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How do I become a Sustainable CORE Fellow?

Applications open in mid-spring semester to be part of the program for the following academic year.

What can I expect from the program?

Three student stand in front of compost bins smiling ta the cameraEach 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
  • Creativity
  • Amount of time they are able to commit to the program
  • Sustainability knowledge (not required, but a plus!)
  • Charisma

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!

Sign-up for the Office of Sustainability newsletter to stay up-to-date on CORE Fellows information throughout the semester.