EPSIP- Sustainability Intern
Worcester, MA 
Posted 10 days ago
Job/Internship Description
EPSIP- Sustainability Intern
Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
Job Location 3 hours ago(3/4/2024 10:57 AM)
Requisition Number 2024-45405 # of Openings 1 Posted Date Day Shift Non Exempt Exempt/Non-Exempt Status Non Union Position-W00-Non Benefited

**IMPORTANT: Your application will not be considered without an essay**

Complete the online application and include a short essay either in the "resume" field (the resume and essay should be uploaded as one document) or uploaded as a cover letter on your profile. Essay topic is listed below (Please include within your essay, examples from personal experience, observation, research, and or scholarship. The essay should be succinct and be your original work. It should also reflect an excellent command of English grammar, style and syntax. Maximum length 200 words.):

Please write a short essay on ONE of these three topics:

    What does it mean to you to be effective in an environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion?
  1. In what ways has diversity, equity and inclusion shown up in your commitment to service at the national, regional, local, and/or institutional levels?
  2. In what ways have you integrated diversity, equity and inclusion as part of your professional and personal development? And how have these engagements informed your approach to being a better scholar and professional?

This internship program will begin Monday June 3rd and will end Friday, August 9th. The pay is $16-$17 an hour and the position is expected to be full-time over those 10 weeks. This will be a hybrid internship with mandatory in person sessions that are part of the program once a week.

About Emerging Professionals Summer Internship Program (EPSIP) at UMass Chan Medical School

The Emerging Professionals Summer Internship Program (EPSIP) is a paid internship experience for talented college students. Individuals historically underrepresented in STEM, health science and medicine are strongly encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to students that identify from one of the following underrepresented groups in STEM, health science and medicine: Black/African Americans, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders, individuals with a disability or the first in their family to attend college, are also strongly encourage to apply.

Participants in the EPSIP program benefit from:

  • a 10 week, paid summer business internship at UMass Chan with an administrative focus
  • a unique opportunity to be guided and mentored for the world of business in academic medicine
  • professional development series of lectures, networking, mentoring, resume and job search preparation, and more
  • an opportunity to discover their passions and interests and discern which career path is best for you

General Summary of Position

The Office of Sustainability is looking to host an EPSIP student for the summer to assist with a variety of projects that provide an opportunity for students to learn how institutions play in creating a more sustainable healthcare system.


The Office of Sustainability is working on numerous projects that support the implementation of UMass Chan's Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (SCAP). The SCAP focuses on the following focus areas: buildings and energy, grounds and transportation, and materials and resource management. The internship is highly flexible and can be tailored to the intern's specific areas of interest. The schedule is flexible with in-person attendance.

Specifically, the Office of Sustainability is looking for research, communications, and implementation support on several ongoing projects. The Intern will be expected to research best practices, conduct informational interviews with peer institutions, plan and execute campus events, and develop project/program proposals.

Examples of Prospective Projects

  • Battery Storage for Resilience
  • Green Laboratories Initiatives
  • Environmental Justice Initiatives
  • Campus Community Engagement
  • Sustainable Transportation Initiatives
  • Sustainable Purchasing
  • Bee Campus Certification Support
  • Recycling and Composting Support


  • Excellent research, written, and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint and Excel
  • Collaborative, positive attitude
  • Must be a college student currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 year program or recent college graduate within 2 years.


Position Summary
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As soon as possible
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