All internships will be paid at $13 per hour.
Internships run approximately two months, at 8-12 hours per week.
Start dates vary by internship.

Energize Colleges internships provide professional development opportunities, real life work experience, and the opportunity to make a significant impact through energy reduction and energy education.

To qualify:

You must be:
-a CSUB student. There is no requirement concerning major or year of study. Undergraduate and Graduate students qualify.
-have a 2.0 GPA or greater
-comfortable with a varying schedule. The projects will work around class schedules.

To apply:

Applications consist of: a Resume and a Cover Letter. 
A student may apply to multiple internships, but an additional Cover Letter must be submitted for each position applied to.
A student may only accept one internship offer.

Documents must be submitted to Jennifer Sanchez, Sustainability Coordinator, either in person at the Office of the President, located in the Business Development Center (Mon.- Fri. 8 am-5 pm) OR by e-mail, to 

Deadline has been moved to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 14th 2017. No applications will be accepted after this time.

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(2 positions) Green Offices (GO) Interns

Description: Interns will develop a tier-based energy, water, and waste stream efficiency program which engages campus community members to reduce their environmental footprint. The GO interns will work with CSUB Facilities, the Office of the President, and the Sustainability Committee to structure an inter-office award system for campus energy efficiency. The GO interns will promote the program, will perform energy, water, and waste audits to establish a baseline and will provide educational and logistical support to CSUB offices that participate.

The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, will be organized, be able to work with a team, and will be passionate about environmental sustainability. 
Experience with energy and water auditing is recommended, but not required. Training will be provided in this area.

(1 position) Sustainability Tracking Intern

Description: The intern will be trained in and assist with the campus Climate Action Plan draft, maintaining the greenhouse gas inventory, and with other tasks that fall under the sustainability umbrella. The individual will work closely with the CSUB Sustainability Coordinator and with the University President's Sustainability Committee.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Quantitative/statistical skills.
Ability to work independently and in a group of diverse individuals.

(1 position) Facilities Intern

Description: The facilities intern will work on multiple energy saving projects. Projects include developing an energy management system and creating an energy dashboard.

Excellent time management skills. 
Training provided, but experience with HVAC systems, website creation/management, or Microsoft Excel is a plus.

(1 position) Energy Outreach Intern

Description: This intern will work on event planning, including energy efficient operations and recruiting energy companies to present resources at The Green Expo. The Green Expo is an event which vendors use for educational outreach on energy, water, and solar efficiencies. 

Computer Skills - Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook 
Social Media Skills - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn 
Event Management and Community Relations 
**Project requires the intern to be available for 8 hours on each of the following dates: Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd.

(1 position) Water-Efficiency Garden Intern

Description: The Garden Intern will assist with the planning, implementation, and promotion of the CSUB Edible Garden. The garden will be on 1.75 acres of land located south of the Environmental Studies Area on the south side of campus. The garden will feature vertical hydroponics gardening, traditional raised bed gardening, student research, faculty teaching, and relaxation areas, and is in the beginning stages of implementation. 
Job duties will include, but are not limited to:
- research and documentation of gardening best practices, efficient water and energy use, operations, and programming. 
- assisting with the organization of Edible Garden promotional events.

The ideal candidate will be interested in community engagement and gardening, have excellent communication skills, have prior gardening experience, and be able to work with a team and independently.

(1 position) Smart-Watering Engineering Research

-Help faculty mentor with research project. 
-Prepare a report(s) and analyze data. 
-Must be punctual. 
-Must have foundational knowledge in engineering.

Project Description 
Would you like to have a smarter (wireless-sensor driven) and automatic watering system? Supplies of good-quality water for agriculture are expected to decrease in several regions, including San Joaquin Valley, due to climate change. Hence, there is a need for a smart irrigation system that can save a lot of the water. This system would have the ability to apply water directly where it is needed; it can be powered with the clean energy from the sun (using solar panels). This system will save water and energy, preventing excessive water runoff and leaching. 

In this research project, students will learn how an irrigation system works and how to: 
-Use and program mechatronics: micro-sensors (e.g. soil moisture, solar radiation, air temperature and humidity) and micro-electronics 
-Develop a wireless sensor network 
-Develop and build a smart irrigation system: hardware (pump, valves etc.) and software 
-Develop a solar-powered system; energy efficiency/management 
-Develop an automatic (Fuzzy logic) controller (the controller will automatically start the pump and predict the irrigation duration, based on sensor readings)