Friday, February 12, 2010

STARS Summer+ Intern

One role of the Office of Sustainability is to monitor and track UIC’s progress toward sustainability. For this purpose, we have elected to participate in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS®). This is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to gauge relative progress toward sustainability. STARS was developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) with broad participation from the higher education community. Under the supervision of the Associate Chancellor for Sustainability, the STARS Intern will:

  • Gather and organize campus wide institutional data from multiple departments and units to meet reporting requirements.
  • Maintain a timeline for gathering the information to meet the submission deadline
  • Keep detailed records of data collection methods and contacts. 
  • Prepare the information for submission using an online reporting tool
  • Provide information for other reports, as requested
  • Prepare a draft of an internal sustainability tracking report for the campus

The ideal intern will meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest in sustainability and environmental issues through coursework, volunteerism, or work experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with units of measure for energy, water, and greenhouse gases

Internship hours will be scheduled between 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Time commitment: as a summer 2010 internship, 20 hours/week; as a fall 2010 internship 12 hours/week. Arrangements would be made to facilitate fulfillment of internship requirements with the student’s academic department.  Contingent on funding approval, this position may be offered as a paid internship.

Interested applicants should provide both a cover letter and resume to Cindy Klein-Banai, Associate Chancellor for Sustainability, cindy@uic.edu.

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