Sustainability Solutions Lab Intern (NWS)

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Sustainability Solutions Lab Intern (NWS)


Environmental Affairs


Level B (Skilled)

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The Office of Sustainability (OSI) is hiring students to be a part of the Sustainability Solutions Lab (SSL) this fall. Internships are for students interested in taking on campus related challenges and developing solutions that advance Middlebury’s sustainability and environmental leadership. This a 5-8 hour per week paid position.
General Responsibilities:
SSL Interns will work with OSI staff and other experts to focus on advancing the goals of Energy2028 which include 100% renewable energy, decreasing consumption and increasing energy efficiency, engaging the community in sustainability awareness and action, reducing waste and other sustainability challenges on campus. Specifically, interns this fall may help oversee our office’s communications efforts, design and implement outreach strategies to increase awareness of sustainability on campus, work on reducing waste, and incorporate racial and environmental justice into our work. Interns will work in teams to more clearly define problems, brainstorm solutions, develop prototype designs and test them out. Interns will meet weekly with SSL staff one per week, and are expected to meet with the rest of their team weekly as well. The remainder of weekly hours will be used for independent work.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: We seek students who are creative, passionate, team-players.
No experience is necessary—the Sustainability Solutions Lab will provide any background information and training needed to complete projects in a meaningful manner.
About Middlebury College – Office of Sustainability Integration
The Office of Sustainability Integration develops, implements, and supports sustainability initiatives that achieve environmental, social, and economic goals throughout the campus community, College operations, and the community at large. The office works in many different ways, from supporting independent student research projects to helping administrators and facilities staff with green campus infrastructure, such as the biomass gasification plant, as well as providing faculty workshops on integrating sustainability into the curriculum. The staff also conducts an annual greenhouse-gas inventory, which tracks Middlebury’s carbon emissions, as well as a College-wide assessment of progress every few years.

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Posted: 10/3/2020
Application Due: 5/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time