Internships:CHES Student Sustainability Advisers 2017 - 2018: Deadline March 3
Colleges, Housing and Educational Services is looking to hire next years' Student Sustainability Advisers! SSA’s collaborate with local staff and supporters around UCSC to affect positive change in residents and local staff behavior. Previous SSA projects have included event planning with programs offices and housing staff, flyers, displays, water saving competition and sustainability survey. 12-hour-per-week commitment. SSA's receive a $1500 rent credit per quarter. SSAs must live in the community they represent. Positions are available in 7 communities. Apply through the campus ERS, ER #7056. For questions, contact Catherine L. Green at calgreen[at]ucsc[dot]edu (83I) 459 - 57I4.
Provost's Sustainability Internship Program: Deadline March 27
The Provost's Sustainability Internship Program (PSI) is looking for students and mentors for the next academic year. PSI a year-long combination course/internship that helps students develop leadership skills for an environmental career. Students are paired with mentors (who must be campus faculty or staff) who work with them on projects and research that help the campus reach its Campus Sustainability Plan goals. Students receive internship credit for the fall, winter, and spring quarters and a $1500 stipend upon completion of the program in spring quarter. PSI student applications (deadline: April 28) and PSI mentor applications (deadline: March 27) are available now. For questions, contact the PSI program at psi[at]ucsc[dot]edu.
The UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship: Deadline March 15
The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is offering ten $10,000 postgraduate Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships. The fellowship presents an opportunity for audio and print journalists to report ambitious stories under the umbrella of food systms, policy, the food industry, food science, technology and culture, farming, agriculture and the environment, supply chains, and public health as it relates to food and farming. Applicants must be available for a workshop May 29-June 2, 2017 at UC Berkeley. Full details available at Berkeley's website. Application requires a CV, two letters of recommendation, a portfolio of published clips, and a one-page story pitch.
CoFed Racial Justice Scholarship: Deadline March 15
The Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive is offering a racial justice fellowship. This fellowship provides young people (age 18-30) a $5,000 summer stipend to start or continue their work in advancing racial justice and community ownership in the food system. Racial justice fellows also receive a full-ride scholarship to CoFed's Summer Co-op Academy. Application is a 1-2 page word document. Visit CoFed's website for full details.
Northern California Botanists Botany Research Scholarship Program: Deadline March 31
Northern California Botanists are accepting applications for their Botany Research Scholarship Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. Northern California Botanists provides competitive botany and plant ecology research scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending a college and university. While applicants from around the world are welcome, project proposals should concern Northern California, which NCB roughly defines as anywhere north of the 35th Parallel. Applicants must submit a completed application form, cover letter, and 2-3 page research proposal to ncbotanists[at]gmail[dot]com by March 31st. Full detail available at NCB's website.
20 African-American, Minority and Diversity Summer Internship Programs: Multiple Positions and Deadlines
Our Black Voices has released their list of the top 2017 summer internship programs for African Americans. Listed internships are in a variety of fields and locations. Some positions/sites that may be of interest to our readers include the National Association of Black Journalists and the Congressional Black Caucus.
The American Indian Resource Center is dedicated to supporting the needs of American Indian students and increasing Native visibility on campus by advocating students centered programs, cultural events, and tools for academic success. AIRC student interns gain leadership, facilitation, event planning, research, and project management skills as well as the opportunity to learn more about American Indian culture, history, and current issues. 10 hour-per-week commitment. For more info, please contact AIRC Director Rebecca Rosser at rrosser[at]ucsc[dot]edu.
Employment:CHES Student Sustainability Adviser Administrative Lead: Deadline March 3
Colleges, Housing and Educational Services is looking to hire an Administrative Lead for their Student Sustainability Adviser program. This position will assist in the coordination of the SSA’s regarding administrative tasks; assist with training and professional development with staff; maintain agenda and meeting minutes. Qualified applicants should have previous on-campus living experience and previous work experience with sustainability issues and/or programming. Apply through the campus ERS. ER#7534. For questions, contact Catherine L. Green at calgreen[at]ucsc[dot]edu (83I) 459-57I4.
