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The Office of Sustainability hires students from all types of academic and personal backgrounds. As we strive to build a holistic and unique working environment, we strongly encourage students from all majors to apply. In the past we have worked with students from both the natural and social sciences, and the humanities. We believe that fostering a diverse internship program is the key to developing solutions to problems on campus while building a strong community atmosphere.

The Office searches for self-starting individuals with an ability to brainstorm creative solutions to challenges facing our community. While experience in sustainability is a plus, this is not a requirement for an internship position. We hire both undergraduate and graduate students at the College of Charleston for the spring, summer, and fall semesters, while also accepting applications from other campuses for the summer internship program.

CofC’s Office of Sustainability (OoS) seeks motivated, passionate, and driven students to apply to our Fall 2018 Internship Program!


As an OoS Intern, you’d be a change maker, empowered by being surrounded by likeminded people who value inclusion, solution-oriented thinking, community, and the Planet and its inhabitants.  The OoS offers a supportive and engaging work environment to help team members reach their greatest potential.  The Office is dynamic and fosters open dialogue, creative problem solving, and action-oriented solutions, meaning you would learn how to apply sustainability in all spheres through interactive, hands-on opportunities.  Professional development workshops are also an integral part of the OoS Internship Program.


Check out our website ( to learn more!  View the Office’s brochure here.


The Office is centrally located at 14 Green Way, next to the Sottile House and across the street from Addlestone Library. 


All majors, minors, and identities are encouraged to apply.


To apply, click on the link below.  To be considered, upload your cover letter and updated CV/resume directly to the Google Form by the application due date.


**Applications Due:  Wednesday, August 22nd at 12 pm**


Current OoS Intern Vacancies:

  •        Campus Sustainability Collaboration Intern^
  •        CofC Bike Share Lead Intern
  •        Community Transportation Intern
  •        Food Security Campus Programs Intern
  • ·       Media Team:
    •    Graphic Design & Campus Communications
    •    Photography & Videography
    •    Podcasts
    •    Social Media
    •    Web Design & Synergies
  •        Outreach & Community Partnerships Intern
  •        Partner Internship:  All of Us Resource Center (Charleston)
  •        Rotation Intern (2 positions)
  •        Sustainable Greek Program Lead Intern
  •        Sustainability Week Student Committee Chair
  • ·       Zero Waste Program:
    •    Zero Waste Events Lead Intern
    •    Zero Waste Infrastructure Lead Intern
    •    Zero Waste ResLife Lead Intern


^ Applicants interested in this position need to be available on Mondays 2-5 pm to help facilitate the Meatless Mondays Series in collaboration with the Sustainability Literacy Institute.


Please direct questions to Dr. Lavender, Intern and Student Coordinator, by phone (843-953-4986) or the Assistant Internship Coordinator, Ms. LaPaz via email ( 


~Don’t have time for an internship this Fall?  No worries!  There are many ways to get involved with the Office’s programs and projects!  Feel free to reach out about those opportunities as well!


We look forward to hearing from you!

Office of Sustainability Staff