves as a liaison between the Office of Sustainability and Outdoor Pursuits. Primary responsibilities include marketing the program, applying for funding to continue the expansion of the fleet; updating the website with all relevant safety, branding, and calendar updates; working with Ken’s Bike Shop for maintenance throughout the year, especially around semester changes; teaming with Outdoor Pursuits to create and keep program content up-to-date.

Waste Reduction Intern
The Waste Reduction Intern will work to create and implement various initiatives that reduce the amount of waste generated on campus. These initiatives may include, but are not necessarily limited to, waste audits; development of zero-landfill events plans; residence hall waste reduction; move-in and move-out waste reduction and diversion; and related behavior change campaign development.

Propose a Unique Internship
Have a great idea for a sustainability-focused internship that’s not listed? Submit a unique internship proposal. We are always looking for new, innovative ways for students to generate sustainability-focused solutions on campus. Your proposal should include an articulation of the need for the proposed project and the landscape of issues surrounding the project.

 

Assistantships

Content Development Assistant
The Content Development Assistant will work with the Communication and Event Coordinator to develop content for the campus sustainability website and social media outlets.

Event Assistant
The Event Assistant will work directly with the Office of Sustainability’s event coordinator and with a group of campus stakeholders in planning, supporting, and executing sustainability events and programs. Major duties will include assisting in social media marketing both before and during events, aiding in onsite event logistics, and leading a small group of volunteers during events. Experience with live-streaming events is preferred.

Waste Reduction & Recycling Assistant
The Waste Reduction & Recycling Assistant will be tasked with monitoring, assessing, and facilitating various waste diversion initiatives. Responsibilities may include assisting with management and organization of the Compost Crew, conducting inventories of recycling and waste receptacles and their placement on campus, assessing levels of contamination, and identifying areas that require intervention.

Where Are They Now: Katherine Sinacore (’11)

February 12th, 2018

Q:  What does your Wake Forest undergraduate education mean to you?

A:  WFU really exemplifies its “pro humanitate” motto in the way that it encourages students to think about how their work impacts the larger community. Out of everything, that lesson is one that has really stuck with me and influenced my work since graduating.

Q:  You interned with the Office of Sustainability during your time at Wake; what projects did you work on, and what did you gain from your experiences?

A:  I worked alongside intern Josh Dewitt to create the Green Team network. Together, we started a pilot program with a few departments on campus which aimed to establish a network for bolstering the achievement of sustainability goals. I learned and grew a great amount during that internship, but if I had to choose the most significant insight I acquired, it would be the importance of listening.  It might sound kind of obvious, but it’s true.  The participants in the Green Team network had such innovative ideas and strategies that would make their offices run most efficiently and sustainably; learning to listen and work with their suggestions, rather than impose my own values and ideas on them, was a great lesson to be reinforced. It has proved extremely valuable in my more recent work as I have collaborated with other stakeholders on environmental issues.

Q:  Can you tell me about your experiences and research endeavors since you graduated from Wake Forest? 

A:  I am drawn to examining land management challenges and finding creative solutions which take into consideration the needs of both humanity and the environment.  My particular specialization, silviculture, embodies just that—it is the art and science of managing forests to meet the needs of diverse stakeholders. For the past few years, I have been working on a collaborative project examining how tree species and certain combinations of tree species on plantations affect their growth and water use.  This is important because the majority of plantations in Panama are comprised of a non-native species, teak, that has not only grown poorly but also uses a lot of water. This can be problematic in communities where potable water is limited, especially during the yearly four-month long dry season. My group was excited by the prospect of finding native tree species that could outgrow teak and use less water. After spending a year in a community downstream of the tree plantation where I had worked with limited water access, I felt even more motivated to find a solution that is socially just and environmentally sensitive. I really enjoy this type of applied work, and after I complete my Ph.D. this year, I hope to continue to explore issues related to this theme.

Sinacore takes measurements of water consumed by a cut teak tree.

Call for Spring 2018 Interns

November 3rd, 2017

Please note: successful candidates may be required to return from winter break one day early to attend an orientation session.

To apply, please fill out this form. Applications are due by Friday, November 17.


INTERNSHIPS

Interns will be part of the OoS Intern Team and are required to attend weekly team meetings.

Public Art Intern
The public art intern will work collaboratively with the Office of Sustainability, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and other campus partners to create a public art experience with a focus on environmental justice. The art experience will take place during the Office of Sustainability’s Earth Week celebration, March 19-23, 2018. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, curating the work of WFU and community artists, determining the experience, preparing the exhibition or other artistic outcome, planning an opening reception, and aiding in promotion. The intern will work closely with the Office of Sustainability’s event coordinator and a group of student volunteers.

