Office of Sustainability Intern Manager

Position Summary:

The Office of Sustainability within The Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environamental Studies (Nelson Institute) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking to hire a Student Intern Program Manager, who will contribute to the vision of the Office of Sustainability, our campus as a living laboratory, and enjoys working with students.

The Nelson Institute, established in 1970, is one of the academic divisions of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Its mission is to build partnerships to synergize and sustain excellence in the interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service that make the University of Wisconsin-Madison a world leader in addressing environmental challenges.

Principal duties:

  • Management of a student intern program wherein students work on teams focused on improving various aspects of campus sustainability. (40%)
  • Visioning, evaluating, and reporting on the student intern program. (5%)
  • Student mentoring and professional development, including designing and facilitating trainings and workshops on practical skills for work in the field of sustainability. (10%)
  • Supervision of a graduate student who will assist with the intern program. (5%)
  • Writing peer-reviewed publications using sustainability metrics regarding the intern program and other Office of Sustainability programs and projects. (20%)
  • Teaching one quantitative sustainability course per semester (for a total load of two courses per academic year) in support of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Undergraduate Sustainability certificate program . (20%)


Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

  • Experience working with undergraduate students
  • Passion for sustainability
  • Ability to perform job with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work with metrics and data
  • Written an article and published in a professional journal



  • PhD in a sustainability related field


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