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Friday, May 24, 2019

June 2019: Internships, Employment, and Volunteering

Sustainability Certificate Program: Project Manager
The Sustainability Certificate Program provides a unique opportunity for UCSC employees to explore issues, concepts and strategies for building a more sustainable and inclusive campus through the lens of multiple disciplines and perspectives. The Student Coordinator assists and supports this professional development program, and collaborates with students, staff and faculty to develop resources encourage inclusive sustainability. To apply, visit the Career Center website and search for position #5304 and follow application instructions there or, if you would like to be considered for a scholarship instead of hourly pay, send your resume and cover letter to
Compensation: $13/hr 2019-20 school year or scholarship pay
Employment Dates: September, 2019 - June 2020; must be available Wednesdays from 12-4 pm fall, winter and spring quarters.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open until filled
PICA (Program in Community and Agroecology) Coordinators
PICA is a student-run, student-led organization that focuses on developing a thriving food and environmental justice POC community. PICA is hiring one garden coordinator (academic year) and one compost coordinator (summer and/or academic year). Training will be given after hiring and experience is preferred. Please email your resume to

Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP)
ESLP is a collaborative and interdisciplinary student organization with the vision of reshaping the way we learn, effectively mentoring students, and engaging in projects that support sustainable development. Apply to become an organizer for the 2019-2020 school year, with the opportunity to volunteer or intern and then move into a paid positions. To get involved, email with your resume, position you're interested in, and hours you're available to interview. For more information, visit

County of Santa Clara, Office of Sustainability Internship
The County of Santa Clara Office of Sustainability (OOS) is seeking up to two student interns who should be junior or senior year college students. This internship will support the OOS to implement the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) 2019 grant. BayREN is a collaboration of the nine Bay Area Counties that work together to implement local and regional energy efficiency programs. Grant funds are provided to the County of Santa Clara (County) to implement and outreach the six BayREN subprograms within the County. Under the guidance of OOS Senior Management Analyst, the fellow will assist in the implementation and marketing of the six BayREN programs. Learn more about the internship and how to apply here.

City of Berkeley – Office of Energy and Sustainable Development
The City of Berkeley’s Office of Energy and Sustainable Development (OESD) leads the City’s sustainability efforts to reach the ambitious Climate Action Plan goals, strives to help Berkeley residents, businesses and the city government create a healthy, equitable, and safe community, and coordinates with multiple city departments to monitor and track CAP implementation and metrics, and focuses its efforts on energy, electric vehicles, and green building related policies, strategies, and programs. The Fellow’s efforts will directly benefit the OESD, building the office’s capacity to engage and educate a broad swath of the community on climate mitigation solutions. The Fellow will identify contacts, develop curriculum and implement an outreach plan, with a focus on hard-to-reach populations. The Fellow’s outreach will increase residents’ knowledge and awareness of both climate change problems and solutions, and identify ways for residents to meaningfully participate in mitigation efforts. Learn more about the project here.

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center Summer Positions
Exhibits & Interpretation Intern
The Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz is seeking a summer intern to assist with public education and interpretation programs. Working with staff, the intern will develop a  pop-up interactive focusing on either plankton or marine mammals. They will develop instructions, materials and guides the interactive and lead the interactive throughout the week. It is important for this person to enjoy interacting with the public and be a proactive member of a team.  Additionally, competent computer skills in Microsoft office is necessary.

Public Programs Intern
The Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz is seeking a summer intern to assist with public special events and daily public programs. Working with staff, the intern will develop small hands-on daily activities for the public.  Additionally, they will assist with monthly First Friday art/science programs and other weekend special events. This intern may be asked to assist at the front desk, gift shop or with other daily operations at the Center.
Summer 2019 internship schedules will be based on availability of candidates but will fall between the dates of June 1st – September 15th.  The volunteer internship will be 16-24 hours per week and work times will depend on candidate availability, falling within the hours of Wednesday-Sunday 9:30am-5pm. To apply, please contact

Monterey Bay Economic Partnership Student Ambassador
The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership is currently recruiting 2 UCSC student interns to join the Student Ambassador Program! The Career Connect Student Ambassadors is part of the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership's (MBEP) workforce development initiative. Their goal is to develop student leaders and role models at each college campus who will help educate the community (e.g. students, staff, families, student organizations, etc.) on the college and career resources offered on Monterey Bay Career Connect (MBCC). Learn more and apply here: Monterey Bay Internships posting.

Part-time & Full-time Positions for Environmental Campaigns
Fund for the Public Interest is looking for passionate and dedicated students to join our grassroots campaign office in downtown Santa Cruz, as campaign staff to make real change during this school year. Currently, we are working to protect our coast and wildlife by banning single-use polystyrene (styrofoam) on a statewide level. Learn more at

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