Monday, September 12, 2016

Paid Internship: Plisko Sustainable Solutions

Plisko Sustainable Solutions, LLC is a woman-owned small-business that provides consulting services related to strategic planning, program implementation, and assessment services in the environmental health and sustainability arena. For more information on Plisko Sustainable Solutions, LLC, please visit the website:

Position Summary: This role offers an exciting opportunity to work with a growing organization that is at the leading edge of practical and meaningful sustainability work. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented student interested in creating meaningful solutions for triple bottom line results and to be part of a small, committed, and professional team.

Applicants must be enthusiastic and have excellent research, writing, and organizational skills. He or she should have a proven interest in environmental health and/or sustainability work.

How to Apply: Please read the job description below and send a brief CV, one-page cover letter explaining why you believe that you meet the criteria, and a writing sample (2000 words maximum) to:, clearly stating "Research Intern" in the subject line. Complete information should be submitted by close of business on September 23, 2016.

Main Duties and Responsibilities: The Research Intern provides support to members of the Plisko Sustainable Solutions team in the following areas: Assisting the team with research in support of existing and potential new projects; assisting with drafting case studies; and providing general organizational support as required. Topic areas may include, but not be limited to: solar energy; stormwater management; and sustainability certifications.

Qualifications and experience required:
Essential: College junior or senior in environmental or sustainability curriculum or other relevant program; Demonstrable affinity with sustainability objectives; Excellent written and spoken English; Excellent research skills; Accuracy and an eye for detail; Discretion; Well-organized and efficient; Good team player; Flexible and eager to learn new skills.

Eligibility criteria and terms: Upperclass students are welcome to apply; candidates must be a U.S. citizen; This internship is offered on a part-time basis 5 – 10 hours per week; The internship pays between $15 and $20 / hour based on experience. While most work can be done remotely, shortlisted candidates will be required to meet with Plisko Sustainable Solutions at an appointed time in the College Park area. We regret that due to the large number of applications we expect to receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.