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Work & Professional Development Opportunities

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There are many ways a student can get involved in sustainability efforts, including professional, volunteer and service experiences. The list below are current opportunities available to Penn State students. For other volunteer opportunities at Penn State, please visit the Volunteer@psu website.

Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Closing Date:
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Sustainability Institute and Penn State Operations are currently hiring a qualified and highly motivated student intern to act as program manager for a new peer-to-peer engagement program – Energy Ambassadors.

Penn State's Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Monday, April 10, 2017
Closing Date:
Friday, April 21, 2017
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute is looking to hire a Penn State graduate student who will work on a special Recycling and Composting Communications and Marketing Project this summer, analyzing market research data. The researcher will assist with data analysis and presentation.

Penn State
Opportunity Type:
Internship, Fellowship, Courses/Certifications
Date:
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Closing Date:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Unpaid
Description

Udall Foundation
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Closing Date:
Monday, February 27, 2017
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description
  • Are you an undergraduate sophomore or junior?
  • Are you interested in conservation, environmental stewardship, or environmental policy?
College of Engineering
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Closing Date:
Monday, February 13, 2017
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The GridSTAR Center is housed in the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State and is seeking a student to work part-time in the Spring Semester (University Park) and full-time in the summer of 2017 (PSU Navy Yard, Philadelphia Campus).

The Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Friday, January 27, 2017
Closing Date:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Sustainability Institute is currently hiring for 2 positions to further the Institutes outreach and engagement strategy. A successful candidate must have a basic understanding of current sustainability issues and concepts, exceptional written and in-person communication skills and experience with campus entities such as UPUA, UPAC, and ASA.

Engineering, Penn State Berks
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Closing Date:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Student intern will work with Penn State faculty and a local energy-sector corporate partner, Protogen Energy, to develop hardware to be used in the training of energy industry workers. Work will be performed at an off-campus facility under the supervision of Protogen Energy personnel. The intern should be familiar with basic electrical laboratory test equipment and soldering techniques.

Penn State Campus Residential Dining
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Monday, January 23, 2017
Closing Date:
Friday, February 3, 2017
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Penn State Campus Residential Dining is seeking two Sustainability Coordinators for to enhance and further develop sustainability projects, including Green2Go, local meals and other initiatives. Residential Dining seeks to establish a conscious community of students and staff to provide a sustainable dining option for the 15,000 plus students it serves and the extended University.

Landscape Architecture Foundation
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Closing Date:
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

The application deadline for the 2017 Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship award is fast approaching.

This fellowship award is not limited to landscape architecture students.

Students can submit their applications to the Douglas Dockery Thomas Fellowship in Garden History and Design through LAF’s online application system (SlideRoom) by the Feb. 1 deadline.

Sustainability Institute/OPP
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Closing Date:
Friday, February 3, 2017
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

OPP and Penn State’s Sustainability Institute are looking to hire a Penn State student who will work from May 2017 to May 2018 creating educational materials and programs to encourage Penn State students, faculty and staff to sort their waste into recycling and composting bins.

Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Closing Date:
Friday, February 3, 2017
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The SI Academic Programs intern will support the academic programs strategy, support program functions, and work on original research. Interns must be organized, write and speak clearly, and show disciplinary, extracurricular, or previous employment experience in sustainability.

Duties include:

Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Closing Date:
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Student Farm at Penn State is now offering paid opportunities for current students interested in working for the Student Farm in our second growing season! Student farmers will learn about farm production, harvest, product marketing, community engagement, volunteer management, event planning, and more.

Institutes of Energy and the Environment and Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Closing Date:
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment in conjunction with the Sustainability Institute is seeking an energetic marketing communications professional to promote research, academic, outreach, and operations activities relevant to both units and the University to both internal and external target audiences. The position will support each unit for 20 hours per week.

EPA
Opportunity Type:
Conference
Date:
Monday, December 5, 2016
Closing Date:
Friday, February 3, 2017
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

The U.S.

