While many student internship opportunities vanished this summer due to COVID-19 concerns, the Indiana Sustainability Development Program persevered and continued to serve Indiana University students and the state.
The Indiana Sustainability Development Program combats the loss of workforce talent in sustainability by connecting the wealth of talent produced by IU's academic programs to sustainability needs across Indiana. The program trains students and places them with Indiana businesses, nonprofits and municipalities over the summer to assist with sustainability work, including climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Funded by the McKinney Family Foundation, the Indiana Sustainability Development Program is a program of the Sustain IU office and is open to students on all Indiana University campuses. Sustain IU works closely with the Environmental Resilience Institute, the IUPUI Office of Sustainability, the Center for Rural Engagement, the Integrated Program in the Environment and others for a unique externship experience.