Emory’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives (OSI) hires undergraduate and graduate student interns throughout the school year and summer. Interns are paid hourly. During the academic year, qualified Rollins students may apply through the Rollins Earn and Learn (REAL) Program.

We are currently seeking qualified students to participate in our fall internship program.
OSI relies heavily on the work of interns for research, benchmarking, implementation, and outreach in all areas of sustainability. Based on student interests and OSI’s needs, interns work on a variety of projects in the areas of energy, water, waste, transportation, food, green building and other sustainability initiatives. OSI does not have extra office space for students, so work is done remotely with regular meetings with staff to discuss projects. Interns will work 10-15 hours/week, depending on interns' schedules and OSI's needs.

General Internship

Desired Qualifications
• Strong writing, verbal and analytical skills
• Interest in sustainability and understanding of principles of sustainability and environmental stewardship
• Comfortable working independently with regular check-ins on activity and progress

All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Emory University may apply for all internships. All majors welcome, but those seeking experience in a field related to sustainability are preferred.

To apply:
Submit your resume, cover letter, and availability (preferred hours/week, start date, end date) to Emily Cumbie-Drake at ecumbie@emory.edu by Tuesday, September 2nd. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

In your resume/cover letter:
• Discuss any experiences that have shaped your interest in sustainability
• Indicate the areas of sustainability in which you have interest (e.g. food, energy, water, etc.)
• Explain how the internship will contribute to your academic and professional development

Sustainability Communications Internship

Tasks may include but are not limited to:
• Managing social media content and conversations daily through a mix of scheduled content, real-time posts, and interactions with people and organizations
• Working on marketing/communication materials (flyers, fact sheets, etc.)
• Assisting with other office communications (e.g. weekly email newsletter, website, Emory Bubble)
• Representing the Office of Sustainability at events
• Writing news articles for internal and external news sources
• Developing and implementing engagement campaigns with Emory students, faculty, and staff
• Assisting with major website updates

Desired Qualifications
• Strong writing, verbal and analytical skills
• Good sense of composition, creativity and attention to detail
• Interest in sustainability and understanding of principles of sustainability and environmental stewardship.
• Background in communications and with understanding of social media platforms for professional (not personal) use, tools and analytics (e.g. Hootsuite, Facebook Insights) and Twitter hashtags
• Comfortable working independently with regular check-ins on activity and progress
• Tech savvy with ability to capture timely stories and content on social media. Website, design/graphics and/or photography/videography skills a plus.

All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Emory University may apply for all internships. All majors welcome, but those seeking experience in a field related to communications and sustainability are preferred.

To apply:
Please submit your resume, cover letter, examples of your communications-related work (e.g. writing, photo, video, graphic design) and availability (preferred hours/week, start date, end date) to Emily Cumbie-Drake at ecumbie@emory.edu by Tuesday, September 2nd. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

In your resume/cover letter:
• Discuss any experiences that have shaped your interest in sustainability and communications
• Indicate the areas of sustainability in which you have interest (e.g. food, energy, water, etc.)
• Explain how the internship will contribute to your academic and professional development

Top applicants for all positions will be invited for interviews in early fall. Questions regarding the student internship program should be directed to Emily Cumbie-Drake at ecumbie@emory.edu

Internships in the Community
The Center for Community Partnerships is pleased to offer Emory students who qualify for federal work-study an opportunity to work in local community organizations that focus on sustainable initiatives. Each organization below is an Emory community partner seeking a qualified student to assist in day-to-day operations. We hope these opportunities give Emory students a chance to build their skills and capacities while benefiting the organizations and the communities they serve. Please see the attachment for position descriptions. Students are responsible for coordinating transportation.

Available Sites:
Atlanta Local Food Initiative (Communication and Media Intern)
Clarkston Community Center (Food Security Initiative Intern)
National Wildlife Federation (Education Outreach and Advocacy Assistant)
Ten Thousand Villages (Education Outreach Intern)


If you are interested in additional sustainability-related internships in the community, visit here to see a list of organizations in Atlanta and click here to see current internship opportunities available.

Community Internship Opportunities (Unpaid)
Community partners also reach out the Center for Community Partnerships and the Office of Sustainability Initiatives with unpaid internship opportunities for Emory students. Below is a list of available internships posted by month.


EarthShare of Georgia
Preferred Dates: August 18 - December 12, 2014

Each fall, EarthShare of Georgia participates in more than 100 events alongside other non-profit federations and individual charities. The funds raised through payroll donations help support the work of our member charities working locally, nationally and internationally to care for our air, land and water.

