2018 Jeff Metcalf Environmental Action Intern
**This internship is part of the University’s Jeff Metcalf Internship Program. By applying to this internship:
- You agree to the Metcalf Interns’ Responsibility Notice;
- You recognize that you are responsible for independently finalizing the logistics of your internship, including transportation and lodging. Please reference these helpful city guides.
Please note: to ensure that the University can provide opportunities to as many students as possible, Federal Work-Study eligible students may be paid using Federal Work-Study funds. If your opportunity is funded by Federal Work-Study, you will receive biweekly paychecks during your internship, and the pay will be subject to withholding as wages, as required by law. **
The focus of the internship will be to work with staff to develop, plan & implement the following projects:
1. Work closely on creating content for our website such as writing new fact sheets, working on our social media campaigns and general outreach.
2. Assist program staff in the development of outreach events on natural lawn care to advance our Midwest Grows Green initiative. Current projects include creating a comprehensive Lawn and Land Forum working group to address the needs of the community transitioning to natural lawn care.
3. Additional duties to assist in other program areas such as structural IPM for schools and childcares, and IPM for low income housing working closely with staff to develop and update toolkits for policy implementation and contract development for municipalities and schools/childcares.
Additional responsibilities will include:
● Responding to requests for information on pesticides and Integrated Pest Management;
● Assisting with maintaining and updating database and website;
● Data entry and simple analysis;
● Materials development such as fact sheets, outreach, and newsletter articles;
● Assist staff with development and program-related research, as needed; and,
● Help organize and support workshops or other public facing events.
Successful applicants will have the following qualifications:
● Interest in MPAC’s mission;
● Interest in social media/communications;
● Excellent research, writing, and organizational skills;
● Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as in teams;
● Computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft and Google applications;
● Competency in Spanish or Polish desirable.
● Web experience preferred.