Tuesday, May 21, 2013

June 2013: Internships, Employment, & Volunteering

IDEASS Accepting Applications for Interns for 2013-2014
Turn your ideas into reality!  Do you have your own sustainable project design with potential to make a real community impact, but you aren’t sure how to make it a reality? Apply to Impact Designs: Engineering and Sustainability through Student Service (IDEASS), a team-based 3-quarter internship program that provides students with real opportunities to work on local sustainability challenges with community partners or sponsors. Please click here to apply today for fall enrollment!                                                                                           

Two IDEASS students who are currently working on 
making the bike routes to and from campus safer, so that
more people feel inclined to bike more.  
Education for Sustainable Living Program Internship Opportunity
The Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) is looking for Collabnet Interns! The Collaboration Network sphere is responsible for outreach and communication for ESLP. This includes, but is not limited to, creating posters, tabling, reaching out to newsletters, class announcements, communicating with other organizations, and more. Interns outreach to promote opportunities with ESLP by facilitating, interning, or taking the course.  Experience with graphic and website design is encouraged but not mandatory.

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.

National Fellowship Program: Deadline July 1

The Environmental Leadership Program's National Fellowship Program offers intensive leadership and skills training and national networking opportunities. Through retreats, their curriculum helps emerging leaders hone their leadership styles, improve their strategy and organizational development, and strengthen their outreach to diverse constituencies. It consists of two multi-day retreats in September 2013 and January 2014 and access to 4 hours of professional coaching. For information on eligibility, cost, dates and locations, and how to apply, visit the National Fellowship website.

Berkeley-Based Urban Adamah Residential Leadership Training Program

Urban Adamah, based in Berkeley, CA, is a three-month intensive residential leadership training program for young adults ages 21-31, that integrates urban organic farming, social justice work and progressive Jewish living and learning.  Applicants do not need any farming or Jewish knowledge to participate, only the passion to make positive change in their own lives and in the world.  Summer program is June 9 – Aug 30, and fall program is Sept 8 – Nov 22.  Admissions to the fellowship are rolling. Visit the website to fill out an application.

Farming Institute Immersion Program Accepting Applications 

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 to fulfill a dream. 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. If you have any questions contact Kate Edwards by email or by phone at 319-333-2980.

Internships with WaterLab Wastewater Recycling Research Facility

WaterLab Research Facility studies wastewater recycling and how to use recycled water to conserve unused water reserves.  The lab is still in the process of being built, with a working reverse osmosis system and a slow sand filtration system (built by undergraduate interns). Present interns have been brought on to learn about wastewater recycling and to contribute muscle power to build the treatment units, but those roles will shift and expand as the facility progresses.  Learn more about WaterLab and internships by contacting Eli Weintraub and via the Center for Integrated Water Research 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 are an operating non-profit organization that is always seeking new instructors. So apply if you would like to be apart of an education that brings forward sustainability awareness to the next generation of children.  

Inward Bound Mindfulness Education Wilderness Retreat

Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) is excited to announce their first mindfulness-based Wilderness Retreat in Northern California from July 19th-28th! This retreat is ideal for a young person with a strong connection to the natural world and an interest in mindfulness and self-awareness.  If this means you, register now!  If you have any questions, contact Shelby Leigh.

AHA Bolivia Sustainability/Social Responsibility Internship

This combined internship, learning workshop, and cultural experience program is designed to introduce students to socially responsible business practices, international business, and environmental respectfulness in business. Program includes: practical internship, learning modules and accompanying activities (6-8 hours per week), accommodation (shared housing), artisan site visits, Spanish classes (6 hours per week), and airport pick-up. The cost is $2700 for 4 weeks. For questions, or to apply, send your resume and a letter of interest to Cecilia. Time Commitment: July 17-18, 2013.

SF Environment Summer Jobs and Internships

Interested in finding an environmental summer job or internship in SF? Check out the SF Environment website where there are many listed opportunities for college students.  SF Environment offers a handful of summer internships and jobs involving environmental transportation for around San Francisco.  If this sounds interesting to you, apply soon for this coming summer.  

Apply for SEE-U, Summer 2013
Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) is seeking applicants for it's summer session. SEE-U is a program that seek to highlight ecologically impacted areas of the world for undergraduates of all majors.  You travel to your choice of one of the four beautiful yet endangered ecosystems where you live and learn about the particular challenges that area faces.  Hosted through Columbia University, you ear 5 science credits while going abroad with other students and learning about environmental concerns on an international level.  

The University of Vermont's Campus Sustainability Leadership Program

Earn a Professional Certificate in Campus Sustainability Leadership in one week! Learn how to bring change through transformative, financially sustainable innovations at your institution! And learn from leaders in the sustainability field at the University of Vermont's award-winning green campus.  Be a part of the change! Time commitment:  June 24-28, 2013. 

Registration Now Open for the CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference

This unique event is jointly organized by independent/private colleges, California Community Colleges, California State Universities, and the University of California creating the opportunity for dialogue across institutions.  The conference will be held from June 23rd-27th at the University of California, Santa Barbara and will cover topics like Climate Action, Waste Management, Transportation, and Curriculum! So check out the conference online and register! If you have any questions, contact Katie Maynard, the Event Manager.   

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