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At the Center for Sustainable Development our goal is to be a model of sustainable living; our belief is that our campus is our greatest teaching tool where everyone is an educator.

We’re an organization committed to socially responsible outreach that seeks to enhance awareness, facilitate discussion, and encourage action on a local and national level. We examine our community lifestyles, our professional partnerships, we question our consumerism. We’re an organization that demonstrates the opportunities in sustainable living, partnering with like-minded organizations at a local and international level. We’re an organization that models environmental stewardship, constantly and consistently striving towards one planet living. Our environmental management projects have included mangrove restoration, constructed wetlands and artificial reef formation. Our renewable energy infrastructure and permaculture programs demonstrate our human consumption management. Now, we’re an organization that is looking for people that want to make a difference.

Each internship will involve supporting the daily operations of the organization, and will also involve one systems project that the selected intern will be responsible for developing under the supervision of a sustainability teacher.


General Systems Internship

Primary responsibilities are incredibly varied, and will range across all the four main tracks of CSD (water, renewable energy, food security, sustainable design). The goal of this program is expose the intern to the varied aspects of developing robust systems that reflect the needs of an organization in a remote location. The internship will also including supporting different educational programs (including The Island School semester) by teaching lessons, supervising field work, and assisting students outside of class time.


Aquaponics

Primary responsibilities include harvesting salad greens, taking daily water quality measurements, feeding fish, watering plants, seeding, and cleaning grow beds. The internship will also including supporting different educational programs (including The Island School semester) by teaching lessons, supervising field work, and assisting students outside of class time.


Permaculture

Primary responsibilities include planning landscapes, planting, propagation, taking daily data, watering, monitoring animal health, feeding, harvesting, processing fruits and vegetables, and preparing recipes. The internship will also including supporting different educational programs (including The Island School semester) by teaching lessons, supervising field work, and assisting students outside of class time.


 

Dates

Spring 2018

Wed January 17 – Fri June 15

Application deadline: October 1, 2017

Fall 2017

Wed August 23 – Fri December 15

Application deadline: May 1, 2017

Summer 2018

Wed June 20 – Wed August 15

Application deadline: March 1, 2018

 

 

Fees

$1000/month. Costs cover room and board, three meals a day on campus, airport transfers, internet, professional development and networking activities. Based on program schedule interns may have opportunity to experience kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, community outreach and island exploration. Scholarships are available.

Please submit cover letter and resume in a single PDF file by email to 570c+17c8@app.catchthebest.com. Please note that only those candidates who are being considered for a position will be contacted.