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. 

The Office of Sustainability is accepting applications for student positions. All positions are listed on Elon Job Network.  Application deadline for all positions is Friday, March 30 by 5 pm.  Applicants, please fill out Elon's Eligability Form.  The following positions are available:

May 2018

  • Don't Trash It! Coordinator

Summer 2018

  • Sustainability Metrics Intern
  • Sustainability Projects Intern

2018-2019 Academic Year

  • Sustainability Intern, Student Coordinator for the Eco-Reps Program

Academic Year Internships 2017-2018

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.

Academic Year 2017-2018 Interns

Cara DePan, Database Intern

Class of 2019

Hometown: Niskayuna, New York

Major/Minors: Environmental Studies / Human Service Studies

Fun Fact: I aided research in the Amazon Rainforest and I met Kanye West on a plane.

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Purchase your toilet paper without cardboard rolls because everyone goes, therefore everyone sees and subsequently comments!


Sarah Teicher, Communications Intern

Class of: 2019

Hometown: Bethesda, MD

Major/Minors: Strategic Communications/Sport Management

Fun Fact: I have moved three times! I am from Los Angeles, lived in England (and went back to study abroad there) and now Bethesda!

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip:Reduce red meat consumption! Red meat requires more food, water, land, and energy than plants and is a substantial contributor to greenhouse gas emissions!


Kate Pearce, Sustainability Intern

Class of 2018

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Major/Minors: Environmental Studies / Sociology, Policy Studies

Fun Fact: I have been sand boarding in Peru!

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Dry your clothes for a short amount of time in the dryer, then use a clothes rack!"



Past Interns: Wisdom & where they are now