Internship Duties
Assist with organizing materials and participating in employee-giving campaign events throughout Atlanta. The intern will be trained on information and messaging about EarthShare of Georgia and the member charities we help support through employee giving programs. The intern will also assist with campaign management support, such as data entry and donor acknowledgements under the supervision of the Director of Development and Marketing. Other duties will be assigned to help support the mission and ongoing daily operations.

Monday-Friday, 9-1 or 1-5, for a total of 300-400 hours to meet work-study college requirements, but we are flexible and would be happy with a student who can devote a minimum of 200 hours to this internship (10-20 hours per week). To apply, please contact Madeline Reamy, Executive Director, Madeline@earthsharega.org or call 404-873-3173.

Paid Positions
Urban Green Lab and Americorps

Urban Green Labs is looking for: 1) Program Evaluation Associate; 2) Communications Associate; and 3) Development Associate. Work starts November 2014 in Nashville, TN. Deadline to apply is August 30!

Please contact Jennifer at jennifer@urbangreenlab.org or call 615-785-0872 for inquiries.

Past Internship Opportunities (May become available again or in Summer)

Compassion in World Farming
Looking for a Food Citizenship Project Intern in Decatur - AVAILABLE Immediately
Work load: 10-12 hours a week with 1 weekly meeting with Executive Director in Decatur - work location is flexible.
Compassion in World Farming (www.ciwf.org) is a global non-profit organization working to confront the health, welfare and environmental problems associated with factory farming globally, with the goal of building a humane and sustainable food and farming system. Our US office is located in Decatur.
With its detrimental impacts on animal welfare, human health and the environment, Compassion believes that factory farming must give way to practices that promote healthy, humane and sustainable agriculture. Compassion recently founded the widely successful Georgians for Pastured Poultry initiative, and is now seeking to take the campaign to the next level. We are looking for motivated and bright interns to spearhead healthy, humane and sustainable improvements in menus across campus and throughout Atlanta. Compassion has had great success working with Emory students in the past, and hopes to recruit a talented and energetic Food Citizenship Project Intern interested in a sustainable, humane and healthy future for agriculture worldwide.

Southface is looking for enthusiastic students and recent graduates to join our internship program! Positions will be available starting in January 2014 for a variety of program areas, including Commercial Green Building Services, Residential Green Building Services, Applied Building Sciences, Education & Training, Development & Fundraising, Communications and Operations & Events.

Interested candidates should visit our website to learn about the requirements for specific positions and to complete an online application.



Good Samaritan Health Center is piloting an internship program for students interested in pharmacy, medical interpretation, or community and public health. The internship aims to provide students with exposure, experience, and a place to put knowledge into context and practice.

Good Samaritan Health Center is a healthcare ministry that offers comprehensive services to adults and children who are without health insurance or the means to afford care. The Center offers medical, dental, mental health and counseling services, pharmaceutical services, hearing and vision screening, as well as health education and social services.

Eligibility Requirements
-Must be a U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the United States of America.
-Must currently be enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the U.S. (college, university, vocational-technical school)
-Must have completed at least two academic years (juniors and seniors)
-Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale)
-Must be able to work 15-20 hours/week consistently and adhere to schedule
-Must provide own transportation

SPRING SEMESTER: 12 weeks, beginning the week of January 20, 2014 or January 27, 2014 and ending the week of April 21, 2014 (interns must reach 12 weeks by this date).

SUMMER TERM: 12 weeks, beginning the week of May 19, 2014 and ending the week of August 4, 2014. (The application for this term will be due March 21, 2014).

Applications for Spring due November 15th at NOON

Interns are expected to work 15-20 hours each week on a regular schedule. Interns may combine full days and half-days. The clinic opens at 7:30 AM and closes at 4:00 PM Monday-Thursday and 7:30am to 12:00pm on Friday. Occasional opportunities to work on extended hour clinics on Monday and Wednesday nights are available.

For all positions apply via the application posted under Related Articles

Dispensary and Medical Interpreter Internship

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
•Responsible for pharmaceutical functions, filling prescriptions, ordering medications and maintaining records and documentation.
•Works as a patient advocate for securing medications and providing assistance with medication needs through the Patient Assistant Program
•Presents monthly reports to staff on incoming (purchased and donated medications) and outgoing (dispensed medication) including the overall balance of inventory
•Assists in filling prescriptions ordered by physicians and Family Nurse Practitioners in accordance with appropriate protocols for preparing products suitable for patient use.
•Responsible for accurate communication between the patient and their Health Care Professional (HCP) or staff member. Other duties include helping patients fill out forms, health education, and related medical support functions and assist in the dispensary.
•Interpret for patients, HCP’s, and staff members.
•Translate documents including educational materials and announcements.

