Graham Sustainability Institute

NOW HIRING! Student Job Opportunities in Sustainability on Campus for the 2020-2021 School Year

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Planet Blue Student Leaders and the Student Sustainability Coalition are hiring passionate sustainability-minded students for part-time, paid leadership positions in the 2020-2021 school year!

We encourage any students who might be interested to apply, and students are welcome to apply to both groups. In general, the PBSL positions are introductory to intermediate, and this year-long program will incorporate leadership development opportunities for participants. The SSC positions are intermediate to advanced, and applicants should have previous leadership experience to bring to the team. Both applications will be open until 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, May 10.

Planet Blue Student Leaders (PBSL)

Student Sustainability Coalition (SSC)



On behalf of the Student Sustainability Initiative and representatives from other sustainability groups including the Planet Blue Student Leaders, U-M Sustainable Food Program, Climate Action Movement, Students for Clean Energy, and Epsilon Eta, we are excited to announce our transformation into the Student Sustainability Coalition (SSC), an institutionalized student organizational hub on sustainability. SSC will use the Collective Impact framework and will lead campus-wide sustainability efforts. Here's how SSC will be different from SSI.

  • Newly defined leadership roles for students

  • Dedication to coalition building and facilitating collaboration

  • A clear focus on building a common agenda related to sustainability and climate action

  • Increased staff support

Students applying to SSC should have prior experience in sustainability work on campus.

PBSL Program Update

Under the auspices of Student Life, Planet Blue Student Leaders will serve as peer educators to promote sustainable living behaviors. They will work in small teams to implement year-long projects that support the U-M campus sustainability goals. Throughout the year, they will participate in weekly programs to develop leadership skills and build the capacity of diverse, interdisciplinary project teams. Professional development programming will be integrated throughout and tailored to the interests and skill level of the cohort. If you’re looking for a beginning-to-intermediate level opportunity to develop leadership in sustainability at U-M, the PBSL program might be for you!

If you have questions, contact