Monday, September 26, 2016

October 2016: Internships, Employment, & Volunteering


Global Food Initiative Internships
The UCSC Global Food Initiative team is currently recruiting for two internships. The positions available are the Food Workshop Coordinator and the Food Distribution/Pantry Coordinator, which address student food access and security, as well as overall well-being on campus. For more details, please contact Tim Galarneau, Staff Advisor at tgalarne[at]ucsc[dot]edu, or Diane Villalba, Student Intern at dvillalb[at]ucsc[dot]edu, for more details!

Produce Pop-Up Stand Internship
The Food Systems Working Group is looking for two driven individuals to assist with the weekly organic Produce Pop-Up in Quarry Plaza. Responsibilities will include outreach and collaboration efforts, budget and finance planning, and overall assistance in weekly preparation and operation of the Produce Pop-Up stand. To learn more information about the Food Systems Working Group and the Produce Pop-Up, please visit Facebook and Instagram, or email project coordinator James Lande at jamlande[at]ucsc[dot]edu. This is a 2-quarter commitment, 2 units per quarter.

Save The Waves Development Research Assistant
The Davenport-based organization Save The Waves has an opening for an intern to serve as the team’s development research assistant for 15-20 hours/week. The intern will support institutional fundraising, donor research, data management, maintaining and improving database functionality, and data integrity to create systems to support fundraising growth and innovation.  Job description available here. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to intern[at]savethewaves[dot]org.

Leedscape Planning and Design Co.
Leedscape Planning, a landscape architecture firm based out of Beijing, is looking for interns with experience in ecological restoration to help improve China's green infrastructure.  Leedscape is open to two forms of paid collaboration. Either an onsite internship that allows hands-on opportunities (interns may have the opportunity to travel across China for ecological assessment), or an internet collaboration that allows a more flexible schedule.  Full details on PDF.  Please send your questions, cover letter, and resume to alina[at]leedscape[dot]com[dot]cn.


Action Education Coordinator for Friends of Community Agroecology Network
Friends of the Community Agroecology Network (FoCan) is hiring an educator to design and implement a 5-unit, peer-led course involving seminar section and service learning.  Applicants should have experience with agroecology and food/social justice issues, but no prior teaching experience is necessary.   Fall and Winter quarters.  $10 per hour, 10 hours per week Fall quarter, 15 hours per week Winter quarter.  A full description is avaliable on the website here.  Please send your resume and a brief description of why you are interested in the position to focan[at]ucsc[dot]edu.

FoCAN Media & Documentation Coordinator
Friends of the Community Agroecology Network is hire a media coordinator to manage their website, social media accounts, and photo archives.  Fall quarter, possible extension to Winter and Spring.  $10 per hour, 10 hours / week.  A full description is avaliable on the website here.  Please send your resume and a brief description of why you are interested in the position to focan[at]ucsc[dot]edu.

City of Chico Urban Forest Manager: Deadline October 13
The City of Chico is recruiting for the full-time position of Urban Forest Manager.  Responsibilities include implementing an urban forest management program in City parks and public spaces and coordinating with public and private agencies.  Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree, five years of arboricultural experience, and experience in public relations.  Full description and application here.  Please direct questions to Amanda Strand at amanda[dot]strand[at]chicoca[dot]gov  Recruitment closing date of Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.


Open Streets Santa Cruz: October 9
Open Strets Santa Cruz is in need of 50 enthusiastic volunteers to turn West Cliff Drive into a car-free pop-up park!  The event is on Sunday, October 9th, from 9am to 2pmVolunteers are asked to sign up for a 2-hour shift and will be rewarded with pizza and a stylish T-shirt.  Sign up here and be sure to attend the orientation meeting (pizza provided) on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Louden Nelson Community Center (301 Center St.).  Please direct questions to Maura Connolly at maura.c.connolly[at]alumni[dot]wfu[dot]edu.

Fall Bike To Work / School Day: October 6
The Sustainability Office is hosting the Main Entrance to UCSC site for Fall Bike to Work/School Day this Thursday. We are looking for more volunteers to hand out free breakfast to bicyclists and talk about bicycle advocacy from 6:30 - 9:30 AM--you can sign up for one hour or more.  More information is on the website here. To volunteer at the UCSC site, contact Melissa at mott[at]ucsc[dot]edu.

Green Builder Internship
Long Way Home is seeking interns to learn and apply green construction methods in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala.  Interns will experience various alternative construction methods, depending on the time of their visit including pounding tires with rammed earth, using bottles stuffed with trash to form fences, creating and placing glass bottle bricks, or harvesting cactus pads for a natural sealant.  Applications are accepted year-round.  Internships may be as short as one week to as long as three months.  No qualifications needed, but experience in construction, education, and Spanish will be valuable.  Cost is $75 per week.  To volunteer, contact Ariel Wexler at Volunteer[at]lwhome[dot]org or apply at the website here.

Long Way Home NGO Internship in Guatemala
Long Way Home is offering an internship in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala to anyone interested in managing a grassroots organization.  Responsibilities include fundraising, marketing, bookkeeping, reporting, and managing resources. Experience can be tailored to your specific area of interest. Applications are accepted year-round.  Minimum 2-month commitment.  No qualifications needed, but non-profit experience and Spanish language skills will be valuable.  Cost is $75 per week.  To volunteer, contact Ariel Wexler at Volunteer[at]lwhome[dot]org or apply at the website here.

New Santa Cruz Environteers Website
For more even more environmentally-themed volunteering opportunities in Santa Cruz County, be sure to check out! Environteers is a new website dedicated to providing easy access to the many rewarding environmental volunteer opportunities in our community, and to promote the diverse and dedicated environmental organizations serving Santa Cruz County.

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