UCSC Men of Color Initiative: Deadline March 3
The Men of Color (MOC) Peer Mentor position is offering four male-identified students the opportunity to develop themselves professionally, organize programs on behalf of the Men of Color (MOC) Mentorship Program and, most importantly, to be a mentor for the Men of Color (MOC) 2017-2018 cohort throughout the academic year. Apply through the UCSC ERS (ER code #8066). Please include a cover letter and resume. For questions, please contact Malik Douglas at mdougla1mdougala1[at]ucsc[dot]edu.
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Bicycle Valet Corral Supervisor: Open Until Filled
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) is looking to hire a Bicycle Valet Corral Supervisor to manage bicycle parking for contracted events. The Corral Supervisor has full responsibility for security of bicycles, supervision of bicycle parking volunteers, and solving problems as they arise. Qualified applicants should be able to lift 50 pounds, and have access to a car and a cellphone. Full details available on the coalition's website. To apply, send a compelling cover letter and resume (PDF format) to jobs[at]bikesiliconvalley[dot]org. Please include “Bicycle Valet Corral Supervisor Candidate, [YOUR NAME]” in the subject line.
Portland Community College Sustainability Analyst: Open Until Filled
Portland Community College is seeking an enthusiastic, analytically-minded individual to join the their sustainability team. Responsibilities include performing statistical analysis of PCC's greenhouse gas emissions, writing environmental impact reports, and supporting outreach efforts. Qualified applicants should have a Bachelor's degree in environmental studies/science, engineering, or mathematics and experience in research and statistical analysis. Full details available through PCC's job-posting site.
University of Pennsylvania Sustainability Coordinator: Open Until Filled
The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) is looking to hire a sustainability coordinator. Responsibilities include managing programs and outreach initiatives, working with faculty and student staff, and running the annual ReThink your Footprint waste minimization and awareness campaign. Qualified applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies / Science, Management, Earth Science or Planning and at least 2 years of experience. Full details and application are available on Penn's job-posting site.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Director of Sustainability: Open Until Filled
Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, New York) is looking to hire a visionary leader and organizational strategist for their sustainability activities. Responsibilities include leading the Climate Task Force, completing an updated greenhouse gas emissions inventory, and managing the Sustainability Office. Qualified Applicants should have a Master's degree in a relevant field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Full details avaliable at HWS' job-posting site.
Volunteering:UCSC Farm Volunteer Docent Training: Thursdays, March 9 - April 27
The UCSC Farm is seeking new docents. Docents, who lead tours of the UCSC farm, must complete a seven-session series of seminars scheduled for Thursdays from March 9-April 27. During the training sessions, participants will learn about organic farming and gardening practices, the history of agriculture at UCSC, and the research and education work of UCSC’s Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS), which manages the Farm & Garden programs and facilities. There is no pre-requisite to become a docent. Cost is $25. For more details and to arrange for parking, please contact Melissa Betrone at (83I) 459–377O, or mbetrone[at]ucsc[dot]edu.
Quail Hollow Ranch Habitat Restoration: March 4, 10am - 1pm
Join the California Native Plant Society in restoring Quail Hollow Ranch County Park near Felton! No prior work experience nor RSVP necessary. CNPS welcomes individual volunteers from 8 to 80 years, as well as special group projects. Wear comfortable layered clothing, bring something to drink, and lots of enthusiasm! Event will occur rain or shine. Tools are provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves. For questions, contact Linda Brodman at redwdrn[at]pacbell[dot]net, (83I) 462 - 4O4I.
Salinas River State Park Beach Clean-up: March 11, 10am-Noon
Join the volunteers of Environteers and Save Our Shores for their monthly public beach cleanup at Salinas River State Beach. The check-in location will be in the main parking area just south of the Moss Landing Harbor off Sandholt Rd. Individual and small group volunteers are welcome. Save Our Shores will provide all necessary supplies, although they encourage volunteers to bring their own reusable buckets, gloves, and water bottles. Clean-up will happen rain or shine! Please direct questions to cleanup[at]saveourshores[dot]org. Visit the Environteers webpage for more information and volunteer opportunities!