The Oberlin College Office of Environmental Sustainability (OES) is seeking an enthusiastic, organized, self-motivated student to serve as Ecolympics Intern. The successful candidate(s) will work with stakeholders from across campus and community to assist in planning and carrying out 2019 Oberlin Ecolympics. This is a part time (5-10 hours per week this spring; ~5-15 hours per week in the summer; up to 20 hours in the fall semester) $9/hr. paid student position reporting to the Sustainability Manager.
Responsibilities: This intern will interact with Oberlin College students, staff, faculty, and the community at large, as well as outside businesses and organizations, to coordinate the 2019 Oberlin Ecolympics competition and event series.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Schedule and assist in coordinating the Ecolympics planning committee meetings, subcommittees, volunteers;
• Reach out to departments, offices, and student groups across campus and in the Oberlin community to collaborate on Ecolympics; this will also include interfacing with guest speakers, film companies, and venues;
• Raise money and/or donations for Ecolympics events and prizes through internal and external donations, gifts, and grants;
• Assist in publicizing Ecolympics events; and
• Work with the other scholars and change-makers to energize campus to reduce their resource usage and educate on sustainability.
Qualifications: Student at Oberlin College as of the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years familiar with environmental sustainability issues, communications, or marketing (this may be from related classes, student groups, volunteerism, work, and the like). Applicants must be highly organized, have excellent communication and outreach skills, ability to successfully collaborate with diverse constituencies, and be driven to propel Oberlin Ecolympics. Preferred qualifications include student or community outreach experience, event planning expertise, familiarity with Ecolympics, leadership ability, and desire to include the entire college and community in sustainability efforts.
We are looking for someone who can train and assist in the spring semester, work in the summer, and implement in the fall. Ideally, the successful candidate will spend at least some of the summer in Oberlin, but remote working will be considered. We are looking for someone for 2019, but a successful intern can hold this position for multiple years.
To Apply: Please submit your answers to the questionnaire AND attach a résumé or statement of previous (paid and unpaid) work history (in Word or PDF format) by email to Ms. Bridget Flynn, Sustainability Manager, at email@example.com.
Application Deadline is EXTENDED to Sunday, April 14 at 11:59pm.
Background: Ecolympics at Oberlin has been happening in some form or another for a decade. It started as a dorm resource reduction competition, expanded to a community event series, and expanded again to include the City public schools. Recently, a new format and semester is being tested. You can read more at Oberlin.edu/Ecolympics. The Office of Environmental Sustainability (OES) at Oberlin College was established in 2006 to help steward the College’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2025. Currently, the office manages a robust internship program with around ten students in unique positions. OES internships aim to develop interns’ skills and experience to enhance their professional development and prospects. Interns who are self-motivated and good communicators excel in their roles. A few perks of the job include occasional free food, intern socials, and working with other people who want to do good in the world.
Questionnaire can be accessed at:https://www.oberlin.edu/sites/default/files/content/office/environmental-sustainability/documents/oes_student_intern_questionaire.pdf