Sustainability Internships and Activities

Explore the many opportunities to gain hands-on experience in the field of sustainability.


Students can conduct research with faculty and/or build relationships with local, national, and international companies to gain valuable experience beyond campus.
A few examples of student research projects include:

  • Investigation of higher education sustainability outcomes of the University
  • The effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on various aspects of animal biology
  • Waste-to-energy education using biodiesel  


Be career-ready for life after graduation, and gain professional experience relevant to your future career as a sustainability professional.

Potential opportunities include:

  • Sustainability intern in the Rochester Regional Health Sustainability Office
  • Zero Waste intern with Delaware North, at Niagara State Park
  • Community Outreach Intern with 540WestMain
Students explore local waterways via kayak.

Students explore local waterways via kayak.

Service Projects

Sustainability service projects can help you give back to your community, or give you an opportunity to support a global community in need. Past projects include:

  • Local beach cleanups
  • Cataloging native species in Monroe County
  • Hurricane recovery work in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Capstone Experience

The 145-hour service-learning experience will have students apply what they have learned in the major to a project addressing a specific community need. This experience will blend aspects of research, learning, internship, and service through collaborations with organizations in the Rochester community and beyond.