An internship with the Center for Sustainability is an opportunity to improve sustainability at CofC, build connections to our broader community, and develop your skill and experience as a student and professional. Projects ranging from energy infrastructure and waste management to scientific research and educational outreach allow you to engage with whole-system solutions to real-world problems. Whether you are a volunteer just getting your feet wet or a Sustainability Fellow earning course credit, you can work with us on multiple levels to grow sustainability here at the College of Charleston. 

Our interns come from a variety of backgrounds and have a diverse range of academic interests. The diversity in our interns reflects how impactful sustainability is in everybody's lives, and that every person has a role to play in bringing about a more sustainable future.

Join us for the Spring 2020 semester. Applications due January 10! 

The Center for Sustainability was established in February of 2019 with the merger of the Office of Sustainability and the Sustainability Literacy Institute. The Center’s Internship Program offers students the opportunity to gain a holistic education in sustainability literacy through experiential learning, research, public engagement, operational management, and targeted professional development. As advocates for building capacity and open dialogue, The Center provides a supportive and engaging work environment to help team members reach their greatest potential while positively contributing to the campus and greater community.

Check out our website ( to learn more! The Center is located at 14 Green Way, right next to the yellow Sottile House and across the street from Addlestone Library.

We currently have a total of nine vacant positions for the Spring 2020 semester:

  • Social Media Lead Intern
  • Social Justice Coffee Hour (SJCH) Lead Intern
  • ECOllective Student Project Committee (ESPC) Chairperson
  • Rotation Intern I
  • Rotation Intern II
  • Student Engagement Intern I
  • Student Engagement Intern II
  • Diversity and Inclusion Lead Intern
  • Graphic Design Intern (portfolio required)

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

To apply, click on the Drive link below and select the Center for Sustainability Spring 2020 Internship Application Google Form link. To be considered, upload your cover letter and updated CV/resume directly to the Google Form by the application due date. Please carefully read over the Position Descriptions found in the Drive link below. These documents contain all roles and responsibilities as well as required documentation for during the internship.

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Applications Due:  Friday, January 10 @ noon

Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or for clarification on the internship via email or call Dr. Ashley Lavender, Associate Director & Intern Coordinator, at (843) 953-4986.

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


Read the Internship Overview to learn about the different types of internships as well as the day-to-day activities and responsibilities of our students.

Visit the How to Apply page if you are ready to move your career forward while helping our community become more sustainable.