Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum (ISAC)

Application Deadline

February 28, 2022

Penn Sustainability is now accepting student applications to the Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum’s (ISAC) Undergraduate and Graduate Student Research Internships.

The Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum program is an eight-week summer program that teams undergraduates and graduates with Penn faculty to revise an existing course or develop a new course that incorporates sustainability as a theme.  Each student will be teamed with two faculty members and will work with them over the summer to help to integrate sustainability into their courses in a meaningful way.  This work may involve, but is not limited to, researching material for the course, developing new assignments, contributing to lectures, and compiling course reading lists.  Each student research intern will be expected to:

  • Work closely with the faculty members to whom they are assigned on the development of their courses.
  • Actively participate in three mini workshops with other student research interns.
  • Present their course development in a presentation session at the end of the summer.

The Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum program is a key component of the Penn Sustainability Office’s ongoing efforts to educate the entire University community about the critical issues of sustainability in support of the Penn Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0.

The Undergraduate Research Internships within the Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum program are considered equivalent to a full-time job (35-40 hours a week). The internship is eight weeks long beginning in early June.


Please visit the Intergrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum web site for application instructions.

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Undergraduate School

College Engineering Wharton Nursing

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