Sustainability Office Internship: The Sustainability Office functions as a resource to students by providing information on different sustainability efforts on campus. The office also seeks to coordinate and connect different sustainability-related organizations on campus to create a more unified approach to improving environmental sustainability at Truman. As the Sustainability Office Intern, the student will manage 3 scholarship workers in the office, organize events with on-campus sustainability organizations, hold weekly meetings with community partners, draft flyers for events and environmental updates on campus, and coordinate with University faculty and staff on how to improve sustainability efforts on campus. Students have the option of doing the internship for credit or paid institutional hours. If you are interested in serving as the intern for the sustainability office or would like more information on the position, please contact Sustainability Office Coordinator Rebecca Elder at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chair of the President’s Sustainability Action Committee Donna Liss at email@example.com.
Digital History in Sustainability Internship: Digital History in Sustainability Internship was created to document the strides in sustainability made at Truman State University through the maintenance and upkeep of the sustainability website. The website also serves to provide a comprehensive resource for incoming students, current students, faculty, and staff on sustainability efforts on campus. As the Digital History in Sustainability Intern, the student will update and design the Truman State University sustainability website, compile information on sustainability endeavors on campus through interviews and research, and manage the Digital History in Sustainability email account. Students have the option of doing the internship for credit or for institutional hours. The internship is advertised through TruPositions and is usually offered in the Spring, but dates may vary depending upon the year. For more information on the internship, please contact Chair of the President’s Sustainability Action Committee Donna Liss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Compost Project Internship: The Compost Project seeks to promote environmental sustainability in Kirksville by collecting waste scraps from community and campus compost bins and depositing them at the University Farm compost piles. The Compost Project student intern oversees all daily operations of the Compost Project which includes scheduling work-study/scholarship workers for collection and pick-up shifts, transporting compost from campus to the University Farm, training new employees, coordinating with Sodexo management and staff, meeting with community organizations, assisting in compost pile building at the University Farm, and completing a personal internship project to continue to build capacity and community support for the Compost Project. The year-long internship is available for 4 hours per semester of credit. For more information, please contact Dr. Ben Wodika at email@example.com or view the project’s website.
The Green Thumb Project Internships: Green Thumb Project is a local Missouri nonprofit dedicated to increasing outdoor-based experiential education and improving food security through the construction and maintenance of community gardens in Kirksville. The Green Thumb Project employs 4-5 interns each summer to oversee the summer garden operations, expand education and outreach programs, and coordinate events at various school garden work-sites. The duties and responsibilities of each intern will vary depending upon the summer, but usually each intern assists in planning and implementing the summer “Seed to Plate” camp; planting, maintaining, and harvesting crops from the 4 community garden sites in Kirksville; and organizing events to celebrate harvest days at the various garden sites. Internships are paid and are only available in the summer. For more information, please contact the current Green Thumb AmeriCorps member at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the facebook page, or visit the website.