Campus Sustainability Student Internship, UW Campus Sustainability Committee

Laramie, WY

Position: Campus Sustainability Student Internship Spring 2019

The University of Wyoming Campus Sustainability Committee is seeking a student intern to complete the university’s annual greenhouse gas emissions inventory. Emissions tracking is a key component of UW’s sustainability efforts, which are tracked by the Sustainability Tracking, Rating, and Assessment (STARS) tool.

Primary Goals and Responsibilities:

  • Work with staff across campus—including physical plant, accounting, research, and other units—to gather greenhouse gas emissions data
  • Compile data into an Excel-based carbon calculator
  • Complete a report summarizing emissions and progress toward goals to reduce emissions.
  • Summarize findings to Campus Sustainability Committee and work with CSC Communications Intern to disseminate findings

This internship is an excellent professional development experience for a motivated student. The successful applicant will be an undergraduate or graduate student with:

  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Basic spreadsheet/Excel knowledge—how to enter data, create graphs, etc.
  • Ability to work independently and with others across campus

This internship will be approximately 8 hours per week during the spring semester and will be paid a stipend of $1,500.

How to Apply: To apply, please submit a PDF document that includes the following:

  • A cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position including any relevant work/volunteer/class experiences, how the position would benefit you academically and professionally, and why you are interested in the position
  • Current resume or CV
  • Contact information for 2 academic and/or professional references who can speak to your work ethic and communication skills
  • A transcript of UW courses (can be unofficial printed off WyoWeb)

Submit materials electronically to Nicole Korfanta (korfanta@uwyo.edu) and Rachael Budowle (rbudowle@uwyo.edu). APPLICATIONS ARE DUE by February 4 at 5pm.

The Campus Sustainability Committee is a Presidentially appointed campus-wide committee that advances sustainability at the University of Wyoming and the broader community by promoting sustainability awareness, using campus as a living laboratory, and providing strategies for sustainability operations.

 

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