Job Information

University of Utah Sustainability Communications Intern in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/04/2022

Requisition Number PRN12803N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title Sustainability Communications Intern

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 10-15

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Flexible, 10-15 hours per week, hybrid

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01281 - Office of Sustainability

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $12.00

Close Date

Job Summary

The Sustainability Office seeks student interns to help promote sustainability at the University of Utah. We define sustainability as the integrated pursuit of social equity, environmental integrity, and economic security for current and future generations. The Sustainability Office’s mission is to integrate sustainability as a core principle throughout all operations, research, disciplines, and curriculum at the University of Utah and to support sustainability initiatives and actions within the campus and community. We engage the campus community through programs that fund innovation, expand knowledge and understanding, and inspire change for a healthy and equitable society.

The communications intern will assist the Sustainability Office in its mission by using social media and other communication tools to reach the University of Utah community. The intern will share sustainability-related news and events, as well as develop campaigns to help other U students engage with the Sustainability Office.


  • Follow social media guidelines established by the University of Utah and the Sustainability Office;
  • Promote current Sustainability Office projects, programs, and events;
  • Design online campaigns to educate and engage the campus community;
  • Create content, including videos, photos, and stories, for the Sustainability Office social media and the sustainability website;
  • Work with the student sustainability leaders on campus to help promote the services provided by the Sustainability Office;
  • Make presentations, table at campus events, design flyers and other graphics, and participate in outreach activities;
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a current University of Utah Student


Must be a University of Utah full-time student. Internships are open to all majors. Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as organizational and research abilities. Experiences with online content development and social media management for an organization/student group preferred but not required.

Special Instructions Summary

Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.