The Office of Sustainability offers Lafayette students the opportunity to serve as role models and leaders in the residence halls, help execute campus-wide events like Earth Week, promote sustainability through outreach and action, track sustainability performance and more. We foster fellowship opportunities, for-credit engaged scholarship and paid intern positions.

LaFarm is hiring a fall farm crew for 2022, to learn more and apply, visit the position description here.

Who can work for the Office of Sustainability?

Lafayette students who are passionate about sustainability, and are interested in serving as a peer leader, may apply to work for the Office of Sustainability. Applications are usually released during the end of the spring semester or during the summer. Given the high level of interest, the application window is quite short, and interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

What do our student interns and fellows do?

Office of Sustainability interns and fellows craft meaningful programming, promote a culture of sustainability, track our sustainability performance and advance our carbon neutrality goals. 

Fellows focus on meaning policy and operational efficiencies that drive transformative change on campus. The Sustainability Impact Fellow program will start in Summer 2022.

Our Office of Sustainability interns work in 5 teams during the academic year: Communications, Graphic Design, Residential Programming, Outreach & Engagement, and Metrics & Reporting. Each team consists of 2-6 interns, and help facilitate different parts of the Office of Sustainability’s campus mission. 

Meet our 2021-22 interns here.

How many Office of Sustainability interns are there?

During the 2021 – 2022 academic year, 15 students were selected to serve as student interns from an applicant pool of over 35 well-qualified student leaders.

Is this a paid position?

Yes, these are paid leadership positions through the Office of Sustainability. New interns are paid a starting wage of $9/hour and typically work 4-10 hours/week during the academic year. Fellows are paid $10/hour and work 36 hours/week during the summer with Lafayette housing provided.

What are Eco-Reps?

Eco-Reps are peer-to-peer educators through the Office of Sustainability who plan and execute educational outreach initiatives in their residence halls, greek houses, and off-campus houses. Anyone can be an Eco-Rep and no previous experience is required, although a commitment to team meetings and projects on campus is necessary. These positions are unpaid and typically require a commitment of 2-6 hours per week. To register to be an Eco-Rep for the 2022-2023 academic year, fill out the form linked here.