Sustainability Internship Opportunity with the Department of Athletics, Business Advancement, Business and Finance


The Department of Athletics, Business Advancement, Business and Finance is seeking a Sustainability Intern!

The focus of this position is to assist with data collection and project implementation that will move departments toward the University Sustainability Goals. Specific tasks assigned throughout the internship are broken down as follows:

  • 50% Conduct cost benefit analysis on both assigned and self-identified projects, working professionally with both internal and external stakeholders
  • 25% Assist with materials management infrastructure audits, updates, and zero waste events
  • 10% Research best practices for sustainability at universities and other relevant settings
  • 5% Develop and provide training for staff, clients, guests, students, and visitors as needed
  • 10% Other administrative tasks as assigned

Additionally, the department desires interns who meet these qualifications:

  • Enrolled full-time at The Ohio State University at least two (2) semesters per year
  • In good academic standing (at least a 2.0 GPA) in a related major or field
  • Students requiring ENR 4191 are encouraged to apply
  • Interest in sustainability demonstrated by area of study, participation in student organizations, community service or other similar activities
  • Experience coordinating, organizing, and implementing projects, programs and events
  • Strong personal organizational skills with ability to handle multiple tasks in a team environment, to work independently, and be detail oriented
  • Experience in using computers; knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; experience with internet use; ability to learn new software packages
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to use various modern media tools
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and ability to remain calm and professional under pressure

Other details include:

  • Hours: 15+ weekly during the academic term, 36+ weekly during summer term
  • Location: E114 Fawcett Center
  • Pay: $8.50-9.50 per hour, based on experience
  • Openings: 1
  • Start Date: January 9th, 2017
  • Dress Code: Business Casual

If you are interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Graham Oberly at by November 16th, 2016 at 5:00PM.