Applications are currently being accepted for part-time internships with Penn State’s Sustainability Institute. Internship positions are paid, and most run from May 2020 through May 2021. Please review the below job descriptions to determine which position you are most interested in, then mention that job title when applying for the Sustainability Institute internship position posted at Workday Recruiting (Click on "Penn State Students" and find position listing: REQ_0000000527 Sustainability Institute Intern (Open). Interviews will begin 4/6/2020.
The Sustainability Institute (SI), founded in 2012, integrates sustainability into the University’s research, teaching, outreach and operations to prepare students, faculty and staff to be sustainability leaders. The Institute looks to the Penn State Strategic Plan and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the UN's 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development to frame its definition of sustainability and prioritize its projects and initiatives.
The Institute executes and oversees initiatives such as the Sustainable Communities Collaborative, the Penn State Student Farm, City Semester Pittsburgh and City Semester Philadelphia, Tailgate Ambassadors, the Sustainability Leadership Minor, Intersections Film Series, Green Paws and Green Teams program.
There are six internship opportunities currently available for undergraduate students.
- Academic Programs Intern
- Student Engagement Sustainability Coordinator
- Sustainability Education Intern
- Social Media Content Producer and Coordinator
- Community Engagement Film Series Intern
- Community Engagement Alumni/SCC Intern
- Sustainability Experience Center Interns
"Being an intern at Penn State’s Sustainability Institute allows me to nourish my passions for writing and environmental sustainability, all while gaining valuable skills from the dedicated professionals who work here. “This isn't the type of internship where you'll be the designated coffee-runner or copy-maker. In fact, every day at SI I feel I'm making a difference at University Park and contributing to the betterment of our campus and community.” - Caroline Rosini, former SI communications intern