Get Paid for Sustainability Work at Duke

Students can apply now for the Students for Sustainable Living and Campus Sustainability Fellows programs

There are two opportunities for students to work on campus sustainability projects through paid employment with Sustainable Duke for the 2012-2013 academic year. Applications are currently being accepted for the Students for Sustainable Living (SSL) and Campus Sustainability Fellows (CSF) programs. 

Students for Sustainable Living

SSL is a paid student corps dedicated to "greening" Duke's campus culture through education and outreach.  Students will learn about current sustainability efforts at Duke and work in a group on an area of campus sustainability that they are passionate about. Recent projects have included the Green Dining Awards, the Duke Campus Farm, the Duke Free Store, and more.

Program details:

  • Time Commitment is 3-5 hours per week, one hour group meeting each week
  • Compensation is $8-10 per hour
  • Work-study and non-workstudy students encouraged to apply
  • Graduate and undergraduate students encouraged to apply

To apply, download the application form and submit your completed application to sustainability@duke.edu.  Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2012.  

Campus Sustainability Fellows

Sustainable Duke's Campus Sustainability Fellows provide assistance to individual Duke schools with sustainability initiatives and assessment.  Fellows work to access schools' environmental impact and identify opportunities for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions.  With guidance from Sustainable Duke, fellows identify, collaborate with and provide resources to staff in the school who are interested and engaged in sustainability and workplace greening. Read more about the CSF program.

  • Time Commitment is 10 hours per week
  • Compensation is $10 per hour
  • Upperclass undergraduate and second year graduate students encouraged to apply
  • Work-study and non-workstudy students encouraged to apply

To apply, download the application form and submit your completed application to sustainability@duke.edu.  Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 2, 2012. 

If you have any questions about the SSL or CSF program or applications, please e-mail sustainability@duke.edu.