Sustainable Food Systems Program / AmeriCorps
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Closing Date:
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Sustainable Food Systems Program is a Penn State program that seeks to enable student initiative, hands-on learning and service across the food system. Core components include a one-acre Student Farm, course-client collaborative projects, the Student Farm Club, and a range of educational, research and outreach initiatives.

Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Closing Date:
Friday, January 27, 2017
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute is looking to hire a student Communications Intern who will work from May 2017 to May 2018. The successful candidate will be a team player with at least a 3.0 GPA, superb written, interpersonal and oral communication skills. Must be a quick learner and able to prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines and enjoy a fast-paced work environment.

Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Closing Date:
Friday, January 27, 2017
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute is looking to hire a Penn State student intern who will work from April 2017 to May 2018, assisting with the three Institute programs: the Green Paws program, the Green Teams Program, and the Sustainable Communities Collaborative.

Penn State Center Pittsburgh
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Closing Date:
Friday, December 30, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Unpaid
Description

The Penn State Center Pittsburgh is seeking a student intern with education in Hydrology to assist in monitoring and evaluation benchmarks of water quality impacts in an urban area.

Penn State Student Farm
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Closing Date:
Friday, November 25, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Sustainable Food Systems Program (SFSP) and Student Farm is seeking a Communications Intern to help support the communications and outreach goals of the program. This paid position will work closely with the Program Coordinator and Marketing Intern to initiate, coordinate and manage activities to accomplish the outreach and communications goals of the program.

Our Climate
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Closing Date:
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

The Put A Price On It campaign, in conjunction with Citizens' Climate Lobby, mobilizes students and young people to enact carbon pricing policy. There are three concrete ways for students to plug into the campaign. Join us!

Amir Project
Opportunity Type:
Fellowship
Date:
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Closing Date:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

The Amir Farming Fellowship is a 3-month summer experience for outstanding young adults who want to cultivate change through garden and farm based education. Once selected, we train you, place you at one of our partner summer camps, and provide you ongoing support so you can teach hundreds of children concepts of social and environmental justice.

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Closing Date:
Monday, October 31, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

China is the world`s largest emitter of carbon dioxide. Thus, how energy decisions are made in China are crucial to the global progress against climate change. Two Penn State researchers, an energy economist and a political scientist, are engaged in a research agenda to examine how China`s national energy decisions are made.

Impact
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Closing Date:
Friday, September 30, 2016
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

Internships with Impact

Make Your Impact for Our Environment, Our Democracy and Our Future

Student Farm
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Closing Date:
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Penn State's Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Monday, August 22, 2016
Closing Date:
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute seeks a student to assist with data collection for a comprehensive assessment of Penn State’s sustainability performance. The assessment will follow the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating (STARS) protocol.

The Philadelphia Parks Alliance
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Monday, August 22, 2016
Closing Date:
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unpaid
Description
The Philadelphia Parks Alliance is looking for energetic and passionate interns for the 2016-2017 school year. Founded in 1984, the Parks Alliance is the voice of Philadelphia’s parks and recreation users—advocating for and supporting one of the largest urban recreation systems in the country. We want to make Philadelphia a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable city for all. 
 
Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Closing Date:
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute is looking to hire a student communications intern who will work from August 2016 to May 2017. The successful candidate will be a team player with at least a 3.0 GPA, superb written, interpersonal and oral communication skills. Must be a quick learner and able to prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines and enjoy a fast-paced work environment.

Three Squares Inc.
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Date:
Monday, July 25, 2016
Closing Date:
Friday, July 28, 2017
Compensation:
Unpaid
Description

Three Squares Inc. is looking for local volunteers who are able to assist with the sustainability efforts from July 25-28th. Be a part of this historic event and help implement enhanced environmental practices at Philadelphia's key venues.

Green Impact Campaign
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Date:
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Closing Date:
Monday, August 8, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Unpaid
Description

Department of the Interior
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Friday, May 27, 2016
Closing Date:
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Hire a youth crew to remove invasive species on the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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