Jobs, Internships and Volunteering
Office of Sustainability
804 Penrose Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Student Engagement Center
Whitman’s Student Engagement Center provides the resources students need to find internships, volunteering opportunities, and employment during and after their time at Whitman. Visit the SEC website to make an appointment with a staff member and find ways to get involved.
Looking for on-campus jobs relating to sustainability? Browse Handshake, Whitman’s platform for all things career-related. You can also find on-campus events, off-campus internships, alumni to connect with, and more.
Opportunities with the Office of Sustainability
The Office of Sustainability Internship program offers leadership and skills training, time for personal and professional reflection, and the opportunity to learn and collaborate with other sustainability minded individuals. Through a self guided internship students hone their leadership styles, develop new skills and strengthen their capacity to work with a variety of constituency groups.
With the assistance of the Sustainability Coordinator students will work within their academic program to develop the focus of their internship. Examples of internships include analysis of utility data, developing a sustainability event or program, or developing a proposal for the Sustainable Revolving Loan Fund. Students are required to work with the Sustainability Coordinator and their academic advisor to develop an internship program.
Students are strongly encouraged to reach out to the Campus Sustainability Coordinator if they are interested in becoming involved in campus sustainability efforts. The Office of Sustainability will work with you to catalyze your ideas into action!
Office of Sustainability Events
The Office of Sustainability frequently hosts events, often in accordance with some aspect of sustainability that we're trying to promote. We throw these events in order to show our friends and peers how easy and essential a culture of sustainability is at Whitman College. We usually will need help with planning, set-up, tear-down, running tables, registration, marketing, etc. But we'd also love for you to attend or even participate in these great events too!
Refer to the calendar for information on upcoming Office of Sustainability events! We frequently need assistance at these events and welcome your participation.
Do you have a project idea that you want to implement on campus? Do you have opinions about actions that could be taken to create a more sustainable college? The Office of Sustainability works with students to develop and actualize their ideas. Contact the Sustainability Coordinator Elissa Brown with your thoughts.