Sustainability internship program seeks applicants

contact: Nicolette Ledbury
| WMU News
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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. Wednesday, April 22, for the 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 internship 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.

Eligibility and more information

The WeSustain Internship Program is open to all students who pay the sustainability fee and are registered as full-time students at WMU's main Kalamazoo campus. Accepted interns will engage in 6-8 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 schedules or other student commitments.

Internship information and applications are available online at wmich.edu/sustainability/opportunities/internships. Applications 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, resume, and three academic or professional references.

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

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