A variety of student employment opportunities are available for Princeton undergraduate and graduate students with the Office of Sustainability, which are listed below.
To apply, unless otherwise indicated, please fill out the online webform, found under Application Instructions, below.
Questions? Please contact Lisa Nicolaison.
Summer Student Employment Opportunities:
- Garden Project Assistants
Duration: June-August; Approximately 20 hours per week
Seeking two summer Garden Project Assistants who wish to gain hands-on experience in sustainable agriculture by tending organic gardens at Forbes College and Frist Campus Center. The gardens require daily weeding, watering, planting and harvesting. Garden Assistants will be expected to track production yield, and communicate available produce to campus chefs. Additional responsibilities include carrying out community outreach projects, and hosting a harvest event at the end of the summer. Students will also have an opportunity to learn about the regional food system through visits to local farms and food-related organizations. Experience is a plus but not required. Application Deadline: April 7. Applications are closed.
- Sustainability Assistant
Duration: June-August; Approximately 40 hours per week
Seeking an assistant to help track the University's progress toward our sustainability goals, and to support the development of the next Sustainability Plan. The role involves compiling, analyzing, researching and reporting on sustainability data collected from internal and external partners. Additional responsibilities include supporting communication efforts to promote a campus culture of sustainability.Application Deadline: April 7. Applications are closed.
- Yellowstone National Park Educational Graphic Design and Communications Internship
This opportunity is to support a Princeton student in a full-time summer internship at Montana State University and Yellowstone Park. The intern will work closely with the Computer Science and Engineering lab at MSU that has built, with support from previous Princeton interns, the back end code for displaying live energy usage, and sustainable systems at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch in the Park. The 2017 intern will develop polished graphics and communications tools to create web-based illustrations of those systems for multi-age audiences.The intern should have a strong background in photography, video, video editing, image creation, and writing preferred. The intern should also demonstrate a strong interest in design with education in mind. Work will be based primarily in Bozeman, MT, with site visits to the Park. Application Deadline: March 29. Applications are closed.
Fall & Spring Student Employment Opportunities
- Communications Assistant
Seeking an assistant(s) to help with ongoing communication and outreach efforts involving the campus and greater community. Areas of responsibility may include developing content and graphics for the sustainability website, social media, high-profile campus sustainability communication monitors, photography and other communication vehicles. Prospective candidates should have prior communications experience and/or graphic design skills. Positions are currently filled.
- EcoReps Leaders
Seeking collaborative student leaders to run the Princeton Ecology Representatives (Eco-Reps) program. The program supports the University's goal to integrate sustainability into campus culture through various initiatives, including Residential College and dormitory programs; resource conservation competitions, Greening Reunions; Move-Out collection, and more. The EcoReps act as an extension to and are supervised by the Office of Sustainability. Positions are currently filled.
- Graphic Designers
Seeking graphic designers to illustrate the high-profile GreenSpace Kiosk chalk board located in the Frist Campus Center. Prospective candidates should have prior artistic experience, especially in creating art for specific audiences. Positions are currently filled.
- Green Tour Leaders
Seeking guides to lead Green Tours that will be offered through the academic year on an as-needed basis. The guides will be expected to train other tour leaders. Familiarity with sustainability efforts on campus and experience giving Orange Key tours is desirable but not required. Applications are currently being accepted; to apply, please see link to application below.
- Performance Tracking Assistant
Seeking an assistant to help track Princeton's progress toward the University's sustainability goals, as outlined in Princeton's Sustainability Plan. The role involves compiling, analyzing and reporting on sustainability data collected from campus sustainability partners in online and print publications. Positions are currently filled.
- Project Leaders
Seeking project leaders to assist with research and/or education and outreach projects that support Princeton's progress toward its sustainability goals. Topic areas directly relate to the priority areas found in the University's Sustainability Plan. Projects may also be independently proposed. Applications are currently being accepted; please see link to application below.
- Radio Production Team Leaders
The Princeton Student Environmental Communication Network (SECN), sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, seeks motivated and creative production team members to develop and produce an on-air radio show. The primary mission of the program will be to explore the world’s sustainability issues using the Princeton campus itself as the venue. The production hook, tone and content will be student driven and co-developed with the Director of the Office of Sustainability. The Office will begin building the team by hiring a student Producer, who will then help shape and develop the rest of the production team. The producer will be responsible for building an on-air presence with Princeton University’s WPRB radio station, as well as on other outlets such as PRX.org. Applications are currently being accepted; to apply, please see link to application below.
- Video Production Leaders
The Office of Sustainability is seeking motivated and creative video production leaders to produce Princeton’s sustainability stories. Projects include, but are not limited to, short-format videos to enhance our online Green Campus Tour, video features of academic research projects using the campus as a living laboratory for sustainability, and creative storytelling to help enhance awareness about important sustainability issues. The student video production leaders will work in partnership with Office of Sustainability staff and high quality video projects will be promoted across multiple media platforms including the PU Homepage, the Office of Sustainability Homepage, the Frist GreenSpace exhibit, e-newsletters, and social media outlets. Applications are currently being accepted; to apply, please see link to application below.
Use the application below to apply for the summer garden project leader position only. Please send your application and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Other Employment Opportunities
Princeton Internships in Civic Service (PICS) provides Princeton students with the opportunity to intern at non-profits all across the country. Several internships offered are in the Energy/Environment arena. For more information, visit the PICS website and search the PICS internship database for Energy/Environment internships.
Community-Based Learning Initaitive (CBLI) Research Internships challenge students to apply their academic skills to the information needs of a local nonprofit organization. For more information, visit the CBLI internship website.
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