Become active in Emory's sustainability efforts

From internships to professional development opportunities and alumni engagement, sustainability education doesn't end in the classroom.

Office of Sustainability Internships

Emory’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives (OSI) hires undergraduates, graduate students, Federal Work-Study (FWS) students and Rollins Earn and Learn (REAL) program participants as paid interns throughout the year. OSI relies heavily on the work of student interns for research, benchmarking, program implementation, communications, evaluation, data collection and outreach in all areas of sustainability. Based on student interests and OSI’s needs, interns work on a variety of projects throughout the semester in the areas academics & research, biodiversity & landscapes, climate solutions, green buildings, energy, food & dining, purchasing, social justice, transportation, waste, water, and wellbeing.

Students working with the OSI team are joining a legacy of over 130 Emory alumni who have made their mark on campus and community sustainability initiatives. The sole Emory Student Employee of the Year for 2018, Kryn Dykema, and 2019, Kristen Kaufman, were both OSI interns, and we hope you will apply to join our team of outstanding students looking to carry on this legacy by making a positive impact during your time at Emory.

Currently, the OSI is accepting applications for Summer 2021 positions on a rolling basis until 8:00 am EDT on Friday, April 2nd. All currently enrolled Emory students at eligible to apply. This summer, OSI is hiring:

Students should send your application materials to Taylor Spicer (tspicer@emory.edu) by April 2nd to be considered for these positions.

Community Internship Opportunities

Community partner intern opportunities are posted in the Student Sustainability Forum Facebook page. The Emory Career Center also shares community intern and job opportunities.

Green Networking Night

Emory’s Green Networking Night is a casual evening held each fall and designed to connect students of all disciplines to alumni and professionals working in environmental and sustainability issues. This annual events hosts 80-100 local sustainability professionals and over 100 undergraduate and graduate students and is open to all Emory students.