SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
CSS has developed an innovative internship program that combines its research activities with the development of future professionals. The Sustainable Systems Internship Program provides graduate and undergraduate students with opportunities to perform quality work and gain practical experience enabling them to assist their future employers in making more informed decisions in the following areas:
- Sustainable development
- Industrial ecology
- Renewable energy & materials
- Life cycle assessment, design and management
- Pollution prevention
As a CSS intern, students have the opportunity to work directly with a corporate, governmental or non-profit sponsor institution. Past sponsors include 3M, American Automobile Manufacturers Association, Champion International Corporation, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, E.B. Eddy Paper Corporation, Federal Railroad Administration, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Guardian Industries, Mead Publishing Paper Division, MI Department of Environmental Quality, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Optical Imaging Systems, Rock-Tenn Corporation, Steelcase, Stone Container Corporation, U.S. EPA and the Xerox Corporation.
To view a list of past internships, click on Intern Roster.
2015 SUMMER POSITIONS
We currently have ONE open internship position at the Center for Sustainable Systems. Bookmark this page and check back periodically for any new postings for summer 2015 internships.
INTERNSHIP POSTING NUMBER: 2015-01 [POSITION FILLED]
Sponsor: The Center for Sustainable Systems
Location: UM Central Campus
The Center for Sustainable Systems has a position available for a student in Sustainability Science or Engineering. The student will:
- Update our current suite of 26 Factsheets on the sustainability of various systems that meet human needs by conducting research to gather data on the current patterns of use, environmental impacts and sustainable alternatives.
- Develop new Factsheet(s) on Ecosystem Services, Water:Energy Nexus, Land Use, and/or Batteries.
- Update the Flash-based website Sustainability: Live It – Learn It that is built on these facts.
- Create and update “Did You Know?” highlights for website
Intern must have graduate standing in Environmental Science, Civil, Chemical, Environmental or Mechanical Engineering, or Corporate Environmental Management with an interest in Sustainability. Completion of Industrial Ecology course (NRE557/CEE586) is highly desirable. Candidate must be well organized, with attention to detail. Candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Prior database, spreadsheet, Adobe InDesign and Flash programming experience are desired.
Internship Pay: Pay ranges from $14 - $18 per hour, depending on grade level and experience. Up to 40 hours per week.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: [POSITION FILLED]
INTERVIEWS: February 12, 2015
NOTIFICATION: February 23, 2015
TERM: May 4 – August 28, 2015
INTERNSHIP POSTING NUMBER: 2015-02
Sponsor: The Wege Foundation
Location: Steelcase, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI
The Global Environmental Performance Department of Steelcase, Inc. has a position available for student in Sustainability Science or Engineering. The student will be involved in a variety of environmental management and sustainability initiatives ranging from supporting corporate regulatory compliance programs to participating in product development projects. The goal of the broad-based intern experience is to provide the student with a practical perspective of the opportunities and challenges in driving sustainability efforts in the corporate world. Projects include:
• work on ISO 14001 implementation
• energy conservation initiatives
• waste reduction and recycling research
• product design for the environment initiatives(including interface with materials chemistry and life cycle assessment initiatives)
• development of metrics and data collection for the Corporate Sustainability Report
• implementation & reporting of Steelcase’s commitment to reduce their global footprint at least 25% by 2012
Intern must have graduate standing in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Corporate Environmental Management with an interest in Sustainability including Corporate Environmental Performance. Completion of Industrial Ecology course (NRE557/CEE586) is highly desirable. Must be well organized. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Prior database experience desired.
Internship Pay: Stipend up to $4,000 per month, depending on grade level and experience.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00 PM, Friday, February 6, 2015
INTERVIEWS: February 16-18, 2015
NOTIFICATION: February 27, 2015
TERM: May 4 – August 28, 2015
Visit: https://css.snre.umich.edu/webform/intern-application-form and complete the on-line webform including attachment of resume and transcripts. If you wish to include an optional cover letter, please combine it with your resume document. Please use the following file naming convention: Lastname_Firstname_RESUME or Lastname_Firstname_TRANSCRIPT. Failure to follow this naming convention will render your application ineligible.