Recycling and Sustainability Education Intern

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Penn State's Sustainability Institute


Penn State’s Sustainability Institute is hiring a Penn State student who will work from April or May 2018 to May 2019 creating educational materials and programs to broaden Penn Staters’ concepts of sustainability. A large part of this effort will be materials to encourage Penn State students, faculty and staff to sort their waste into recycling and composting bins. Over the twelve-month period, the intern will assist in preparing educational tools, planning events and presenting on waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting, as well as other sustainability efforts and tasks as assigned. Specific deliverables include: learn about the Penn State’s and Centre County’s waste management processes, create recycling and composting educational materials, plan and coordinate events, present to a variety of audiences on composting and recycling, learn about the global sustainability goals and translate those concepts into educational materials, website updating, answering inquiries regarding sustainability and recycling. 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 translate complex information into understandable forms for a variety of audiences. An interest in and knowledge about sustainability issues and concepts, especially recycling and composting, is preferred. This paid internship will be for up to 40 hours per week in the summer and 10 to 15 hours a week during the school year. Please apply online and attach a cover letter, résumé, two writing samples (such as class assignments) and the names and contact information for two references. Questions may be sent to Diana Malcom 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