Internships
Spring 2012 Green Internships Off-Campus Partners

Tiger Blure Goes Green

Take a glance at what our Green Interns for Spring 2012 have accomplished...

During the Spring 2012 semester, students worked in the following areas as Green Interns:

Air Quality Improvement, Shelby Co. Health
Binghampton Development Corporations
Bridges
Elegant Farmer
Greater Memphis Greenline
Grow Memphis
Highland Area Renewal Corporation
International Paper
Keep Tennessee Beautiful

Memphis & Shelby Co. Office of Sustainability
Memphis Botanic Gardens
Memphis City Beautiful
Memphis Light, Gas & Water
Memphis Zoological Society
ServiceMaster, by Stratos
Shelby Farms Park Conservatory
Smith & Nephew

   
Gizman Yusef 

Air Quantity Improvement, Shelby Co. Health

Intern: Gizman Yusef

 Bianca Patel

Binghampton Development Corporations

Intern: Bianca Patel

 Kenderek Harris

Bridges

Intern: Kenderek Harris

 Julian Williamson

Elegant Farmer

Intern: Julian Williamson
 Patrick Dede

Greater Memphis Greenline

Intern: Patrick Dede

 Holly Keating

Grow Memphis

Intern: Holly Keating

 Taureaun Davis

Highland Area Renewal Corporation

Intern: Taurean Davis

 Holly Cosby

Jenny Parker

International Paper

Interns: Holly Cosby (top), and Jenny Parker (bottom)

 Kimmy Do

Keep Tennessee Beautiful

Intern: Kimmy Do
Ravyn Patton 

Memphis & Shelby Co. Office of Sustainability

Intern: Ravyn Patton
 Cheryl Ramey

Memphis Botanic Gardens

Intern: Cheryl Ramey
 Amy Donaghey

Memphis City Beautiful

Intern: Amy Donaghey
 Courtney Williams

Memphis Light, Gas, and Water

Intern: Courtney Williams 

 Priyanka Bhagat

Wesley Melton

Memphis Zoological Society

Interns: Priyanka Bhagat (top), and Wesley Melton (bottom)
 Carlisle Jasper

ServiceMaster, by Stratos

Intern: Carlisle Jasper
 Tianna Comer

Shelby Farms Park Conservatory

Intern: Tianna Comer
 Stephen Louie

Smith & Nephew

Intern: Stephen Louie
   
   
   
   

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Here are some comments from a few of our interns:

 Cheryl Ramey, an International Studies major, helped plan events at the Memphis Botanic Gardens.

"The focus of my internship is to assist with the planning and preparation of events for Earth Month at the Memphis Botanic Garden. I have helped line up speakers for various environmental presentations and art workshops. Also, I'm very excited about two big events I'm working on, a Conservation Carnival to kick off Earth Month and a Recycled Arts Bash with the participation of local Memphis artists. I'm learning many networking, research, marketing, and advocacy skills. I love my internship and look forward to learning more." -Cheryl Ramey

 

Holly Cosby, a Health and Environmental Studies major, got some great comments from her supervisor, Ward Harker, at International Paper. He said the following about her work:

"The energy Holly brings in accomplishing the goals set before her by the bag group have not only aided her, but energized others to do more. She has inspired others to a new level of awareness and action by her dedication to the recycling and environmental studies in general. She has taken the step to bring the academic theory into the reality of the practical. She has done this very well and has been a significant impact in this organization's improvement of sustainability efforts." -Ward Harker 

"My Green Internship with International Paper provided me with the knowledge and skills to successfully, drastically improve the sustainability efforts of their paper bag plant in California, saving them over $12,000 annually. Through real-world experience, I was able to apply knowledge gained from relevant coursework to contribute to the company's commitment to sustainability. I am grateful for this experience provided by the Green Internship program and the University of Memphis, and I am excited and eager to continue working for International Paper as 'Sustainability Coordinator' in Oregon following Graduation in May." -Holly Cosby

 

Wesley Melton, a Marketing major, who interned at the Memphis Zoo, had a very rewarding experience there:

"I have worked a great deal on developing my project management skills. Since day one, I have been given complete control of developing the composting demo site and I have learned how much work is necessary to launch a project. Additionally, I have given several presentations and been involved in numerous meetings. This has allowed me to enhance my presentation and effective communication skills. I am really learning how every part of a business must work together to run efficiently." -Wesley Melton

 

Stephen Louie had an "exhilarating experience" working at Smith & Nephew:

"I have the freedom to explore and broaden my knowledge on sustainable energy. My work involves inspecting the different techniques implemented by industries to reduce energy consumption and figuring out if repeating the same would improve Smith & Nephew's triple bottom line. My current project involves remapping the current lighting fixtures to be replaced by LED lights. My previous projects involved the energy savings of replacing heating and cooling units for individual buildings." -Stephen Louie

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