EcoCaptain Interns

EcoCaptain Intern Program Overview

Fall 2023 applications are now open! Applications will be reviewed on August 1. Apply here:


EcoCaptain Interns (EIs) serve as paid sustainability champions and ambassadors for the OS. In collaboration with ResLife, this programs allows for EcoCaptains to lead sustainability related programming and educational activities in their residence halls. Keep an eye out for communications from your Residence Hall’s EcoCaptain Intern for more ways to get involved and learn about UConn’s sustainability initiatives! Below are some of responsibilities of an EcoCaptain Intern (EI):

  • Work 5 hours per week
  • Attend monthly EI meetings
  • Provide weekly updates to OS Staff and Interns
  • Participate in EI training and group activities
  • Participate and encourage student participation in Office of Sustainability led events and programming such as EcoMadness, RecycleThon, Green Game Days, and Hillside Environmental Education Park (HEEP) trail events
  • Distribute Recycling Bags and Sustainability Activity books to residents
  • Lead sustainability education and engagement activities in residence halls beyond those initiated by the OS, examples include:
    • Weekly recycling audits and scoring
    • Monthly hall meetings about different topics related to sustainability
    • Environmental film screenings or movie nights, discussion forums, guest speakers
    • EI “office hours” where people can ask questions about sustainability or give suggestions
    • Educational flyers, social media, etc.
    • Weekly tips for living more sustainably
    • Volunteer clean-up events
    • Week-long or one-day events or activities, such as a “power-down” day or other fun competitions

If you live on the Storrs campus and are interested in leading sustainability related initiatives in your residence hall, please apply at:

Contact for more information.