Get Involved

Learn more about opportunities for students to become involved with Climate@Emory!

General Opportunities: Internships and Practica

Several programs at Emory require students to complete internships or practica, and include opportunities for climate-related projects and experiences

  • The Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) program requires students to complete 20 weeks of field training (over two summers).  See descriptions of student experiences in this program on the MDP Students in the Field and News pages.
  • The Emory Global Health Institute has a range of student programs and initiatives that support global scholarship, creativity and problem solving. The Field Scholars Awards Program supports innovative, student-led, global learning projects that involve a partnership with local organizations in the country where they seek to conduct field work.
  • The Rollins School of Public Health MPH program requires students to complete 200-400 hours of practicum field training.  Students seek potential opportunities by contacting organizations of interest, networking, and applying to openings posted on the Rollins Opportunity Link (ROL) (site restricted to RSPH students) or through RSPH Career Services.  you can view a sample list of internships on the RSPH Career Services’ website.

Student Organizations

A number of student organizations at Emory are active in the areas of sustainability and climate change.  See below for descriptions of groups catered towards undergraduate and graduate students, and contact information if you want to get involved!

Undergraduate Student Organizations

Emory Environmental Alliance

Emory Environmental Alliance (EEA) is a student led undergraduate environmental organization that works closely with Emory and the Office of Sustainability Initiatives to affect institutional change. Club members initiate projects, organize events and legislative education days, educate fellow students, and attend student conferences all over the country. Projects aim to encompass both social and environmental issues. For more information, visit this page.

Emory Undergraduate Global Health Organization

The Emory Undergraduate Global Health Organization (EUGHO) serves to provide information and opportunities for student action concerning international health issues. EUGHO tries to enlighten students on graduate opportunities in the field of global health that reach beyond the obvious public health school options. EUGHO participates in volunteer opportunities both on and off campus with EGHO, Emory's graduate school global health organization. These activities include Quilt on the Quad, World AIDS day, Medshare International, health walks, and educational trips to the CDC and the Carter Center. For more information, please contact EUglobalheath@gmail.com or visit us at www.students.emory.edu/eugho

Green Action – Sophomores at Emory

Green Action is a living-learning community that builds upon the theme of LIVING GREEN into the second year. Become a member of the Green Action Living Learning Community and you will have an active voice in what’s included in the programming, events, and education of this sustainable community. Green Action staff will listen to your opinion and work to include all facets of sustainable education that are important to your peers and you. You will have an opportunity to sit on a Green Action leadership council to control programming and events that take place in Woodruff Residential Center, within the Second Year at Emory program, and among the greater Emory and Atlanta communities. This community will occupy one floor of the Woodruff Residential Center. Any current freshman is eligible to apply to live in the community for their sophomore year; all you need is a desire to learn more about sustainable living. For more information on Green Action, visit http://www.emory.edu/HOUSING/LLC/sye_green.html.

Sustainability in Residence Life: Living Green during Freshman year at Emory. Few & Evans Hall.

Educate yourself, the community, and the world about living with an awareness of the impact we have on our surroundings and our ability to ensure a high quality of life for future generations. Be a part of Living Green during your first year at Emory and examine what strategies we can employ at Emory to support the "three Es -- Environment, Economy, and Equity." For more information on Living Green visit http://www.emory.edu/HOUSING/LLC/green.html.


Undergraduate and Graduate Student Organizations

Emory ENVS Alumni and Students Group (via LinkedIn)

The official LinkedIn group for current students and graduates of Emory University's Environmental Studies Department (ENVS) or the Human and Natural Ecology (HNE) co-major program. Our intent is to provide a forum that supports the professional contributions of both current students and alumni.

Emory Global Health Organization

The Emory Global Health Organization (EGHO) is a student organization based at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health. The group seeks to engage in issues of global health outside the classroom by organizing community service events, advocacy campaigns and networking opportunities. Membership is open to the entire Emory University student body, as well as faculty, staff and alumni. For more information, please email eghomail@gmail.com.

Generation Response

Generation Response is officially "Emory's Environmental/Humanitarian magazine." Generation Response gives Emory students a voice on local, national, and international humanitarian and environmental issues. Writers shed light on the people and organizations at Emory and in the greater Atlanta area that are making a positive difference in response to issues. To get involved or for more information, visit https://generationresponse.wordpress.com/.

Global HEED

Global Health, Education, and Economic Development (Global HEED) is the Emory chapter of the eponymous non-profit. Global HEED explores the intersection of economic development, social equality, and environmental protection by examining grassroots sustainable development initiatives in Atlanta and throughout the world. For more information, please visit http://www.globalheedemory.weebly.com or contact emoryglobalheed@gmail.com.

Rollins Environmental Health Action Committee

The Rollins Environmental Health Action Committee’s (REHAC) mission is to encourage students to make environmentally friendly decisions in their daily lives and raise awareness about environmental justice issues in our community and around the world. REHAC hosts fundraisers for natural disaster relief efforts, encourages students to use alternative transportation, hosts socials to talk about environmental issues, and participate in art projects. REHAC also screens films on environmental issues and volunteers with alternative transit organizations and environmental justice organizations. Search "Rollins Environmental Health Action Committee (REHAC)" on Facebook for more information!


Graduate Student Organizations

Environmental Law Society

The Environmental Law Society seeks to provide information and to take an active role in the legal dimensions of environmental interests. The group participates in hikes, hosts a Sustainability Week and occasionally invites speakers. For more information, visit http://law.emory.edu/careers/practice-societies.html.

Good Samaritan Clinic Outreach

The Good Samaritan Health Center is a medical clinic in downtown Atlanta that provides comprehensive health care for Atlanta's working poor and homeless. On one Saturday each month, medical and physician assistant students and faculty members from Emory host a free clinic at the Good Samaritan Health Center. For more information, please contact the clinic at info@goodsamatlanta.org.

Roots and Shoots

Roots and Shoots is an international organization founded by Jane Goodall whose primary aim is to encourage environmental citizenship and sustainable behaviors in young people. Emory’s chapter of Roots & Shoots, active since 2007, works towards this goal through bi-weekly educational activities implemented with 3rd graders at local elementary schools. Volunteer instructors come from across the university and include primarily post-doctoral researchers and graduate students. Outstanding undergraduate students may also be considered. Example classroom activities include owl pellet dissections, learning about the water cycle through music, and creating a guide-book to school-yard plants. Visit http://www.emorygsg.org/#!roots-and-shoots/cveq for more information.