Posted: January 12, 2017

Multiple paid and for-credit internship opportunities currently available for undergraduate and graduate students at the Sustainability Institute.

The Sustainability Institute, founded in 2012, integrates sustainability into the University's research, teaching, outreach and operations to prepare students, faculty and staff to be sustainability leaders. The Institute executes and oversees initiatives such as the Sustainable Communities Collaborative, the Student Farm, Green Paws and Green Teams programs, educational initiatives and public events.

The Sustainability Institute is requesting applications for:

  • Academic programs intern - this intern will support academic programs strategy, support program functions and work on original research.
  • Communications intern - this intern will be responsible for researching and writing content about sustainability efforts at Penn State for social media, the website and various news media.
  • Programmatic intern - this intern will assist with the Green Paws program, the Green Teams Program and the Sustainability Communities Collaborative. The intern will contribute to the preparation of annual reports, the creation of toolkits, the management of program webpage and the planning of events.
  • Recycling and composting education intern - this intern will create educational materials and programs to encourage Penn State students, faculty and staff to sort their waste into recycling and composting bins.
  • Multiple openings for Student Farm interns - these interns will learn about and contribute to farm production, harvest, product marketing, community engagement, volunteer management, event planning and more.

Information about the internships and details about how to apply can be found at in the links above. Applications will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 3. All internships are paid, and for-credit options can also be offered. For questions about the internships and application process, please email . For more information about the Sustainability Institute and sustainability efforts at Penn State, visit