2013 Summer Internship Program in Sustainability

The IU Office of Sustainability is now accepting applications for the

2013 Summer Internship Program in Sustainability

*Applications accepted until 11:59 pm on Friday, Feb 15; We strongly encourage you to login here by Feb 8 to send your recommendation request.* 

Visit sustain.indiana.edu for more info

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The Summer Internship Program in Sustainability utilizes campus as a living-learning lab, enlisting students as researchers in investigating important 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, economic and economic health, and 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 18 open positions (listed below).  Through internships co-mentored by staff in operations and faculty members, interns conduct research and develop programming focused on general sustainability outreach and education or in specific topic areas such as food, transportation or resource use. Internships are co-mentored by IUOS and the Campus Sustainability Advisory Board. We will be hiring for positions in both areas.


Learn more:

Open Positions (click title for a full description of the position):


Internships Mentored through the Office of Sustainability

Internships Mentored through Campus Sustainability Advisory Board

Greening of the Athletics Department

Academic Initiatives: Developing & Supporting Curricular & Co-Curricular Sustainability Initiatives

Greening of the Health Center

Buildings & Energy: Utilities Conservation Project Coordination

Green Purchasing Policies & Procedures

Buildings & Energy: Creating a Culture of Energy Conservation in Residence Halls

LEED Tools, Processes & University Standards

Environmental Quality & Land Use: Composting Initiatives

Local Food Sourcing & Green Events Planning at the IMU

Food: Campus Garden & Edible Campus Initiative Coordination

Student Sustainability Educators Program

Food: Strategic Planning & Implementation for Sustainable Food

Green Teams

Resource Use: No Waste Coordination

Sustainability Funding Development

Resource Use: Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale

Sustainability & the First Year Experience

Transportation: Bicycle Master Plan Scoping