RU Sustainability Internship Open for Applications

The RU Physical Resources Department is offering a paid student internship position to begin in late December, 2012. SUST majors have been given first crack at applying for the job before the position is advertised to the student body at large.

This job involves working directly with the RU Physical Resources Team under the direction of Paul Matthews,  AVP for Campus Planning/Operations, and Tom Shelton, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator. The internship is based primarily at the Schaumburg Campus, though occasionally duties involve going to the Chicago Campus. Compensation is $8.50/hour. Applications are being accepted ASAP (see details below).

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • The design and creation of an informative “Green Campus” website and Facebook page, including articulating a mission statement, information on topics such as green construction and recycling programs, provide links to outside environmental organizations, post sustainability-related news, and provide other information which may benefit and educate the RU community about environmental sustainability.
  • Maintain and update the Green Campus Blog
  • Assist in maintaining contact with associations and government sponsored agencies that support the Physical Resources Environmental Sustainability Initiatives, including: Association for the Advancement for Sustainability within Higher Education (AASHE), United States Green Building Council, Second Nature, World Wildlife Federation, EPA Green Power Partnership Program, and the Illinois Governor’s Campus Sustainability Compact
  • Participate in DCEO Recycling Grant Reporting; Recycling Project for AUD, Field House, and Wabash (with 50% diversion goal); and university Compost Agreement, which provides materials for Schaumburg Garden Plots
  • Help the University progress to the Silver Level in the Governor’s Campus Sustainability Contract
  • Help prepare PowerPoint presentations on select ES topics to present to the RU Community when necessary.
  • Attend RU-based meetings that deal with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership thru Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification Program for the Wabash Vertical Campus, Field House, and other major construction projects. Assist in tracking the LEED credits for certification and green building construction, and in achieving USGBC LEED Silver level for Field House.
  • Work on Physical Resource plans or initiatives that center around green technologies, landscapes, hardscapes, alternate methods of transportation, and renewable energy sources.

To Apply:

Contact Tom Shelton, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Department of Physical Resources, Roosevelt University, at 312-341-3763 (office), 630-768-8762 (cell), or (email).

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