Wednesday, April 25, 2012

May 2012: Internships, Employment & Volunteering

Exciting Jobs and Internships - Apply NOW for 2012-13 Academic Year Positions!
Are you interested in gaining professional experience in a fun and engaging environment where you can build connections with fellow students interested in sustainability? The Sustainability Office is currently hiring for Spring 2012 and the 2012-2013 academic year, and we are looking for talented individuals with a passion for sustainability to join our team. You certainly do not have to be an Environmental Studies or sciences major to work here! Check out our current list of opportunities, including both internships and paid positions! If you have any questions, please contact Shauna Casey.

Take Back the Tap's New Water Spigots and More Businesses On Board
Everyone welcome OPERS Facilities Center as the newest bottle-water free facility on campus! When you're heading to the basketball court or the pool, stop by the spigot installed by the Take Back the Tap team on the water fountain, and thank the OPERS staff behind the desk and supervisor Todd Hammond for taking bottled water off their shelves. You may have also seen the new water spigots around campus (above, at McHenry Library). Thanks to the Carbon Fund and Take Back the Tap, filling your bottle at water fountains is easier than ever! Take Back the Tap UCSC is an initiative to end the sale and distribution of bottled water on our campus.  If you're interested in getting involved, please email Take Back the Tap. Check out their Facebook page here.

Spring 2012 Gaia Magazine Coming Soon + Opportunities to Get Involved!
The Spring 2012 issue of Gaia Magazine is coming soon! Interested in getting involved in putting together this environmentally focused magazine next year? Want to contribute your work? Keep your eyes peeled around campus in the next few weeks – the Spring 2012 issue of Gaia Magazine will be appearing at your local libraries, college cafes, mailrooms, and more. Look for the beautiful fern on the cover, and enjoy the contents! When you’ve finished reading, keep Gaia sustainable by passing your copy on to someone else. If you like what you see, and will be a student at UCSC next year, consider joining the Gaia Team, submitting to next year’s issue, or just helping the team spread the word about Gaia to the campus community. Email the team for more information, and visit their Facebook page or website!

Call for Volunteers: Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, and it is coming back to San Francisco November 14-16. If you are a full-time student or professional age 25 and under, volunteer and attend for free! For more information visit the website. For questions, click here to send an email.

Environmental Education for the Next Generation Seeking Teachers
Environmental Education for the Next Generation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to spread environmental literacy and an ethic of sustainability throughout our community, from the youngest members of our society up. Their Environmental Science & Sustainability Program links teams of college student instructors with 1st and 2nd grade classes for weekly lessons exploring the relationship between humans and the natural world. For more information about all the EENG has to offer, please visit their website or send them an email.

Volunteer at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Interested in gardening, habitat restoration, tidepooling, maintaining exhibits and helping at events for the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History? Volunteer today! Find out more and fill out an application here or email Matt.

Opportunities with Pick Up America
Pick Up America is looking for people to travel with them this year! They are seeking young, energetic leaders who are ready to hit the road, pick up litter, and organize for a more sustainable America. An ideal candidate would be self-motivated, know how to be a team player, and be eager to educate, strategize, network, and inspire resource stewardship and zero-waste in America. Visit their website to find all the details about the available positions.  

Green Corps Now Accepting Applications
Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. In Green Corps' year-long paid program, you'll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems - global warming, deforestation, water pollution and many others - with groups such as Sierra Club and Food and Water Watch. When you graduate from Green Corps, they help you find a career with one of the nation's leading environmental and social change groups. For more information, visit the Green Corps website.

Student Conservation Association Internships
The SCA is one of the biggest partners for national parks and forests. Each year, they send thousands of youth across the country to get conservation experience in awesome places. Living expenses, housing, and round trip travel provided. Internships run from 3-12 months and are available in all 50 states. Visit their website for more information and to apply.

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