The Office of Sustainability is hiring seven new interns through the Internship Program in Sustainability, mentored by IUOS, the Campus Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB), and campus faculty and staff.
Communications and Marketing Intern:
Transportation Working Group Intern: Indiana University was among the first 20 Bicycle Friendly Universities in America and received a bronze certification. IU recently reapplied for a new Bicycle Friendly University ranking and IU’s first Bicycle Master Plan is due to be completed soon. The academic-year intern will work with the Transportation Working Group to identify and implement opportunities presented by these two recent efforts and assist with further analysis of potential bike sharing and other active transportation programs. This intern will also assist with the Transportation Working Group meetings and share findings with other campuses in the IU system to assist with their bicycle planning as called for in the Bicentennial Strategic Plan.
Sustainable IT Intern, Curriculum and Outreach: Over the past few years, the Sustainable IT groups has extended its reach from department-oriented projects (printing, purchasing, and power use) to more student and community-focused issues. Our goal for this coming year is to explore ways to develop academic research opportunities for students and faculty interested in the relationship between computing and the environment, as well to harness the growing interest and energy of student groups such as Net Impact. To this end, our internship opportunity will focus on coordination and communication within the IU community. Additional responsibilities might include helping to organize public events such as documentary film screenings.
First Year Experience Intern: The Office of First Year Experience Programs (FYE) and Residential Program Services (RPS) serve nearly 8,000 new students each year. Both organizations are working to integrate sustainability into their operations and programming. This intern will build on previous work that generated recommendations for improving sustainability as a part of FYE programming and continue existing partnerships with RPS. Most notably, the intern will work with the Associate Director of Sustainability and Utilities and Behavior Change Intern to plan and execute the fall and spring Energy Challenges in the residence halls. This work involves coordinating events related to the Energy Challenge, organizing volunteers and service learning students, and evaluating the effectiveness of programming related to the Energy Challenge. Evaluation of the program may will include close collaboration with Utilities staff to assess energy conservation during the challenge.
Campus Garden and Farm Intern: The Campus Farm Intern will coordinate IU student involvement with the management and production needs of the campus farm. The intern will concentrate efforts on volunteer recruitment and training, class recruitment, marketing of farm and events, website development, special event coordination, general farm labor, and attendance at necessary meetings. The farm intern will help bridge student academic interests and initiatives with crop production and food consumption needs. The Campus Farm intern will focus ~10 hours a week working on the IU Campus Farm and ~5 hours a week working at the Campus Garden. Hours are dependent on specific weekly needs, including day, evening, and weekend hours. Farm intern will report directly to part-time farm manager.