Office of Sustainability Internship Program
The Office of Sustainability Student Internship Program
enables students to work on diverse projects directly with office staff, with on-campus partners, and also with nonprofits, businesses, and agencies in the community.
Purpose: To provide students with opportunities for experiential learning, leadership, and
while making a positive and tangible impact within the University of Georgia and Athens communities
Sponsor: Finance and Administration
EL Area: Internship
Interns use what they learn in the classroom to address complex local challenges with global relevance, while honoring UGA's commitments to healthier people, a more secure future, and stronger communities. Through this experience, they cultivate professional skills while developing competencies in future, critical and systems thinking so they are better equipped to succeed post-graduation.
The Office of Sustainability has hosted over 422 internship positions, fostering the knowledge and passion to thrive in careers as business analysts, energy engineers, landscape architects, public relations specialists, government planners and lawyers, etc.
"From the Chew Crew prescribed grazing forest restoration program, to communication strategies for behavior change, to the departmental compost program now serving over 80 buildings on campus, these students give me hope when I'm at my most jaded and challenge me to continually strive for a more sustainable UGA and broader community. "
- Tyra Byers, Sustainability Coordinator