Wednesday, August 2, 2017

September 2017: Internships, Employment and Volunteering

Climate Corps Fellows: Deadline Last Week of August
Climate Corps Fellows benefit from working alongside progressive non-profits, local governments, and businesses on climate resiliency programs and campaigns.  Fellows’ projects focus on resource efficiency, solar/renewable energy, waste diversion, alternative transportation, sustainability education and/or outreach. This is a full-time, 10-month fellowship program. To become a Fellow please submit an online application and resume through our website (www.climate-corps.org). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all placements are filled. Applicants are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible in order to ensure the best chance of being placed within an organization that fits your needs and goals.  NOTE: We are adding new fellowship descriptions on a weekly basis!

California Native Garden Foundation Intern: No Deadline
Interns will assist in various tasks on the site, which includes: 1. Nursery and garden tasks: Building native plant inventory through plant propagation, planting, and seed collecting. We may ask for some interns to help out with maintenance at gardens that we have designed or at projects that we are working on (which will include planting and seed collecting). 2. Aquaponics: Maintaining the aquaponics system, planting crop plugs into the rafts, helping with growing produce for aquaponics, fish care. 3. Grant writing: We are constantly writing grants to fund our non-profit and are always looking for students who are interested in the budgeting and funding aspects of environmental agencies. Find more information here.

California Native Plant Society - Native Botany Internship: Deadline ASAP Spot for Fall
Under the direction of Jim Velzy, the intern will grow out seeds of uncommon Santa Cruz County native vascular plant species. The aims of this project are threefold: 1) to increase seed to be housed at conservation seed banks including the UCSC Arboretum, and 2) to document propagation methods used on seeds for future reference, and 3) to create vouchered specimens for the herbarium housed at the Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History. Find more information here.

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