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Sustainability Outreach Specialist

Office of Sustainability Internship Program - *Undergraduates Only*

Institution:                         Texas A&M University – College Station
Position:                              Sustainability Outreach Specialist
Type:                                   Intern – 8 to 10 hours/week
Report To:                           Sustainability Assistant Manager, Office of Sustainability
Pay Rate:                             Unpaid
Semester:                            Fall 2021

General Summary:

Sustainability is a growing field that uses a holistic lens to investigate and problem solve the environmental, social, and economic problems our world faces. The goal of the Office of Sustainability’s Internship Program is to bring people from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives together to create a dynamic team that works to create a culture of sustainability at Texas A&M University. The team will focus on increasing the sustainability of practices such as: energy and water use, transportation, food services, construction and built environment, purchasing, recycling, and social justice through the development of outreach initiatives and event coordination.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Engage students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the community to create a culture of sustainability at Texas A&M University through education and outreach.
  2. Aid in the deployment and creation of various campus engagement platforms such as presentations, tabling, workshops, videos, outreach through social media, the Sustainability Cam, and creation of educational media material.
  3. Participate, create, and lead outreach activities at events such as Campus Sustainability Day and Campus Earth Day.
  4. Gain experience working in a diverse team-based office setting that coordinates with all divisions and departments of campus.
  5. Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Working toward TAMU Bachelor’s Degree

Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills:

Excellent communication, teamwork, and analytical skills. Experience using word processing and presentation software. Ability to demonstrate a history of incorporating sustainable practices into personal daily living. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Skills:

Public Speaking, educator experience, presentation experience, tabling/outreach experience, social media experience, research experience, graphic design, video, and/or photography experience.            

Contact Information:

Ben Kalscheur
Sustainability Assistant Manager
Suite 1801 General Services Complex
979.845.1911 or

Instructions for Application:

  1. Complete the Office of Sustainability Internship Application.
  2. Include a cover letter that expresses why you have an interest in this position, what assets you will bring to the office, and why you are a good fit for this role.
  3. Save documents as Microsoft Word or PDF. Title your documents, if separate, following this format: First Name Last Name Application, First Name Last Name Cover Letter, First Name Last Name Resume. If turned in as one file, title: First Name Last Name.
  4. Send completed application, cover letter, and resume to
  5. Applications open on Monday, April 5, 2021 and are due by 5 PM on Monday, April 19, 2021. Interviews are expected to take place the week of May 10, 2021 over Zoom.


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