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Fall Environmental Internship Opportunities On Campus

Are you looking to gain some experience in the environmental field without leaving campus this fall? Look no further!

Apply to one of Tufts’ environmental offices in the back of Miller Hall!

Office of Sustainability
Recycling & Waste Reduction Communications Intern
Office Assistant; 8 hrs/wk; $11/hr
On-Call Recycling Worker
Laborer; .5-20 hrs/wk; $11/hr
Recycling Education and Verification Intern
Education Environmental; 6-8 hrs/wk; $11/hr
SMFA Eco-Rep
Education Environmental; 3-5 hrs/wk; $11/hr
Specialty Recycling Intern
Laborer; 6-10 hrs/wk; $11/hr
Zero-Waste Event Team Leader
Education/Administration; 6-10 hrs/wk; $12/hr
Zero-Waste Station Monitor
Laborer; 2-4 hrs/wk; $11/hr

Environmental Studies
Environmental Event Planner and Outreach Intern
Undergraduate; 2-4 hrs/wk 1-3 hrs/wk; $11/hr
Environmental Office Assistant
Work-study Undergraduate; 3-4 hrs/wk; $11/hr

Tufts Institute of the Environment
Environmental intern—Administration & Data Management
Office Assistant; 4-6 hrs/wk; $11-$13/hr
Environmental intern—Alumni & Partnership Engagement
Education Environmental; 8-10 hrs/wk; $11-$13/hr
Environmental intern—Communications & Outreach
Education Environmental; 8-10 hrs/wk; $11-$13/hr
Environmental intern—Film Club & Other Events
Education Environmental; 4-6 hrs/wk; $11-$13/hr
Environmental Intern—Graphic Design & Marketing
Education Environmenal; 1-3 hrs/wk; $11-$13/hr

Zero-Waste Event Team Leader, Tufts Office of Sustainability (Medford, MA)

Become a team leader! Workers are needed for orientation week as well as the academic year. Zero-Waste Event Team Leaders are responsible for managing a team of student waste station monitors at Zero-Waste Events. This involves ensuring all materials are set-up appropriately before the event, orienting scheduled workers to their job duties, trouble-shooting any issues, collecting data, making sure waste and associated materials are disposed of properly at the end of the event, and writing up a short event report. The team leader is expected to also work at the waste stations. Meals for each event will be provided! People are strongly desired to work orientation week (August 28-Sept 1) – this would be about 6-8 hrs/day for 5 days. The position is also available for the 2017-2018 academic year (work would be sporadic, dependent on the number of events scheduled, and could involve some evening or weekend work). Submit a COVER LETTER and Resume to apply. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Good organizational skills.
  • Reliable, with good time management skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and willingness to get dirty.
  • Prefers hands-on work rather than desk work.
  • Experience leading/managing others, peer leadership.
  • Some interest in waste reduction and sustainability.

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of sustainability efforts at Tufts.
  • Experience organizing events


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Zero-Waste Station Monitor, Tufts Office of Sustainability (Medford, MA)

Orientation week and academic year workers are needed to monitor waste stations at events. Students will be expected to educate diners and help sort the waste produced at the event as well as assist in the clean up to ensure that all materials have been properly sorted into the appropriate bins. Meals will be provided for each event! Accepted applicants will be placed on an “on-call” list and will be notified of opportunities throughout the time period selected. Each event requires a 2-4 hr time commitment.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Reliable and on-time.
  • Willingness to get dirty (personal protective equipment like gloves is provided!).
  • Able to lift 20 pounds.
  • Likes hands-on work.
  • Friendly and outgoing demeanor: likes to talk to and educate others

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

  • Interest in waste reduction and sustainability, but anyone is welcome!


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Video Production Intern, Tufts Office of Sustainability (Medford, MA)

The Tufts Office of Sustainability is seeking a student to produce a series of videos about sustainability at Tufts for our new website as well as social media. The intern will work closely with the Office of Sustainability staff on conceptualizing and planning the video content, and he/she will oversee other elements of video production, including shooting video footage as needed. The intern will also assist with general communications for the office including responding to office emails and creating content for social media. You must submit both a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position. In your cover letter, please include a link to a video that you have produced.

Job Requirements:

  • Mastery of video editing software, such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Experience producing videos
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Interest in sustainability
  • A can-do attitude

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Recycling & Waste Reduction Co-Op, Tufts Office of Sustainability (Medford, MA)

Working for the Tufts Office of Sustainability in collaboration with Facilities Services – Campus Services, the Recycling & Waste Reduction Co-op student would be responsible for helping Tufts University meet its goal of reducing waste by 3% each year. The co-op student would help manage student interns and respond to waste and recycling related requests from the campus community. During the spring semester, that focus will be on move out. The fall semester would focus on hiring and managing new interns, and move-in. Other potential responsibilities and projects could be:

  • Investigate and respond to customer recycling requests for furniture, battery bins, labels, lids, trash & recycling containers, desk side trash or recycling bins, etc.
  • Submit work orders as needed
  • Support the Office of Sustainability’s University-wide Sustainability initiatives
  • Identify new waste streams for diversion (e.g. textiles, Styrofoam, disposable gloves, labware) and develop ways to divert them from the waste stream.
  • Identify opportunities to prevent wasteful purchases (e.g. desk top printers) and work to promote alternatives.
  • Develop effective and creative ways to change behaviors to reduce, reuse and recycle items no longer needed by the Tufts community members.
  • Supervise student labor or volunteers e.g. for zero waste events
  • Deliver training seminars to employees and students.
  • Tracking volumes and weights of waste streams in coordination with our haulers
  • Create monthly and annual waste data reports for all campuses
  • Coordinate waste audits

The Co-op will earn $15/hour.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to navigate stairs and uneven terrain; lift up to 35 pounds; and walk around the 150 acre property.
  • Able to work a minimum of 32-40 hours per week
  • Willing to work events that may occur on a weekend or weekday evening

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with Asana project management software
  • Proficiency with Excel
  • Ability to send and receive professional emails, phone calls, and maintain good customer service interactions
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment as well as finding ways to be proactive and find solutions to problems
  • Comfortable reading site plans, and floor plans
  • Ability to be a fast learner and maintain an enthusiasm for learning and developing new skills
  • Understands how to work in a professional setting and be accountable to others
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Great organizational skills and ability to pay attention to detail

Additional Notes

Occasionally some travel may be required to the Boston campuses as well as the Grafton campus. The role and responsibilities will primarily be based on the Medford campus.

Depending on the semester, this job could be 50%-70% field work and 30%-50% computer work. This position suits someone who likes: being active and outdoors, the occasional ability to travel, the ability to work independently, is highly motivated, and possesses excellent communication skills with peers, vendors and customers.

How to Apply

Please email or fax cover letter & resume to Tina.Woolston[at] with the subject line “Recycling & Waste Reduction Co-op”

You can also mail your application to the following address:

Tina Woolston
Sustainability Program Director
210 Packard Avenue, Miller Hall rear
Medford, MA 02144


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