-Interest in healthcare, healthcare administration, and/or public health, demonstrated by academic coursework and/or experience
-Work collaboratively will all members of the healthcare team
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-Fluent or professionally proficient in Spanish (Portuguese is a plus)
-Advanced computer skills including Microsoft and able to navigate electronic health record software
-Ability to establish/maintain effective customer service relationships with patients, vendors and staff.
-Ability to maintain accurate and efficient processing and follow up on orders.
-Multi-task and manage time efficiently.
-Take initiative and be able to respond to changing environments of care.

Internship in Guest Services

The Guest Services team at Good Samaritan Health Center manages
scheduling of patient scheduling, medical records processing, patient navigation, surgical and imaging referrals, patient registration and intake, medical billing, and other working parts of the non-profit health center. Responsibilities for interns in Guest Services will include planning, prioritizing, and completing a variety of tasks within the Guest Services team. Interns will rotate through different roles during the first weeks of the internship and will transition into balancing daily tasks and a longer-term project depending on the needs of the team. Interns who are fluent or proficient in Spanish may assist in medical interpreting with health care professionals.

Marketing and Event Intern

The Marketing and Events Intern is responsible for assisting the Assistant Director of Development with special events, marketing, and public relations. The intern operates under the supervision of the Chief Development Officer.
Responsibilities will include:
•Assisting in the day-to-day operations of the development office, including donor relations, public relations materials, website and social networking maintenance
•Assisting in fundraising events and opportunities; planning, implementation, and /or follow-ups
•Research and development of marketing opportunities
•Coordination and planning of community public relations events

-A junior or senior in Marketing, Non-profit Management, Public Relations, Community Health Services, Business Administration or any related fields of study
-Able to work independently as well as part of a team
-Will strongly embrace and personify the mission of The Good Samaritan Health Center
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites

Nonprofit Finance and Management Intern

The Nonprofit Finance and Management intern is responsible for assisting the Chief Operating Officer of Good Samaritan Health Center.
Responsibilities will include:
•Assisting in the day-to-day operations of the operating office
•Assisting with funding source management and accountability of grants
•Assisting with cash-flow and budget management
•Assisting in payroll management of employees
-A junior or senior in Finance, Accounting, Non-profit Management, Business Administration or any related fields of study
-Able to work independently as well as part of a team
-Will strongly embrace and personify the mission of The Good Samaritan Health Center
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites


Wylde Center
The Oakhurst Community Garden Project has multiple internship opportunities available. Currently accepting applications for a Marketing and Event Coordinator Internship. Internships also available for a Spring Garden Intern and a Spring Plant Sale Intern.

Office of Family Assistance, Region IV, Internship Program
Atlanta, GA

The Office of Family Assistance (within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Region IV in Atlanta, GA), provides opportunities for internships for graduate and undergraduate college students (during the academic year and summer).

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal agency that houses the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities. The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) administers several key Federal grant programs, including the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and the Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF) program, Native Employment Works, Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood, and Health Profession Opportunity Grants.

The TANF program is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. States receive block grants to design and operate programs that accomplish the purposes of the TANF program:
•To provide assistance to needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes;
•To reduce the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage;
•To prevent and reduce unplanned pregnancies among single young adults; and
•To encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families.

OFA regional staff regularly works with States and tribes as they administer their TANF programs. The current economic climate continues to have a profound impact on States, tribes, families and individuals. With budgets decreasing, States and tribes are looking for innovative ways to meet their clients’ needs and provide them with opportunities to develop skills that will put them on a path to sustainable employment.

The Internship Experience:
The purposes of this onsite internship opportunity are to expose individuals to the Federal program and policy process and help augment interns’ understanding about the TANF program, while strengthening their professional and leadership skills. We are looking for talented students who are interested in applying their academic knowledge to their internship experience. Interns provide valuable support working on key projects, including researching and analyzing regulations and statutes, developing new partnerships and collaborations, compiling best practice information, and preparing presentations and briefing materials. This work will help strengthen support the region provides to States and tribes as they administer the TANF program.

Interns will work closely with the OFA Team, other program staff and interns from other programs in the Atlanta office, and will have the opportunity to participate in calls and trainings with Central Office staff in Washington, D.C. Staff members are in regular communication with state and Tribal agencies, as well as nonprofit organizations.

While OFA does not provide a stipend for these internships, we offer a rich opportunity to gain substantive professional experience working directly with the TANF Program Manager for the region, who will provide regular feedback and guidance on interns’ work. Interns may be eligible to receive academic credit at their college or university for participating in the program. They may also find grant or other funding opportunities through their college or university to participate in the internship program. It is not mandatory to obtain academic credit to participate, however, we encourage participants to research this possibility.

Requirements- Students must:
-Be currently enrolled in a college (preferably, junior or senior) or graduate degree program.
-Posses strong research, writing and organizational skills.
-Have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of Access is also a plus.
-Provide evidence of leadership skills and potential for leadership growth.
-Demonstrate a commitment and strong interest in public service.
-Possess strong analytical, oral and written communication skills.

