Tuesday, March 22, 2016

April 2016: Internships, Employment & Volunteering


Seeking Mentors & Students for Provost Sustainability Internship - $1500 + 12 units!
Are you interested in working to make our campus more environmentally and socially sustainable? The PSI program is a great way to get involved! The program pairs students with staff and faculty mentors to plan and implement a year-long campus sustainability project. Students receive internship credit and a $1500 scholarship upon completion of the program. Environmental Studies Senior Exit credit can be fulfilled with this program. Share this opportunity on Facebook hereLearn more on the website.
  >Student applications are due April 28th at 5pm; student applications are available here.
  >Mentor applications for departments to host an intern are due April 15th at 5pm; mentor applications are available here.

Sustainability Office is Hiring for 2016-17!
The Sustainability Office will be hiring for a number of paid student positions on teams such as the Zero Waste Team, the Carbon Fund, the Education & Outreach Team, and the Green Office Certification Team. You can learn more about these opportunities on our website.

Campus Food & Garden Guide Intern
Want to contribute to the creation of this year's annual Campus Food & Garden Guide? Food Systems Working Group is hiring an intern to support this project. For more information and to apply, please contact Alyssa at abillys[at]ucsc[dot]edu. See previous Food & Garden Guides online here.

Spring CASFS Internships through Environmental Studies
The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems will be hosting 2 unit and 5 unit internships in spring quarter on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-12pm. Apply through the Environmental Studies Internship Office. Contact Alyssa at abillys[at]ucsc[dot]edu for more information.

Internships with Stevenson Garden
Spend time outdoors in the sun this spring quarter with a 2-unit Stevenson Garden internship! Interns get hands-on gardening experience and contribute to the growth and abundance of the Stevenson Garden. Credit is through the Environmental Studies Internship office. Contact Dave Shaw at daveshawlistens[at]gmail[dot]com for more information.

Environmental Studies Internships Open to All Majors: Applications due April 6 & April 8 
The Environmental Studies has many different internship opportunities available for spring. These 2 and 5-unit internships are open to all majors. Review some of the internships and learn how to apply on the Environmental Studies website here. Contact Chris Krohn for more information and additional internship listings at ckrohn [at] ucsc [dot] edu.

Sustainable Transportation Intern for Ecology Action
Ecology Action’s Sustainable Transportation Division is in need of a dedicated intern to help promote active forms of transportation that represent healthier and greener options. This position would also provide support for Bike Month in May and Bike to Work Day on May 12. More information can be found here.

America Walks Walking College Fellowships: Application due April 15 8pm ET
The Walking College is an interactive, online educational program for walkable community advocates. America Walks will award 25 Walking College Fellowships this spring to community change agents working alone, in organizations, or in professions such as public health, planning, transportation, or education. The curriculum has been designed to nurture the development of the skills that are necessary to become effective change agents. 

Naturalist Internship with Sierra Outdoor School
Interns will teach 4th through 6th-grade students science concepts and lead team building activities in an outdoor setting in the Sierra Nevada foothills. This position involves leading small and large groups in day classes, field trips, and night program activities. For more information, click here.

PolicyLink Summer Internships 
PolicyLink interns are highly qualified emerging professionals and leaders who are committed to racial equity and social justice and interested in our "lifting up what works" approach to policy change. Each intern plays an integral role in helping our organization further policy impact through a commitment to research, communications, capacity building, and advocacy. We rely on their research, writing, communications, and analytical skills to advance our policy work, and benefit tremendously from their contributions. More information is available here.

Black-backed Woodpecker Research in the Sierra Nevada

Field research assistant needed for radio-telemetry work in Plumas National Forest, California. Send a cover letter and resume (with contact information for 2-3 references) to Andrew Stillman (andrew.stillman[at]uconn[dot]edu). Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Hummingbird Physiology Research in the Sierra Nevada
Field research assisntant needed for hummingbird physiology work in Truckee, California.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume (with contact information for 2-3 references) to Austin Spence (Austin.spence[at]uconn[dot]edu). Applications will be reviewed as they are  received.


Take Back the Tap Seeking Coordinator
Take Back the Tap, a campaign working to end the sale of single use plastic water bottles on campus, is currently looking for new organizers and outreaching for candidates for a paid coordinator position for the 2016-2017 school year. Organizers and the coordinator will have the chance to work with outreach, event planning, fiscal, and community organizing projects. If you are interested in organizing with Take Back the Tap, contact us at tbttucsc-group[at]ucsc[dot]edu for more information about meeting time and place.

Event Coordinator for Bike Santa Cruz County: Application due April 12
Local bicycle advocacy organization Bike Santa Cruz County seeks an experienced membership and event coordinator with a passion for active transportation to engage and grow its membership through community events and programs. This includes planning established large and small events as well as being responsible for managing the organization's membership program. More information can be found here.

Outreach Coordinator for Sierra Club Santa Cruz: Application due April 15
Sierra Club Santa Cruz is hiring a part time Outreach Coordinator for the local group. The purpose of this role is to further the mission of the Club by providing day to day outreach support. Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to the group at sierraclubsantacruz [at] gmail [dot] com; more information can be found here.

Food Recovery Network Positions: Applications due April 8
Food Recovery Network is the largest student movement against food waste and hunger in America. The network is currently seeking to fill the positions of Communications Associate, Programming Associate, and 2016-2017 Fellowship Cohort. Position descriptions and application instructions can be found here. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until April 8.