Sustainability in Dining Intern
The sustainability in dining intern will work collaboratively with Deacon Dining management and the Office of Sustainability on a variety of topics, including communicating current sustainable dining initiatives, planning events to educate and raise awareness, promoting plant-forward dining by communicating its environmental and health benefits, and engaging in initiatives to reduce waste from dining facilities. The intern will also work with the newly-formed Plant-Forward Dining Committee and Campus Nutritionist Brooke Orr. This internship reports directly to the WFU Department of Hospitality and Auxiliary Services.

Waste Reduction Intern
The waste reduction intern will work to create and implement various initiatives that reduce the amount of waste generated on campus. These initiatives may include, but are not necessarily limited to, consultation with students, faculty, and staff who plan events; residence hall waste reduction; move-in and move-out waste reduction and diversion; and both general and targeted outreach. The intern will also work with the newly-formed Compost Crew to expand the on-campus collection of food waste for composting.

Propose a Unique Internship
Have a great idea for a sustainability-focused internship that’s not listed? Submit a unique internship proposal. We are always looking for new, innovative ways for students to generate sustainability-focused solutions on campus. Your proposal should include an articulation of the need for the proposed project and the landscape of issues surrounding the project.

Meet our current interns on our staff page.


ASSISTANTSHIPS

Event Assistant
The event assistant will work directly with the Office of Sustainability’s event coordinator and with a group of campus stakeholders in planning, supporting, and executing sustainability events and programs. Major duties will include assisting in social media marketing both before and during events, aiding in onsite event logistics, and leading a small group of volunteers during events. Experience with live-streaming events is preferred.

Recycling Assistant
The recycling assistant will be tasked with monitoring and assessing existing waste diversion infrastructure. Responsibilities include conducting inventories of recycling and waste receptacles and their placement on campus, assessing levels of contamination, and identifying areas that require intervention. Much of the work will be observational, but communication with stakeholders will also be required.

Congratulations 2017 Sustainability Intern Graduates

May 16th, 2017

Eric Gorzeman, a Business and Enterprise Management major and Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise minor, will be joining the Vanguard Group in Charlotte following graduation. During his time with the Office of Sustainability, Eric served as the Carbon Footprint Energy intern (2015-2016) and the Re-Cycle Bike-share Program intern (2016-2017).

Eric’s reflection on the internship: By interning at the Office of Sustainability, I have gained project management, leadership, and communication skills. This internship experience has also inspired me to eventually work in the green energy industry, in a business capacity. In addition to my personal and professional growth, I met different friends that I may not have met otherwise, and had a great time working with the Wake Forest staff and community as a whole.

Julie Kanter has been involved with the Office of Sustainability since 2015, serving as the Earth Day Fair Coordination intern, the Arbor Day Events intern, and the Event Analysis intern. Julie graduated cum laude with degrees in Economics and Spanish. Julie’s involvement with campus events—from beginning to end—has been essential. Julie will be moving to Chicago following graduation, where she will join Fifth Third Bank’s Credit Leadership Program.

Julie’s reflection on the internship: Interning with the Office of Sustainability has provided me with the invaluable opportunity to grow my intellectual curiosity and professional skills while interacting with a supportive and motivational team of colleagues. The Office has supported, challenged, taught, and guided me over the last three years and I am so thankful for that. I know the skills and relationships I have fostered through the Office will always be present in my personal and professional life and I am anxious to see all the success that comes to my fellow interns.

Akua Maat, a magna cum laude graduate who majored in both Latin and Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies, has been a Campus Garden intern since her sophomore year at Wake Forest. Akua’s strong commitment to the nourishment and growth of the Campus Garden will yield results well into the future. She will work with CityYear next year as a mentor in a Philadelphia public school and eventually plans to pursue a PhD in sociology and a career as a college professor.

Akua’s reflection on the internship: Interning with the Office of Sustainability and working so closely with the garden has opened me up to a world I couldn’t have anticipated my freshman year. I’ve learned an extraordinary amount about myself and the world around me. After three years as an intern and a soon-to-be-graduate, what I have gained and appreciated the most is the capacity I now have to implement sustainable practices in my life beyond Wake Forest.

Emily McMullen, a biology and chemistry double major and an environmental studies minor, graduated magna cum laude and with honors.  This year, Emily served as an Energy intern working with Facilities & Campus Services to draft an energy plan for the University. After graduation, Emily will be teaching high school science at Geneva Classical Academy in Lakeland, Florida. She plans to pursue a PhD in marine molecular ecology.