We recruit interns throughout the year, but are currently recruiting for the spring semester, with an internship to begin in January 2014. We are also currently accepting applications for internships beginning in the summer and fall. Please indicate whether you are applying for the spring semester, summer, fall semester, or some combination.

Interns will receive an orientation, participate in Team meetings, attend meetings with leaders from a range of professional backgrounds, engage in substantive policy discussions, and participate in professional development training. Activities with the TANF Program Specialists and other staff provide opportunities to learn about other programs and coalition-building.

Selection Process
The selection process is competitive. OFA will identify the most qualified candidates. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Contact Information:
Please send your resume and a cover letter to LaMonica Shelton at LaMonica.Shelton@acf.hhs.gov

Sustainable Atlanta 2014 Public Relations Internship
Starting date: January 2014

Sustainable Atlanta is looking for an energetic and driven public relations intern with a passion and talent for creativity! This competitive opportunity is a voluntary, full-time, 3-month commitment based on a 40-hour week (although this is flexible).
Sustainable Atlanta advances the health, prosperity and quality of life for all people in metro Atlanta by nurturing a balance between environmental stewardship, economic development and social equity. As a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit, we connect and leverage the work of public, private and community organizations and create tools to facilitate engagement, accelerate progress and share our region’s sustainability stories.

Our diverse team of professionals strives to understand the forces in play in the various sectors of Metropolitan Atlanta and to align and harness those forces in a manner that helps build a prosperous, environmentally responsible and socially equitable future for all stakeholders.

•Manage day-to-day creative content updates to Sustainable Atlanta web-based properties.
•Create/edit dynamic pictorial, infographics and video content for web and other properties.
•Write and coordinate production of communications and development materials.
•Maintain media, awards, philanthropic, event, and stakeholder databases.
•Draft and coordinate production of news materials including releases, fact sheets, backgrounders, media alerts, e-mail correspondence, etc.
•Increase awareness and understanding for team by reading coverage daily about Sustainable Atlanta stakeholders, peers and partners and reporting relevant observations back to team.
•Coordinate logistics and schedules for outreach events and projects through proactive outreach and/or on-site support.
•Research, monitor and report daily pertinent industry trends and opportunities to team.
•Manage and fulfill requests from stakeholders and influencers (journalists and bloggers), when appropriate.
•Formal training in communications, public relations, graphic arts, web-based marketing or a related field is a definite plus but not required.
•Thrives in a deadline-driven, work-hard/play-hard environment which requires a team‐player approach. Proactive, outgoing and should be able to work independently in a fast‐paced environment.
•Able to maintain sensitive information in confidence and exercise discretion and good judgment.
•Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills; knowledge of AP style guidelines is a plus.
•Strong writing skills. Proven editing & proof‐reading skills ‐ attention to detail.
•Experience with Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office 2010 is required.
•Experience with Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, Podio and/or Prezi is a plus.
•Proficiency in using computer and standard Microsoft Office applications; knowledge of design programs (InDesign, Quark).
•In-depth understanding of the evolving traditional and digital/social media landscape.
Interested candidates should email Sustainable Atlanta at info@sustainableatlanta.org . Please indicate
“2014 Internship” in the subject line of the email. All submissions should include a cover letter, resume, writing samples, and any additional material/work product that you believe is highly relevant. No phone calls please.


Applications accepted from November 20, 2013 through January 15, 2014

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MlEF), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy, is a 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for minority and female students in these fields, but all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates who are selected will have the opportunity to participate in focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy.
During the 10 weeks, students will be appointed at one of several locations including national laboratories. At the conclusion of the internship, students will attend a "Technical Forum" where they will present their research project and tour technical sites located nearby. The MlEF program allows students to gain valuable experience in DOE/FE mission-related research programs, and offers an "inside view" of federal employment which encourages students to consider future opportunities within the Department of Energy.

Eligibility Requirements
To qualify for the program, students must:
. Be 18 years of age;
. Be a citizen of the United States;
. Be currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university (sophomore year or higher); and
. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

A Paid Internship Opportunity
Students will be paid:
. A weekly stipend of $600 for undergraduate students;
. A weekly stipend of $750 for Master's students;
·A weekly stipend of $850 for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral students;
. Approved housing allowance based on appointment location;
. Approved travel costs to and from the host site; and
. Approved travel costs to the Technical Forum for presentations and awards.
Applications accepted from November 20, 2013 through January 15, 2014

Internship runs from June 2 to August 8, 2014
For more information about DOE/FE and to complete the MlEF application, please visit our Web page below or contact us at MLEF@hq.doe.gov

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