Environmental Justice Intern

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Vice President of Research
Sustainability Institute


Penn State’s Sustainability Institute is looking to hire a Penn State student intern who will work from January 2019 to August 2019. This student will assist the Institute’s efforts to support environmental justice education and outreach. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate knowledge of environmental justice and sustainability and a record of engagement on the topic. Duties may include, but are not limited to: researching and reporting on the history and current state of environmental justice, assessing Penn State’s formal and informal environmental justice programs and networks, convening discussions or deliberations among different individuals and organizations, creating educational materials, planning events, tracking metrics, and collaborating with Institute interns and staff as well as University offices, student organizations, faculty, and community partners. The successful candidate will: Be a team player, with a GPA above 3.0, and superb written, interpersonal and oral communication skills. Must be a quick learner, able to manage and organize multiple sources of information, meet deadlines and enjoy a fast-paced work environment. The applicant should have an ability to synthesize multiple sources of information into reports summarizing outcomes and benefits. An interest in and knowledge about environmental justice and sustainability issues and concepts is mandatory. This paid internship could require up to 40 hours per week during the summer and up to 10-15 hours weekly during the academic year. Our offices are in the Land and Water Research Building near the outdoor track. Please apply online (Job #84378) and submit a cover letter, résumé, one writing sample, and the names and contact information for two references. Questions should be directed to Dr. Peter Buckland at rothrock@psu.edu.

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