Applications open in mid-spring semester to be part of the program for the following academic year.
What can I expect from the program?
Each CORE Fellow has a set of individual and area responsibilities that they are expected to uphold. An area is a group of students, managed by an area leader, who coordinate events and projects based on a sustainability theme selected at the beginning of the semester.
CORE Fellows are paid $15/hr, and area leaders are paid $16/hr.CORE Fellows are expected to work between 3-5 hours per week. Time spent in training, which includes weekly meetings and pre-semester training, counts as time spent working.
How are CORE Fellows selected?
Sustainable CORE Fellow selections are made at the end of the Spring semester for the following year and are based on a written application and an interview. Recommendations are occasionally requested.
Applicants are evaluated on their:
Level of enthusiasm for the program
Ability to communicate effectively and get along with others
Past history of taking initiative
Amount of time they are able to commit to the program
Sustainability knowledge (not required, but a plus!)
Applicants who are self-starters, outgoing, eager to learn, comfortable teaching others and not over committed in other areas of their lives do well in the Sustainable CORE Fellows program and can make a big difference in Tufts student culture. Students from all majors, interests, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. You do not need to be an Environmental Studies major.
Why should I become a CORE Fellow?
As an individual in the Sustainable CORE Fellows program, you will grow as a leader and as an environmental citizen.
With each week in the program, you will develop your communication skills as well as your knowledge and understanding of your own impact on the environment and how you can train yourself, as well as those around them, to change their behaviors.
This fulfilling and engaging job enables you to promote a sustainable future and will equip you with many of the leadership and practical skills necessary to become a sought after job candidate in the future.
If you are passionate about the environment, the Tufts community, creating change, and working with a great group of new friends you can make a difference as a CORE Fellow!