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Dartmouth Sustainability Office

Dartmouth College

Hinman Box 6182

Hanover, NH 03755



The Dartmouth Sustainability Office has a robust internship program that challenges and empowers Dartmouth undergraduates to solve the human and environmental problems, here on Dartmouth’s campus. Interns are sophomores, juniors, and seniors  who engage in hands on learning, building inclusive community, and transforming campus operations. Some internships are all year, others are term by term.  Intern teams meet weekly with staff from the Sustainability Office to check in on progress and set short-term goals for the following week. Interns also partake in bi-weekly all intern gatherings to build community, collaborate on cross campus projects, and provide feedback to the Sustainability Office on programs and events. Interns are expected to lead, manage, and drive their projects, and each intern has the opportunity to make a real impact here at Dartmouth.


  • Understand the human and environmental challenges of a rapidly changing planet and connect those challenges to solutions.

  • Collaborate with a range of stakeholders to design sustainability initiatives that are piloted on campus .

  • Understand how policy and infrastructure impact program development and getting change done.

  • Communicate about sustainability challenges and solutions to peers.

  • Collaborate across difference and incorporate diverse perspectives into sustainability conversations and proposed solutions.

  • Get to know and value a tight knit community of student sustainability change makers and understand their backgrounds, points of views, inner experiences, and feelings.

  • Work collaboratively with managers to set individual goals and assess progress.


Applications must be submitted by google form by December 2nd. Interviews will be scheduled as necessary. If you have any questions, please reach out to


Sustainability Outreach Team



  • Build relationships and plan open events with campus offices and organizations including the House Communities, Office of Residential Life, and the Greek system.

  • Understand organizational structures of student life and existing program offerings and look for opportunities for collaboration around sustainability.

  • Serve as a resource for campus community such as House Professors, House Community residents, Greek houses, the Dartmouth Outing Club, and others trying to reduce their organizations’ impacts and plan programming around sustainability.

  • Serve as a liaison and foster best practice sharing between the Sustainability Office, Office of Residential Life, House Communities, Greek Houses, and others engaging in sustainability.


Seeking self-starting candidates who are excited about campus sustainability outreach and event coordination. Candidates should be able to collaborate effectively with students, faculty, and staff, think creatively, and take initiative to make sustainability valuable and accessible across campus communities.     

Dartmouth Bikes Mechanic Team


Dartmouth Bikes is a multifaceted program focused on improving the bike culture and reducing bike waste at Dartmouth. 



  • Collaborate with ORL, FO&M, and S&S to collect and repurpose abandoned bikes on campus. Refurbish abandoned bikes and maintain the Dartmouth Bikes rental fleet

  • Work in the Dartmouth Bikes shop and repair customer bikes 

  • Help train students in Dartmouth Bikes mechanic workshops

  • Propose ideas for improving transportation infrastructure and bike culture on campus

  • Assist with Dartmouth Bikes communications including email and website.


Seeking creative, organized, action-oriented students who can work with a team and are excited about reducing waste, improving transportation, and education students about sustainability.  First year or sophomore applicants preferred. Prior bike mechanic experience preferred but not required.

Waste Diversion Intern Team



  • Manage a warehouse containing donated household, dorm, and other items to make room for the next round of donation diversion from landfill.

  • Manage, Dartmouth’s stuff exchange website including customer service, website updating, advertising website and expanding users.

  • Run 1–3 events or initiatives to re-home perfectly good items no longer being used on campus, including the stuff in the warehouse

  • Propose ideas for institutionalizing the recirculation and reuse of physical items between campus users. Communicate to students, faculty and staff about ways to reduce waste and repurpose items within and beyond the Dartmouth community. Raise visibility and awareness of sustainability efforts on campus.

  • Collaborate effectively with campus partners, including Residential Operations, Orientation Week, FO&M, DOC Trips, and Admissions Office to organize the annual Sustainable Moving Sale, a highly visible event, in addition to other initiatives. 


Seeking creative, organized, action-oriented students who can work together to seize the opportunity to turn a waste stream into a resource. Interns are not afraid to do some heavy lifting.


Sustainability Corps: Waste & Materials Team


  • Understand the waste and materials systems of Dartmouth and their history, politics, and stakeholders 

  • Collect waste and materials data from the appropriate Dartmouth employees or databases 

  • Check the waste and materials data for quality, accuracy, and completeness 

  • Analyze the waste and materials data using appropriate and efficient analytical tools

  • Support other Sustainability Office waste minimization and diversion programs and events


Specific projects include:

  • Supporting a waste system pilot 

  • Developing possible materials standards