This highly selective program will match up to ten motivated students with staff, faculty, and other mentors to research and develop solutions to sustainability-related challenges on campus. With supervision from staff, students will acquire skills in change leadership, project management, and business presentation and etiquette. With faculty supervision, students will conduct broad-ranging research and write reports, proposals, and/or white papers relevant to their sustainability project. Students will hone their skills in collaboration, gain valuable experience, and make meaningful contributions to advancing campus sustainability at Swarthmore.
PSRF is an annual program. During the entire academic year, students will (a) enroll in ENVS 050: Sustainability Research Methods, (b) meet regularly with a faculty member, and (c) work as a paid intern with a staff mentor.