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Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2020-21
    August 18, 2020 to May 18, 2021

Cornell Affiliations:

Campus Sustainability Office


Opportunity Description

Residential Sustainability Leaders (RSLs)

Join our exceptional team of students leading sustainable change on campus!

Residential Sustainability Leaders (RSL) is a program for students who want to learn about sustainability, develop leadership skills, and share knowledge with their peers through active programming and dialogue. RSLs work in collaboration with the Campus Sustainability Office, Residential Life, and West Campus House System to promote sustainable behaviors, identify issues and implement real solutions within residential communities, and build a culture of sustainability across campus.

How to Apply

Apply Now!
Applications must be submitted online by Monday, July 6th at 5:00pm EST
Direct link:

Important Information

  • Open to all Cornell students
  • Requires commitment for a full year
  • Must attend 2.5 day Pre-Orientation Retreat from August 18-20
    • Tuesday (8/18, evening)
    • Wednesday (8/19, full day)
    • Thursday (8/20, full day)
  • Must attend weekly 1-hour meetings on Thursdays from 5:00-6:00pm, starting September 3rd 


If you have any questions, please contact us at

About Our Office: The Campus Sustainability Office is a fun, close-knit community where interns and fellows are true members of a team.  Time for professional development, team-building, and campus exploration are a part of our working hours.  Our interns have gone on to work for Google, marketing companies, energy consulting firms, and more. Learn about our team.