Thursday, September 24, 2015

October 2015: Internships, Employment, & Volunteering


Student Environmental Center (SEC) is Looking For Two New Student Organizers
Both organizers will work with SEC's Blueprint Coordinator to compile the 2016-2017 Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus. The Blueprint is a document re-written by students each year. It outlines students' visions and actions for on-campus sustainability. Work includes researching topics in sustainability (see Blueprint topics), attending working group meetings, writing and editing. Both positions start Fall quarter and end in June, requiring about 8-10 hours a week. Applicants must have previous experience in a student organization. To apply, email: seclead-group [at] ucsc [dot] edu and indicate SEC Student Organizer Job in subject line.

Paid Student Staff Positions at the Program in Community & Agroecology
The Program in Community and Agroecology is hiring five student leadership positions for 9/28/15 – 6/30/15. The five positions available are:

  • PICA A-Quad Garden Coordinator apply to ER#3372 
  • PICA B-Quad Garden Coordinator apply to ER#3372 
  • PICA Compost Coordinator apply to ER#6573 
  • PICA - Program Assistant apply to ER#7893 
  • PICA - Events Coordinator apply to ER#7893
In your application with the career center, please attach a resume and description of why you are interested in the position(s) you are applying for. The initial application review date is Sept 25th, though the jobs will remain posted until filled. If you have questions about the positions, or the application process, please contact Stacy Philpott, PICA Faculty Director sphilpot [at] ucsc [dot]edu.
Click here to apply at the UCSC Career Center website.

Paid Student Staff Positions at Common Ground Center
Students! Want an empowering paid job on campus working towards social justice and sustainability? Interested in gaining new skills in event coordination and project management while giving back to your community?

Common Ground Center at Kresge College is hiring for 3 paid student staff positions:

  • Events Coordinator - ER#7526 
  • Media Coordinator - ER#7527 
  • Community Engagement Coordinator - ER#7528

The initial application review date is Sept 25th, though the jobs will remain posted until filled. Employment Date - Sept-28-2015 to 6-20-2015. $9/hr for approx. 5 hrs/wk.

Santa Cruz County Transportation Planning Technician
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is soliciting applications for a Transportation Planning Technician. A completed job application, resume and cover letter must be received by Monday, October 12 to be guaranteed review by mail or by emailing yparra [at] sccrtc [dot] org by the deadline.

Sustainability Coordinator at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
The Sustainability Coordinator will provide administrative and program support and will have strategic program leadership roles in support of a wide range of sustainability initiatives having broad impact, with a goal of institutionalizing sustainability values in student, faculty, and staff experience and campus culture. This position will heavily interface with and provide information to both internal and external constituents. For more information about position requirements, and to apply, click here.

Green Corps
The mission of Green Corps is to train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament and commitment to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles. If you're passionate and ready to contribute to the environmental movement, click here.

Central Coast Energy Service in Search of Community Outreach Specialist
The Central Coast Energy Services is looking for a full-time Community Outreach Specialist in Watsonville. The Community Outreach Specialist is responsible for sourcing outreach locations, developing relationships with partner agency staff, and establishing activities schedules. The types of information distribution and application intake sites we serve may include: community-based organization offices, county offices, food bank distribution sites and community events. To obtain this position, the applicant should have an AS degree in Business Administration or a related field. For more information about position requirements, and to apply, click here.


Environmental Studies Internships Open to All Majors
The Environmental Studies Internship Office has many different internship opportunities available for fall. These 2 and 5-unit internships are open to all majors. Review some of the internships and learn how to apply on the Environmental Studies website here. Contact Chris Krohn for more information and additional internship listings at ckrohn [at] ucsc [dot] edu.

Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Internship with National Outdoor Leadership School
There is an internship opening with NOLS in their Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability department for the Spring 2016 semester. The internship is unique in that it will split time between an environmental stewardship position focusing on protecting the outdoor/wilderness areas they operate in and a sustainability position focusing on reducing the environmental impact of their organization. Applications are due by October 23. For more information and instructions on how to apply, click here.

InnerView Intern
InnerView Interns spend a few hours a week (2-4) connecting with student leaders, event organizers and campus staff. They partner and help spread the word about events and programs and help participants get recognition for their activities - all to amp up the good on our campus. Click here to learn more and to apply.


Want to teach elementary school kids about bike safety? Bike Smart program is looking for volunteers to help with the bicycle safety education rodeos at schools across Santa Cruz County. Learn more here.

Volunteer at a Campus Garden
Want to get your hands dirty and nurture the plants in our campus gardens? Visit the calendar to find out when garden work days are happening here.

Get Involved with UC Global Food Initiative
The UC Global Food Initiative aims to address global issues in the food system. All 10 UCs are working collectively towards this effort to support sustainable agriculture, healthy eating, and food security. UCSC is playing a critical role in this effort with the support of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. Join a subcommittee and get involved by contacting ucscfswg [at] ucsc [dot] edu.

Call for Students! Conduct Free Local Business Energy Audits
Interested in greening offices and energy conservation? The Green Impact Campaign is a national student-powered movement working to raise awareness of energy consumption. Become part of the movement today and join Green Impact Campaign, here.

Sprout Up Environmental Education Opportunity Sprout Up 
Santa Cruz is seeking college student-instructors instructors to deliver free environmental education to 1st and 2nd graders in the Santa Cruz community, cultivating the next generation of passionate caretakers of the earth. Commitment is maximum 3 hours/week for 8 weeks, by UCSC academic quarter. For more information, please contact directorsc[at]sproutup[dot]org, and visit their website at

The Bike Church Community Repair Shop Seeking Volunteers
Have a knack for cycling, biking and learning to maintain bikes? Interested in learning to divert bike parts from the waste stream? Then this is the opportunity for you! Click here for more information.

Community Engagement with San Lorenzo River Alliance
Help the San Lorenzo River Alliance have more positive attention on and more positive engagement with the San Lorenzo River by signing up to be a community engagement volunteer. To learn more or volunteer, email Laurie Egan at legan [at] coastal-watershed [dot] org. Also, check out their website here.

Teach K-12 Watershed Conservation Lessons
Coastal Watershed Council presents lessons to K-12 grade students at public schools throughout the county. Volunteer to present lessons on the link between watersheds and our water supply, recycling and composting, water pollution prevention, how to pack a trash free lunch, wise energy use, and many other topics related to climate change and wise resource use. To learn more and sign up, email Stew Jenkins at sjenkins [at] coastal-watershed [dot] org or call him at (831) 464-9200. Learn more here.

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