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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.

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.

DOD (Department of Defense)
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Friday, May 6, 2016
Closing Date:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

 

Greening Forward
Opportunity Type:
Conference
Date:
Friday, May 13, 2016
Closing Date:
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unpaid
Description

Greening Forward and NYC Department of Education Host International Young Environmentalists Youth Summit

Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Closing Date:
Friday, May 20, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

The Department of Architectural Engineering is seeking motivated individuals to help advance sustainable energy systems. Duties will include analysis of energy systems and data, development of case studies and outreach materials, and participation in cohort activities.

Department of the Interior
Opportunity Type:
Internship
Date:
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Closing Date:
Friday, April 22, 2016
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

Interns will work with the visitor services and natural resource program to provide interpretation and education programs to park visitors.

Department of the Interior
Opportunity Type:
Internship, Grants
Date:
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Closing Date:
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

This action will result in a task agreement award under the National Park Service Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU). This is a notice of intent and a noncompetitive award in accordance with the Department of Interior 505 Departmental Manual 2.12C.

Penn State
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Monday, March 28, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Department of Architectural Engineering is seeking a motivated individual to help advance home energy outreach programming. Duties include the refinement of program materials and informational materials describing the program, and the pursuit of partnerships with public entities, utilities, and private sector businesses in the Philadelphia region.

Penn State's Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Closing Date:
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Sustainability Institute is looking for a student to act as a resource to promote learning about sustainability and encourage involvement with Sustainability before new students arrive on campus for move-in while helping to conceptualize, organize, and plan outreach events for the Fall 2016 semester.

Penn State Student Farm
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Closing Date:
Friday, April 22, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Student Farm Initiative at Penn State is offering internship opportunities for current students interested in working for the One Acre Student Farm under the guidance of the program coordinator.

For summer 2016, we are seeking up to four half-time (20 hours/week) or two full-time (40 hours/week) interns. Start and end dates are approximately May 9-August 15.

Dept. of the Army -- Corps of Engineers
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Closing Date:
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

Requirements include activities in wildlife management, threatened and endangered species monitoring, fisheries management, wildlife habitat enhancement and forest management. This agreement is an opportunity to provide training and education opportunities for interns with fish and wildlife, forestry, or environmental studies backgrounds.

Penn State's Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Closing Date:
Friday, March 25, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Recycling and Composting Education Intern Penn State’s Sustainability Institute is looking to hire a Penn State student intern who will work from May 2016 to May 2017 creating educational materials and programs to encourage Penn State students, faculty and staff to sort their waste into recycling and composting bins.

The Penn State Center Engaging Pittsburgh
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Closing Date:
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Penn State Center Engaging Pittsburgh
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Closing Date:
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Penn State Center Engaging Pittsburgh
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Closing Date:
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Penn State Center Engaging Pittsburgh
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Monday, February 29, 2016
Closing Date:
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Penn State Center – Pittsburgh is looking for students for the following position:

Marketing/Communications

The University of Illinois at Chicago
Opportunity Type:
Internship, Fellowship
Date:
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Closing Date:
Friday, July 1, 2016
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Unknown
Description

The SISE Program

Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Closing Date:
Friday, March 4, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

Penn State’s Sustainability Institute seeks a temporary employee to work 40 hours a week from April 1 – July 15 to cover an essential Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator position.

Penn State's Sustainability Institute
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Friday, February 19, 2016
Closing Date:
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Sustainability Institute is looking for an advanced degree seeking student in the M.S or M.Ed program in Student Affairs Higher Education to work directly with our dynamic Council of Sustainable Leaders (CSL).

College of Agricultural Sciences
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Closing Date:
Monday, February 29, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The research team at the Frost Entomological Museum seeks four undergraduate summer Interns to assist with projects related to insect biodiversity and evolution.

Penn State
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Closing Date:
Monday, February 29, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Office of Science Outreach in the Eberly College of Science is currently seeking enthusiastic applicants for all positions in Science-U: Penn State Science Camp to engage and educate K-12 youth in a high energy, hands-on science setting at University Park, PA.

The GridSTAR Center
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Monday, February 15, 2016
Closing Date:
Friday, March 18, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

JOIN US this Summer of 2016 for an immersive program that combines hands-on learning in sustainable energy systems with valuable internship experiences.

Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment - NEWBio
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

NEWBio is seeking an Intern to assist with our communication products and services.

UNS Charlotte
Opportunity Type:
Employment
Date:
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Closing Date:
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Affiliation:
Non-PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The purpose of this position is to support communications, marketing, events coordination, outreach consultation, and project management for campus sustainability initiatives on the UNC Charlotte campus.

Childhood’s Gate Children’s Garden
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Closing Date:
Friday, April 1, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Arboretum at Penn State is offering internship opportunities for undergraduate students interested in working in the children's garden under the guidance of the coordinator of children's educations programs. For summer 2016 we are seeking up to four full-time (20-40 hrs/wk) interns.

Childhood’s Gate Children’s Garden
Opportunity Type:
Employment, Internship
Date:
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Closing Date:
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Affiliation:
PSU
Compensation:
Paid
Description

The Arboretum at Penn State is offering a paid $12/hr internship for undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates interested in career paths in environmental education.

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