New internship program accepting applications

by 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. 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 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 or (269) 387-0943.