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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 have currently filled all of our fall internships. Please check back in late fall for Spring semester opportunities.
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 - POSITION FILLED.

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

Eligibility
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 Map Intern Fall-Spring 2014

Description:
Emory’s Office of Sustainability is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented student intern to assist in the update of our online Sustainability Map.

Intern will work 10-15 hours/week in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability and Emory’s Center for Digital Scholarship.

Tasks may include but are not limited to:
• Gathering and preparing new data and content for updated map
• Editing existing data and content for updated map
• Perform other related tasks, including representing the Office of Sustainability at events

Desired Qualifications:
• Familiarity with GIS and associated hardware, software, and peripherals; GPS; databases; and other current technologies, specifically:
• ArcGIS Desktop, Google Earth, etc.
• Microsoft Excel
• HTML/XML
• 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

Eligibility
All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Emory University may apply for all internships. Intern must be available to work 10-15 hours/week through April 2015. All majors welcome, but those with experience working with GIS and seeking experience in a field related to sustainability are preferred.

To apply:
Please 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 with GIS/mapping projects and any experiences that have shaped your interest in sustainability
• 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.

Sustainability Communications Internship--POSITION FILLED

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.

Eligibility
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

Healthcare Sustainability Internship -- POSITION FILLED

Tasks may include but are not limited to:
• Coordinating logistics and assisting with planning for a major healthcare event in October
• Working on marketing/communication materials (flyers, fact sheets, etc.) for Healthcare intranet site and events
• Representing the Office of Sustainability at healthcare events
• Writing news articles for internal and external news sources
• Data entry and analysis of facility energy and water use through the Energy Star Portfolio Manager to assist in Emory’s participation in the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge
• Developing and implementing behavior change campaigns for energy and water use reduction and recycling in healthcare facilities

Desired Qualifications
• Some experience in a healthcare setting with understanding of healthcare-specific sustainability challenges
• Strong writing, verbal and interpersonal skills
• Interest in sustainability and understanding of principles of sustainability and environmental stewardship.
• Comfort with working independently with regular check-ins on activity and progress
• Ability to work on site at a healthcare facility up to one partial day per week

Eligibility
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 healthcare 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 healthcare
• 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
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.

September

Southface Training

Southface is offering students and young professionals a discount on their LEED Green Associate training. The LEED Green Associate is a stand-alone credential, and is the entry point for becoming a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

The discounted price of $195 (normally $349) includes two days of training in Southface’s certified LEED Platinum Eco Office, practice exam materials and breakfast and lunch both days of the training. They have limited spots in the remaining session this year:

November 13-14, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM – Use discount code NOVLEED

Paid Positions
August

Greening Youth Foundation
GYF seeks an Urban and Diversity Programs Intern for a 13-week internship with preferred dates of August 25 - November 21.

The intern will work directly with the Regional Chief of Visitor Services or an assigned manager. Internship is open to Emory Students between 16 and 25 years of age who have a background in Biology, Urban Design, Education, Communications, or related fields. US citizenship or permanent residency status required. Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) are preferred. Will need to pass federal background check.

Compensation: candidate is expected to work 40 hour work week (8 hrs/day 5 days a week) for $10/hr. Health insurance will also be provided.

To apply send resume to the attention of rwoods@gyfoundation.org ASAP!

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)
July

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.

October (2013)

Compassion in World Farming
Looking for a Food Citizenship Project Intern 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
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.

November (2013)

Good Samaritan Health Center

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.

December (2013)

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.

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.


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.
Summer (2014)

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.

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