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 firstname.lastname@example.org by January 4th, 2016.
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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 2015. 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 19th – 21st.
Internship applications are due by Friday, April 10th at 5:00pm.
The intern will collaborate with expert garden mentors, faculty, staff, student, and community volunteers to manage the campus garden across from Spry Soccer Stadium on Polo Road. Management entails all aspects of growing seasonally appropriate crops including, but not limited to, developing and maintaining rotation and cover cropping plans, starting and transplanting crops, watering, mulching, and composting food/yard waste. 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. Experience with medium-scale community gardening is strongly preferred.
Greeks Go Green
The intern will co-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 recognized Greek organization on campus. Excellent leadership and organizational skills are required.
ARAMARK – Sustainability in Dining
Learn more about the responsibilities of the Sustainability in Dining intern on ARAMARK’s website.
Facilities & Campus Services – Energy Management
The intern will assist Facilities and Campus Services 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 experience using Excel and a passion for reducing energy usage.
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. Your proposal should include an articulation of the need for the proposed project and the landscape of issues surrounding the project.
Looking for a position, fellowship or internship in sustainability? The Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD) is a great resource for current students. Anytime we receive notice of an open position related to sustainability, we forward the posting to OPCD. Their friendly staff adds it to Deacon Source so that all students can access the posting and apply for the opportunity.
Simply search for keyword “sustainability” when searching for openings on Deacon Source and you will receive a list of available positions around the country.
If you are interested in a career in sustainability but are unsure what kinds of careers exist, use the “Career Explorer” tool and the keyword “sustainability” for a list of ranging from “sustainability specialist” to “urban planner.”
Looking for an internship on campus during the academic year? The Office of Sustainability hires a number of student interns for project-based internships. You can view the list of currently available internships here. 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.
By Caitlin (Brooks) Edwards, Wake Forest Fellow
Applications for the 2012-2013 Wake Forest Fellow in the Office of Sustainability are now available. View the position description and requirements here. All applications are due by 5 p.m. on February 24.
Looking for more information about the Wake Forest Fellows program?
The following internships are open for spring 2012. In order to apply, please fill out this form. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 1.
Office of Sustainability – Communications and Outreach
The intern will work with the director and the Sustainability Fellow 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. Attendance at weekly intern meetings is required. Strong writing skills required. In addition to the application form, please submit two news-writing samples.
Office of Sustainability – Photography Intern
The intern will attend and photograph Office of Sustainability events and maintain an active photostream on the office flickr account. Events will range from high profile speakers to weekly community engagement events. Attendance at weekly intern meetings is required. The intern must have his or her own photography equipment and some photo editing skills. Familiarity with flickr is a plus.
ARAMARK – Dining Intern
The intern will assist in the tracking of local food purchases for campus dining service provider, ARAMARK. Other responsibilities include marketing and merchandising of the Green Scene Express in the Fresh Food Company: monitoring the “to go” program and packaging and encouraging the use of sustainable products. The intern must have basic computer skills and a passion for sustainability; marketing skills are a plus. Expect 12-15 hours of work each week. The successful candidate will report directly to ARAMARK staff.
Congratulations to our graduating interns from the Class of 2011. As they move on to greener pastures, so to speak, we look forward to watching them grow into polished sustainability professionals.
Frannie Speer graduated Summa Cum Laude with a major in Economics and a minor in Entrepreneurship. After graduation, she moved to Charlotte to work for Wells Fargo in investment banking. Frannie served as the Choose to Reuse campaign intern. Her reflection on her internship: I really enjoyed sharing the knowledge I learned as an intern with my friends and family. Watching people I care about begin to recycle, use a reusable bottle, and take other actions to reduce their waste was extremely rewarding.
Caitlin Brooks graduated Magna Cum Laude with a major in Anthropology and a minor in English. Caitlin will stay on as the first-ever Wake Forest Fellow for the Office of Sustainability. Caitlin served as the Communications and Outreach intern. Her reflection on her internship: I really enjoyed collaborating with landscaping services to draft the Campus Tree Care Plan and then to host the first campus Arbor Day celebration. Seeing the project through from conception to celebration was so rewarding.
Josh DeWitt graduated Magna Cum Laude with a major in Business and Enterprise Management and a concentration in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Schools of Business. After graduation, he moved to Texas to work as a Marketing Analyst with PepsiCo/FritoLay. Josh served as a Green Team program development intern. His reflection on his internship: Sustainability is more than just a few choices that you make for your life; sustainability is a lens that alters the way you perceive the world.
Shayna Egan graduated with a major in Health and Exercise Science and minors in Spanish and Latin American Studies. She will pursue a graduate degree in her field next year. Shayna served as an EcoReps intern. Her inspirational quote: We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill
Jenny King graduated with a major in History and a minor in Environmental Studies. She is off to work as a community educator for a ranch in Wyoming for the summer. After that, the world is her oyster. Jenny served as the first-ever Game Day Recycling intern and she pioneered the first Green Graduation Pledge program at Wake Forest. Her inspirational quote: In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks. -John Muir
Katherine Sinacore graduated with a major in Biology and a minor in Environmental Science. She will continue her studies at the University of New Hampshire where she will pursue a graduate degree in the School of Forestry. Katherine served as a Green Team program development intern. Her reflection on her internship: One of the most memorable moments from my internship was after giving a presentation to Green Team captains about all the actions they can take to make their offices/departments more sustainable. Watching the captains have their ah-ha moment and realize their potential was inspiring.
Jackie Staiger graduated with a major in Business and Enterprise Management and a minor in Global Trade & Commerce from the Schools of Business. After graduation, she moved to Texas to work as a Marketing Analyst with PepsiCo/FritoLay. Jackie served as the Marketing intern, concentrating her time on developing and implementing the Think Green Thursdays outreach program. Her reflection on her internship: Our sustainability intern group was an extremely diverse group of people from every major possible. I truly enjoyed getting to know everyone and learning about sustainability through so many different lenses.