The Environmental Center works with large numbers of students who are interested in sustainability and the environment, providing access to knowledge and resources, creating funding and mentoring for student-developed programs and projects, and fostering leadership and action through meaningful volunteer, internship and job opportunities. The result is one of the most active student environmental communities in the country and graduates who often go on to distinguished careers in sustainability.
CU students have led environmental efforts to launch the nation's first collegiate recycling program, first wind energy program, first student government carbon neutrality pledge, earth education, environmental justice, numerous groundbreaking conferences and events, zero-waste for athletic events, and a series of leadership initiatives that span the forty years of the Environmental Center's operations.
Much of the programmatic, research, and on the ground operations work for these programs is carried out by paid student employees. See Application and Hiring Information to find out more about current student job openings and getting paid to further CU's sustainability efforts.
Finding an Internship or Career in Sustainability
If you are a CU-Boulder student or alum seeking work in sustainability, we send all positions that come our way to the University of Colorado Boulder's Career Services. They post them on an online jobs board called CSO that you can access for free!
They have a special page for you to Go Green, be sure to check out their suggested search engines, websites, and resources for jobs in sustainabilty.
CU Career Services can also assist you with major and career exploration, resume writing and cover letters, events, jobs &internships, graduate school preparation and much more. Please see the Career Services website for details or create an account in CSO to seek positions: http://careerservices.colorado.edu/public/
If you are an employer and have opportunities for our students, contact Career Services to post your positions. Please view their website here or call Michael Deragisch, Assistant Director for Employer Relations, Career Services, to find out more details: 303-492-4123.