Student Experience

Academic Opportunities

Interested in learning more about sustainability? Consider getting a minor in Sustainability or an internship with the Office of Sustainability.

Sustainability Minor Internships

Sustainability Minor

The Sustainability minor is recommended for students who are developing expertise in other areas who would like to apply those skills in a “green” career, and students with a strong personal interest in sustainability. Many courses in the minor are interdisciplinary and the electives that are compatible with a wide variety of majors

Sustainability Minor Curriculum


The Office of Sustainability offers internships every quarter (including summer).  This is a great option to consider if you are interested in  expanding your knowledge about topics within the field of sustainability, earning credits, and making a direct impact at EWU.  Internships are tailored to meet your interests in sustainability and schedule.  Internships range in credit hours and can last for one or multiple quarters.  To learn more about the internship process, check out the EWU Internship website. If you are interested in an internship with the Office of Sustainability contact Erik Budsberg at

The field of sustainability is quite broad, and therefore there is a wide range in topics for internships.

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Potential internship topics:

  • Waste management – Recycling, composting, etc.
  • Energy and energy management – Alternative energy projects, etc.
  • Food systems – Environmental impacts, local food production, etc.
  • Transportation – Alternative commuting opportunities
  • Consumerism – Issues in product development, alternative product use (i.e. reusable bags/straws/cups), waste minimization strategies, etc.
  • EWU Campus Garden – Learn how to grow food and support efforts to address food insecurity at EWU
  • Greenhouse gas reduction strategies
  • Education and Outreach – Promoting sustainability issues, digital content development, marketing and communications
  • Grant support – Find and write grants
  • Other ideas? Contact Erik Budsberg