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{Past Event} - Starting or Growing a Sustainability Internship Program

January 25, 2018 - 3:00 pm - January 25, 2018 - 4:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


Join this call to learn about a sustainability internship model that can help maximize work productivity and intern satisfaction.

Anna Weinroth Ward, HCA’s director of sustainability, will outline the sustainability muti-intern program model she created and discuss case studies with details on how to get value for the program for interns and leaders.

A successful internship program should: 1. provide structure, access to experts, and mentorship for technical and soft skills. 2. allow the interns to gain confidence in their abilities to contribute to a sustainability program. 3. include an organization’s culture. Interns often begin their involvement with sustainability through varying educational pathways and experiences. A multiple intern program can use this as an advantage and leverage the varying backgrounds through discussions among interns.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand a methodology to maximize the use of time – yours, your organization’s, and the interns’ – when leading a multi-intern sustainability program.
  2. Gain practical tips that have worked on what to do in advance, during, and after a multi-intern sustainability program closes for the summer.
  3. Understand how to have a program that results in collaborative and independent work from multiple interns, with different skill levels, and different knowledge about sustainability.


Anna Weinroth Ward
HCA Healthcare, Director of Sustainability

Anna Weinroth Ward identifies and implements sustainability solutions in support of HCA’s enterprise-wide sustainability plan and comprehensive program of environmental sustainability to promote energy and water conservation, green buildings, and increase recycling and environmentally conscious purchasing. Anna created HCA’s multi-intern model for sustainability interns. Her model engages and empowers participants, including masters’ candidates and undergraduate students without previous experience in health care sustainability. She has led nine interns in the program.

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