Internship Program

The Office of Sustainability is committed to providing interns with hands-on, applied experiences that enhance their understanding of sustainability and support their professional and academic goals. Interns contribute to diverse project areas as part of cross-functional teams under the supervision of staff members.

Focus areas include:

  • Communications
  • Engagement
  • Research & Operations

The Office of Sustainability’s internship program is a paid opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students with a range of hours during the academic year and summer. 

Interning for the Office of Sustainability has been so fundamental to my college experience because it helped me figure out what career path I want to pursue, all while having the opportunity to work with amazing members of the staff and student intern teams.

— Kylie Poe ‘22, Communications Intern

Join Our Team

Internship opportunities will be posted periodically on SMILE. To learn more, email sustainability@jhu.edu

Meet Our Current Interns

Communications

Rachel Huang

Undergraduate Junior; KSAS Public Health and Neuroscience
Rachel Huang is a junior from New York, majoring in Public Health and Neuroscience. In addition to working as a Communications Intern, she is a SGA senator, part of the marketing team for Taara Projects, and a student representative for the Sustainability Leadership Council. She is looking forward to being engaged with the Office of Sustainability and helping others learn how to incorporate sustainability into their day-to-day lives.

Mansha Kapur

Undergraduate Senior; KSAS Physics, Mathematics, and Molecular and Cellular Biology
Mansha Kapur is a senior from India, majoring in Physics, Mathematics, and Molecular and Cellular Biology. Besides her role as Communications Intern, she pursues her passion for sustainability with Refuel Our Future (Hopkins’ divestment club), the Alternative Protein Project, and CARE (Compassion, Awareness, Responsible Eating). She also works as a Study Consultant and First-Year Mentor at Hopkins, and volunteers with shelter dogs at the Maryland SPCA. Mansha is excited to contribute to sustainability at Hopkins and amplify dialogue and greener practices on campus!

Skye Neulight

Undergraduate Sophomore; KSAS Environmental Studies
Skye Neulight is a sophomore from California, majoring in Environmental Studies, with a particular focus in climate communication and consciousness. Besides her work with the Office of Sustainability as a Communications Intern, she is an editorial writer for Marque Magazine and hosts a music-talk-show with WJHU radio. She is currently most interested in using media to build community around sustainable values and institutional change.

Izzy Nobili

Undergraduate Freshman; KSAS Environmental Studies & International Studies
Isabelle (Izzy) Nobili is a freshman from Massachusetts, majoring in Environmental and International Studies. In addition to working as a Communications Intern, she is a member of the women’s cross country and track and field teams and is beginning to get involved with various sustainability and volunteer groups on campus. She is excited to promote and engage in sustainable efforts at Hopkins, and hopes to positively contribute to a more environmentally-conscious campus community.

Engagement

Giselle-Dior Bourelly

Undergraduate Senior; KSAS Public Health
Giselle-Dior Bourelly is a senior from Oakland, CA majoring in Public Health with a possible minor in Psychology. She spends time tutoring elementary school students from the community in STEM subjects in an effort to encourage them to enter STEM fields in the future. Giselle is excited to be working as an intern to make a difference in campus sustainability.

Romina Rojas

Undergraduate Senior; KSAS Biophysics
Romina Rojas is a senior from New Jersey majoring in Biophysics and minoring in Environmental Studies, along with being on the pre-medical track. In addition to the Engagement Intern position, Romina is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and involved with Blue Key Society. She is very passionate about sustainability and hopes to promote sustainable practices on campus through the Intern position.

Talia Shadroui

Undergraduate Senior; KSAS International Studies and Environmental Studies
Talia Shadroui is a senior from Tennessee, majoring in International Studies and Environmental Studies. In addition to working as an Engagement Intern, she is an SGA senator, the Director of Public Relations for the Johns Hopkins Law Review, and a student representative for the Sustainability Leadership Council. She is excited to contribute to sustainability efforts on campus, bring awareness to environmental issues, and share her passion for environmental justice.

Research and Operations

Kathy Cao

Undergraduate Senior; WSE Mechanical Engineering
Kathy Cao is a senior from New York. She is pursuing a major in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Entrepreneurship & Management. In addition to working as a Research and Operations Intern, she is vice president and an engineering lead on the Hopkins Student Wind Energy Team as well as the garden manager for Blue Jay’s Perch, Hopkins’ very own community garden. Kathy is looking forward to working with the Research and Operation team to make a sustainable change on campus through her intern position!

Sakshi Labhane

Graduate Student; BSPH Environmental Health and Engineering
Sakshi Labhane is a graduate student in the Environmental Health and Engineering Department. She is interested in using data science tools for studying earth and planetary science subjects like climate systems, oceanography and hydrology. In addition, she would like to apply her skillset to the sustainability campaign at JHU. She is looking forward to learning about sustainability assessment and analyses at the JHU Office of Sustainability!

Sustainability Leadership Council Coordination

Stacy Villegas

Graduate Student; BSPH Global Environmental Sustainability & Health
Stacy Villegas is a graduate student from Maryland. She is an MPH candidate at the Bloomberg School of Public Health with a concentration in Global Environmental Sustainability and Health. Stacy’s recently worked with underserved communities, improving the health of senior citizens and youth at the YMCA, and working with COVID-19 patients at the CDC Quarantine Station in San Francisco. Through her past experiences, she has discovered her new vocation: to do everything within her ability to help safeguard the environment for future generations. She is looking forward to contributing to building a safer and sustainable environment on campus with the Sustainable Leadership Council.