Sustainability Interns gain new skills in environmental sustainability while providing education and outreach in the local community. Interns will gain hands-on outreach skills in fostering sustainable behaviors while also gaining valuable experience learning how mountain communities, governments, and businesses are taking action and monitoring their environmental impacts.
The experiential learning focuses heavily on “Zero Waste” recycling and waste diversion; in addition there are potential opportunities within the Sustainability Department in the following programs:
- Actively Green Sustainable Business Certification
- Mountain IDEAL Sustainable Destination Certification
- Energy Smart
- Climate Action Collaborative
- Sustainable Film Series
Professional development is another component of this internship position provided through individual sustainability research projects, field trips, training in sustainable tourism and management systems. Interns rotate through a schedule working on projects for various programs within Walking Mountains Science Center’s Sustainability & Stewardship Program Department, with an emphasis on ‘Zero Waste’ events.
For more information about Walking Mountains Science Center please visit www.walkingmountains.org.
- Desire to educate others on sustainability initiatives while expanding personal knowledge of current sustainability trends
- Enthusiasm for working hands-on with environmental sustainability efforts including handling compost, waste, and recyclables
- Comfortable interacting publicly with a variety of people in various settings
- Minimum of two years completed education, towards a degree related to sustainability
- Positive, self-motivated, organized, creative and professional individual who can work independently and as part of a team of approximately 7 people
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Work flexible hours (including evenings and weekends)
- Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, and lift up to 50 pounds
- Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, and transportation
- Must be able to perform the job requirements satisfactorily, as they generally represent the knowledge, skill and ability required.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job requirements.
- Education and/or training in any specific sustainability subject
- Spanish language skills (verbal and/or written)
Location: Avon, Eagle County, Colorado
Duration of Position: 40 hours/week starting May 28, 2019 and ending October 7, 2019
Compensation: Housing plus $300 weekly stipend.
Contact: Melissa Kirr, Sustainability Programs Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 827 9725 x133
Application Deadline: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with review deadlines February 8 & March 1
To Apply: Position open until filled, interviews occur on a rolling basis. Please upload a current resume, cover letter, Walking Mountain Application Form (download here), including 3 professional references, and complete two short answer questions using the application form below.