Emily’s reflection on the internship: My time as an intern with Facilities and Campus Services and the Office of Sustainability has provided me with an incredible professional skill set which will serve me well in all my future endeavors. The high level of expectations have allowed me to strengthen my communication and technical skills, and appropriately plan for long term projects and goals. The friendships I have developed with the other interns have been invaluable additions to my college experience- I am very thankful for the opportunity I have had to work with many of them this past year.

We also want to congratulate our former interns who graduated with the Class of 2017:

Ann Nguyen, Photography intern (Fall 2014 – Spring 2015) and Freelance Photographer (Fall 2016 – Spring 2017). Ann graduated cum laude and with honors in Studio Art.

Kristen Cortese, Office of Energy Management intern (Fall 2014, Spring 2015).

The entire Sustainability staff wishes all 2017 graduates the best in the next chapter of their lives and careers.

Intern with the Office of Sustainability

April 3rd, 2017

Greeks Go Green
The Greeks Go Green intern will assume leadership of this peer education initiative by holding regular meetings with chapter representatives, recruiting new representatives as needed, organizing monthly presentations and events throughout the semester, and liaising with the Office of Student Engagement. The intern must be an active member of a recognized Greek social or service organization on campus. Excellent collaborative leadership and organizational skills are required.

Campus Garden
The team of Campus Garden interns collaborates with expert garden mentors, as well as faculty, staff, student, and community volunteers, to manage the Campus Garden on Polo Road. Managing this outdoor learning space for sustainable agriculture includes, but is not limited to, developing and maintaining rotation and cover cropping plans, starting and transplanting seasonally appropriate crops, watering, mulching, and composting food/yard waste. Interns coordinate volunteer hours and engage volunteers in conversations about the differences between conventional and sustainable agriculture. In addition, interns explore service learning possibilities with interested faculty, organize major events in the campus garden, and maintain a vibrant and engaging communications plan. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership experience in a collaborative team environment.

Summer Campus Garden Manager
The Summer Campus Garden Manager will serve from May through August 2017. Under the direction of Office of Sustainability staff, and with support from professional horticultural staff, this position is responsible for the daily, weekly, and season-long management of a one-acre diversified produce operation. The manager coordinates all aspects of garden production, manages volunteers, facilitates participation by multiple service-related groups, and serves as a public face of the garden to the campus community. Applicants should have experience working in a small-scale agriculture environment and with a variety of age groups. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively and a passion for garden education. Experience in ecology, community-based agriculture, and/or food justice is preferred. Learn more about the position in the full job description.

Sustainability in Dining
The dining intern will work collaboratively with Deacon Dining staff to promote the sustainability initiatives underway on campus. Reduction of food waste, sourcing local and/or organic ingredients, and emphasizing a plant-forward plate are just a few of the many initiatives advanced through Deacon Dining.

Propose a Unique Internship
Have a great idea for a sustainability-focused internship that’s not listed? Submit a unique internship proposal. We are always looking for new, innovative ways for students to generate sustainability-focused solutions on campus. Your proposal should include an articulation of the need for the proposed project and the landscape of issues surrounding the project.

Sowing Seeds of Sustainability at the Campus Garden

December 8th, 2016

Suzanne Mullins, OoS News Intern: How has the garden evolved during your time as an intern?  

Akua Maat: As a Campus Garden intern for the past two years, I’ve spent a lot of time getting comfortable with the physical garden space and certain agricultural practices—there’s definitely a learning curve. The garden is constantly changing—we’ve added new growing spaces, expanded plots, incorporated honeybees into the ecosystem, and even conducted some planting and growing experiments with heirloom seeds.

Suzanne Mullins: What do volunteers learn when they visit the garden?

Akua Maat:  As the garden changes, volunteers are invited to witness and enjoy its transformation. As garden interns, our personal goal is to make local, ethical, and sustainably-sourced food the norm.
Nick Judd: We want to educate volunteers about how sustainable produce is grown and distributed so they are empowered to incorporate more sustainable purchasing practices into their lives.
Megan Blackstock: We inform Campus Garden volunteers about the issues surrounding the differences between industrial and small-scale farming, and how they can influence these practices with their own habits. Through firsthand exposure to organic, small-scale farming and articulated learning outcomes on normalizing sustainable agriculture, we hope to enlighten volunteers on their degree of options in choosing environmentally and socially conscientious foods.

Suzanne Mullins:  What is growing in the garden right now?

