New internship program accepting applications

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WMU's Office for Sustainability

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University's Office for Sustainability is accepting applications through 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, for the new Wesustain internship program.

The Wesustain internship program is a semester-long, paid, discovery-driven opportunity for ambitious students looking to gain leadership experience while exploring both on- and off-campus sustainability projects. The primary goal of the new internship program is to provide students from all academic backgrounds with the necessary skills to be well-informed and effective advocates in creating a sustainable future for all. The Wesustain Internship Program will inspire a diverse cohort of emerging leaders through experiential learning, weekly meetings, career development and hands-on activities such as renewable energy tours, permaculture workdays and skill-building classes.

This program is open to students of sophomore standing and above who are registered as full-time students at WMU's main Kalamazoo campus. Accepted interns will engage in 4 to 6 hours of program-related tasks per week, including experiential learning activities and facilitated discussions. The learning activity schedule has been predetermined; however, the facilitated discussion schedule will be negotiated in order to accommodate academic or other commitments.

Applications are available online and can be submitted via email to wmu-sustainability@wmich.edu or in person at the Office for Sustainability, located at the corner of Howard Street and West Michigan Avenue. Applications must be completed in full and accompanied by a personal statement, essay on sustainability, resume and three academic or professional references.

For more information, contact Nicolette Ledbury at nicolette.r.ledbury@wmich.edu or (269) 387-0943.