Tree Campus USA Internship, Spring 2017

The Office of Sustainability seeks an undergraduate student intern to assist with the spring Tree Campus USA initiatives and related events. The intern will work with Office of Sustainability staff and the UIC Grounds Department to create a tree planting event and a service learning activity in the Spring 2017.

Responsibilities include:

  • Primary responsibility for organizing the tree planting and service learning event towards the end of April
  • Promoting awareness on campus about the Tree Campus USA program & importance of trees
  • Serve as secretary on the CCSE Grounds committee during the spring
  • Other tasks as assigned or as desired and approved by supervisor

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Basic graphic design ability
  • Excellent communication skills; strong interpersonal communication
  • Good organizational skills, especially event planning
  • Excellent attention for detail
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Does not abhor arbores.

The Tree Campus USA Intern will be a member of the Sustainability Intern Cohort.  The Sustainability Internship Program (SIP) is a new initiative through the Office of Sustainability that offers hands-on learning experiences that help achieve the overall mission of greater social, economic and environmental sustainability in the campus community. The program consists of weekly seminars and field outings on a range of educational and skill building topics including: environmental and energy sustainability issues, cultural sustainability issues, institutional challenges and change management, campus structure and administration, campus sustainability programs and job readiness. The SIP requirements include: meeting weekly work plan goals, frequent meetings with project supervisor, attendance at weekly seminars and outings, blog posts and a final poster presentation.

This position requires up to 10 hrs/week during the Spring semester 2017.