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 period 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.

Current status

Apply now for summer term internships!

Position descriptions and application can be found here.

Priority deadline is March 1, but applications accepted on a rolling basis through March 26.

  • 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!

    Internship positions include:

    • Eco-Advisors
    • Environmental Center Tour Guides
    • Communications intern
    • Graphic Design intern
    • Environmental Center Landscape interns
    • Real Food intern
    • Environmental Justice intern
    • Healthy Building Materials intern
    • Zero Waste intern
    • Green Offices intern
    • Mapping Sustainability intern (fall)
    • Winter Blitz directors (fall)
    • STARS intern (winter)
    • Biophilic Design intern (winter)
    • Give it Up! intern (spring)
    • Drawdown intern (spring)
  • 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!