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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

June 2017: Internships, Employment and Volunteering

Sustainability Office: Deadlines vary
The Sustainability Office is currently accepting applications for the academic 2017-2018 year. Internship positions focus on various topics related to sustainability such as: education, buildings, energy, food, land and habitat, procurement, transportation, waste reduction, water, and drought information. While interns help promote sustainability campus-wide through various projects, events, outreach, etc., students will gain hands-on experience, develop and improve leadership skills, communication, facilitation, and so much more. For more details around the different internship positions and to learn more about the Sustainability Office, click here.

Arboretum: Deadline Varies
The Arboretum at UCSC is open to the community both off and on campus. Check out their website, which provides information on their garden, gift shop, gallery, etc. The Arboretum is located on High St. between the east and west campus entrance. Volunteer positions are non-paid and open to students and the public. Work-study internships are paid. Academic credit offered for UCSC Environmental Studies, Biology, Plant Science, Science Illustration and Science Writing students - offered through the departments. Students can fulfill the "internship or independent research" requirement of the new Plant Science major through the Arboretum.
Application Process: Contact Brett Hall, at (831) 502-2304

Environmental Studies Internship/Field Program: Deadline Varies
The UCSC Environmental Studies internship program, has locally, nationally, and internationally placed students in public and private organizations. From here they have become involved in research, education, and policy formation projects while gaining first-hand experience. Students have contributed to many organizations by completing useful and well-researched projects, leading to mutually beneficial experiences for agencies and students. Students have been placed in a variety of organizations, locally and abroad. To check out the placements click here. The Environmental Studies Internship Office is committed to providing the necessary resources for finding the best placement for each student. Interested? Stop by the Environmental Studies office and start the process to set up an internship for credit! Chris Krohn Title: Internship Coordinator Phone: (831) 459-2104 Fax: (831) 459-4015

Student Volunteer Center: Deadline Varies
The Student Volunteer Center offers an internship program for motivated UCSC students seeking service-learning opportunities. Interns support SVC events and programs while working with various campus and community organizations to develop professional, communication, and event planning skills. The internship program is ideal for students wishing to gain leadership experience through volunteerism, or for students seeking nonprofit management experience. Three credits will be offered for each quarter of interning with SVC during the school year. Interns work ten hours per week based on personal schedule. Work hours include group event organization, publicity, volunteer organization visits, and weekly staff meetings. A project binder, which includes weekly journal reflections and one final reflective paper, will be due before the end of the quarter. For more information about the application process click here. See the Student Volunteer Center home page for more volunteer opportunities.

Sustainability Coordinator at Endicott College
Endicott College is seeking for a full-time Sustainability Coordinator. Some but not all of the responsibilities include: assist the Associate Director of Sustainability, coordinate necessary equipment (vehicles, bins, dumpsters etc.) and staffing in coordination with Physical Plant. Hire, train, and manage student workers in the collection of recycled material. Assist with Move In and Move Out procedures in coordination with Community Service Office, Res Life, Physical Plant and Student workers/volunteers. To learn more about the position description and qualifications, please click here. To apply for a position, please send a letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three references to:Endicott College Human Resources 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915 Fax: (978) 927-0084. E-mail: humanresources@endicott.eduAA/EOE

Global Sustainability Manager
The Global Sustainability Manager is responsible for recommending best practices and implementing client’s sustainability and energy objectives. This person will work to ensure that client has the best information and recommendations with which to make sustainability and energy management decisions. The Global Sustainability Manager will work closely with Client sustainability and operational employees and the Cushman & Wakefield Client account team, including facilities managers, chief building engineers, building operating engineers, and vendors to ensure a seamless delivery of sustainability services focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy, water efficiency and waste reduction to achieve Client sustainability operational objectives. To learn more about the job description/qualifications and how to apply, please click here.

Volunteer at the Homeless Garden Project Farm
The Santa Cruz Homeless Garden Project helps men and women gain skills and confidence to enter wider communities. They provide training and transitional employment within a community-supported organic garden. Volunteers have many opportunities to learn about and help in the garden, in the kitchen, and with special events. To learn more about the Homeless Garden Project Farm click here. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Homeless Garden Project office to schedule: (831) 426-3609.

Special Event Superstars Needed
Do you like to get out and help at community events? How about contributing your energy and talents to short term volunteer projects? The Volunteer Center gets requests every month for reliable volunteers to lend a helping hand. Every event is different, but they all support local nonprofits and worthy causes. You can volunteer once a year, or once a week, depending on your availability and interests. Join the team and you get special perks, like quick registration, quarterly recognition events and first choice for volunteer jobs. To register as a volunteer click here. For more information contact Christina Thurston at 831.427.5070 or at

Client Navigator / Advocate for Project Homeless Connect
Project Homeless Connect is a one-day community wide event that provides housing support and quality of life resources to individuals experiencing homelessness in our community. Volunteers assist homeless clients in navigating the services available and help them identify what servcies they'd like to receive. There is flexibility around shifts. For more information and to register to volunteer please click here.

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