Friday, January 22, 2016

February 2016: Internships, Employment & Volunteering


Chancellor's Undergraduate Internship Program (CUIP): Deadline February 11
CUIP provides on-campus internships in programs and departments throughout the campus. Interns work with a mentor to develop personal and professional skills, and take a leading role in producing project in their internship. A two-unit leadership seminar class is required for fall, winter and spring quarters. A scholarship of 8,200 dollars is paid towards the intern’s registration fees for the academic year. Internships are available with employers such as the Sustainability Office, College Eight Environmental Programs, Diversity and Inclusion Programs, and many others.

Seeking Mentors for Provost Sustainability Internship
Are you interested in working to make our campus operations, infrastructure, and physical environment more environmentally and socially sustainable? The 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. Environmental Studies Senior Exit can be fulfilled with this program. Application details will be available soon. If you are a student, staff, or faculty who wishes to learn more, please email psi [at] ucsc [dot] edu and stay tuned for details in the March newsletter.

Summer Internship with SF Municipal Transportation Agency: Deadline February 10
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is looking for undergraduate and graduate student interns who are interested in transportation planning and engineering. For more information and to apply, visit the website.

Design and Communications Internship: Deadline February 10
Second Nature, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to proactively build a sustainable and positive global future, is currently seeking exceptional candidates for a paid Design and Communications internship position. The internship will be focusing on tasks including design for documents and websites, website maintenance, newsletter support, blog and social media support, and more. Read more and apply here.

Fossil Free Fellowship: Deadline February 15
The 2016 Fossil Free Fellowship will provide extensive training and support to a diverse group of 24 campus fossil fuel divestment campaigners for 10 weeks this summer. Fellows gain hands-on experience in climate and justice-based organizing by working on projects across the U.S. with and partner organizations, and access to trainings rooted in deep political education on how the climate movement must work with other justice movements. New this year, six mentors will support their peers throughout the program. If you’re interested in being a mentor, email Becca Rast at becca [at] 350 [dot] org.

RE-volv Solar Ambassador Program: Deadline February 29
This program is a unique opportunity for college students to develop key project management, outreach, and communications skills while tangibly taking action on climate change through solar energy. Over the course of one academic year, Solar Ambassadors work in teams to identify a nonprofit or co-op near their campus that wants to go solar. The team works with RE-volv to set-up the project and run a crowdfunding campaign to underwrite the solar energy system. RE-volv is looking for 5 new teams to join the 2016-2017 cohort. For more information, click here.


Multicultural Career Conference
February 20th, 9:30 am
Porter College Dining Hall
For almost 30 years, the Multicultural Career Conference has brought alumni of color back to the UCSC campus to successfully mentor and assist students with career planning, guidance and advice. The MCC provides an opportunity for current students to connect with alumni of color who are successful professionals and allows alumni, who often attended the conference as students, to give back by sharing their experiences with current students. Visit the website for details.

The Common Ground Center is hiring a paid student staff position for a Common Ground Media Coordinator. Duties for the position include: producing high-quality graphics and posters, producing video and written communications, and short videos that promote Common Ground Center and its programs, services, and events. Apply at the UCSC Career Center with ER #7527.

UCSF Sustainability Coordinator
UCSF’s Sustainability Office is hiring a Sustainability Coordinator. Ideal candidates have a passion for sustainability, excellent data management skills, education/outreach and event coordination skills, with website, healthcare, and/or laboratory experience a plus. UCSF has no undergraduate students, so this position works primarily with greening research laboratories and healthcare facilities. Read the job description and apply here.

Employment with the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
SACNAS is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Santa Cruz and the largest multicultural and multidisciplinary diversity in STEM organization in the country. SACNAS is currently seeking applicants for the positions of Accountant/Administrative ServicesProgram Manager, and Director of Programs.

Resource Center for Nonviolence Staff Position 
The Resource Center for Nonviolence is hiring an administration and program staff position to conduct social media, outreach, administrative, and program coordination tasks in a collaborative team of 4 half-time staff members. The position is half-time, 23 hours per week, paying $15 per hour. For more information, contact Anita Heckman at rcnvanita[at]gmail[dot]com.

Project ReGeneration/ Nonviolence Education & Training Program Staff: Deadline February 12
The Resource Center for Nonviolence seeks a new staff person to work in a collaborative team of 4 half-time staff members. Emphasis: Project ReGeneration coordination, inspiring the next generation of activists, and Nonviolence Education & Training. The position is half time, 23 hours per week, paying $15 per hour. More information is available here.

