Thursday, May 22, 2014

June 2014: Internships, Employment, & Volunteering

Work for PowerSave Campus
Are you interested in a 2-credit or paid internship at $11.00/hr? PowerSave Campus might be the perfect fit for you! PowerSave Campus is a student-driven energy efficiency education program that promotes careers in the field, generates actual energy savings, increases awareness of the importance of energy efficiency, and encourages academic infusion of sustainability concepts; the PSC team creates project to accomplish these goals every quarter. Along with working on their projects, interns will also be able to represent our PowerSave team at the many awesome campus sustainability events at UCSC. To learn more about our team and what we do, visit the PowerSave Campus website or contact Kristiahn Alvarado at kristiahn [at] gmail [dot] com.

Get Involved with the Student Environmental Center
The Student Environmental Center (SEC) is a student-led organization; their mission being to promote student involvement through research, education, and implementation of environmentally sustainable practices on campus. Interns with the SEC learn about current campus projects and policies, and have the opportunity to participate or take on leadership roles in many topics areas. Interns can work on existing campaigns and support the organization in a plethora of ways. Opportunities available in 2014-2015 include Waste Prevention Campaign Coordinator, Students for Organic Solution Campaign Coordinator, Green Building Campaign Coordinator, and Transportation Campaign Coordinator. Explore the SEC website for other internship opportunities or contact Julie Foster at jrfoster [at] ucsc [dot] edu.

Arboretum Volunteer Gardening Opportunities
Do you have an interest in plants, gardening and nature? Then the arboretum is the place for you! They have volunteer hours all throughout the week...plenty of time for you to get involved! For more information visit their website.

Enroll in IDEASS (Impact Designs: Engineering and Sustainability)
IDEASS is now accepting applications for enrollment next year! This is an upper division program at UCSC where students work in interdisciplinary teams with a professional mentor to create a sustainability project in Santa Cruz. IDEASS students do not need a background in engineering or STEM majors. If you are interested, fill out this application ASAP so project planning can begin! Let's get started and brainstorm some "IDEASS"!

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 their website.

Find or Upload Projects to the 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 scasey [at] ucsc [dot] edu.

Work for AMBAG!
Are you interested in learning to provide strategic leadership to analyze, plan and implement regional policies for the benefit of cities and counties of Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz? Through the Association of Monterey Bay Governments students will learn policies, procedures and techniques for projects, perform tasks such as computation, programming and GIS data analysis, and assist with research in the GIS department. For more information visit the AMBAG website here.

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. For more information contact Tim Harlan-Marks at sierra [at] sierraclub [dot] org.

ZipCar Paid Internship
ZipCar is offering a paid internship to students at UCSC. Some responsibilities will include: communicating and working with campus-wide contacts to grow awareness on campus, location management, vehicle auditing, and writing and executing a marketing plan. To apply, and for more information check out their website for more information. To discover more information about ZipCar, click here.

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 check out their website.

Intern with the 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. UCSC students can learn more about WaterLab and internships by contacting Eli Weintraub at etweintr [at] ucsc [dot] edu and via the Center for Integrated Water Research website.

Looking for a summer job? Work for Ecology Action!
Ecology Action has five job jobs available for this summer, working to implement a summer water conservation campaign with local water agencies. Ecology Action is hiring a Program Outreach Specialist, Outreach Assistants, Program Specialist in Prerinse Spray Valve Installation, and Program Specialist in Water Advising. For more information about summer work with Ecology Action, visit their website.

Join the City of Cupertino's GreenBiz and Growing Greener Blocks
Cupertino offers a great opportunity for students to get hands-on energy efficiency, water conservation, and materials management experience in a progressive city, thereby bolstering their resume and enabling their application of classroom lessons learned. This unique internship position, working as a “boots on the ground” local government sustainability practitioner, will run through the summer, requiring a 10-12 week commitment of a minimum of 10-20 hours per week, though priority will be given to students that can commit to supporting our team full-time.

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