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Thursday, April 18, 2013

May 2013: Internships, Employment, & Volunteering

Apply to Volunteer with Sprout Up
Sprout Up is a non-profit program that looks for undergraduate volunteers to help bring lessons of environmental science and sustainability to local elementary school classrooms. They are college student founded and operated non-profit that is always seeking new instructors. For more information about potential volunteering opportunities with them check out their website.

Volunteer for Bike to Work Week and Day
Love bikes? Want to make Bike to Work Week and Day a success and join in the fun? Click here to learn about the many opportunities to get involved this year.

Internships with WaterLab Wastewater Recycling Research Facility
WaterLab Research Facility studies wastewater recycling and how to use recycled water to conserve unused water reserves. Though still in progress of becoming a full-fledged research facility, internship opportunities exist and will be expanding as the facility grows. Learn about the issues this facility will address and about the methods and features of the lab in this article. UCSC students can learn more about WaterLab and internships by contacting Eli Weintraub and via the Center for Integrated Water Research website.

IDEASS Accepting Applications for Interns for 2013-2014
Turn your ideas into reality! Do you have your own sustainable project design with potential to make a real community impact, but you aren’t sure how to make it a reality? Apply to IDEASS, a team-based 3-quarter internship program that provides students with real opportunities to work on local sustainability challenges with community partners or sponsors. Please click here to apply today for Fall Enrollment or go to for more information!

Rock & Roll on the Knoll Seeks Collaborators 
On the Stevenson Knoll on May 11, from 2 PM - 12 AM, the Rock & Roll on the Knoll event will be blasting tunes and celebrating the UCSC community through art and music. If you are in a sustainability org, are a musician, artist, or dreamer and want to collaborate, email They are looking for people interested in making the event sustainable, and are open to any ideas you have for engaging activities! Find out more on the Facebook page here.

Volunteer to Campaign for the GROW Measure 54
The purpose of the GROW measure (Gardens, Resources, Opportunities, Waste Management), a new undergraduate fee of $4.20 per student, per quarter is to ensure students have adequate training and educational opportunities to garden, compost, and reduce their impact on the environment. This measure will provide infrastructure support and student work positions on the UCSC campus, across college gardens, experiential learning sites, and waste reduction efforts as we strive for a Zero Waste campus by 2020. If you are interested in participating in the campaign to promote the GROW Measure 54 prior to the elections this spring, please contact student leaders at or call 831-459-3675 for more details. Campaigning has begun and voting begins on May 13 through May 20, 2013.

Sustainability Office and Colleges, Housing, and Educational Services (CHES) Hiring Now for Next Year!
Are you interested in gaining meaningful work experience? The Sustainability Office and CHES are looking for motivated and passionate students to join their teams for the 2013-14 academic year. Read more here.

National Fellowship Program: Deadline July 1
The Environmental Leadership Program's National Fellowship Program offers intensive leadership and skills training and national networking opportunities. Through immersive retreats, their curriculum helps emerging leaders hone their leadership styles, improve their strategy and organizational development, and strengthen their outreach to diverse constituencies. With the assistance of professional coaching and peer learning, each Fellow develops a Personal Leadership Plan. It consists of two multi-day retreats in September 2013 and January 2014 and access to 4 hours of professional coaching. For information on eligibility, cost, dates and locations, and how to apply, visit the website. Applications are due July 1.

Berkeley-Based Urban Adamah Residential Leadership Training Program Accepting Applications for Fellowship
Urban Adamah, based in Berkeley, CA, is a three-month intensive residential leadership training program for young adults ages 21-31, that integrates urban organic farming, social justice work and progressive Jewish living and learning. Twelve Urban Adamah Fellows are selected each season to operate an organic farm and educational center, intern with community organizations addressing issues at the intersection of poverty, food security and environmental stewardship, and learn an approach to Jewish tradition that opens the heart and builds joyful community. Applicants do not need any farming or Jewish knowledge to participate. Summer program is June 9 – Aug 30, and fall program is Sept 8 – Nov 22. Admissions to the fellowship are rolling. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are complete. Visit the website for more information and to fill out an application at

Farming Institute Immersion Program Accepting Applications
Come learn to farm at The Farming Institute! The Farming Institute is a unique, fast track, 11 week farming immersion program taking place on two organic vegetable farms in Eastern Iowa. It is designed to equip emerging farmers of all ages, such as college students, recent graduates or others wanting to fulfill a dream. The program includes a mixture of hands on and classroom experience. During the program, students will complete a business plan for their future farm and learn about the land, the business of farming and the farming process. For more information or an application visit or email Kate Edwards at or by phone 319-333-2980.

Apply for SEE-U, Summer 2013
Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) is seeking applicants for it's summer session. SEE-U is a program that seeks to highlight ecologically impacted areas of the world for undergraduates of all majors. You travel to your choice of one of the four beautiful yet endangered ecosystems where you live and learn about the particular challenges that area faces. Hosted through Columbia University, you earn 5 science credits while going abroad with other students and learning about environmental concerns on an international level. For more information click here.

AHA Bolivia Sustainability/Social Responsibility Internship
This combined internship, learning workshop, and cultural experience program is designed to introduce students to socially responsible business practices, international business, and environmental respectfulness in business. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how business works in a developing nation, and how it relates to export markets such as the U.S. and Canada. Participants will engage in hands on learning and will produce a measurable intern project by the end of the program. Program includes: practical internship, learning modules and accompanying activities (6-8 hours per week), accommodation (shared housing), artisan site visits, spanish classes (6 hours per week), and airport pick-up. The cost is $2700 for 4 weeks. For questions, or to apply, send your resume and a letter of interest to Cecilia at Visit the website at

Find or Upload Projects to Sustainability Project Clearinghouse
Interested in getting involved in a campus sustainability project, but don't know how? Are you looking for partners for your current project? Have you completed a project that you would like others to learn from? Visit the Sustainability Project Clearinghouse, a centralized database of UCSC sustainability projects, today! You can view published projects or upload your own projects and ideas. For training on how to upload a project, please contact Shauna Casey at

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