Communications Internship 2018-2019


The Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions / Environmental Finance Center (SU-CSCS/EFC) is accepting applications for a paid Communications Intern position to help promote the programs, events, and accomplishments of our organization. This position at SU-CSCS/EFC offers an excellent opportunity for students seeking a professional work experience, who are majoring/minoring in communications, public relations, media studies, and related fields.

Duration of Position: The position begins in September 2018, lasting the duration of the academic year; with a potential extension throughout Summer 2019.

Qualifications: The applicant should be an undergraduate or graduate student with coursework in communications, writing, print and/or web design. Recent graduates are welcome to apply. Proficiencies must include Adobe Creative Suite (primarily Photoshop and InDesign). Candidates must have excellent written communication skills and an ability to copyedit and proofread, as well as create copy. A sampling of previous creative work (whether course, internship or job related) is recommended. An interest in and understanding of environmental issues is preferred.

Description: The optimal candidate will be able to commit 10-20 hours per week to the position and will be expected to work the bulk of those hours at the SU-CSCS/EFC offices at the Syracuse Center of Excellence, 727 E. Washington Street, which is a five-minute drive or bus ride from the SU campus.

This is a paid position, with a pay rate of $12/hour.

The Communications Intern will support print and web-based design to include such items as: creating electronic newsletters, enhancing social media pages, designing posters, exhibits, fliers, handbooks and other publications. The Communications Intern will also assist in maintaining and updating websites. Intern may also be asked to write press releases and other external communications, as well as contribute to grant writing and research. Some database maintenance may be necessary. Projects may include but are not limited to themes such as: community resiliency and climate change, sustainable materials management (including waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, disaster debris management and food recovery efforts), stormwater management, and green infrastructure.

Please submit your resume (including any relevant coursework or previous employment) and a cover letter to Meredith Perreault at maperrea[at] by Friday, September 28, 2018 to be considered.