Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April 2014: Internships, Employment, & Volunteering

Provost's Sustainability Internship - $1500 Scholarship!
Are you interested in working to make our campus operations, infrastructure, and physical environment more sustainable? The Provost's Sustainability Internship (PSI) program is a great way to get involved! We pair students with staff mentors to plan and implement a year-long campus sustainability project. Students receive internship credit for the fall, winter, and spring quarters and a $1500 scholarship upon completion of the program in spring quarter. Student applications are due by 5pm on April 25th.

Generation Waking Up Leadership Training
GenUp is holding a leadership training in Santa Cruz April 25 - 27 that will bring together a diverse group of young people from around the region who are committed to transforming our world at the intersection of environmental sustainability, social justice, and human thriving. If you're interested in attending, apply here before the deadline of April 15th. For more information about lodging, scholarships, and other event details check out their website here.



IDEASS Internship Opportunity
Do you have an idea for a sustainability project at UCSC or in Santa Cruz? IDEASS is a green-tech service learning program at UCSC that is accepting early bird applications for next fall! If you're curious about getting invaluable hands-on experience with sustainability next year, please fill out our application here. IDEASS can fulfill senior exit credit for some majors- including ENVS. Many alumni have been offered jobs that relate to their projects upon completion of the program and graduation. Students that apply earlier have the opportunity to be a part of the planning process for projects next year. For more info, see this link.

Practicing Agroecology and Social Awareness - 2 unit internship
Wouldn't you love to spend this spring quarter outside of the classroom? CAN is hosting a 2-unit internship through the Environmental Studies Department called Cultivating a Daily Revolution. The internship is for up to 10 students and includes a weekly interactive lecture series and service learning project. Participants will have the opportunity to network with various community partners, meet new people, share weekly meals, and gain experience working on hands on projects in agroecology, indigenous Knowledge, community activism, and sustainable living. To sign-up send an email to focan [at] canunite [dot] org and visit the ENVS Internship Website to find out more information about how to get credit. The deadline to sign up for Spring Quarter is April 16th. Or if you cannot commit, anyone is welcome to attend the class.

PowerSave Spring Internships
Every quarter the PowerSave UCSC team looks to hire new four-credit interns! These interns will be given two units of credit through the ENVS Internship Office and will work closely with their project coordinator and the rest of the team to accomplish one (or more) energy-saving project(s) that will make a difference on our campus. Along with working on their projects, interns will also be able to represent the PowerSave team at the many awesome campus sustainability events that occur in Spring at UCSC. To apply, send your resume to the PowerSave Team at powersave [at] googlegroups [dot] com.

Common Ground Center Spring Internship
Interested in an Internship with Common Ground Center? We are currently looking for new 2-unit interns to help support the media team (newsletter, posters/flyers, and videography) for spring. Please fill out the application as soon as possible to be considered. Applications accepted until position filled. Apply here!

Naturalist Internship 2013-14
Create a rich and rewarding experience for sixth graders during their week of outdoor education. Foster a greater connection to nature for all students. Develop and teach hands-on science curriculum in a fun, engaging way. Sing, dance and laugh with students during evening activities. Play, learn and live with our community of dedicated and passionate naturalists and staff. If you would like to learn more about the program, send UCSC Alumni Darya Soofi, a current FHOS intern, an email at dsoofi74 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Volunteer for Sea Slugs!
Sea Slugs are a UCSC student-based organization built around environmental activism and community evolvement. We have ties with many local organizations including the Save the Waves Coalition and the Surfrider Foundation. All those interested in environmental stewardship can attend our April 10th meeting. For information about the April meeting, stewardship opportunities, or any other oceanic shenanigans, contact seaslug.ucsc [at] gmail [dot] com or visit our website.

Sierra Club's Search for Next Generation Leaders
Sierra Club is looking for the next generation of environmental leaders! Today, more young organizers than ever are running savvy campaigns and changing policies at the local, state and national level. This summer, hundreds will take part in our award-winning grassroots leadership training program to learn the skills they need to launch campaigns. These five week long trainings are run by, and for, young movement leaders. Does this sound like someone you know? Nominate a young leader to gain the skills and confidence they need to launch and win real campaigns for sustainability, climate, and justice.

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