• Sodexo Future Leader Interns - Sustainability Intern

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  • Unit Description

    The Sodexo Future Leaders Internship Program offers an exciting opportunity for currently enrolled graduate students to turn their leadership potential into valuable professional experience and get a head start on their careers.


    Through practical work experience on site, the intern will acquire the management skills necessary to succeed as a Sustainability Practitioner with Sodexo. The Intern will work directly within the Office of Corporate Responsibility and have frequent interaction with other departments as well as third-party partners. The student will manage their own project with appropriate oversight. The work will include:

    • Research, compile and update best practices as they relate to Sodexo’s services to reduce organic and non-organic waste according to the EPA’s food recovery hierarchy and waste hierarchy
    • Develop trainings for front line employees to help Sodexo achieve commitments in Better Tomorrow 2025 topics (including waste, energy, water, wellness)
    • Research, compile and develop/update guidance for on-site managers to inform decision making around sustainable service ware to use based on their on-site characteristics.
    • Support documentation and collection of best practices and guidance from pilot studies that work to address food loss and waste though comprehensive front (customer) and back of house (kitchen) programs.

    Minimum requirements

    The Office of Corporate Responsibility seeks a graduate student with a focus in Environmental Studies, Sustainability, Sustainable Business, Supply Chain or Business studies.


    Abilities required

    The candidate must have an intermediate knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs, strong proficiency in Excel, strong written communication skills and excellent inter-personal skills. The ideal candidate will be comfortable interacting with executive level personnel and be able to do so in a professional manner. We are looking for a highly independent individual that can manage the majority of the project on their own, with appropriate oversight.

    This full time summer internship will take place at Sodexo's North American Headquaters in Gaithersburg , MD.



    Position Summary

    Position is part of a formal internship program in professional development in the contract management services industry. Supports business units and assists in projects. Builds skills and knowledge in large corporate and team environment

    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement - Current college student with studies in hospitality/food management, facilities management, engineering, communications, human resources, accounting, marketing or another industry related college program.

    Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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