Summer Camp Instructor with Avid4 Adventure
Avid4 Adventure is seeking applicants for the 2016 summer session who have a passion for working with kids and experience in some or all of the following activities: hiking, biking, rock climbing, paddling, and outdoor education. The ideal candidates are ready to inspire youth to live an active, outdoor lifestyle and have a summer full of fun! Find out more about the various positions available here.

Center for Biological Diversity: Numerous Positions Available
The Center for Biological Diversity is a 501(c)3 nonprofit conservation organization with 991,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places. They have more than 100 staff in offices in Arizona; California; Colorado; Florida;, New Mexico; Oregon; and Washington, D.C. The Center is hiring for 10 different positions throughout their offices. For more information, visit their website.

Search for Employment Opportunities on High Country News Website
High Country News is a nonprofit 501(c)3 independent media organization that covers the important issues and stories that define the American West. Its mission is to inform and inspire people – through in-depth journalism – to act on behalf of the West's diverse natural and human communities. Their website features an employment and education listing related to conservation, outdoor recreation, and more; visit the website here.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Employment Listing
SACNAS is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Santa Cruz and the largest multicultural and multidisciplinary diversity in STEM organization in the country. SACNAS has a database of professional job opportunities here.

Energy Manager for Pomona College in Claremont, CA
The Energy Manager provides leadership to the College’s energy program and utility systems and to advance Pomona’s Sustainability Action Plan. This position requires a Bachelors degree in a related technical or engineering discipline or equivalent career experience, Energy Manager Certification strongly preferred and LEED AP or ability to obtain within 18 months. For more information, see here.

Electric Vehicle Program Associate for the International Council on Clean Transportation
The ICCT seeks a highly motivated, self-directed person to contribute to a wide range of research on electric vehicle technology and policies to promote advanced efficiency and plug-in electric vehicles. This position will be located in San Francisco, California. Find more information here.

Golden Gate Palms Career Positions Available
Posistions include: Nursery Manager, Propagation and Production Specialist, Delivery and Installation Specialist. Email resumes to gary[at]goldengatepalms[dot]com.


Earth Day Volunteers Needed
Earth Day Santa Cruz is an annual event to raise environmental awareness; address concerns; showcase solutions; and present balanced modes of living for the well-being of each individual, the community, and the planet. Earth Day Santa Cruz needs about 75 volunteers to help promote, set up and support the booths at the event. If you are interested in volunteering for this great event, check out the list of volunteer positions and sign up here. For more information about the event, visit the website

Second Annual Campus Cleanup Day
The Campus Cleanup Committee is happy to announce the Second Annual Campus Cleanup Day on May 1st, 2016 from 10am-1pm. The purpose of this event is to bring students and campus users together to shed light on the littering issues on campus and to help preserve the beauty of this campus. Last year 150 volunteers collected 285 pounds of litter! This year we are hoping to involve more students and campus users to make this event an even greater success.
To start our day, we will enjoy breakfast at the Quarry Plaza including Santa Cruz Bagelry bagels, fresh fruit and other snacks. In addition, the first 125 participants will receive a FREE Campus Cleanup t-shirt.  To register for this exciting event CLICK HERE!

Volunteer with the Student Environmental Center (SEC)
The SEC is a great way for students to grow as individuals, learn leadership skills, and gain invaluable work experience. Volunteers learn about current campus projects and policies and have the opportunity to participate or take on leadership roles in many topic areas. To get involved, please email seclead-group[at]ucsc[dot]edu, visit the website at sec.enviroslug.org, or attend General Gatherings to meet members and learn about specific volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer with Sea Slugs, an Ocean Conservation Org 
Sea Slugs is an ocean-minded campus organization dedicated to environmental stewardship. It is an excellent opportunity for students (both undergrad and grad) to engage in the greater community through public service while making a positive impact on the local environment. For information about meeting times and opportunities, contact Sea Slugs at seaslug.ucsc[at]gmail[dot]com or visit their website.

Join Banana Slugs for Animals 
Banana Slugs for Animals welcomes all to their weekly meetings. During the meetings they discuss animal rights and plan events! If you would like to know more please email slugsforanimals[at]gmail[dot]com or visit their Facebook page.

Sprout Up

Sprout Up is environmental education for the next generation. Sprout Up is an organization that teaches environmental science and sustainability to 1st and 2nd grade students in elementary schools all around Santa Cruz. To learn about joining Sprout Up, email communitysc[at]sproutup[dot]org.

Arboretum Volunteer Gardening Opportunities 

The Arboretum has volunteer gardening hours throughout the week. Visit their website for details.

The Bike Church Community Repair Shop Seeking Volunteers
Have a knack for cycling, biking and learning to maintain bikes? Interested in learning to divert bike parts from the waste stream? Then this is the opportunity for you! Click here for more information.

Volunteer with Coastal Watershed Council
The Coastal Watershed Council invites you to join its efforts to protect and preserve local watersheds! If you are interested in volunteering on the San Lorenzo River, doing water quality monitoring through programs like Snapshot Day, First Flush, Urban Watch or any of CWC’s other events and programs, please visit their website.

Call for Applications: Sierra Youth Coalition’s Executive Committee 2016-2017 
Sierra Youth Coalition is currently recruiting dedicated, empowered and proactive youth leaders for a seat on its Executive Committee. The official decision-making body, the committee is comprised of nine youth from across the U.S and is responsible for shaping the Sierra Youth Coalition's direction, organizational governance and supporting the staff team.

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