Save the planet while earning college credit. Does it get any better?
Jamestown Community College’s Office of Sustainability has a variety of internship positions available for students on both the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses, all aimed at making the college a greener place. This week’s internship is focused on energy use reduction. Yes, of course, in a broad sense, all of the sustainability internships are focused on energy use reduction. This one, though, is concentrated on making the concept less abstract and more concrete through data collection and analysis, research, and the formulation of specific proposals for what the college can do to use less energy and, not incidentally, save money.
Students in the internship will look at pretty much everything in the college that consumes electricity, from vending machines to overhead lighting, and measure the amount of energy consumption. Once they’ve gathered that data, they’ll research more energy-efficient alternatives, looking at the cost of the replacement, the amount of energy it would help save, and how long before the replacement saved the college enough money to pay for itself.
If you want to know how to apply or want to find out more information, you can visit www.sunyjcc.edu/internship/energy-use-reduction-intern or contact the Office of Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internship of the Week is a series of blog posts organized by the Office of Experiential Learning. Students looking to set up their own internships or employers looking for student-interns should contact Felix Muzza. All of his contact info is listed here: www.sunyjcc.edu/facultystaff/felix-muzza.