Available Opportunities Within the Program

The Sustainability Program is an immersive experiential learning environment where students explore how to live sustainably while developing real-world problem-solving skills and professional, career-related work experience. Sustainability is inherently interdisciplinary and we value diversity. We welcome students from all backgrounds, experience levels, and academic interests.

Sustainability Program (Fall 2022 thru Spring 2023)

*Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis*

The flagship year-long program.  Selected students live together at the sustainability site during the academic year exploring sustainability issues in class and in the house.  Students take the two sustainability program core classes, Solving Sustainability in the fall and Sustainable Communication in the spring.  They also take a half-credit farm practicum each semester.  The remainder of the credits is fulfilled on campus or through independent research.

APPLY HERE: https://student.stlawu.edu/register/?id=950789dc-c33e-42bb-8f08-00409164f4e0

Summer Restorative Agriculture Required Internship Experience (Summer 2022)

This is the required 100 hour farm practicum associated with the Spring Restorative Agriculture course. The practicum involves the day-to-day work and skill building of an organic farm (i.e. operations, livestock care, planting, cover cropping, weeding, harvesting, preserving) to prepare students for a multitude of careers. Students make connections and explore the local food system, including weekly time spent on a local farm. The course is ideal for students interested in sustainability, environmental science, climate science, biology, ecology, agriculture, soil science, animal science, plant research and horticulture, natural resource management, business and economics, community resilience, advocacy, environmental justice, public health, and policy. With the practicum, students learn by using a systems-based approach. Practicum dates to be arranged with the Program Director between May and Aug.

APPLY HERE: https://student.stlawu.edu/register/?id=75db249b-54b6-40d9-98cc-f3f68ca84738


Paid Land Steward Summer Internship (Summer 2022)

Application due April 11th

The advanced sustainability program paid summer internship.  Paid internships are available for qualified students during the summer.  Some are available for the whole summer (May-August) and some will be made available for students who complete the summer required restorative agriculture internship and run for the remainder of the summer after the course is completed (July-August)

For more info and to apply: https://stlawu.edu/offices/sustainability-program/summer-internship


Are you a student and want to work with the sustainability program?  We are constantly in need of help.  To apply email sustainability@stlawu.edu with a resume and cover letter.

Farm workers:

We need students to help manage the farm including harvesting, livestock, weeding, and general work.  We need students spring, summer, and fall.

Fall Interns: 3-12 hour per week during the fall semester.  Flexible schedule most hours needed Aug-Nov 

Spring Interns: 3-6 hours per week starting with maple season March-May

Summer Interns: 10 weeks during the summer

Summer 2 week harvest interns: 2 weeks in August (during summer recess)

Early Fall Intern:  Interns stay on farm a week and half before school starts

Sustainability Program Mentor

A mentor is a member of a previous cohort that will live in the sustainability house and contribute to the program’s immersive living and learning environment.  The mentor will share the wisdom they have gained through their experiences at the program, as well as their personal skills to foster the next cohort through their program experience. The mentor role is a paid hourly position using standard SLU wages with an expectations of 10 hours per week depending on season and situation.  In addition to the formal paid time, there is an expectation of serving as a resource to students in house by helping or engaging with them in non-paid, casual ways.  There can be more than one mentor with the responsibilities divided among them, and the number of work hours adjusted.  In addition to the formal application, you should make your interest in the position known to the program director and faculty coordinator.

Course Teaching Assistants

  • A variety of Sustainability Program courses use teaching assistants

Sustainability Program In-residence Community & Food Coordinator
Master of Arts in Leadership Graduate Program

*Now accepting inquiries for Summer/Fall 2022; direct questions to Sara Ashpole (sashpole@stlawu.edu)*

St. Lawrence University seeks a graduate student to join the University’s Sustainability Program<https://www.stlawu.edu/sustainability-program> as an In-Residence Community & Food Coordinator in the Masters of Arts in Leadership Program<https://www.stlawu.edu/graduate-programs>. The individual will assist in development of a strong living/learning community and leadership skills among students, supporting curriculum through experiential learning, and the development of relationships with broader community partners.

This is a new position and planned for 10 working months with ability to live in residence for 12 months. 25 hours paid weekly. Remuneration includes on-site tiny house living, student health insurance, and eligibility for full tuition remission.

Funded, Stipend & Housing!

In addition to having a strong interdisciplinary interest in sustainability, preferred candidates will demonstrate:

• Ability to foster diversity & inclusivity
• Teaching and/or experience working with students
• Experience in residential environments
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
• Strong communication, organizational, professionalism, and leadership skills
• Ability to be an active member of a residential community aspiring to live sustainability