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 and paid intern positions.

We’re hiring!

The Office of Sustainability and LaFarm are hiring for Spring 2023, Summer 2023, and 12-month Fellowship positions. Learn more and APPLY to open positions with the Office of Sustainability here.

LaFarm is hiring for a student assistant manager position. This is a year long position, working 10 hrs per week during the spring 2023 semester, full time over the summer, and 10 hrs per week in the fall 2023 semester. It is an excellent opportunity for students with prior farm experience (at LaFarm or elsewhere) to work closely with Farmer Josh throughout the growing season to learn all the ins and outs of managing a small-scale vegetable farm. Interested applicants should email Josh Parr (parrj@lafayette.edu) their resume and cover letter.

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 started in Summer 2022 and we are currently hiring for 2023 Fellows.

Our Office of Sustainability interns work in 5 teams during the academic year: Communications, Eco-Rep Coordinators, Outreach & Engagement, Metrics & Reporting, and a Compost Team. Each team consists of 2-6 interns, and help facilitate different parts of the Office of Sustainability’s campus mission. 

Meet our 2022-23 interns here.

How many Office of Sustainability interns are there?

During the 2022 – 2023 academic year, 17 students were selected to serve as student interns and fellows 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 20 hours/week during each semester and 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.