Zilkha Center Internships

The 2016 Zilkha Center summer intern crew

The Zilkha Center hires student interns during the academic year (fall, winter, spring) and the summer to work on campus sustainability projects. Let us know if you’d like to receive an email notification when future summer internships or school year jobs are posted.  We often post about them on our social media pages and in our newsletters, so be sure to follow those!

Current status

Applications for Academic Year Internships 2019-2020 have closed.

Check back in a few months for any Spring Semester positions or sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

To get an idea of what type of work you might do with the Zilkha Center: Read all about the positions

  • Interns during the academic year work about five hours per week. They may work on research projects, on supporting programs and initiatives of the Center, or on initiatives of their own design.

    These internships are usually action oriented and change depending on the ever-changing research and work needs of the Zilkha Center. Positions open at the beginning of the fall semester, but some positions require work only during Winter Study or spring semester, so their application period begins after fall semester. You can view a description of past positions here and here. To read biographies of past academic interns, check out this link!

    Current Internship positions include:

    • Eco-Advisors (6)
    • Environmental Center Tour Guides (3)
    • Communications intern (1)
    • Environmental Center Landscape intern (1)
    • Sustainable Food interns (2)
    • Zero Waste interns (2)
    • Green Offices interns (2)
    • Winter Blitz director - Fall (1)
    • Community Carbon Reduction Projects Intern -Fall (1)
    • Strategic Planning Intern - Fall (1)
  • Summer interns have the opportunity to focus on sustainability projects that impact our campus community. The ZC hires interns with specific job descriptions to work for 10 weeks while living on campus during the summer, from about June 11 to about August 17.

    Projects have included designing interpretive indoor and outdoor signage for the Envi Center, working with Athletics to find local and sustainable food options for teams’ road trips, working with WOC to make the WOOLF menu include more sustainable and local food, and creating a video for First Days that explains sustainability on campus to incoming first years.

    This summer's internship positions include:

    • Communications Intern
    • Gardening & Outreach Intern
    • Artist-in-Residence
    • Farmington Solar Facility Intern
    • Sustainability Consultant/Green Offices Intern
    • Sustainable Food Intern
    • Sustainable Transportation Intern
    • Or, Submit Your Own Idea!

    Position descriptions from the Summer of 2019 can be found here.