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Sustainability Communications Intern

Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

About the Department/Unit

American University is proud to be a leader in sustainability. Sustainability is a culture that's visible the moment you step onto campus. Green buildings incorporate energy efficient technologies and a focus on human health. Environmentally conscious grounds management means we plant local and adaptive species. We use solar energy, strive for zero waste, and work with community partners to offer sustainable transportation. The culture of sustainability is evident through faculty research efforts, student involvement, and staff practices. These are just some of the elements that contribute to American University's commitment to having a small footprint.


The Office of Sustainability seeks a detail-oriented student to assist with graphic design and communications projects. 
The graphic design intern will assist with producing communications and marketing materials to promote upcoming sustainability campaigns related to waste, energy, sustainable behaviors, etc. Deliverables will include graphics for social media, email newsletters, the sustainability website, posters, and other outreach materials. Familiarity with sustainability concepts is a plus, but not required.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • This position is a flexible (up to 10 hours per week), paid position for the fall 2022 semester.

Required Education and Experience

  • Must be a current American University graduate or undergraduate student with an area of study related to communications, marketing, art, or graphic design.
  • Be able to provide work samples or have an online portfolio.
  • Proficiency with graphic design programs, such as Canva, Adobe Photoshop, and/or Illustrator.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Able to work independently.


  • To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, work samples (PDF) or portfolio link.

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