Project Leads: Jason Trager, Jacqueline Hsu, Paul Wright
TGIF Grant: $20,060
Project Theme: Education & Behavior Change
2012 Application Submission
Status: In Progress
Project Description: This grant will fund five student internships during summer 2013. Interns will be mentored by graduate students and partnered with environmentally-related companies to complete hybrid research-job training internships.
Goals: Assist undergraduate students gain employment in industry sectors with skills relevant to the world's biggest challenges in the sustainability and environmental sectors. Demonstrate the utility of having individuals, who are trained in sustainability assessment and implementation, on staff in corporate environments, and do so through a combined education and internship promotion process. Place the program-accepted undergraduates into a year-long process of training, solving problems on campus, and interning on sustainability-related project at a corporate partner. Conduct a graduate student-led Sustainability Boot Camp, where the undergraduates will learn about several subject in sustainability business and policy assessment, as well as costing, accounting, and engineering principles associated with sustainability. Solicit corporate partners who will provide the sustainability internship and take-over funding the internship once TGIF funding has been expended.
TGIF Blog Posts about CITRIS
|2013 Project Poster|
|Jacqueline Hsu||Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory|
|Jenny Tang||Brush with Bamboo|
|Crystal Sun||KW Engineering|
|Camilla Gardiner||Awesome Bars|