Climate Change

The idea of the Washington University Climate Change Program (WUCCP) was born of an InCEES initiative called “Topics of Conversation.” Established in 2011, it is designed as a series of discussion groups drawing together faculty and disparate disciplines, administrators and community colleagues to address shared areas of opportunity. Early conversation groups addressed climate change and building for the future of our cities. The two groups came together to help launch WUCCP. The specific goals of the program are to connect and effectively inform a global network of institutions, scholars, practitioners, and citizens to address significant climate-related challenges.

Climate Associate – Open

The Washington University Climate Change Program, an interdisciplinary program working in collaboration with the Environmental Studies Program, the Office of Sustainability, and the International Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (InCEES) is hiring a Climate Associate to advance the work of the Program. 

The Climate Associate will work with the director, coordinator, and other climate associates to sharpen WU’s climate focus in community outreach, curriculum, and research. Climate Associates have a collective responsibility for much of WUCCP’s programming, including planning the Climate Conversation series, developing climate curricular guides, and maintaining the program’s online presence.  This position has the potential to work in any of these areas as well as others. 

The Associate will participate in the Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change (ESCC) Internship program and will be exposed to a broad range of professional development, social activities, projects within the program and with other departments and research groups on campus.

This is a paid part-time semester-long position with a preference to continue into future semesters.  Associates are expected to work between seven and ten hours per week.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; the application deadline is Thursday, May 12th, 5pm CT. 

Basic Skills/Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of and passion for climate issues
  • Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact professionally and confidently with University faculty and staff
  • Strong organizational skills, time management skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel
  • Interest in communications and outreach  

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Understanding or experience with WUSTL climate research initiatives and course offerings
  • Experience in program management and event planning
  • Experience in website maintenance, including WordPress
  • Experience in event planning
  • Knowledge of social media communication strategies
Summer Associate – Closed

The Washington University Climate Change Program, an interdisciplinary program working in collaboration with the Environmental Studies Program, the Office of Sustainability and the International Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (InCEES) is hiring a Summer Climate Associate to advance the work of the Program and our associated faculty initiatives. The Summer Associate will support the work of the Program Steering Committee through the coordination of the Climate Conversation Series, Climate Across the Curriculum initiative, and social media marketing.

The Associate will participate in Office of Sustainability and school-wide professional development opportunities throughout the summer, and will be exposed to a broad range of projects through the Office of Sustainability and other departments and research groups on campus. This is a full-time 37.5 hour, 8-10 week paid position. Deadline to apply is Friday March, 26th.

Basic Skills/Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of and passion for climate issues
  • Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact professionally and confidently with University faculty and staff
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel
  • Interest in research or outreach and education

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Understanding or experience with WUSTL climate research initiatives
  • Experience in program management and event planning