The Center for Sustainable Living is seeking a summer intern who is excited to engage with projects at the intersection of environmental sustainability, food security, makerspaces, and placemaking. The CSL is a long-running and growing community organization, and selected interns will work with its many established and developing projects with the guidance of experienced volunteers.
The internship may include any combination of the following, according to the applicant’s interests:
- Working with the Glenn Carter Community Toolshare to organize and develop a new space for a tool library and workshop.
- Developing a digital interface for the community tool library.
- Engaging in creative tasks that help determine the trajectory of the workshop as it moves into a new space.
- Caring for a community-run permaculture garden.
- Gaining an understanding of the interactions of various food-bearing plants.
- Researching grants and grant writing to obtain funding for partner organizations.
- Public outreach.
- Working together to further your own professional goals and interests.
Successful applicants are:
- Comfortable with community engagement and getting your hands dirty.
- Proactive and self-motivated with regard to research.
- Able to problem solve technical issues as you go.
- Able to take a leadership role when working in teams.
- Available approximately 15-20 hours per week, including weekends. Scheduling is flexible.
Though a summer stipend cannot be provided by the Center for Sustainable Living, we will work with applicants to apply for funding through Indiana University.
To apply to work with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include any relevant coursework, 1 reference (from any job, academic, or volunteer experience), your specific interests and goals for the internship, and a link to any social media that you want to provide. Deadline for the internship is April 20th. We look forward to hearing from you!