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Thursday, October 17, 2013

November 2013: Internships, Employment & Volunteering

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities with Gaia Magazine
Interested in putting together this environmentally focused magazine next year? The UCSC Environmental Media Project (EMP) offers many quarterly internship and volunteer opportunities. Volunteers help with fundraising, outreach, and the creation of the Gaia magazine. Interns take on positions like photographer, editor, and graphic designer and gain 2 units for 5 hours of work per week. EMP is also offering annual positions like Web Manager, Editor in Training, Assistant Editor in Chief, and Assistant Executive Editor.  For more information about applying, email the team and check out their Facebook page and website.

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.

IDEASS Still 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 go to their website for more information!

Green Labs Certification Program Seeks New Labs
In the coming weeks, the Green Labs program is outreaching to laboratories on campus that may be interested in become a certified Green Lab. The Green Labs committee is asking any representatives from labs that would like to learn more about the certification process to contact them: The certification process has become more efficient, and it is a highly rewarding undertaking for laboratories interested in being recognized for their commitment to sustainability. Learn more about the program here.

Arboretum Volunteer Gardening Opportunities 
Have an interest in gardening? The Arboretum has volunteer gardening hours throughout the week. Visit their website for details.

Internships at Santa Cruz Natural History Museum
The Santa Cruz Natural History Museum is looking for more interns for their Field Programs, which gives an opportunity for college students to shadow, team teach, and even lead field trips for local 3rd and 5th grade classes that participate in our education curricula. In the past, they have worked primarily with Environmental Science students at UCSC, but are looking to expand to other majors and backgrounds as well. Submit your application and a resume here!

The Demeter Seeds Project: Sowing a Culture of Interdependence 
Autumn means its time to harvest, save, and share seeds! Get involved with the seed project this quarter by coming to our events or starting an internship. Demeter Seed Library is looking for an enthusiastic intern to help cultivate their crops! With 2 unit or 5 unit options available, interns will help the Library manage grow outs at different locations, most notably the Kresge Garden and the Thimann Greenhouses. Other tasks may include managing newsletters, taking inventory, and responding to emails. This will be a great position for a continuing gardener, an avid learner, or anyone interested in learning about gardening, and the seed saving process. If interested, contact Connor at

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 through the Center for Integrated Water Research website.

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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