Internship program tackles sustainability over the summer
There are many opportunities for students at all UWM campuses to participate in internship programs throughout the school year and over the summer. The College of General Studies offers a course, “LEC 294 – General Internship Course.” This course offers students the opportunity to earn college credit from their work. UWM at Waukesha student, Katherine, was able to take advantage of this course opportunity.
Professor Quintin Bendixen, Senior Lecturer of Geology, Geography and Sustainability, is the Venue Sustainability Coordinator for Live Nation at Alpine Valley Music Amphitheater. He was able to hire a Sustainability Crew over the summer and recruited students from our Waukesha campus and the Conservation and Environmental Science program on UWM’s main campus. Their goal was to make the concert and event experience as sustainable as possible. A large part of their job was to identify and implement opportunities to reach zero waste. Additionally, they assessed other sustainability factors such as energy, water management and conservation.