GREEN ORGANIZATIONS LOOKING FOR UH STUDENTS FOR INTERNSHIPS


Sustainable organizations are taking notice of the talent and drive of our UH students. Several groups have recently contacted Green UH with hopes of recruiting students with an interest in sustainability for internship opportunities.

The internship opportunities range in specialties, including positions focused on real estate, writing, accounting and gardening. Leah Wolfthal, Program Coordinator for Sustainability, posts the opportunities on the Green UH social media pages as well as in the weekly Sustainability Newsletter found online.

Here is a list of current internship opportunities available to UH students:

Green Build Education, City of Houston Green Build Resource Center – Green building immersion opportunity. Volunteer with the program director of the City of Houston Green Building Resource Center serving the mission “to enable the public to experience and learn more about energy, water and material conservation design and construction; also known as Green Building.” Internship is offered for a minimum of 4 hours per week, consecutively. If interested, email the director at steve.stelzer@houstontx.gov.

Communications, Grant Writing, Keep Houston Beautiful – For 28 years, Keep Houston Beautiful (KHB) has been reaching out to all segments of our community to educate and empower individuals to take greater responsibility for beautifying and enhancing Houston’s environment. Job duties include grant writing and assisting community organizers with completing cleanup packets and registering their event with KHB and Site Box Score retrievals. Also will assist in sending communications to KHB volunteer database and with Adopt a Block processing. For more information, email Reisha Beaty at rbeaty@houstonbeautiful.org.

Social Media, Keep Houston Beautiful – KHB is looking for a volunteer to help them promote spring events through social media. For more information, contact Robin Blut at rblut@houstonbeautiful.org.

Business/Accounting Intern, Urban Harvest - This position will include any or all of the following: Accounts payable disbursements, schedules of disbursement in Excel, spreadsheets of expense reports, database management, comparison reports of budgets vs. actual, membership communications, department reports. They are willing to work with you on the number of hours needed. Contact juli@urbanharvest.org or call 713-880-5540 if interested.

Community Gardens Intern, Urban Harvest – Responsibilities can include any or all of the following: Gain/use knowledge of bioregional gardening, which includes information on vegetables, fruits, herbs and habitat plants; assist community gardeners in maintaining gardens; promote ecological pest management; assist with managing gardens; community building; volunteer recruitment; help build gardens. Physical requirements and working conditions apply. For more information, contact Becky Blanton at becky@urbanharvest.org or call 713-682-9480.

Writer Intern, Urban Harvest - Writing is needed in all of the Urban Harvest programs and can include any or all of the following: Articles for the newsletter; class descriptions for the website; farmers market descriptions for the website and weekly newsletter; fundraising assistance; advertising for classes, farmers markets and community gardens; Spanish translation is needed periodically, but not a requirement for internship. They are willing to work with you on the number of hours needed. Email gary@urbanharvest.org or call 832-656-2819 for more information.

Farmers Market Intern, Urban Harvest - Responsibilities include general operations at any of the five farmers markets. Work with the intern coordinator to design a program specific to your strengths and needs. This can include any or all of the following: small business management; general accounting; digital communications; marketing. Urban Harvest is willing to work with you on the number of hours needed. For more information, contact Rebecca O’Brien at rebecca@urbanharvest.org or call 203-788-3886.

Youth Garden Instructor and Outreach Coordinator Intern, Urban Harvest - Internship can include any or all of the following: teaching, garden site support, communication, leadership and outreach. To apply, send resume and cover letter to schoolandyouth@urbanharvest.org or call Carol Burton at 281-865-1966. Internship is 12 hours weekly, but can be negotiated to fit your needs.

Sustainability Intern, Weingarten Realty – Intern will assist property management department with sustainability and green initiatives for Weingarten owned and managed properties. Responsibilities include: creating and generating reports to quantify fiscal results, performing waste, water and lighting audits; create scoring system to measure green sustainability efforts; research and report market tax incentives and utility rebate programs; create sustainability information for distribution to property management department, prepare presentation summarizing accomplishments of internship. Internship pays $12 per hour. Candidates must be actively working on degree in real estate, environmental science/sustainability or related field. Master’s degree student preferred but not required. If interested, contact Dena Moon at dmoon@weingarten.com.


For updates on new internship opportunities, visit the Green UH facebook page. For more information about green initiatives on campus, visit www.uh.edu/green.