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Study Abroad Opportunity: Sustainable Mobility at the University of Versailles

Apply for Summer school on Sustainable Mobility at the University of Versailles!

Dates: July 3-8, 2017

There will be a study abroad program at the University of Versailles international summer school on sustainable mobility (interdisciplinary approach to transportation, climate change and well-being) that will take place July 3-8, 2017. This program is for any and all interested students and community partners that is interested in sustainable planning, transportation and climate change mitigation and adaptations. Application deadline is May 31, 2017.

Participants will be evaluated throughout the summer school in order to receive a certificate of success at the end of it.

A limited number of competitive scholarships are available. Scholarships are awarded according to the quality of the application (based on the letter of motivation and the academic record/transcript of academic record). To be eligible, applications must be submitted before the 20th April 2017.


For more information please, see

Van Andel Arena Marketing Internship

Marketing Internship Position for Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall

This position will begin in May 2017 and end in August 2017. Applicants wishing to intern for a longer period of time are also welcome.

Applicants must be current college students who will earn class credit for completing the internship.

Applicants must be available to work full-time, Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM, plus some evenings and weekends.

Marketing, communications, hospitality & tourism, recreation, or related majors preferred. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft based computer systems, including Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat & Photoshop preferred, but not necessary. Must be responsible, a self-starter, creative, enthusiastic, and must work well with others. Communication skills are a must. 

For more detailed information and full list of job duties, click here.


To apply, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Alison Goodyke, Marketing Manager, at agoodyke@smggr.comThe deadline to apply is March 10, 2017. No phone calls, please.


Civic Engagement Showcase Proposal Opportunity

The Office for Community Engagement is accepting proposals for their Civic Engagement Showcase!

The Civic Engagement Showcase is a forum for exchanging ideas and engaging in conversation with a diverse array of community partners and Grand Valley faculty, staff, and students who are actively involved in community-based projects. It also provides an opportunity for the GVSU community to recognize and celebrate the work of faculty, staff, students, and community partners in developing mutually-beneficial partnerships and engaging the community in civic-minded work. Presenters will be given approximately an hour to feature posters, videos, or other media to share their work and commitment to the larger community.

To be entered into the showcase, you have to complete the form at the link below to submit a proposal. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm to be considered.


ATTRA Sustainability Internship/Apprenticeship Database

ATTRA has a great, long-running internship and apprenticeship database that is free for students to use.


Opportunities are available by Field of Interest

Sustainable RIVER (Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience) Summer Opportunity

The Sustainability Program at the University of South Dakota is offering a NSF REU program this summer titled “Sustainable RIVER (Remediating Invasives to Encourage Resilience).”  Sustainable RIVER is a full-time, paid, undergraduate research opportunity.  In the Sustainable RIVER project, the students will investigate different invasive elements and cultural and natural stressors affecting the Missouri River.  The students will conduct an independent research project (see below), participate in six field trips on and along the Missouri River, and produce a team project.  

Research projects for the summer of 2017 are:

  • ·         Effects of invasive trees on native floodplain forest vegetation and breeding birds
  • ·         Effects of modified sediment loads on Missouri River and tributary hydrology
  • ·         Effects of invasive fish on Missouri River food webs
  • ·         Construction of a Missouri River participatory geographic information system database
  • ·         Terrestrial land-use changes along the Missouri National Recreational River
  • ·         Understanding competing value claims of the Missouri River
  • ·         Effects of contaminants and pathogens on amphibians along the Missouri River
  • ·         Ethnohistorical relationships among American Indian tribes and the Missouri River
  • ·         Reincorporating prairies into Missouri River landscapes

The Sustainable RIVER project will run from 30 May 2017 to 11 August 2017.  Students participating in the project will receive a $5,775 stipend plus additional funding for food, housing, and travel.  This project is open to any undergraduate student, but students from community or tribal colleges and students studying sustainability are especially encouraged to apply.  Applications for the project can be submitted now through 28 February 2017. 

If you would like more information about the Sustainable RIVER project, please visit

Meghann Jarchow, PhD

Sustainability Program Coordinator

Churchill-Haines Labs 171E


Sustainability Program Facebook Page:

Sustainability Program University Page:



Meijer Environmental Project - Part Time / Temporary Position

I’m a recruiter with Meijer, and I’m contacting you regarding a job opportunity for GVSU students at the Meijer corporate office. The position is “Environmental Project - Part Time / Temporary”, and can be found via this link:

We are seeking candidates who will be available to work on a part-time basis from December through March. The position will support our Environmental Compliance and Sustainability team with regulatory reporting responsibilities, as well as sustainability-related initiatives. This is an excellent opportunity for a student to gain hands-on compliance and sustainability experience in a fast-paced corporate environment. This is a paid position, ranging from 12-20 hours per week, during normal office business hours (flexible scheduling offered).

