Student Positions

There are many ways for students to find environmentally focused positions and opportunities on campus! Check out the positions and organizations listed below. When available, job descriptions and applications will be available on Handshake.

Positions offered through the Center for Environmental Stewardship:

The Environmental Leader Corps is a group of environmental student leaders on campus who are passionate about and motivated to make changes regarding environmental stewardship issues both on Kalamazoo College’s campus, the Lillian Anderson Arboretum and the greater Kalamazoo community.

Other positions and opportunities offered on campus:

Carbon Reporting Interns
(through Facilities Management)

Carbon Reporting Interns (through Facilities Management) manage and enter data for the College’s annual Carbon Report as part of our Climate Action Plan.

Sustainability Intern
(through Dining Services)

The Dining Services Sustainability Intern works to make Kalamazoo College dining services more sustainable. This position also serves to be a liaison for the Cafeteria to the Composting Program and related student groups.

Compost Interns oversee the compost team, coordination of rounds, assisting with the hiring process, composting PE class and training the compost crew. The Compost Crew collects the compost bins from the Cafeteria and from buildings and departments across campus and incorporating them into compost piles in the Grove.

Recycling Interns oversee the recycling crew, coordination of rounds, assisting with the hiring process, and training the recycling crew. The Recycling crew collects all of the recyclables from buildings and departments across the entire campus and depositing them into the appropriate recycling bins. 

Arb Trail Crew

The Arboretum Trail Crew position involves general maintenance and care of the Lillian Anderson Arboretum. Students employees have a strong desire to combine the goals of preserving the natural landscape at the Arboretum with offering recreational opportunities.

The Just Food Collective, originally “Farms to K”, was established in 2009 as a student organization and program of the Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Center for Civic Engagement that strives to provide education and awareness to our campus community about the importance of supporting a just, sustainable, and local food system. We seek to build relationships between the college and our greater community, to increase the amount of locally-grown food served on our campus, and to develop and support a local food system that fosters sustainable and humane agricultural practices, safe and fair working conditions, and food access for all.

The Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO) is a student organization that aims to cultivate a more sustainable community on campus.

Club Grub is an after school program at Woodward Elementary through the Center for Civic Engagement. Each week a group of 2nd and 3rd graders, K-helpers, and a Fair Food Matters community partner, come together to prepare and enjoy new recipes. Other activities include soil explorations in Woodward’s garden, planting, baking, taste testing, chopping and much more.