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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

October 2013: Internships, Employment, & Volunteering

Student Environmental Center Internships

The Student Environmental Center will be hosting their first General Gathering of the year Wednesday, October 2, from 5:30-7:30 PM in the College 8 Red Room.  Enjoy some free vegetarian dinner and learn about the available 2- and 5-unit internships related to topics such as event planning waste prevention, water conservation, gardening, food and so much more!  Visit their website or email for more information. 

IDEASS Accepting Applications for 2013-14 Interns

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? Are you still looking for 5 units to add to your schedule for Fall? If yes, 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. To be considered, please apply immediately by clicking here or visit the website for more information!

Green Labs Outreach Coordinator Internship

If you have an interest in helping to make the science labs on our college campus more environmentally-friendly, apply now to this internship position! Go to the Career Center website and apply with the ER # 7072.

Stevenson Garden Internship Opportunity

Stevenson Garden is accepting applications for prospective interns for next quarter. Feel free to forward this reminder to anyone who might be interested. For details about the internships offered, please email Blake at

PowerSave Campus Looking to Hire for Fall!

The UCSC PowerSave Campus Team is hiring 2/5-unit interns for Fall Quarter 2013! PowerSave Campus is a student-driven program through the Alliance to Save Energy that works on energy efficiency and water conservation projects on campus. Please email your resume and cover letter to For more information check out our website!

Environmental engineer Eli Weintraub 
checks the first intake of water into 
WaterLab's sand filtration tanks.
Internships with WaterLab Research Facility

The 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.

Volunteer with Take Back the Tap
Water is the life-source and scarcity is our reality. With corporations managing the water supply, water will undoubtedly become a prerogative of the rich because the Fortune 500 companies controlling the supply are most concerned with their bottom line. Privatization inherently denies water accessibility, so Take Back the Tap (TBtT) is working to combat the commodification of water. Visit the Facebook page or learn how to get involved by sending an email to

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 are an operating non-profit that is always seeking new instructors. For more information about potential volunteering opportunities with them check out their website

Climate Corps Bay Area Is Recruiting for 2013-14!

If you are passionate about climate change, want an exceptional opportunity to develop a career in this field, and are committed to making a difference at the community level, Climate Corps Bay Area's Fellowship program may be a great fit for you. As a Climate Corps Bay Area Fellow you will have the opportunity to spend 11 months learning cutting edge and valuable skills, while helping Bay Area communities address the most critical climate change issues. For more information on the program or to start the application process, visit the website

Alliance to Save Energy Seeks Program Associate
The Alliance to Save Energy is seeking a full-time Program Associate to assist with implementation of its PowerSave Campus Program. The Program Associate will work in the Alliance’s Oakland, CA office. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the nonprofit Alliance to Save Energy ( promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, energy, education, or other applicable field; a Master’s degree is a plus. For more information and to apply, go to this link.

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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