Megan Blackstock:  Right now, our garden is mainly directed at producing heirloom variety crops; these are at risk of going extinct due to our world’s heavy dependence on a small number of hybrid seeds for farming. In mid-to-late spring, we mainly focus on summer crops such as eggplant, tomatoes, squash, watermelon, and strawberries. In the fall, we plant mostly leafy plants that can withstand the unpredictable weather patterns of the fall and early winter months.
Nick Judd: During this particular semester, we have made efforts to maximize space and expand growing potential by extending a plot, building a second strawberry box—out of recycled wood, I might add—and we are even planning to implement a trellised bean patch.

Suzanne Mullins: The Campus Garden gives first-hand experience with sustainable practices. How do Wake Forest students, particularly those who volunteer at the garden, perceive their relationship to sustainability?

Akua Maat:
Watching the garden grow these past few years, and learning about food alongside volunteers, has offered us a rare opportunity to connect with food origins in novel ways. When you regularly interact with something, you start to understand it as valid, worthy, and important; our hope for volunteers is that they experience this understanding. We invite them to ask questions about seeds, crop growth, and the weather. On the other hand, we share our knowledge about soil nutrients, food seasonality, crop rotation, and organic growing.  We also like to extend these conversations to a larger audience through events. For example, we have held Spring Equinox celebrations where we partnered with the local community to have a pop-up farmer’s market, live music, and a celebration of wheat. We have screened documentaries during the fall season and had samples from local breweries and eateries for volunteers to enjoy as they painted pumpkins and crop signs. These events have provided an avenue for students to engage in sustainability and find ways to fit sustainable practices into their lifestyles.

Suzanne Mullins: Lastly, what does sustainability mean to you?

Akua Maat: 
For me, living sustainably means living a life and making choices that take the environment and all of its inhabitants into deep consideration.
Megan Blackstock:  Sustainability for me is defined as the environmental, economic, and social development of the world into a more future-friendly society.  Personally, I love teaching people about small-scale farming, as it helps to cut down on the purchase of the environmentally-damaging industrial produce that we see in most—if not all—of our grocery stores. In addition, I try to make an effort to live what I teach. I am constantly thinking about where my food came from and whether or not I am making smart, local food choices.
Nick Judd:  Sustainability is a big part of my life here. On campus in particular, it extends to my home life at the Sustainability Theme house where we discuss, participate in, and hold events focused on sustainable initiatives.

To receive regular information about the Campus Garden join the garden mailing list.  To learn more about the campus garden, visit the Office of Sustainability website.

Congratulations Class of 2016 Interns

May 27th, 2016
Alyshah was recognized for her Sustainability Leadership at the annual Champions of Change awards ceremony.

Alyshah was recognized for her Sustainability Leadership at the annual Champions of Change awards ceremony.

Alyshah Aziz graduated Cum Laude with a major in Politics & International Affairs and a minor in Middle East & South Asian Studies. Alyshah served as an Alternative Transportation Intern for six consecutive semesters. She is working as a Business Analyst within Deloitte’s Federal Human Capital Consulting division.

Alyshah’s reflection on the internship: My internship with the Office of Sustainability helped me strengthen my skills in research, writing, marketing, and creativity. My time in the office and my friendships with Dedee, Hannah, Annabel, initiative co-sponsors, and interns are invaluable to me. My biggest takeaway that I will always carry with me is to think critically of what I read, hear, and see. The weekly intern meetings taught me to listen to what I hear and/or see and then investigate. My internship has lead me to view the world and all the activities of humankind from a holistic perspective. 

Call for 2016 Sustainability Interns

April 19th, 2016
The fall interns for the Office of Sustainability come together for a picture on Monday, October 5th, 2015.

The fall interns for the Office of Sustainability come together for a picture on Monday, October 5th, 2015.

Are you a student interested in making a difference and gaining professional development experience? The following paid internships are available to all Wake Forest University students for fall 2016. In order to apply, please fill out this form. Unless otherwise noted, these internships are with the Office of Sustainability. Please note, interns are required to attend an on-campus sustainability orientation August 24th – 26th.

Internship applications are due by Thursday, April 28th at 5:00pm.

Propose a Unique Internship

December 7th, 2015
The fall interns for the Office of Sustainability come together for a picture on Monday, October 5th, 2015.

The fall interns for the Office of Sustainability come together for a picture on Monday, October 5th, 2015.

Have a great idea for a sustainability-focused internship? Submit a unique internship proposal. We are always looking for new, innovative ways for students to generate sustainability-focused solutions on campus. Your proposal should include an articulation of the need for the proposed project and the landscape of issues surrounding the project. Proposals are due to sustainability@wfu.edu by January 4th, 2016.