Campus Sustainability Intern
Marquette Sustainability coordinates and advances sustainability at Marquette as it relates to academics, engagement, operations, and more – in pursuit of Marquette’s mission of excellence, faith, leadership, and service.
Sustainability means meeting the social, environmental, and financial/economic needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainability includes conserving energy, water, and other resources; protecting and improving air, water, and habitat quality; preventing waste and pollution; and doing these activities in a manner that promotes social justice, health, environmental welfare, and economic security.
Position: Campus Sustainability Intern
Reports to: Brent Ribble, Campus Sustainability Coordinator, Department of Facilities Planning & Management, firstname.lastname@example.org
Commitment: At least 140 hours per one semester (approximately 10-12 hours per week)
*This internship is only available to students who can receive academic credit for it. This internship is not a paid position.*
The Campus Sustainability Intern will work closely with the Campus Sustainability Coordinator in coordinating and advancing sustainability at Marquette as it relates to:
- Academics: Understanding and advancing sustainability in curriculum, research, and learning.
- Engagement: Understanding and advancing sustainability through campus engagement, community and public engagement, communications, and programs.
- Operations: Understanding and advancing the university’s sustainability performance as it relates to air and climate, buildings, energy, food and dining, grounds, purchasing, transportation, waste, and water.
- Planning and Administration: Understanding and advancing the university’s sustainability efforts as they relate to coordination and planning, diversity and affordability, investment and finance, and wellbeing and work.
- Innovation and Leadership: Understanding and advancing innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and demonstrating sustainability leadership through practices, policies, and outcomes that are exemplary, new, extraordinary, unique, groundbreaking, or uncommon.
Responsibilities and assignments will vary widely in breadth and depth based on needs, priorities, and goals. The intern will work closely with the Campus Sustainability Coordinator to understand and measure Marquette’s sustainability performance regarding, for example, emissions, energy, water, and waste, and thus assist with the development of Marquette’s first Campus Sustainability Plan. The intern will also have the opportunity to help with developing and implementing programs, solutions, strategies, communications, and to pursue topics of special interest.
Ideal candidates might possess (and/or have the desire to develop) skills related to data analysis, research, written and visual communication, leadership, and knowledge/interest in sustainability or environmental studies.
To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter should include a short biography, highlight any experiences, skills, strengths, or qualifications relevant to the position, and explain why you are interested in the position.