The Sustainability Coordinator will support the Senior Sustainability Manager in the development and implementation of Driscoll’s sustainability goals, customer and regulatory compliance, and all other Sustainability efforts. Research, facilitation, support and communication will be critical functions of this role. Click here for more detail.

Energy Manager for Pomona College in Claremont, CA
The Energy Manager provides leadership to the College’s energy program and utility systems and to advance Pomona’s Sustainability Action Plan. This position requires a Bachelors degree in a related technical or engineering discipline or equivalent career experience, Energy Manager Certification strongly preferred and LEED AP or ability to obtain within 18 months. For more information, see here.

Student Housing Sustainability and Conservation Coordinator at Stanford University
The Residential and Dining Enterprises Student Housing Sustainability Programs Office collaborates with students and staff at Stanford University to foster behavior change, reduce energy and water consumption and waste production in residences, and to integrate long-term sustainable thinking into operations. The Coordinator will support the Office's goals and report directly to the Sustainability and Utilities Program Manager. For more information, click here.

Portland State Community GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Project Leader: Deadline February 16
Principal duties of the position include engaging with communities, providing GIS analysis support for projects, contributing to strategic planning, and possibly teaching within the undergraduate or graduate programs within the College of Urban and Public Affairs or in Portland State University’s University Studies program. More information is available here.

Safe Routes to School Organizer, Portland, OR: Deadline February 1 by 4:30 PM
The Bureau of Transportation seeks to hire a Safe Routes to School Organizer within the bureau's Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program. This position will work in schools throughout Portland with parents, students, school staff, and partner organizations to develop and implement encouragement activities, education programs, and events that promote safe, active transportation to school. Apply online today!

Director of Outdoor and Environmental Education at Earlham College in Indiana
Earlham College is currently seeking qualified candidates for the Director of Outdoor and Environmental Education. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative faculty position. Major program areas include the August Wilderness summer pre-orientation program, the Miller Farm sustainable agriculture program, the certificate program in Outdoor Education, and student-led outdoor-based physical education courses. More information is available here.

Production Manager for Duke Campus Farm in North Carolina
This position is responsible for the daily, weekly and season-long management of a one-acre diversified vegetable operation. This position coordinates all aspects of on-farm production, supervises student employees, and serves as a public face of the farm to the campus community. The ideal candidate is passionate about the farm's larger mission, and is highly motivated to teach and inspire others about sustainable agriculture. For more information, see here.

Safe Routes to School Project Manager, New Jersey
RideWise, a non-profit agency located in Bridgewater, NJ that promotes the use of sustainable travel alternatives is seeking a full-time Safe Routes to School Project Manager to plan and implement projects and activities that improve bicycle/pedestrian access and safety for school-age students. Learn more online.

Program Associate with NACTO, New York: Deadline February 7
National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), a non-profit association representing large cities on transportation issues of local and national importance, seeks a Program Associate with a degree in the field of city planning, sustainable transportation, architecture, urban design, or public policy. The Program Associate will liaise with a network of visionary transportation practitioners and leaders on pressing issues in the field, such as Vision Zero, bicycle infrastructure, public transit, technological advances such as e-hailing and self-driving vehicles, and local transportation policy. The Program Associate will also play a major role in developing and coordinating the leading national transportation conference, Designing Cities. Apply online.

Ecological Restoration Technician at Missouri Nature Reserve: Deadline February 8
Missouri Botanical Garden has an open application for a Restoration Ecology Technician at Shaw Nature Reserve, a woodland and prairie reserve about 40 minutes from Saint Louis. The person in this position will be the primary coordinator of day to day ecological restoration and native vegetation management activities at Shaw Nature Reserve. More information is available here.

Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, Florida: Deadline February 12, 11:59 PM ET
This professional urban planning, coordinating and regulatory work includes data collection, analysis, studying infrastructure, and developing and implementing policies. The work includes coordinating with the Traffic Engineering Division regarding bicycle and pedestrian use of right-of-ways; and with the Planning and Development Department on the implementation and ongoing review of the Mobility Plan, managing short and long term bicycle/pedestrian issues to address and improve the transportation system. Learn more online.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Specialist, New Jersey
The successful candidate will assist in the delivery of bike and pedestrian safety programs through TransOptions' Bike Right and Safe Routes to School efforts. The candidate will work closely with the Safe Routes to School Coordinator to develop and deliver a variety of programs related to safe bicycling and walking. Learn more online.

