Sustainability Internship Program

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    The Sustainability Internship Program (SIP) is an initiative through the Office of Sustainability that offers hands-on learning experiences for undergraduates that advance the overall mission of greater social, economic and environmental sustainability in the campus community. This unique program provides an intellectual framework for students to apply classroom learning to project based engagement. This summer we are piloting our first 10 week program. SIP consists of:

    1. internship placement at a UIC department

    2. weekly seminars and field outings that cover a range of educational and skill building topics

    3. leadership development and project management experience

    Seminar topics include: environmental and energy sustainability issues, cultural sustainability issues, institutional challenges and change management, campus structure and administration, campus sustainability programs and job readiness.

    This program is the result of various collaborations with: UIC Dining Services, UIC Campus Housing, Utilities, Facilities Management, Bike UIC, the College of Engineering, University of Illinois Hospital and the Energy Initiative.

    As part of the SIP program interns:

    • Develop a work plan and project goals
    • Meet frequently with project supervisor
    • Share experiences with SIP cohort
    • Attend weekly seminars and outings
    • Report on campus sustainability using the SIP blog
    • Present project results at a poster presentation

  • Coming Soon!

  • Applications will be open in February of 2015.

  • Check out out our current student blogs below.

    Campus Housing: Green Laundry

    SIP Blog Mandy Kaewken

    Campus Housing: Move Out Recycling

    SIP Blog Jose Bahena

    Dining Services: Food Recovery Program

    SIP Blog Aracely Lara

    The Energy Initative

    SIP Blog Ayesha Riaz

    Facilities Management: Technical Support

    SIP Blog Perla Jiménez

    Office of Capital Programs

    Alyssa Lopez

    Kushal Basnet

    SIP Blog Ryan Mitchell

    Office of Sustainability: Bike UIC

    SIP Blog Brian Tomkins

    Office of Sustainability: Green Events

    SIP Blog Emma Lockmiller

    Office of Sustainability: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculation

    Adali Ramirez

    Raymond Truong

    Office of Sustainability: Recycling

    SIP Blog Alec Piironen

    SIP Blog Wasif Ahmad

    Office of Sustainability: Social Media

    Stephen Tinney

    Storm Water Run Off Research

    SIP Blog Emmanuel Dominguez

    Office of Sustainability: Tree Campus

    SIP Blog Alyssa Straits

    SIP Blog Hulliams Kamlem

    UIC Hospital Green Team

    SIP Blog Diana Bernatek

    Utilities Management

    SIP Blog Andrew Pable

    SIP Blog Matthew Briciu