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The Office of Sustainability at Colorado College is a leader for sustainability initiatives. Established in 2013, the Office of Sustainability, alongside the Campus Sustainability Council, works to raise campus awareness and bring sustainability issues to the forefront of conversations and efforts on campus. In order to do this, our office places a great deal of responsibility on motivated and passionate CC students who lead the office toward its goals. Interns are a central piece in the office working on a variety of collaborative and independent projects and initiatives that are often embedded in many different offices across the college.

If you are a student interested in making a difference on campus by working on sustainability issues and initiatives, consider applying for a position with our office.

 * Internships for Academic Year 21-22 are closed until further notice. Please check back mid-spring semester for updates * 

Intern Positions

The following are our anticipated internships for AC 21-22. Positions that have the asterisk (*) are ones that we are looking to fill. Applications for these positions will become available on Handshake in mid-June and close mid-July. We require a cover letter and resume. 

  • STARS®: Works to collect and report data for the STARS report. STARS is the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System, administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). It is a comprehensive, self-reporting metric that rates institutions across broad sustainability efforts.
  • Greenhouse Gas Inventory: Leads the collection, organization, and calculation of CC's annual greenhouse gas emissions. This position works to track CC's progress in lowering our overall emissions utilizing SIMAP, which is an online calculator to assist in converting emission sources into equivalent metric tons of carbon dioxide.
  • Student Life & Leadership: Works to engage and implement sustainability practices under the Student Life division. Focused on bringing awareness around sustainability issues to students. 
  • Waste Programming & Outreach: Leads waste efforts across campus to decrease the amount of waste generated on campus and increase current rates of waste diversion by overseeing several waste programs in the Office of Sustainability.
  • Waste Signage & Education: Leads efforts to record the landscape of the waste infrastructure on campus. Works with Facilities Services in purchasing and coordinating the implementation of updated waste signage and standardization of the bins. 
  • Green Programs: Oversee all Green Programs: Green Office, Green Room, Green Events, Green Home, and Green Athletics. This includes reviewing program logistics, reaching out to campus partners, and creating ongoing marketing and outreach to the CC community to increase engagement. 
  • Communications: Leads and supports all communication and marketing efforts within the Office of Sustainability. This includes designing graphics, creating content for our social media channels, updating our website pages, writing stories and putting together newsletters related to sustainability efforts, and working with other interns on various campaigns throughout the year. 
  • Food: Will support and lead new and ongoing food-focused/related efforts across the campus. The position will heavily focus on strengthening the OOS's engagement with food-focused groups and support a wide range of food-related issues and initiatives.
  • Transportation: Leads efforts to spread awareness for Mountain Metro, increasing engagement with PikeRide; while strengthening our bicycling infrastructure and support, and develop the OOS Voluntary Travel Offset Program. Will work with various on-campus departments and offices to support and track programming, market and promote alternative transportation initiatives, and engage with the campus community around transportation planning. 

 If you have any questions, please contact Mae Rohrbach at

2021-2022 Intern Team

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