This position aims to promote visibility and understanding of the efforts of the Study Group on Climate Change, the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability (CEEDS) and Campus Sustainability at Smith College. See here for more information.

Sustainability Project Manager for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
The project manager will provide leadership and implementation strategies on sustainable building design and construction, energy, water, stormwater, land management, and waste systems. They will lead the development of and enable the implementation of current and future related sustainability commitments, relevant data management, strategic planning, analysis, and collaborative relationships. More information available can be found here.


College Campus Cleanup Hours
February 7th, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, outside College 9/10 Dining Hall
February 21st, 11:00 am-12:00 pm, College Eight Plaza
There will be two cleanup days this quarter sponsored by the Sustainability Office Zero Waste Team. Each cleanup will focus on a specific college area; members of any college are welcome and encouraged to attend. Snacks will be provided after the cleanups. For more information, check out the Annual UCSC Campus Cleanup Day page on Facebook here or contact Bella Montez at bmontez [at] ucsc [dot] edu.

Real Food Strategy Retreat
The Real Food Calculator team is in the process of coordinating with the Real Food Challenge (RFC) West Regional Coordinator to host a Strategy Retreat at UCSC during the weekend of February 19. This retreat will bring together 30-40 students statewide, from different UCs, CSUs, and community colleges, to reinforce the mission of equity in the food system, while also strengthening the bonds between campuses. The RFC team is calling for volunteers who would like to help prepare meals, set up the different workshop spaces, and so on. If you are interested in helping, please contact Judy Xie at juxie [at] ucsc [dot] edu.

Earth Day Volunteers Needed
Earth Day Santa Cruz is an annual event to raise environmental awareness; address concerns; showcase solutions; and present balanced modes of living for the well-being of each individual, the community, and the planet. Earth Day Santa Cruz needs about 75 volunteers to help promote, set up and support the booths at the event. If you are interested in volunteering for this great event, email Rebecca Sale at rsale[at]ucsc[dot]edu or earthday[at]ecoact[dot]com.

Take Back The Tap UCSC is on the lookout for new organizers and a candidate for the 2016-2017 campaign coordinator. Students interested in learning valuable skills like grant writing, social media outreach, campaign organization tactics, meeting with decision makers, or team-building should contact Take Back The Tap at tbttucsc-group [at] ucsc [dot] edu, and/or come to meetings on Mondays from 12:15-1:45 in the Kresge Common Ground Center, near STARS. Check out the group's Facebook page, Take Back The Tap UCSC, to learn more. 

Volunteer with the Student Environmental Center (SEC)
The SEC is a great way for students to grow as individuals, learn leadership skills, and gain invaluable work experience. Volunteers learn about current campus projects and policies and have the opportunity to participate or take on leadership roles in many topic areas. To get involved, please email seclead-group [at] ucsc [dot] edu, visit the website at, or attend General Gatherings to meet members and learn about specific volunteer opportunities!

Sprout Up
Sprout Up is environmental education for the next generation. Sprout Up is an organization that teaches environmental science and sustainability to 1st and 2nd grade students in elementary schools all around Santa Cruz! If you want to learn about joining Sprout Up, email communitysc [at] sproutup [dot] org.

Education for Sustainable Living Program Team (ESLP)
ESLP is looking for engaged students who wish to be a part of the organizing team for the next year. Ideally, students will shadow current positions this winter quarter to gain skills and training to carry on into the 2016-2017 year. Open positions include:

  • Collaboration and networking sphere organizers: organizers work together to design and create colorful advertisement flyers for the organization. Regular maintenance of the ESLP website, Facebook page, and registering for on-campus events are other collaboration and networking sphere duties. The goal for this sphere is to increase awareness of ESLP, outreach for student facilitators, and Spring Speaker Series students.
  • Academic Sphere organizers: organizers meet every 11-12:10am MWF for the Winter Training Seminar (WTS) to facilitate a group of students in preparation for their spring Action Research Teams. This group of organizers works closely with admin to build relationships and harbor the skills necessary for leading a successful action project.
  • Heart Sphere organizers: Heart sphere organizers work closely with ESLP's staff advisor, Angela Harris, to manage our budget and personnel responsibilities. These organizers work all of Winter quarter contacting and booking guest speakers for the Spring Speaker Series.
Students interested in working with ESLP who would like to shadow these positions can contact ESLP at eslp [at] ucsc [dot] edu.

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