 Any interested candidates should please apply via the link above. You may share my contact info as well.

Alex Boyd| Corporate Recruiter| Talent Acquisition Meijer | 985/2 | 2929 Walker Ave. NW| Grand Rapids, MI 49544

P: 616-249-6304

C: 949-463-6958<>


WMEAC's IDEAL Scholar Internship

WMEAC is now accepting applications for the IDEAL scholar intern position.

With this position, It hopes to focus on connecting WMEAC's work through the lens of racial equity and inclusiveness. This student would have the opportunity to continue the WMEAC youth engagement program with a high school student group to create protocol for recycling in schools, create a video competition between students, and present to the GRPS school board. 

For more information and application information, click here. or head over to


Spectrum Health Sustainability Internship

Company Description:

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit, award winning, integrated health system based in West Michigan. Our organization includes a medical center, regional community hospitals, a dedicated children's hospital, a multi-specialty medical group and a nationally recognized health plan, Priority Health. We invest in our people by supporting a dynamic, high-performing workplace. Our collaborative approach to patient care includes a commitment to provide an exceptional experience for patients and their families. Spectrum Health supports successful career growth in an innovative environment.

Intern Task Description and Qualifications:

  • Performs support tasks for department as directed, and
  • Maintains clear and appropriate documentation.
  • Acts as a team member and assists the team in improving processes.
  • Work on process improvement strategies, creating dashboards on metrics and data analytics.
  • Have strong oral/written communication skills, and be able to present data and metrics to Spectrum Health leadership.
  • Have a background in one of the following disciplines: liberal studies, interdisciplinary studies, biology, natural resources, economics, not-for profit, or public policy.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Students in senior standing, and recent graduates within the last 6 months.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent and currently enrolled in a university pursuing an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in area of accountability 
  • May also be a recent graduate from an Associate's or Bachelor's degree program



Political and Environmental Internship with Impact

Impact is a non-profit program of leading advocacy organizations, including Environment America and USPIRG. Impact is offering three intern positions to GVSU Students. They are hiring interns to work with us on the ground to create the grassroots energy and power that it takes to win! Interns will have the opportunity to participate in national campaign briefings and activist skills training, all while getting in-state experience and mentorship from their lead campaign organizer.

Apply online at

A completed application includes the following:

  • A one-page personal statement describing your reasons for seeking an internship with Impact and what you hope to gain from the experience
  • A resume outlining your educational, professional, and volunteer experiences


Marketing Internship

There is an opening for a Marketing Intern at SMG Devos Place and Van Andel Arena! This marketing internship position focuses on providing a diverse array of experience to students planning to continue working within marketing after obtaining a college degree. The marketing department does this by assigning many tasks and projects to the intern, while including the intern in much of the advertisement and marketing decision-making for upcoming events at DeVos Place, DeVos Performance Hall and Van Andel Arena. 

Position Summary: Assist in the day-to-day operations of the Marketing Department. Gain work experience within all subdivisions of the department by working with: Director of Marketing, Marketing Manager, Group Sales Manager, Marketing Assistant, and Receptionist.

Find out more about this internship here.

Literacy Center of West Michigan

Currently recruiting for full time AmeriCorps positions that will begin service August 2016

Family Literacy Instructors (seeking 6): Teach adult ELL classes to parents of elementary students in GRPS/GHPS, and support parents in gaining skills and knowledge to become their child’s first and best teacher.  Experience teaching or tutoring English language learners highly preferred.
Family Literacy Tutors (seeking 2): Work alongside parents of children in local schools, teaching English reading, speaking, and writing skills via one-to-one tutoring. Experience tutoring preferred, ability to work independently and strong organizational skills necessary.
Volunteer Recruiter (seeking 1): Coordinate volunteers to assist with Literacy Center of West Michigan programming.  Recruit, manage, and recognize volunteers.  Extensive volunteer experience and/or volunteer management experience required.
Learner Support Advocate (seeking 1): Actively recruit and support program participants through relationship building, referrals, and pro-active communication.  Manage intake and exit processes.  Bilingual English-Spanish required, ability to quickly build relationships and strong organizational skills necessary.

The posting may also be found at our website Postings will remain open until filled and interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to

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