Federal Work Study with the Office of Sustainability [Jobs]

30 Aug

August 2010

GW Office of Sustainability

Federal Work Study Undergraduate Position

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to swaskow@gwu.edu OR apply through GWork

The Office of Sustainability seeks an Undergraduate Federal Work Study intern for the 2010-2011 academic year. This is a great opportunity to get involved with sustainability on campus by supporting the Office’s mission to create a future with resource systems that are healthy and thriving for all.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting research on sustainability issues including water, sustainability at peer institutions, sustainability engagement tools, and other topics as assigned.
  • Maintaining and updating a database of sustainability internships, courses and other educational materials.
  • Assisting with the compilation and completion of green ranking submissions.
  • Assisting in organization of Office of Sustainability events and activities as needed (such as Earth Week).
  • Performing general office tasks and other duties as assigned.


  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a sustainability-applicable field.
  • Demonstrated experience in research and analysis, to include the presentation of written and verbal reports, meeting time-sensitive deadlines and developing spreadsheets and other information is necessary.
  • Solid understanding of sustainability issues is preferred.
  • Creative and innovative approach to problem solving, a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating tact and diplomacy to consistently interact effectively and flexibly with team members and diverse groups of people is necessary.
  • Ability to conduct general research on sustainability issues.
  • Analytical skills; proficient in PowerPoint and Excel.

Timing: The ideal candidate will be available for part-time work for the full academic year.

Application: Cover letter, resume, and two references.

Additional Details: This will be a paid position.

Office of Sustainability: GW’s Office of Sustainability was formed in 2008 to provide a home for sustainability and environmental projects at GW in partnership with its many existing staff and offices. The Office of Sustainability advances GW’s mission to create systems that are healthy and thriving for all, long into the future by setting sustainability strategy, inviting participation, and nurturing the GW culture.

Deadline: September 10th, 2010


One Response to “Federal Work Study with the Office of Sustainability [Jobs]”


  1. Job & Internship Roundup « theUHP Blog - September 6, 2010

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