Campus Sustainability Fellows

The Campus Sustainability Fellows (CSF) program is a paid student corps that assists individual Duke schools in assessing and reducing their environmental impact while connecting to broader campus sustainability initiatives.

The CSF program is open to upper-class undergraduate and masters/graduate students. Fellows will work an average of 8-10 hours a week at $11.50/hr and will be assigned to a particular school at Duke such as the Fuqua School of Business. With guidance from Sustainable Duke, fellows identify, collaborate with and provide resources to staff clients within each school who are interested and engaged in sustainability and workplace greening. Fellows work to access schools’ environmental impact and identify opportunities for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions. Fellows will report school assessments and progress to the Campus Sustainability Committee to better connect their efforts with campus sustainability priorities.

Examples of previous year’s work include:
  • The Sanford School of Public Policy Sustainability Fellow worked with the Sanford Green Team to implement and assess a new composting and mixed recycling pilot program.
  • The Trinity College of Arts and Sciences Sustainability Fellow worked with the Manager of Natural Sciences in the Biology Department on Trinity energy efficiency projects including expansion of the Duke Green Labs program.
  • The Fuqua School of Business Sustainability Fellow worked with Fuqua Finance and Facilities staff to evaluate the new mixed recycling program and expand composting efforts.
  • The School of Nursing Sustainability Fellow worked with DUSON Finance and Administration and Facility Operations departments to facilitate student interest in the connection between public health and sustainability.
For 2014-15 there will be three Fellow positions open with an additional fourth Fellow from the Nicholas School Assistantship program that will assist the Sustainability Director with coordination of the overall program.

To apply, download the application form and submit your completed application to sustainability@duke.eduApplications must be submitted by Friday, August 29, 2014.  Questions and requests for information about the Campus Sustainability Fellows program can be directed to