Interns

We would not be able to do everything we do without the help of our dedicated interns! Every semester, our intern teams bring a range of backgrounds, perspectives and skills to a variety of programs with the Office of Sustainability.

If you’re interested in joining our team please visit our Job Opportunities page to find internship openings.

 

Noura Al-Rajhi

Noura Al-Rajhi is a fifth-year Public Relations major with a minor in Sustainability Studies. This is Noura’s fourth semester interning with the office and she is passionate about using communications to advocate for a sustainable future. This past summer, Noura interned at the National Wildlife Federation’s National Advocacy Center to advocate on behalf of wildlife and public lands. After graduation, Noura hopes to work in environmental conservation and advocacy.


Hannah Gutner

Hannah Gutner is a fourth year Environmental Management major graduating in December. Hannah started as a TailGator volunteer and has been with our office for a year. She hopes to empower people to advocate for themselves and others in an environmental and political context. This past summer, Hannah interned with the local organization Gainesville For All to advocate for public transportation equity. In her free time, Hannah loves to go biking, backpacking, or do anything outside.


Alexis Irvin

Alexis Irvin is a second year Environmental Science major with interest in the interdisciplinary OneHealth approach to veterinary medicine. This is her first year interning with the Office of Sustainability and she is excited to grow in the position and empower others in the community. Alexis is also a member of the Gators Going Green agency in UF student government, an undergraduate researcher and president of Sustainable Ocean Alliance UF (an ocean conservation organization on campus). In her free time, Alexis enjoys trying new plant-based foods, visiting museums and spending time with her horses.


Astrid Rojas

Astrid Rojas is a third-year Marketing major and Spanish Minor, with a drive to unify sustainability and everyday business. This is her first-year interning at the Office of Sustainability, and she is looking forward to using her knowledge of digital marketing and climate policy to make an impact on campus. In her free time, Astrid likes to swim, backpack, or listen to music!


Madison Smith

During her time as an undergraduate student at UF, Madison found a passion for education and student engagement through having the opportunity to serve as a Preview Staffer for incoming students and as Agency Head of Gators Going Green. She is currently in her second year of the Masters of Sustainable Development Practice program, as well as her third year of interning with us. Some of her interests include house plants, her pets (a snake and two dogs), and Krishna lunches. Her mission is to develop world-wide sustainable initiatives and cultivate cultural change by utilizing her strong communication and creativity skills and her passion for enhancing the quality of life for all.


Natalia Turkel

Natalia Turkel is a fourth-year Environmental Science major with minors in Latin American Studies and Digital Arts & Sciences. This is Natalia’s second year interning at the Office. She has a passion for environmental communications, primarily through digital art and design. In her free time, Natalia enjoys doing anything outside, especially kayaking and biking.