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Sustainability Internships

Please visit the Sustainability Studies program website for the latest information about summer internship opportunities related to environmental sustainability.


Past internships

2016

  • Research and Data Collection for Quantitative Environmental Problem Solving
    • Professor Karen Berger (EES & Coordinator of College Sustainability Studies)
  • Evaluation and Assessment for Teaching Sustainabiliyt
    • Professor Randall Curren (Chair, Philosophy) and Professor James Zavislan (Associate Dean for Education, Hajim School of Engineering)
  • Facilities Sustainability Assistant
    • Amy Kadrie (Sustainability Coordinator)
  • Course Development for Community-engaged Learning
    • Professor Leila Nadir (Sustainability & Environmental Humanities)
  • Course Design in Environmental Ethics
    • Professor Jon Tresan (Philosophy)
  • International Engagement and Sustainability in Engineering
    • Professor James Zavislan (Associate Dean for Education, Hajim School of Engineering) and Professor Stephen McAleavey (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Web Design
    • Professor Cary Peppermint (Art & Art History)

2015

  • Facilities Sustainability Assistant
    • Pat Beaumont (Director Support Operations) & Amy Kadrie (Recycling Coordinator)
  • STARS assessment (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ program)
    • Professor Karen Berger (EES & Coordinator of College Sustainability Studies), Patricia Beaumont (Director of Support Operations), and Cam Schauf (Director of Dining and Auxiliary Services)
  • Editing manuscript and grant-writing
    • Professor Kristin Doughty (Anthropology) 
  • Environmental Humanities course development
    • Professor Leila Nadir (Sustainability Studies)
  • New media environmental art collaborative
    • Professor Cary Peppermint (Art & Art History) 
  • Biofuel research
    • Professor David Wu (Chemical Engineering)

2014

  • Sustainability issues and how they are perceived in China
    • Professor John Osburg (Anthropology)
  • Facilities Sustainability Assistant
    • Pat Beaumont (Director Support Operations) & Amy Kadrie (Recycling Coordinator)
  • Policies and practices pertaining to carbon offsets for business travel
    • Professor Randall Curren (Philosophy)
  • Case studies related to environmental health policy
    • Professor Katrina Korfmacher (Environmental Medicine)
  • Molecular biology approach to study the microbial enzyme systems of biofuels
    • Professor David Wu (Chemical Engineering)

2013

  • list not avilable

2012

  • Enzymatic Breakdown of Cellulosic Biomass for the Conversion to Biofuels
    • Sponsor:  David Wu, Chemical Engineering
  • Animal Research and Rural-Urban Environmental Connections
    • Sponsors:  Leila Nadir, Sustainability and Cary Peppermint, Art and Art History
  • Sustainability in Study-Abroad Courses
    • Sponsors:  Jackie Levine, Study Abroad and Karen Berger, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Education and Research Metrics for STARS
    • Sponsor:  Karen Berger, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Operations and Planning Metrics for STARS
    • Sponsor:  Pat Beaumont, Support Operations
  • Forest Preservation in South Campus Woods
    • Sponsors:  Justin and Tara Ramsey, Biology

2011

  • Development of EES 219:  Energy and Society
    • Sponsor:  Karen Berger, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Enzymatic Breakdown of Cellulosic Biomass for the Conversion to Biofuels
    • Sponsor:  David Wu, Chemical Engineering
  • Management of South Campus Forest and Development of Teaching Materials
    • Sponsor:  Justin Ramsey, Biology
  • Assessment of Integrated Sustainability Curricula
    • Sponsors:  Randall Curren, Philosophy and Ellen Metzger, San Jose State University
  • Sustainability Newsletter – Communications Intern
    • Sponsor:  Carol Shuherk, Senior Associate Provost
  • Sustainable Dining in Upstate New York
    • Sponsor:  Cam Schauf, Dining Services and Auxiliary Operations)

2010

  • Sustainable Coffee Production in Honduras
    • Sponsor:  Daniel Reichman, Anthropology
  • The Economics of Recycling and Economics of Sustainability
    • Sponsor:  Michael Rizzo, Economics
  • Sustainable 3D Art Practice
    • Sponsor:  Allen Topolski, Art and Art History
  • Development of BIO 264:  Ecological Communities
    • Sponsor:  Justin Ramsey, Biology
  • University Council on Sustainability Initiatives Group Revolving Loan Fund Project
    • Sponsors:  Pat Beaumont, Support Operations and Ben Ebenhack, Chemical Engineering
  • Enzymatic Breakdown of Cellulosic Biomass for the Conversion to Biofuels
    • Sponsor:  David Wu, Chemical Engineering