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Current Internship Opportunities
The following Internship positions will be made available pending funding:
Since 1987, the Graduation Pledge Alliance has been promoting sustainability by encouraging students to take the following pledge as they graduate: I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work. There are currently three internship positions available with the Graduation Pledge Alliance. Preference will be given to students (graduate or undergraduate) who need to complete an internship for academic credit. Qualifications needed for success in all internships include excellent written and oral communication skills, utilizing email and telephone as the primary communication tools. Other computer skills needed might include the MS Office suite of applications, including Word and Excel.
GPA Outreach Coordinator: This internship is focused on recruiting new schools to participate in a robust Graduation Pledge program on their campus. All activities for this internship are conducted either online or by voice, primarily using email and telephone, so the intern can do the work from whatever location is convenient for her or him. An initial list of schools and potential primary contacts will be provided to the intern from the Executive Director, along with communication protocols and scripts. Data will be collected and conveyed via MS Excel or MS Word.
GPA Partner School Support Coordinator: This internship is focused on supporting schools that are already engaged to some extent in the Graduation Pledge on their campus. The intern maintains contact with the Pledge organizer(s) on a campus, notifying them of new procedures and developments, as well as making sure the partner school has the support they need to be conduct a successful Graduation Pledge program. All activities for this internship are conducted either online or by voice, primarily using email and telephone, so the intern can do the work from whatever location is convenient for her or him. Working with the GPA Executive Director, a work plan will be developed that will include making an initial assessment of the level of engagement with the Graduation Pledge at a school, subsequently determining what support would be needed for the school to further enhance its GPA activities on campus.
GPA Resource Development Coordinator: This internship is focused on identifying resources that will support Pledgers in their post-collegiate activities, including careers (for those looking for jobs in sustainability or to bring sustainability into their workplaces, lifestyles (for those seeking to make more sustainable choices in their day-to-day lives), and education (for those seeking further education in sustainability). All activities for this internship are conducted either online or by voice, primarily using email and telephone, so the intern can do the work from whatever location is convenient for her or him.
TO APPLY: Students interested in applying for one of the above positions should send an email message with a cover letter, resume, and a brief letter of reference from someone at their school (such as an academic adviser, professor, etc.) as PDF attachments to GPA Executive Director Dr. William Benet at BBenet@Bentley.edu