Sustainability Solutions Lab Summer Intern

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Classification Title:

Sustainability Solutions Lab Intern (NWS)


Environmental Affairs


Level B (Skilled)

Job Description:

Please use this form instead of applying through PeopleAdmin:

We will close this application form on Sunday, April 18th at 5:00pm EST.

Selected candidates will be interviewed; those hired will begin work a couple to a few weeks after the end of the spring semester (official start date TBD).

Here’s how to apply:
1) Review the full position description below
2) Want more info? Check out go/SSL
3) Fill in this form, which includes uploading a copy of your resume (PDF preferred) by 5pm EST on April 18th

Have questions? Email [email protected]

The name, username and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form.

Essential Functions:
The Office of Sustainability (OSI) is hiring students to be a part of the Sustainability Solutions Lab (SSL) this spring. Internships are for students interested in taking on campus related challenges and developing solutions that advance Middlebury’s sustainability and environmental leadership. This a 30 hour per week paid position.

Until further notice, this position will be held remotely. There is a possibility that we may be able to hold the position in person, but we are waiting for a decision from the College.

Remote work is only permissible within the United States.

In accordance with the Student Employment Office, only students who are eligible for federal work study or college job as part of their financial aid package.

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 may help take on challenges defined by the Environmental Council such as incorporating sustainability into Athletics or working towards a plastic-free campus. Interns may also participate in annual activities such as updating the greenhouse gas inventory and raising awareness of sustainability issues in the Summer Language Schools. Interns will work in teams to more clearly define problems, brainstorm solutions, develop prototype designs and test them out.

For more information about the SSL and to see examples of past projects, visit go/SSL.


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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Middlebury, VT Campus

Is this an academic year or summer position?:

Summer Position

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Posted: 4/4/2021
Application Due: 6/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time