Students are the heart and soul of the Environmental Center, creating a sustainable University of Colorado Boulder campus and making a positive impact on the community. E-Center student-led programs and projects have pioneered sustainable improvements that other universities and communities are emulating.
Diversity: Diversity and broader social justice initiatives are key components of sustainability. The Environmental Center strives to create programs, activities and an organizational culture that embrace diversity, inclusivity, and social justice. Applications are sought from underrepresented students at CU: low-income students, students of color, first-generation students, students with disabilities, LGBTQI students, and non-traditional students. Undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of majors such as (but not limited to) engineering, business, communication, political science, architecture, biology, education, and environmental studies work with the CU Environmental Center.
Academic Year Openings: Positions for the academic year are filled in August of each year, with few openings at other times. Applications are accepted year round with interviews held at the start of the Fall semester. Students are hired for the full Fall to Spring academic year, with work commitment varying from 5 - 20 hours per week depending on position. All students who are interviewed each August will be asked to hold the date of a required-attendance staff work retreat in September in case they are hired. Openings at other times: A few positions sometimes become available during the school year and are posted and filled quickly. Summer positions are usually filled in May. Current openings are posted below.
If you are hired to work in a campus job you must show your original Social Security Card (not a copy) or an application for one. Students working away from home for the first time: bring your social security card to Boulder with you. Other required employment documentation can be found on the CU Student Employment Office website. The Environmental Center can only hire students who are officially registered in a degree-seeking program at the University of Colorado at Boulder (or CU Boulder students in the official StayConnected or Timeoff programs). For summer positions, student employees do not have to be taking summer classes if they were enrolled in the Spring AND are enrolled for Fall semester classes.