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Sustainability Intern

Date Posted: May. 13, 2014
Position Start Date: Sep. 17, 2014
Apply by: May. 23, 2014
Campus location Varsi 202
Department contact person Cara Uy
Title Sustainability Coordinator
Department Varsi 202
Phone x3105
Student job title Sustainability Intern
Work Study Required? no
Hourly Wage varied
Days of Week varied
Hours of day Varied
Shift Duration flexible
How to apply
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  • Department description The Center for Sustainability advances the ways in which social justice and sustainability intersect by integrating principles of social, environmental, and economic sustainability into campus operations, academic and student life, and outreach programs. The following intern positions support the Center for Sustainability, which leads the campus community in developing a culture of sustainability to build a more just, humane, and sustainable world. Sustainability Interns advance the ways in which social justice and sustainability intersect by integrating principles of social, environmental, and economic sustainability into campus operations, academic and student life, and outreach programs. Each intern?s responsibilities enhance SCU?s ability to: a) achieve Climate Neutrality, b) practice responsible consumerism, c) develop a culture of sustainability among all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors, and d) use the campus as a living laboratory for developing global solutions. All interns are expected write for the monthly Sustainability Update, table on behalf of Center for Sustainability programs, attend weekly team meetings, and provide logistical support at annual events. Interns are expected to participate in the staff retreat (late-summer).
    Qualifications Understanding of sustainability and practical knowledge of SCU sustainability initiatives are important but not required ? however, a strong interest in sustainability and the passion to learn more is crucial. The successful candidate will be independent, a self-starter, well-organized, creative, have the ability to prioritize multiple on-going projects with excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. Public speaking skills and/or experience doing research are a major plus. Candidates will work alone and collaborate with other interns, so the ability to work as a team is key. Hours are flexible (10 hours/week), and in addition to pay, interns may get academic credit through their major. The internship length may be extended. All majors are welcome, current sophomores/juniors are preferred. What you get: ?Become a Change Agent; create lasting change at SCU ?Learn about SCU?s progress toward sustainability and climate neutrality. ?Build your resume by gaining professional experience related to sustainability. Hours: ? Flexible. 10 hours/week, you choose hours Do your research! ? Become a Facebook Fan of Sustainability at SCU to hear what we're up to. ? Learn about the Center for Sustainability:
    Duties and responsibilities [Communications] The Sustainability Intern for Communications creates and releases content for social media channels as well as on-campus marketing channels (newspaper ads, e-mails, and digital signage). This intern coordinates content development for the monthly e-newsletter--the ?Sustainability Update?--and supports the Sustainability Coordinator in developing website content. Qualifications: Strong writing and editing skills Experience with Photoshop and PowerPoint preferred Proficient and active on social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) Familiarity with Commonspot is a plus Ability to coordinate others in order to reach deadlines [Student Engagement] The Sustainability Intern for Student Engagement develops and organizes annual events such as the Eco-Fashion Show and Swap For Good. These fun events engage the student body in considering ethics and values of their lifestyle choices. This intern also specifically targets upper-division students via Life After SCU events, the Graduation Pledge, and LOCALS. LOCALS is a sustainability liaison group for students Living Off-Campus And Living Sustainability and it supports the development of sustainability change agents in the surrounding SCU neighborhood. Qualifications: Lives off-campus Experience in creative event coordination [Residence Life] The Sustainability Intern for Residence Life engages on-campus residents in living more sustainably. This intern coordinates the annual Residence Energy Challenge and waste diversion educational initiatives during Move Out. This intern facilitates the CF Sustainability Liaison cohort, developing sustainability change agents among Community Facilitators while providing sustainability programming support for Housing and Residence Life. Qualifications: Previous Community Facilitator or Residence Life experience required. [Employee Engagement] The Sustainability Intern for Employee Engagement supports SCU employees in exploring how sustainability integrates into their workplace and personal lives. This intern facilitates the Workplace Sustainability Liaison cohort, developing sustainability change agents among SCU employees. This intern also specifically caters to SCU employees via goals of the Center for Sustainability, such as responsible consumerism(sustainable purchasing), as well as assisting with the organization of annual events including the Sustainability Champion Awards and the Forge Showcase. Qualifications: Confident in public speaking Has an interest in engaging a broader audience beyond undergraduate students [Food & Dining] The Sustainability Intern for Food & Dining supports SCU?s relationship with Bon Appetit dining services and works closely with the Forge Garden and the Intern for Waste Diversion. The intern works as a liaison for SCU Dining Services to improve and quantify sustainable campus procurement, the Real Food Challenge, the Food Recovery Network, as well as campus-wide composting and food waste initiatives, such as the eco-tray program. The intern?s target audience are BAMCO employees, SCU students, faculty, and staff. Other responsibilities include coordinating the University?s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program as well as weekly assignments with the Forge Garden manager to assist with events, service learning days, and produce distribution. The intern is expected to be reliable and available for occasional weekend and evening work commitments. Qualifications: Strong demonstrated interest in food justice / sustainable agriculture Confidence in supervising student volunteers at the Forge Garden

    Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

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