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

Volunteer Positions

35-40 Waste Not Volunteers (Spring)

  • Are you interested in collecting STUFF? And sorting and storing said stuff? Want to be part of a great team and help carry on one of Wesleyan’s greatest traditions? In the spring, you’ll be helping collect donations from students moving out, then sorting and storing it for the summer so that the sale can go on without a hitch in the fall. Volunteers must attend a 1 hour training during finals week and work approximately 25 hours between undergrad move-out day and senior move-out day.
  • Perks include:
    • free housing
    • $60 food stipend 
    • free meals during training and on move-out days
    • first dibs on free stuff from Waste Not

25 Waste Not Volunteers (Fall)

  • Want to be part of a great team and help carry on one of Wesleyan’s greatest traditions? In the fall, you’ll be helping set up and run the Waste Not tag sale. Volunteers must attend a 1 hour training during Orientation week and work approximately 20-25 hours between Thursday - Sunday before classes start.
  • Perks include:
    • free housing
    • $60 food stipend 
    • free meals during training and on move-out days
    • first dibs on free stuff from Waste Not

Academic Year Positions

15 Eco Facilitators (4 hours/week + Orientation Week)

  • Eco Facilitators (EFs) are a group of students with a range of interests and backgrounds who build their own skills to provide students with the tools, education, and encouragement necessary to develop sustainable living practices, as well to encourage a sense of environmental consciousness and social responsibility, regardless of prior sustainability knowledge. If you’re excited to learn more about sustainability, build skills, and are fun-loving, then you have the ability to be a great Eco Facilitator (EF). No previous experience or knowledge about the environment, sustainability, or social justice is necessary. People from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

  • This position is not currently accepting applications.

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.  

2 Waste Not/WesThrift Coordinators (5 hours/week + Senior Week + Orientation Week)

  • Manage Waste Not collection and move-out program and the WesThrift free store during the full academic year.
  • This position gives strong preference to students who currently work in the Sustainability Office
  • This position is accepting applications in Handshake through Thursday, February 29.

Composting Interns (4 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 not currently accepting applications.

2-3 Sew What Coordinators (3 hours/week)

  • Participate in the entire tailoring process which includes tailoring items and keeping tailoring documents up to date. Communicate and coordinate with the Sew What team, WesThrift team, and broader Sustainability Office about advertising, progress, event planning, and usage statistics.
  • This position is not currently accepting applications.

Office Coordinator (5 hours/week)

  • Build intra-office collaboration by coordinating all-office gatherings, meetings, and training opportunities. Manage sustainability office email requests, listserv signups, calendar, and social media. Market office initiatives through social media, website, and signage.
  • Coordinators are hired internally from Sustainability Office employees.
  • This position is accepting applications through Monday, March 25 in Handshake.

1-2 Data Analysts (3 hours/week)

  • Collect and analyze Office data for accountability and marketing. Develop graphics and other ways of sharing data publicly.
  • This position is not currently accepting applications.

4-10 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 currently accepting applications.

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.
  • This position is accepting applications through 2/22 on Handshake.