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Sustainability At School!

We are working with the Bethlehem Area School District on a commitment to integrate climate & sustainability into academics & student activities, facilities & operations, and public engagement! This is a new initiative, and the structure is still being developed, so the following is intended to give an outline of possibilities.

If you are interested in any of the possibilities listed below, contact project coordinator Peter Crownfield as soon as possible.

Summer 2014

At this early stage we have identified several likely activities for the summer:

  • developing effective ways to inform teachers, students, and the public about results of district-wide greenhouse gas inventory
  • drafting an assessment system for K–12 school sustainability, using the structure of STARS 2.0 as a guide
  • researching and analyzing content and processes for education for environment, sustainability, and ecoliteracy

Summer internships are unpaid but do have a flexible part-time schedule.

Fall 2014

Fall internships will be for academic credit; likely internship activities include:

  • identifying current classroom and school activities that support the commitment
  • helping to prepare written communications and presentations to teachers, students, and the community
  • helping with a process for the district to involve administrators, students, faculty, staff, and community members in the development of a comprehensive plan to implement the Commitment
  • outreach to potential partners in the community
  • updating information for schools on the Alliance website
  • developing & participating in a new community on the Sustainability Commons.

All of these internships require excellent people skills, analytical ability, and both written and oral communications skills. A graphic design intern would also be welcome. (See the Internship Structure & Expectations page, and contact project coordinator Peter Crownfield for more information.)

There are other possibilities, so please contact us if you are interested in an internship in another area (see below).

Following is a list of some internship possibilities based on successful recent internships – for more information, send an email to internship coordinator Peter Crownfield. with links for more detailed descriptions. Note that preference may be given at times to special projects and urgent calls for action. Before you choose, please read the Internships with the Alliance and Internship Structure & Expectations pages for important information that applies to all internships!

  • Campus Sustainability 2.0
  • Clean Air [Public Health]
  • Climate Action!
  • Communications & Media
  • Community & Restorative Justice
  • Community Engagement
  • Cooperative Businesses
  • Democracy in Action | Social Entrepreneurship
  • Editing & Publishing
  • Education for Democracy
  • Fair Trade
  • Food for Health, and Sustainability [Public Health]
  • Graphic Design
  • Public Health
  • Sustainability in Business

For more information on any of these internships, send an email to internship coordinator Peter Crownfield. It is our intent to offer listed internships in the coming term, but availability may change or a given internship may be filled. Some internships may not be offered at all colleges. Most schools allow you to change courses without penalty during the first week or two of the semester, but we urge you to apply well in advance if possible.

? Send an email to internship coordinator Peter Crownfield

[Updated December 2013]