Student Opportunities: Internships

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

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!


Charlotte Murphy, Communications Intern

Class of: 2019

Hometown: Essex, Vermont

Major/Minors: Art Major with a Communications Minor and Art History Minor

Fun Fact: I live in a house that was built in 1820.

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Invest in a reusable water bottle or travel cup to stop contributing to the millions of plastic water bottles being discarded into our landfills. Bring your water bottle or reusable travel cup with you everywhere. I love to fill mine up when I go to cafes instead of getting a plastic cup with my drink in it. Often times it’s cheaper too!


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