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Buffalo Olmstead Parks Conservancy Summer Internship

Posted by Tim on May 11, 2023 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Sustainability

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization that stewards Buffalo’s historic Olmsted park system to welcome and benefit all.
BOPC is looking for an enthusiastic college intern for the Summer 2023 semester! This internship is a great match for students pursuing degrees in communications, marketing, graphic design, and other fields.
Students will gain valuable skills in communications and marketing planning, social media marketing, brand coordination, project planning and project management, writing, and interpersonal communication. Interns will be part of the Development and Communications team, which is a highly collaborative group of professionals, and will interact with every level of the organization, including staff, volunteers, and community partners.
Intern projects and responsibilities are typically divided between office work and field work; some tasks can be done remotely. Intern projects for the Summer 2023 semester may include:

• Capturing and creating content for digital marketing including social media channels and email communication
• Planning digital communications calendars
• Supporting preparation and planning for the 2023 FLO Gala
• Assisting with media opportunities, community events, and sponsorship fulfillment, including taking photos
• Research projects, including analyzing communications data
• Website audit
• Other related duties to assist the BOPC staff


• Current college student (must be 18 years of age or older)
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
• Experience with graphic design software a plus
• Attention to detail


• 10-12 hours per week, with flexible scheduling
• Must have reliable transportation

Summer 2023 Internship:

• June 5 – August 18 (approximate)
• Application Deadline: May 22, 2023
• Potential interns will be asked to come to Buffalo Olmsted Park Conservancy’s office for an interview after submitting their application.

To Apply: Please send an email with a few sentences on why you’d like to be an intern with Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to


UB Campus Garden

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2020 in Community Announcements, Information Session, Student experience, Sustainability, Volunteering, Workshops

The UB Campus Garden is a shared bed garden on UB’s North Campus where UB students, faculty, and staff can grow.

We aim to empower our community to grow food and take an active role in the food systems we are a part of. By learning skills to grow food from start to finish, we encourage more sustainable and mindful consumption practices. The campus garden is an inclusive and diverse space where gardeners of all experience and backgrounds are welcome!


Information session: Week of February 24th, 2020

Workshop: Week of March 9th, 2020

Participants are expected to maintain their plots throughout the entire spring and summer semesters. This involves starting seeds, transplanting, watering, weeding, and harvesting. Have no experience gardening? We will provide you with all the information and tools you need!

Interested in joining? Click here.


Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day: Life Below Water Volunteer Opportunity

Posted by Tim on February 25, 2020 in Buffalo Bits, Event, Sustainability, Volunteering, Volunteers Needed

UB Sustainability and the UB Great Lakes Program is assembling a working group of students to help create a game that explains water pollution and the WNY Watershed to local school students. It is based off of a curriculum developed in Cleveland and adapted for Erie PA. This informal working group of students would help us by:

1.  Drafting 40 facts that pertain to Buffalo’s watershed (based on the past 50 years)

2.  Launching and leading the game at UB’s STEP program with 12-20 middle school students on April 3rd from 4-5pm on South Campus

Your time commitment would be about 5 hours of work. The facts for the board game can be created through a shared document online, and then we’d just need volunteers to administer the game in April.
We are planning on launching a kickoff meeting next Wednesday, February 26th from 11-12pm in 101 Statler to explain the scope of the project. We can create a web meeting as well for people that cannot attend in person.
If you’re interested in volunteering, please RSVP here.