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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

INTERNSHIPS SINCE SPRING 2010

HOURS OF SERVICE PERFORMED BY INTERNS

DEGREE PROGRAMS REPRESENTED BY INTERNS

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Office of Sustainability Student Internship Program, a collaboration with UGA’s Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, provides opportunities for experiential learning, leadership, and professional development while making a positive and tangible impact within the University of Georgia and Athens communities.

All interns participate in a kickoff event, weekly meetings, leadership development programs, and the Semester in Review event on Reading Day.

Apply for an internship position

Apply by 8am on November 18th for Spring 2020 internships.

spring 2020 positions

Campus Composting
The intern will co-lead the bicycle-powered UGA Campus Compost Program including the physical collection of compost bins from 60+ campus locations, communication with current and prospective program participants, and general promotion of composting at UGA. Candidates must have a passion for composting and engaging with others, be a confident bicyclist, have a valid driver’s license, enjoy working behind the scenes and getting your hands dirty (and smelly), be willing to work outdoors in less than ideal weather conditions, and able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Strategic Communications
The communications intern will work to promote sustainability initiatives at UGA to the public through the production of electronic newsletters and social media posts.

Electric Transportation Policy
This position is part of the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia and will work with both the Office of Sustainability and EnviroSpark. Tasks will include researching policy and incentives for electric vehicle use throughout the US, investigating current and projected demand for EV charging in Georgia and at UGA, and identifying opportunities and incentives to expand EV charging infrastructure. Candidates should be self-motivated and possess strong research, written and verbal communication skills. Travel to Atlanta may be required or encouraged at least once during the semester.

TIME REQUIREMENTS

Internship positions with the Office of Sustainability are available during each academic semester. Interns have opportunities to collaborate with other interns and office staff and are expected to spend 10 hours per week working on a specified project or topical area and assisting Office of Sustainability staff as needed.

ACADEMIC CREDIT

Some degree programs require an internship. Students are encouraged to initiate opportunities for relevant academic course credit through their college or school. To date, credit internships have been arranged through the Odum School of Ecology, the College of Environment + Design, the College of Public Health, the Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communications, and others.

INTERN SPOTLIGHTS