Monday, March 27, 2017

April 2017: Internships, Employment, & Volunteering


Students for Organic Solutions Campaign Membership
The Student Environmental Center's Students for Organic Solutions (SOS) campaign is seeking members for Spring Quarter.  Current projects include addressing food insecurity, creating mindfullness in food waste, and increasing the amount of composting on campus.  Both two-unit and five-unit internships available.  For more information, and to apply, email Sofia Vermeulen at svermeul[at]ucsc[dot]edu.

Self-directed Sustainable Transportation Internships
The Student Environmental Center Transportation Campaign is looking for enthusiastic volunteer to spearhead and work on their own projects relating to transportation sustainability!  Two-unit and five-unit internships avaliable.  For more information, and to apply, email Tanya van Renesse at tvanrene[at]ucsc[dot]edu.

Provost's Sustainability Internship Program: Deadline April 28
The Provost's Sustainability Internship Program (PSI) is accepting applications for the next academic year.  PSI is a year-long combination course/internship that helps students develop leadership skills for an environmental career. Interns are paired with mentors 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 are available now.  For questions, contact the PSI program at psi[at]ucsc[dot]edu.

Incoming Frosh Outreach Ambassadors: Deadline April 7 (40 positions)
UCSC's Call-a-thon Team is now recruiting for Outreach Ambassadors! This new initiative is designed to help new Fall applicants feel more connected to UCSC before coming to Orientation and beginning in Fall. The team looking to find 40 student interns who will make up the calling team. For full details, and to apply, visit Slug Quest (job # 49148).  Position is paid, 8-10 hours per week. All students are encouraged to apply.

American Indian Resource Center Intern: Deadline June 16
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.

California Botanical Society Paul Silva Student Research Grants: Deadline April 24
The California Botanical Society's Paul Silva Student Research Grant is now available to qualified undergraduate and graduate students working on projects that will help achieve the California Botanical Society's goal of advancing Western American botany. Application requires a letter of support from a faculty advisor. For full details, and to apply, visit the California Botanical Society's website

RE-volv Solar Ambassador Program: Deadline April 28
RE-volv's Solar Ambassador Program is offering college students an opportunity to develop project management, outreach and communications skills while tangibly taking action on climate change through solar energy. Student teams will receive in-depth training in solar energy policy, financing, crowdfunding and community organizing while working in their community to deploy a solar energy project for a local nonprofit. Applications can be found at RE-volv's website. Applications close on April 28th. For questions, please contact info[at]re-volv[dot]org."

US Department of the Interior - Office of Environmental Policy & Compliance:
The Department of the Interior, Office of Environmental Policy & Compliance (OEPC), Region IX (San Francisco, CA office) is offering full-time and part-time internship opportunities for both Spring and Summer.  As an OEPC intern, you will gain benefits such as: an understanding of existing and evolving regulations and resources; coordinate with Department of the Interior bureaus and other federal, state, and tribal agencies; and reviewing proposed agency actions, and conduct general document research. You may have a hand in several of the OEPC's ongoing projects. Qualified applicants must have US citizenship and must be a current student. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Janet Whitlock at janet[underscore]whitlock[at]ios[dot]doi[dot]gov


Student Sustainability Advisers: Deadline April 28th 
The CHES-Student Sustainability Advisers are accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year with 7 positions available; Cowell/Stevenson SSA, Crown/Merrill SSA, College Nine/College Ten SSA, Porter/Kresge/Redwood Grove SSA, Oakes/Rachel Carson College SSA, Family Student Housing/Graduate Student Housing SSA, and Camper Park/The Village/University Town Center SSA. The positions are available on the UCSC Career Center ER system (ER# 7056) and all students are welcome to apply. The SSA's are seeking for staff that are passionate about promoting sustainability on campus to housing residents. If selected to be an SSA, applicants will be guaranteed on-campus housing in their assigned area, and a $1500 rent credit per quarter. The student application is located here. For any questions or concerns, please contact Catherine L. Green at calgreen[at]ucsc[dot]edu or 831-459-5714.

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Job Fair: April 18 1:30pm - 2:30pm (multiple offerings)
The UCSC Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Department and UCSC Career Center, will be hosting a job fair on April 18.  Fair is open to all students interested in finding an EEB-related career or internship.  The fair will be on Monday, April 18 from 1:30 - 2:30pm in the Cervantes & Velasquez Conference Room (above the Bookstore).  For disability-related accommodations, please call (83I) 459 -2I84.  For more information, email the EEB advisors at eebadvising[at]ucsc[dot]edu.

Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center: Open Until Filled (multiple offerings)
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center is seeking two Program Assistants.  Program assistants Assist in the daily operations at the Center, act as a point of contact for volunteers, and assist with administrative duties.  Position is part time, two 8-hour days per week from April - September.  Undergraduate Environmental Studies, Biology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Marine Biology, or similar majors desired. Qualified applicants should enjoy working with the public and have experience with Microsoft Excel.  Full details available on the Sanctuary's assistant flyer.

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center is also seeking a Maintenance Specialist to fill apart-time position (approximately 20 hours per week) on a contract with the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.  Responsibilities include maintaining all aspects of the building’s operations (HVAC, boiler, hot water, fresh and saltwater systems, safety equipment, lighting, janitorial oversight, restrooms, etc).  Qualified applicants should have five or more years of professional experience with facility maintenance and day-to-day experience operating building systems (e.g. heating, plumbing, lighting, electrical, fire/life safety, and elevators).  Full details available on the Sanctuary's maintenance flyer.

Carbon Lighthouse (multiple positions)
Carbon Lighthouse, a green energy consulting group, is hiring for multiple positions at their New York City and San Francisco offices.  Openings include Project Manager, Engineer, Field Technician, and Sales Development Representative.  Internships are available as well.  Full details and application information available at Carbon Lighthouse's website.

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District: Deadline April 10 (2 positions)
The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties) is looking to hire two seasonal rangers.  Rangers have a wide variety of responsibilities and opportunities to exercise independent judgment while working on District preserves. Rangers patrol on foot, in all-terrain vehicles, and in four wheel drive patrol trucks. Rangers ensure safe public use of preserves and provide visitors information while enforcing District land use regulations and applicable laws. Rangers also respond to emergency calls and perform maintenance and resource management work on District properties and facilities.  Qualified applicants should have completed police officer or ranger law-enforcement training.  Full details available on Midpeninsula's flyer.


Earth Day Santa Cruz 2017
Earth Day Santa Cruz 2017 is an annual community event that offers education, activities for kids , live music, and a focus on green businesses.  The event is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks including manning the rock wall, providing event information, educating kids at the Eco-Station, and managing traffic flow.  For more information, and to sign up, visit the Earth Day web page.

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