Tuesday, May 15, 2012

June 2012: Internships, Employment & Volunteering

Carbon Fund Paid Position Available Immediately--Apply Now!
The UCSC Carbon Fund is looking for someone to fill the Student Facilitator position before Summer Starts! This is an hourly paid position available to both work-study and non-work study students. An ideal candidate would have experience leading meetings, experience managing a budget, great organizational skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills, and an interest in sustainability. For more information, visit the ER system code #5780 "UCSC Carbon Fund Student Facilitator." If interested, apply through the ER system or send a cover letter and resume to the Carbon Fund. This position is expected to fill fast, so apply TODAY! Find out more about the Carbon Fund here.

Stevenson Garden Internships for Fall
This spring, the Stevenson Garden has had many successful workdays after its expansion in winter. Currently, there are 12 new beds, and Garden Interns have been busy planting fruits, veggies and cover crops. Stevenson Garden 2-unit and 5-unit internship opportunities through Stevenson College and the ENVS Department are available for fall 2012. Interns will be responsible for general management of the Stevenson Garden, supervising work hours at the garden site every week, planning and facilitating volunteer opportunities and workshops for students, and attending Gardener’s Alliance Gatherings.  If you have horticultural experience and strong leadership qualities or just a strong passion for gardening, this would be a perfect fit for you! Please email Blake Redding for more information.  

WAGES Paid Summer Internships - Apply Now!
Women's Action to Gain Economic Security is seeking motivated, high-achieving current or recent undergraduates who would be excited to get hands-on experience and make a real impact in economic development and women's empowerment. An ideal paid summer intern candidate is bright, tech-savvy, and solution-oriented. They are excited about the opportunity to contribute and expand their nonprofit skills at an evolving, grassroots organization and will thrive in a dynamic, collaborative environment. Interns will play key roles supporting their operations and programs – directly advancing their mission of creating worker-owned green businesses that create healthy, dignified jobs for low-income women. For details, please click here    

Take Back the Tap's New Water Spigots and More Businesses On Board
Take Back the Tap UCSC is an initiative to end the sale and distribution of bottled water on our campus. If you've seen those new water spigots around campus for filling up water bottles (like the one above, located outside Stevenson Acad 150), you can thank Take Back the Tap. If you're interested in getting involved, please email Take Back the Tap or visit their Facebook page.

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 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.

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.  

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.

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