Tuesday, March 19, 2013

April 2013: Internships, Employment, and Volunteering

Student Artists Needed for Earth Week Display
College Eight is currently seeking UCSC students to perform or display their works at a student art showcase on April 19. The showcase, which will serve as the kickoff to Earth Week, will be a special evening dedicated to student performances and sustainability. They are currently looking for work that addresses issues of sustainability, whether in a social context or in the context of the physical earth. Examples of possible work include (but are not limited to): spoken word, dance, monologue, skit, photography, song, sculpture, and film. Campus performance groups are welcome to participate. For more information check out the website and make a reservation today. If you have any questions regarding the event, please direct them to McKenzie Laird.

Intern with Student Environmental Center
Looking for a sustainability internship on-campus? The Student Environmental Center is looking for interns for spring quarter for their campaigns, which include Transportation, Green Building, Students for Organic Solutions, College 8 Garden, Waste Prevention, Drop Your Own Drip, and Earth Summit/Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus. They will be hosting two General Gatherings in April for students to find out about internship opportunities and apply. Join campaign coordinators and other SEC interns on Wednesday, April 3 and April 10 from 5:30-7:30pm in the College 8 Red Room. Members of ESLP (Education for a Sustainable Living Program) and CSC (Campus Sustainability Council) will also be coming to the event to share ways to get involved with their organizations! Vegetarian dinner will be served. For more information, contact secsteering@ucsc.edu or visit their website.

Apply to Volunteer with Sprout Up
Sprout Up is a non-profit program that looks for undergraduate volunteers to help bring lessons of environmental science and sustainability to local elementary school classrooms. They are college student founded and operated non-profit that is always seeking new instructors. For more information about potential volunteering opportunities with them check out their website.

FHN Internship Application Deadline April 12
The Foothill Horizons Naturalist Internship offers its interns a chance to get hands-on experience with a diverse group of children as a teaching naturalist. Interns focus on subjects such as Ecology, Geology, Conservation and much more while teaching lesson plans that they create. The program offers direct one-on-one mentoring, employment from September through May with room and board on-site included. Applications are being accepted right now, and for more information visit their website.

Sierra Club Seeking Film Makers
The Sierra Club is seeking two students or recent graduates who are passionate about sustainability, love being outdoors and want to gain internship experience this summer. They are seeking to fill one position with someone skilled in video production and one position with someone with an interest in being on-camera talent. For more information check out their website.

Recharge! is Seeking Applicants
Each summer, Focus the Nation selects and funds 20 rising clean energy leaders from across the country to spend one week together on Oregon’s iconic Mt. Hood in order to discuss, make connections and collaborate. College students between the ages of 18-28 who have a passion for clean energy are encouraged to apply. Find out more and learn how to apply here.

Join or Contribute to Gaia and Get Published
Interested in getting your sustainability related articles, stories, poems, recipes, artwork, and/or photographs published? Gaia Magazine is the student-run environmental magazine for the campus that publishes annually in the spring. They are looking for submissions from UCSC students for their Spring 2013 issue. If you are interested in contributing to the magazine or joining their team check out their website for more information.

PICA School Gardens Internship
Spring quarter, Mon Weds or Fri 8:30am-1:30pm
Teach exciting and engaging lessons to elementary school students in Watsonville this spring quarter! In this internship, students will gain first-hand experience and learn valuable skills as an environmental educator in a school garden. Each week, they will learn skills in positive group management, supporting English language learners, tips for teaching in a garden setting, and develop lessons for multiple learning styles. They will visit various schools in the Pajaro Valley and teach kids science and nutrition in the garden. To sign up, email Bee Vadakan for an application.

PICA Urban Gardening Internship
Spring quarter, Tues and Thurs 1-4pm
Interested in learning about gardening specific to urban areas? Want to explore topics related to food justice and the role of urban gardens in transforming our food system? In this internship students will: Practice hands-on garden skills, engage with other interns through weekly readings, discussion, and case studies, and work in small groups to research a local urban garden project, interview participants, volunteer, and share experience with the class. To sign up, contact Bee Vadakan.

Farming Institute Immersion Program Accepting Applications
Learn to farm at The Farming Institute! The Farming Institute is a unique, fast track, 11 week farming immersion program taking place on two organic vegetable farms in Eastern Iowa. It is designed to equip emerging farmers of all ages, such as college students, recent graduates or others. The program includes a mixture of hands on and classroom experience. During the program, students will complete a business plan for their future farm and learn about the land, the business of farming and the farming process. For more information or an application visit their website or email Kate Edwards or by phone at 319-333-2980.

Possibilities for Future Graduates with Green Corps
Green Corps is a year-long paid training program that helps turn graduates into environmental professionals. Take part in training with vetted environmental campaign organizers while working on environmental issues all across the country. Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Rainforest Action Network, Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Food and Water Watch and Environment America. They offer all of the amenities of professional employment including a chance to opt into their health care program, paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation and a student loan repayment program for those who qualify. The applications for the coming year are closed, but for more information about future prospects contact Jennifer Rubiello at Jennifer@Greencorps.org.

Drive an Electric Vehicle (EV) to Campus?
Interested in learning more about electric vehicle charging developments planned for UCSC? Want to know of potential electrical shutdowns at Core West? Transportation and Parking Services is wanting to be in better touch with our electric vehicle user community at UCSC – please send an email to tabuika@ucsc.edu to be added to the list of current electric vehicle users.

Apply for SEE-U, Summer 2013
Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) is seeking applicants for its summer session. SEE-U is a program that seeks to highlight ecologically impacted areas of the world for undergraduates of all majors. Students travel to their choice of one of four beautiful yet endangered ecosystems, where they live and learn about the particular challenges that area faces. Hosted through Columbia University, students earn 5 science credits while going abroad with other students and learning about environmental concerns on an international level. For more information click here.

Real Food Challenge Program Accepting Applications
Are you about to graduate? The Real Food Challenge Field Organizer Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity for recent college graduates to get first hand experience as part-time organizers and food movement leaders. Through this 14-month program, fellows engage in intensive student organizing projects on a regional and national level while also honing their leadership skills and food systems knowledge through our participatory learning curriculum and engaged fellowship community. The program is now accepting applications. For more information click here.

FoodCorps is Recruiting for 2013-2014
FoodCorps strives to teach schoolchildren about healthy food and gardening while putting fresh, local food in cafeteria's. They are expanding to California next year and need to build a volunteer base. For more information check out their website.

Find or Upload Projects to Sustainability Project Clearinghouse
Interested in getting involved in a campus sustainability project, but don't know how? Are you looking for partners for your current project? Have you completed a project that you would like others to learn from? Visit the Sustainability Project Clearinghouse, a centralized database of UCSC sustainability projects, today! You can view published projects or upload your own projects and ideas. For training on how to upload a project, please contact Shauna Casey at scasey@ucsc.edu.

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