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Sustainability Intern – Charleston,SC

Organization: Office of Sustainability, College of Charleston

Position Title: Sustainability Intern

Location: Charleston, SC

Hours & Compensation: Full-time (30 hours/week). Paid.

Position Dates: Ten weeks from June 1st – August 9th.

Application Deadline: April 5, 2013 at 5 pm.

Posted On: March 25, 2013.

Organization Overview:

Created in the fall of 2011, the Office of Sustainability at the College of Charleston is comprised of undergraduate and graduate interns working under the direction of full time office staff. The purpose and vision of this Office is: To generate and apply knowledge through holistic praxis to create sustainable solutions that transform society by rethinking, redesigning and restoring integrated systems. 

Description:

The Office of Sustainability is looking for motivated and dedicated students for internships in the summer and fall semesters. As our projects are student-driven initiatives, applicants must be self-motivated, organized, and have a passion for sustainability.  A portion of the internship will include intern personal development and professionalism and leadership training. While some of the positions may be working on pre-determined projects, the Office of Sustainability promotes creativity and collaboration and any new initiative will be considered for implementation.

Responsibilities:

This position requires working with campus associates as well as other community members to further build and strengthen our relationship with the community of Charleston.

Specific project interns needed include Sustainable Greek (working with the Greek Life program), Orientation and New Student Outreach, Residence Life Programming, Waste, and Energy.

Qualifications:

  • Self-starting individuals with an ability to brainstorm creative solutions to current challenges facing our community.
  • Organized, hardworking, and detail-oriented with the desire to be a change agent in society.
  • Desire to further the vision of the Office of Sustainability by implementing projects and ideas that will create a more sustainable CofC.
  • Experience and knowledge in the field of sustainability is a plus, but not a prerequisite.

How to Apply: Please send a resume, 2 professional references, and a letter of intent describing why you want to work for the Office, how your skills and experiences make you a good candidate for the position, and what you wish to work on during your time with us to sustainability@cofc.edu. Summer internships do have the possibility of extending into the fall.  When applying, please specify whether you would like to be considered for the summer, fall, or both semester.

Contact Information:

Office of Sustainability, College of Charleston, http://sustainability.cofc.edu

P. Brian Fisher, sustainability@cofc.edu, Phone: 843-953-7532

Mailing Address: 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424

Physical Address: 284 King Street, Charleston, SC 29424

Job URL: http://sustainability.cofc.edu/documents/Summer,%20Fall%202013%20Internship%20Description.pdf

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