Our Current Interns

The Office of Sustainability counts itself fortunate to have interns that are student leaders in the sustainability movement at Mason. This dynamic group helps us achieve our mission and goals and currently includes six for-credit interns, as well as five paid interns who serve as Team Leaders to numerous service learners and volunteers.

Brittany Barlow

Brittany Barlow is a junior studying Geography with a minor in Geographic Information Systems. She was born and raised in Chester, Virginia and was a closet environmentalist who hated getting sunburnt but loved plants. After joining several volunteer-focused organizations throughout grade school her love for nature blossomed and aided in her journey to Mason, where she fell in love with sustainability and environmental activism through the help of her Green Patriots family. In addition to being the 2017-2018 President of Green Patriots, Brittany is a member of Roosevelt@Mason and the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

MacKenzie Earl

MacKenzie Earl is majoring in Environmental Studies and Sustainability and minoring in Social Justice and Communications. After graduating in 2019, she hopes to continue work in sustainable community development and environmental communications. MacKenzie has always gravitated toward the people-centered issues of sustainability and would like to put this to use as an advocate for green infrastructure and the protection of environmental rights. Her personal interests include urban design, place-making, and regional food hubs.

Kayla Hickman

Kayla began her academic career at George Mason University in 2014, with the goal of gaining a multidisciplinary look at global environmental issues. Being a Northern Virginia native, naturally her love for the environment stems from spending most of her summers on the Potomac River. With her passion for nature in mind, she decided to study Environmental and Sustainability Studies with a concentration in public policy. Living near DC her whole life, Kayla lives and breaths politics. In her free time, she remains politically active by contacting senators, attending town halls, and participating in marches. It is her goal after college to remain a sustainability advocate in her professional, political, and personal life.

While at GMU, Kayla spent a semester at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation as a resident advisor to gain hands on conservation experience. In 2017, she joined the Office of Sustainability as a part time intern to assist with University’s STARS report, improve waste diversion campus wide, and improve waste tracking and data collection. Kayla received in Bachelors of Arts in spring of 2017 from GMU.

Interested in a paid internship?

If you are a student interested in a paid internship, please feel free to contact us at gogreen@gmu.edu for more information. However, we highly encourage interested students to invest time in volunteering and/or working in a for-credit capacity first. This allows us to get to know the student’s strengths and abilities, and these students are the first to know about paid opportunities within the Office.