There are a lot of ways to get involved with sustainability on campus, from becoming an Environmental Studies major to joining a 'green' student group to becoming an eco-rep. Navigate through the menu on the left to find out more about these opportunities.

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Opportunities Are Everywhere!

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Work and Research Opportunities

The Office of Environmental Sustainability is a small office with big goals! We seek to provide opportunities for students to learn about, engage with, and test solutions to the complexities that come with providing safe and just space for humanity within the boundaries of a healthy environment.

Learn more about work opportunities and research opportunities in OES.


OES will hire a team of Interns to assist with office operations and develop sustainability related initiatives on campus research. The purpose of the internship is to facilitate understanding of the scope of the sustainability features and initiatives supported by Amherst College, and allow students the opportunity to take on leadership roles in increasing a campus culture of sustainability.

Summer Research Opportunities

The Office of Environmental Sustainability (OES) often hires student workers throughout the year and during the summer to work on a variety of sustainability-related projects and/or as research assistants. Some of these projects are student-initiated while others have gone on to become student-run programs on campus.

Visit our Student Research page to learn more.

Global Sustainability Fellowship

The Office of Environmental Sustainability, in collaboration with the Office of Global Education, created the Global Sustainability Fellowship to allow students going abroad the chance to research and write about a key environmental issue in their host community.

Learn about how to apply to the fellowship here.

Become an Eco-Rep!

Do you have an interest in raising student awareness about environmental issues and educating peers about environmentally sustainable behavior? If so, you are meant to be a freshman Eco-Rep! Eco-Reps will communicate regularly with students in their dormitories about the “whys and hows” of sustainable living, on campus and beyond.

Apply to be an Eco-Rep today!

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Book & Plow Employment

Come work at the Book & Plow Farm to gain basic farming skills and have full access to how we grow vegetables: ask questions, make observations, offer suggestions and test ideas!