Interested in impacting your local community, while developing key employment skills? The Sustainability Internship Program, a feature of The Sustainability Center, is gearing up for Fall placements! We are matching students from local institutions of higher education with non-profit organizations and green businesses to complete sustainability projects here in Tompkins County, specifically work that addresses one or more of the following:
Waste Diversion and Reduction
Community Engagement and Social Justice
Energy / Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Smart Development / Green Building
Natural Resource Conservation
Sustainable Agriculture/Local Food
Check out the internships we have available at:
If you’re interested in applying, please submit your resume and a letter of inquiry, by Friday, Sept. 21st, to: Jackie@sustainabilitycentertc.org or drop off a hard copy to my attention at the Tompkins County Planning Department, 121 E. Court Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (Mon - Fri, 8:30 AM - 4 PM).
(PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE HOST ORGANIZATION DIRECTLY).
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW: During your participation as a STUDENT in the Sustainability Internship Program, we are asking that you commit to the following: 1) Participation in one Introductory Meeting / Orientation; 2) Completion of one pre- and one post-internship survey; 3) On-going communication with your host supervisor and lastly 4) Participation in a Celebration Event at the end of the semester honoring and showcasing projects completed through the program.
Haven’t heard of The Sustainability Center before? That’s because we’re new! If you’ve ever tried to navigate the spectacular sea of sustainability-focused businesses, non-profits and events in our area, perhaps you’ve been inspired, but a little overwhelmed. The Sustainability Center will help you find your way!
Our mission: The Sustainability Center will create, in the center of the community, a physical space from which to promote community-wide sustainability efforts in Tompkins County, through public engagement, service learning, and partnership with local green businesses, non-profits and leaders in the field.
So, when can you use this new resource?! We expect to move into our temporary home in downtown Ithaca at the end of 2012! Shortly thereafter, the Center will have open hours of operation during which you can check out our sustainability gallery and programming. We’ll keep you posted as we progress.
In the meantime, we hope you’ll jump into the community and help a local non-profit or green business complete a sustainability project!!