Join the Sustainability Office

The Wesleyan Sustainability Office offers internships for students passionate about promoting sustainability on campus. For job descriptions, click on the internship position titles below.  Interns are generally hired in April/May for the fall semester and November/December for the spring semester and are expected to work at least one year for the Sustainability Office.

Want to know more? Meet current interns and past interns

Academic Year Positions

up to 16 Eco Facilitators (4 hours/week + Orientation Week)

  • Serve as sustainability peer advisors
  • Eco Facilitators are hired each October/November to take a spring student forum and serve as EFs for the subsequent academic year
  • No prior experience or knowledge is necessary!
  • Applications are currently closed and will reopen in October 2023.

Eco Facilitator Co-Coordinators (5-10 hours/week + Orientation Week)

  • Co-manage the Eco Facilitators Program, preference is given to students who have served as Eco Facilitators
  • Coordinators are hired internally from past Eco Facilitators.  

Sustainability Coordinators (5 hours/week + Senior Week + Orientation Week)

  • Manage Waste Not with Waste Not Coordinator (hired March - September each year)
  • Promote individual and collective sustainability through events, projects, and campaigns 
  • This position is not currently accepting applications.

Composting Interns (5 hours/week + Senior Week + Orientation Week)

  • Manage the residential composting programs and food waste reduction programs
  • This position is not currently accepting applications.

1-2 Sustainable Middletown Interns (5 hours/week)

  • Coordinate with the City of Middletown to identify and implement projects to support the statewide Sustainable CT program.  
  • This position is not currently accepting applications.  

1 Waste Not Coordinator (March-September of each year, 5 hours/week + Senior Week + Orientation Week)

  • Organize and run the Waste Not spring collection and tag sale with the Sustainability Coordinators
  • This position is open through February 28, 2023 at 11:59 PM.  Apply in Handshake AND via our application form.

3-8 Sustainability Strategic Plan Ambassadors (up to 15 hours/semester)

  • Student Sustainability Strategic Plan (SSP) Ambassadors will work on SSP education and publicity and/or work with a team of faculty, staff, and students to implement a specific objective.  
  • This position is not actively hiring, but can be reopened with student interest.  Email if you are interested in applying.

Summer Positions

1 Sustainability Summer Assistant (20-40 hours/week)

  • Work within the Wesleyan Sustainability Office on a variety of projects including those related to strategic planning, marketing, and general office assistance.
  • Applications are open through March 2, 2023 at 12 PM.  Please apply in Handshake AND submit a 1-3 paragraph statement of interest/cover letter to