The Sustainable Development Internship is designed for undergraduate students who wish to cultivate their leadership and community-based research capacities to contribute to transformative social change in Appalachia. The Sustainable Development Internship provides undergraduate students a space to build confidence and capacity in their search for creative solutions to local and global problems.
The WVU Center for Resilient Communities in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, launched the internship program in 2019 to support professional readiness, community-based research training and provide opportunities for students to engage with community partners in meaningful social action in WV. Since 2019, the CRC and partners have hosted over 80 students and supported 13 community-based organizations that are working to improve access to food, advance environmental conservation, agricultural development, downtown revitalization, health equity and environmental justice. Sustainable Development Interns have hailed from degree programs across the Eberly College of Arts and Science including Geography, Women’s and Gender Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, Biology, International Studies, World Languages and Environmental Geoscience.Apply now!