ARAMARK, a leader in food services and facilities management, has teamed up with SCA to offer young professionals a broad spectrum of hands-on Sustainability Internships at universities, K-12 schools, businesses, hospitals, sports stadiums and national park sites nationwide, as well as a few international locations. The Sustainability Internship program is designed to meet a growing need for employees who have a practical understanding of sustainability initiatives plus fundamental business knowledge.
SCA, which has significant experience recruiting and hiring environmental interns for federal agencies and non-profit organizations, helps identify and train applicants who are seeking opportunities that combine their education with their passion for the environment and demonstrate strong conservation leadership. The program builds an important bridge between business and the environment, and creates opportunities for young people to identify new career paths.
To celebrate Earth Day, ARAMARK employees have joined SCA volunteers in hands-on conservation service projects that benefit communities in cities across the country, including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Oakland, CA, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Washington, DC. Projects include turning empty lots into community gardens or neighborhood parks; removing invasive plants and trees, planting native plants in their place, and installing rain barrel irrigation systems. "By joining forces with SCA volunteers, ARAMARK employees are further demonstrating our commitment to enhance the environment and communities where we live and work," says Chris Stemen, Senior Director, Sustainability, ARAMARK Higher Education. "SCA's service projects are a natural extension from our day-to-day operational commitment to environmental stewardship."