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Fall 2023 Composting Intern

The Office of Sustainability is looking to add a few members to join the composting team to close out the fall semester and continue into the spring if they choose.  The compost team is essential for campus compost operations, collecting food waste from specific locations and turning into compost to be reintegrated into soil at LaFarm and other local farms and gardens. This position is paid a starting wage of $9/hour.


  • Collect food waste/ compostable materials buckets from specific sites on campus
  • Load compost inputs (food waste, compostable materials, and brown waste) into the vessel
  • Ensure appropriate inputs into the vessel 
  • Track all inputs in inventory system
  • Assist with semester operations close out
  • Communicate any challenges, issues, or missed pickups promptly- including suspected problems with the compost mixture and potentially help with troubleshooting
  • Attend sustainability all staff meetings and complete administrative tasks (timesheets)



  • Must be safety-oriented and exhibit safe work habits
  • Reliability, accountability, and timeliness are a must for the success of operations
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Position will require working in all weather conditions and prolonged bending, squatting, standing, and lifting
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Willingness to get your hands dirty
  • Interest in sustainability, food systems and waste management


Time Commitment:

  • New Composting Interns can work one or two 2 hour shifts per week beginning as soon as they are hired and complete required paperwork and training

Apply: Applicants should apply through the application form