Thursday, April 17, 2014

May 2014: Internships, Employment, & Volunteering

Arboretum Volunteer Gardening Opportunities
Do you have an interest in gardening? The Arboretum has volunteer gardening hours throughout the week. Visit their website for details and cultivate your green thumb!

Find/Upload Projects to Sustainability Project Clearinghouse
Are you 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] ucsc [dot] edu.

Volunteer for the Sustainability Spring Festival
Interested in helping to celebrate the many sustainability accomplishments of our campus? Volunteer to help plan the Sustainability 2014 Spring Festival Celebration! Contact Darlene Khalafi at dkhalafi [at] ucsc [dot] edu or visit this website for more information. Volunteers are needed the day of the event May 22nd from 11am-4pm as well as the week before the event to help create decorations and much more!

Bikes & Food Justice Festival
Do you like bikes, food and justice? Join us for the Stevenson Bike & Food Justice Fest from 12pm-4pm in the Stevenson Fireside Lounge. Join us for a bike & food justice festival featuring free bike maintenance, bike education and history, and bike-generated strawberry smoothies with education about strawberry production, music, bike part art and food justice. The Bikes & Food Justice Festival is looking for volunteers to work in one hour shifts. For more information, contact Melissa Ott, mott [at] ucsc [dot] edu or check out the event page here.

Sierra Club's Search for Next Generation Leaders 
Sierra Club is looking for the next generation of environmental leaders! Today, more than ever, young savvy organizers are running campaigns and changing the policies at the local, state and national level. This summer, hundreds will take part in the Sierra Club's award-winning grassroots leadership training program to learn the skills necessary to launch such campaigns. These five week-long trainings are ran by, and intended 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 real issues: sustainability, climate and justice by clicking here!

ZipCar Paid Internship
ZipCar is offering a paid internships to students at UCSC! Some responsibilities include: communicating and working with campus-wide contacts to cultivate awareness on campus, location management, vehicle auditing, and writing and executing a marketing plan. To apply, and for more information, check out ZipCar's 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. Sprout Up was founded by college students is a non-profit operation, so they are always seeking new instructors. For more information about potential volunteering opportunities, check out their website.

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 become a full-fledged research facility; internship opportunities exist and will continue growing as the facility expands. UCSC students can learn more about the WaterLab and internships by contact Eli Weintraub
at etweint [at] ucsc [dot] edu and via the Center for Integrated Water Research. 

Intern at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Come on down to the Monterey Bay Aquarium on Thursday May 8th, for Information Sessions at 10:00 am-1:30pm (presented every 30 minutes), and Interview Screenings beginning at 10:30 am-2:00pm to get all the information needed to volunteer! The mission of the aquarium is to inspire conservation and care for our oceans and everyone who interns there plays a critical role. Bring your passion and energy to a rewarding workplace and apply for an internship that best suits those skills! For for information please visit their website or email intern [at] mbayaq [dot] org.

Volunteer for Sea Slugs
The Sea Slugs are a UCSC student-based organization built around environmental activism and community involvement. Sea Slugs have ties with many local organizations including the Save the Waves Coalition and the Surfrider Foundation. All those interested in environmental stewardship should visit their website or contact them at seaslug.ucsc [at] gmail [dot] com.

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