Student Opportunities: Internships

The Office of Sustainability hires Elon students as interns for the summer and academic year. Meet current interns and learn what previous interns are doing. 

Summer Internships

Metrics Intern: Collects, enters and analyzes data using a GHG inventory Excel tool and drafts the FY GHG inventory report. Also assists with STARS data collection.

Projects Intern - Educational Communications: Responsible for researching, designing and implementing innovative and engaging communication strategies and materials related to specific sustainability projects. Projects vary year to year.

Projects Intern - Carbon Conversions: Responsible for researching and developing impact metrics for personal behaviors, those in the Sustainability Pledge and others.

Academic Year Internships

Communications Intern: Develops and implements outreach (social media, digital signs, infographics, etc.) designed to increase awareness of sustainability practices, encourage their implementation and increase awareness of campus sustainability initiatives and accomplishments.

Sustainability Intern: Manages 9 student peer educators as the student coordinator for the Eco-Reps program. Eco-Reps primarily promote sustainability and environmentally responsible behaviors in residential neighborhoods.

Sustainability Project Database: Recruits, enters, reviews and organizes submissions to the Student Sustainability Project Database.

Behavior Change: Uses Community Based Social Marketing principles and sustainability survey and pledge data to develop, implement, track and report on campaigns directed toward personal sustainability behaviors.

 

Summer 2015 Interns

Joelle Halle, Sustainability Projects Intern - Educational Communications

Class of 2017

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Major/Minor: Communication Design/Religious Studies and Leadership Studies

Fun Fact: I have been mistaken for Lea Michelle (Rachel from Glee) multiple times.

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Use cold water when you do your laundry. You don't have to sort your darks and lights, and it uses less energy!

Sydney Lawton, Sustainability Metrics Intern

Class of 2017

Hometown: Morrisville, VT

Major/Minor: Environmental Studies and Statistics

Fun Fact: I love everything outdoors and have a horse!

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Be conscious about the items you purchase and the packaging they come in.


Sarah Gilley, Sustainability Projects Intern - Carbon Conversions

Class of 2016

Hometown: Maryville, TN

Major/Minor: Environmental & Ecological Science and Biology

Fun Fact: I have hiked 5 of New Zealand's Great Walks

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Try going meatless for one, two, three, or all days of the week! Meat consumption is a huge contributor to our individual carbon footprints, and reducing it is a simple way to decrease your impact.

 

Academic Year 2015-2016 Interns

Mackenzie Conley, Sustainability Intern

Class of 2016

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Major/Minor: Environmental Studies / Political Science

Fun Fact: I have eaten Guinea Pig, which is considered a culinary delicacy in Peru.

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Use a reusable bottle! It is better for you and for the environment.  Also, there are some restaurants that will give a discount if you use a reusable bottle or mug.

Joelle Halle, Communications Intern

Class of 2017

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Major/Minor: Communication Design/Religious Studies and Leadership Studies

Fun Fact: I have been mistaken for Lea Michelle (Rachel from Glee) multiple times.

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Use cold water when you do your laundry. You don't have to sort your darks and lights, and it uses less energy!

Morgan Fleming, Sustainability Project Database Intern

Class of 2016

Hometown: Columbia, MD

Major/Minor: Chemistry

Fun Fact: I have three sets of dimples (2 on my face and 1 on my shoulders)!

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Utilize your local farmer's market and buy locally because it causes a lot less energy usage than items shipped from out of the state.

Past Interns: Wisdom & where they are now