The IU Office of Sustainability is now accepting applications for the
Summer 2014 Internship Program in Sustainability
*Applications accepted until 11:59 pm on Friday, February 14;
We strongly encourage you to login here by Feb. 3 to send your recommendation request.
Visit sustain.indiana.edu for more info
For details on the program, please attend one of two information sessions: Friday, Jan. 17 at E-House (704 E. 10th St.) from 1:00-2:00pm and Thursday, Jan. 23 at SPEA 273 from 5:30-6:30pm.
The Summer Internship in Sustainability utilizes campus as a living-learning lab, enlisting students as researchers in investigating questions facing our community, such as: How do the ways in which our campus operates and consumes resources affect the social, environmental and economic well being of our community? How is our campus impact connected to more complicated global issues like climate change, resource scarcity and poverty? What opportunities do we have as individuals, institutions, communities, and governments to increase collective social and economic health? How do we best communicate these opportunities? How will we adapt and ensure all people have the ability to thrive in response to dynamic climate conditions and limitations on resources?
We have 10 open positions, which are outlined below.
Office of Sustainability Internship Positions
The Office of Sustainability is hiring ten new interns through the Summer Internship Program in Sustainability, two mentored by IUOS and seven by CSAB. The final position will be with the IU Health Center.
Internships Mentored through the Office of Sustainability
Internships Mentored through the Campus Sustainability Advisory Board
- Developing and Supporting Curricular and Co-Curricular Sustainability Initiatives
- Utilities Conservation and Behavior Change
- Rain Garden Development Program
- Campus Garden and Edible Campus Initiative Coordination
- No Waste Program
- Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale
- Document Management, Paper Usage and Reduction
Consultancy Corps Positions
The IUOS is hiring one student intern through a new program called Consultancy Corps. Students hired through this program serve with an on campus unit to green their operations, but do not participate in the full internship seminar.
Now Accepting Applications for the Sustainability Peer Educator Program
The Sustainability Peer Educator Program (SPEP) trains undergraduate student leaders to deliver sustainability lessons and workshops to their peers. This program is intended to improve sustainability literacy, encourage the adoption of sustainable behaviors, and foster a culture of sustainability among students. The initial topics of focus will be waste minimization, energy conservation, and water conservation. The initial target audiences will be residence halls and the Greek community.
New Undergraduate Minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Understanding human-environment interactions and their connection with ecological, societal, and economic processes at local, regional, and global scales is a core competency in today’s world. The study of sustainability bridges the arts and humanities, social sciences, and the physical and life sciences. It complements traditional disciplines by offering an opportunity for education in the area of coupled natural and human systems that encompasses study of the environment, society, and economy. The minor, awarded jointly by the College of Arts and Science and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, will be administered by the Integrated Program in the Environment. Students who are interested in learning more about the minor may contact academic advisor Carlin C. Schrag (email@example.com).