Campus Sustainability Fellows

The Campus Sustainability Fellows (CSF) program is a paid student corps that works to assist individual Duke schools to assess and reduce their environmental impact while connecting to broader campus sustainability initiatives. Fellows work an average of 8-10 hours a week at $11.50/hr and will be assigned to a particular school at Duke (see below for available school positions). Sustainable Duke selects upper-class undergraduate and masters/graduate students to serve as fellows for one year.  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 clients within each school who are interested and engaged in sustainability and workplace greening.  

Projects will be centered on school specific sustainability priorities and connected to the priorities of the Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC) for that particular year. Fellows will report school assessments and progress to the CSC to better connect their efforts with overall campus sustainability efforts.

For 2013-14 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. Available positions include:

1. Sanford School of Public Policy Sustainability Fellow – works with Sanford Green Team to identify opportunities to reduce resource use and increase overall sustainability of the school. Projects for 2013-14 could include focus on new composting and mixed recycling pilot program, developing sustainability guidelines for Sanford events, increasing use of alternative transportation, developing awareness campaign of new sustainability initiatives, and assisting in overall assessment/prioritization of Sanford sustainability initiatives. Preferred: Sophomore, Junior, or graduate student; Public Policy major
2. Trinity College of Arts and Sciences Sustainability Fellow – works with the Manager of Natural Sciences in Biology Department on Trinity efficiency projects and overall sustainability efforts. Projects for 2013-14 could include focus on evaluating prospective energy efficiency efforts in laboratories, expansion of Duke Green Lab program, and conducting staff focus groups within Trinity to assess knowledge and interest in sustainability efforts. Preferred: Sophomore, Junior, Senior or graduate student; Engineering major (or previous technical experience with energy efficiency projects)
3. Fuqua School of Business Sustainability Fellow – works with Fuqua Finance and Facilities staff to identify opportunities to reduce resource use and increase overall sustainability of the school. Projects for 2013-14 could include focus on evaluation of new mixed recycling program, expansion of composting efforts, reducing paper usage and evaluating new E-print program expansion, and overall assessment/prioritization of Fuqua sustainability initiatives. Preferred: Sophomore, Junior, Senior or graduate student; Non-Fuqua students 
4. School of Nursing Sustainability Fellow - works with DUSON Finance and Administration and Facility Operations departments to identify opportunities to reduce resource use and increase overall sustainability of the school. Projects for 2013-14 could include expansion of current waste reduction efforts, conducting surveys to evaluate staff efforts/knowledge around alternative transportation and sustainable food, working with student group focusing on the connection between public health and sustainability and continuing development of the school’s sustainability matrix and marketing of the school’s sustainability portfolio. Preferred: Sophomore, Junior, Senior or graduate student; Non-Nursing students

To apply, download the application form and submit your completed application to sustainability@duke.eduApplications must be submitted by Friday, August 30, 2013.  Questions and requests for information about the Campus Sustainability Fellows program can be directed to sustainability@duke.edu.