Sustainability Institute Communications Intern

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
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Date Closing:
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Vice President for Research
Sustainability Institute


Penn State’s Sustainability Institute is looking to hire a student Communications Intern who will work from May 2017 to May 2018. The successful candidate will be a team player with at least a 3.0 GPA, superb written, interpersonal and oral communication skills. Must be a quick learner and able to prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines and enjoy a fast-paced work environment. An interest in and knowledge about sustainability issues and concepts is preferred. The applicant should have proficient understanding of AP style writing, adding content to websites, social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest), as well as proven effectiveness at translating technical data into a form for public education. Tasks will include research and writing content about sustainability efforts at Penn State for social media, website and news media. Successful candidates will show a love for using social networking sites and creating compelling content. The applicant should have familiarity and be comfortable with interviewing and interacting with a large variety of sustainability contacts across the University. The internship will be for 20 hours during the summer months and 10 hours per week during the academic year. The Sustainability Institute is located at the Land and Water Research Building on the eastern side of the University Park campus. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples and contact information for two references in addition to completing the online web application. Questions about the internship should be directed to Whitney Lloyd at

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088