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 2023 thru Spring 2024)

*EARLY ACCEPTANCE APPLICATIONS DUE DECEMBER 11, 2022: HEOP, International, and BIPOC students, as well as First-Year students in sustainability-focused FYP classes, are eligible to apply by December 11th for early acceptance into the 2023-2024 program. Notification will be given in January 2023.*

*Further applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from the beginning of Spring 2023 term through April 2, 2023.*

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, Approaches to 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


Paid Land Steward Summer Internship (Summer 2023)

Application due March 5th

The advanced sustainability program paid summer internship.  Paid internships are available for qualified students during the summer.  

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

Farm workers:

We need students to help manage the farm including harvesting, livestock, 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

This position is currently filled.

The Sustainability Program has an In-Residence Community & Food Coordinator Graduate Assistant in the Masters of Arts in Leadership Program. 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 position expected 10 working months with ability to live in residence for 12 months with 25 hours paid weekly. Remuneration includes on-site tiny house living, student health insurance, and full tuition remission.

Funded, Stipend & Housing!

Preferred candidates will demonstrate:

•  Strong interest in sustainability
• 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