Student Employment in Sustainability-Related Positions

ALLARM Interns in field


Center for Sustainability Education (CSE)

CSE employs 10-12 Dickinson students part-time during the school year and a 4 full-time students in the summer. Their overarching goals are to provide students the opportunity to create and/or improve sustainability programs and/or operations at Dickinson College in an effort to fulfill the objectives of our climate action plan and educate students on how to live more sustainably. Intern projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervising the Eco-Rep Program (residential peer sustainability educators)
  • Promoting sustainability though the use of social media, print, & tours

  • Inventorying greenhouse gas emissions for the campus

  • Working to promote waste minimization & diversion
  • Managing The Handlebar, our campus bicycle co-op
  • Creating alternative fuel in our Biodiesel Shop

  • Coordinating the campus-wide Energy Challenge

  • Coordinating a summer sustainability camp for youth


Number of Paid Positions Available: Summer 2014- 4 and Fall 2014- 10

Hours: Fall/Spring- 10 hrs/week & Summer- 40 hrs/week (housing provided)

Dates to Apply: November 2014 for Spring 2015

Contact Information: Lindsey Lyons, sustainability@dickinson.edu
, 717.245.1117
Application: Fall 2014 Hiring Completed


Alliance for Aquatic Resources Monitoring

ALLARM employs 10-14 students part-time during the school year and a 3-5 full-time students in the summer. ALLARM students are directly engaged in technical and programmatic community capacity building through several key program areas:

  • Community-based Technical Assistance
  • Environmental Education
  • LeTort Stormwater Education Campaign
  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Stream Restoration
  • Community Aquatic Resource Laboratory

Number of Paid Positions Available: Fall/Spring: 10-14 & Summer: 3-5

Hours: Fall/Spring- 10 hrs/week & Summer- 40 hrs/week (housing provided)

Dates to Apply: November for Spring 2015
Contact Information: Julie Vastine, vastinej@dickinson.edu,  717.245.1135

Application: Fall 2014 Hiring Completed


Dickinson College Organic Farm

The College Farm hires student farmers with curious minds and who are ready to engage in fun and physical work. Interns can expect to perform the conventional tasks of water, weeding, transplanting, harvesting and washing crops, and selling produce at our local farmers market. Student farmers may also participate in the unfamiliar, such as:



  • Animal care for sheep, cows & chickens

  • Installing solar energy systems

  • Working on and with farm equipment
  • Harvesting produce and maintaining fields
  • Preparing value added products
  • Helping with the local farmers market

Working directly with farm managers, many students take advantage of creating hands-on academic internships and independent research projects at the College Farm. 

Number of Paid Positions Available: Fall/Spring: 6-12 & Summer: 5
Hours: Fall/Spring: 6-10 hrs/week & Summer: 40 hrs/week (housing provided)

Dates to Apply: Late Fall (for Spring) & late Spring (for Fall)

Contact Information: Jenn Halpin, halpinj@dickinson.edu,  717.245.1969

Application: Fall 2014 Hiring Completed


Dining Services Sustainable Food



Dining Services hires one intern per semester to both promote and progress sustainable food education and procurement on campus, and also to inventory their growing list of sustainable products and food they procure annually. Interns can expect to fulfill the following roles and responsibilities:



  • Maintain and expand upon the Sustainable Food Inventory

  • Educating the student-body about the benefits of sustainable food

Number of Positions Available: Fall/Spring: 1 & Summer: None

Hours: Fall/Spring: 10 hrs/week

Dates to Apply: Fall 2014 Hiring Completed
Contact Information: Errol Huffman,
 huffmane@dickinson.edu, 717.245.1318
Application:


 Request in person


Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The GIS Lab Intern will provide general assistance for all activities associated with the operation of the lab in fulfillment of its broad mission to promote the effective use of GIS technology within the Dickinson Community. Specific duties may include (but not be limited to):



  • Providing technical support to faculty and staff
  • Assisting students with questions about GIS assignments and projects

  • Collecting, editing, and managing spatial data for the GIS data server

  • Maintaining GPS and field data collection equipment in proper working order

  • Preparing and conducting workshops, learning seminars, and tutorials

  • Supporting campus and community outreach activities related to GIS

  • Designing, developing, and maintaining a GIS website for the college

Number of Positions Available: Fall/Spring: 2  & Summer: None

Hours: Fall/Spring: 10 hrs/week

Dates to Apply: N/A

Contact Information: Jim Ciarrocca, 
ciarroccaj@dickinson.edu,  717.245.1978
Application: Request in person