Monday, February 29, 2016

Zero Waste Team Internship - Deadline March 11

UCSC Sustainability Office’s Zero Waste Team Internship
Organization/Agency: UCSC Sustainability Office
Sponsor: Elida Erickson, Interim Sustainability Office Director
Supervisor: Christian Monzon, Zero Waste Team Coordinator
Number of interns needed: 3-4 Interns, 2 units each
Needed for: Spring Quarter 2016

Who Are We?
We are a group of dedicated students who work diligently on encouraging and inspiring UCSC to reach the UC Office of the President's appointed goal of Zero Waste by 2020. Through campuswide projects and outreach involving students, staff, and faculty alike, we seek to kindle awareness of waste reducing efforts across campus. While fostering this relatively new education of UCSC's waste stream, we can succeed in reaching our Zero Waste by 2020 Goal.

The Zero Waste Team is seeking three dedicated interns that are interested in gaining professional experience and are passionate about waste reduction on the UCSC campus. Interns will be assigned to one of the following three projects based on interest: Assisting in planning and facilitating Zero Waste Events, planning and facilitating 2nd Annual Campus Clean Up, or standardizing waste infrastructure across campus. Each of these projects will grant interns a level of creative autonomy but will also provide structure, guidance and relevant training to be an effective asset to the Zero Waste Team.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Enthusiasm and interest in waste reduction
  • Basic knowledge of campus waste streams and infrastructure
  • Strong and professional written and spoken communication skills 
  • Willingness/ability to work independently/unsupervised and in a team environment 
  • Willingness to participate in waste audits 
To apply please email your resume and a brief cover letter to Christian Monzon (cmonzon[at]ucsc[dot]edu) by March 11th stating your interest in the internship and the project that you would be interested in working on. We will be conducting interviews between February 9th and March 11th. Feel free to email Christian with any questions.

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