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Internships and jobs

Sustainability Intern - Department of Athletics

The Sustainability Intern reports to the Sustainability Coordinator for Athletics and Business Advancement. The focus of this position is to align both units with the Ohio State Sustainability Goals to achieve zero waste by 2025. The secondary function of this position is to coordinate and perform the outreach and engagement of sustainability initiatives for each unit. This position works in a creative and collaborative team environment where change is embraced and innovation is encouraged.

This is an entry level, career-based internship and is intended for professional development of an applicant with only 6 to 24 months practical experience. This position is focused on furthering knowledge and skills in the field of sustainability. Internship positions are appointed on an annual basis (with the possibility of renewal; two-year maximum appointment). More info at


Buckeye Food Alliance Coordinator - Student Life Wellness Center

The Program Coordinator for the Buckeye Food Alliance will be responsible for providing leadership for all components of the Buckeye Food Alliance (BFA), the on-campus Food Pantry; assists with all development efforts around BFA; meets with donors and interested support groups; leads efforts to expand the reach of BFA; establishes partnership with on and off-campus entities to further the growth of BFA; provides guidance, training and ongoing supervision to BFA student volunteers; advises the BFA student organization and provides direct guidance and leadership to BFA executive board; develops and manages formal assessments of BFA; assists with development and implementation of campus outreach programs, campaigns and marketing initiatives to raise awareness of BFA; convenes BFA Advisory Board and other campus committees and working groups; assists with all administrative operations and reporting for BFA; other duties as assigned. More info at


InFact - part time student employee - Ohio State - Columbus campus

InFACT is looking to hire a federal work study student for 5-8 hours/week this summer (May-September) to help maintain InFact's Smith Lab Garden. If interested and eligible for work study funding, please apply here (position # 8832) or email Dana Hilfinger (  


Temporary Field Technician  - NEON Project & Battelle

Each year, the National Science Foundation's NEON project hires hundreds of temporary field technicians to assist with full-time field operations staff with observational sampling in 24 states and Puerto Rico.  Click here for more information


Energy Planning & Air Quality Intern - MORPC

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is seeking an Energy Planning and Air Quality Intern to provide assistance to MORPC's energy planning and air quality program work. This intern would be an undergraduate or graduate student working under the direct supervision of full-time staff.  Click here for more information


Summer Research Assistant in Pollinator Studies for Undergrads 

The InFACT Discovery Theme is looking for undergrads to help on projects studying bees funded by USDA, ODOT, and the Columbus Zoo. Knowledge of bee identification is not necessary for all positions. There are five different projects focusing on tradeoffs between pest management and pollinator health in pumpkins, risk to honey bees of pesticide absorption through foliar contact in pumpkin fields, risks of corn-soy landscape to pollinators, bumble bee queen surveys, and impacts of soil properties on plant-pollinator interactions. For more information, see the attached document for details of each project and how to apply! 


Public Utilities Commisson of Ohio Summer Internship

PUCO is looking for an intern interested in power and energy systems to complete modelling projects and data collection. There is a preference on seniors and first year graduate students to lead to a full time position after graduation. All are welcome to apply. Email resume to to apply and find out more about PUCO by clicking here.


Food Waste Initiative Coordinator - SWACO

SWACO is seeking to hire a Coordinator to help lead the Central Ohio Food Waste Initiative (COFWI). The Coordinator will facilitate collaborative efforts among Central Ohio organizations, businesses, schools, and communities to implement innovative solutions for addressing food waste within the region. The position will develop and advance projects and activities focused on preventing, rescuing, and recycling food waste and help to position Central Ohio as a leader for addressing these issues. Through a series of designed engagements, COFWI partner organizations are creating a Food Waste Action Plan to use as a road map for tackling food waste and to leverage it as a resource to benefit the community. To apply click here. For questions email


9th Annual Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy //

In partnership with Argonne National Laboratory; Clean Energy Trust; Institute for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (Northwestern University); Loyola University; UI LABS; University of Chicago; Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (Illinois Institute of Technology)

About SISE

The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week "boot camp" for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe. Held annually since 2011, the program boasts over 400 alumni. During weekdays, SISE'ers participate in high-level talks, visit energy and sustainability sites, and network. During evenings and weekends, they work collaboratively on a research project and enjoy exploring Chicago.



This year’s theme, Implementation, moves beyond the “what” to the “how.” Building on the research of previous years, 2019 SISE Fellows will engage with Chicago communities and collaborators to develop critical strategies to help local neighborhoods realize their vision for their future. They will engage with theory and case studies, and then move to the streets and homes of our Chicago neighbors and communities where real change is made at the ground level.


Participants (SISE'ers) from around the country join SISE at the University of Illinois at Chicago. SISE'ers are chosen from a highly competitive pool of applicants from across the country. Diversity is one of the strongest features of the program, with participants representing a broad range of backgrounds and expertise. They live together. They research together. They become a part of our extended and international "SISE family."


Cost and Support

  • There is no program fee.
  • Lodging is provided for all participants.
  • Transportation support is provided to many participants.

How to Apply

  • Senior-level undergraduates (as of the fall of 2018), graduate students, recent graduates, and professionals working in the fields of sustainability and energy are eligible to apply
  • The application process includes:
    1. an online application
    2. a resume/CV
    3. one letter of recommendation
    4. a short Skype/Google Hangouts interview
  • Applications are accepted through May 30; interviews must be completed by June 15

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the SISE Program Coordinator, Thomas Aláan (, and visit the SISE website at