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Mini-internships available through UCSB Sustainability
5-10 hours a week; $14 an hour
Work-study preferred but not required

Topic Area Coordinator
California Higher Education Sustainability Conference

UCSB Sustainability is seeking current UCSB undergraduate students to assist with the session planning for the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. Students will learn to staff committees of professionals (faculty, campus facilities staff, energy managers, transportation directors, etc).  Committee meetings will primarily be by conference call and will consist of discussions of the most cutting edge sustainability practices and technology solutions in the state.  Specific tasks will include facilitating conference calls, taking professional meeting minutes, scheduling, task management for groups of professionals, and keeping teams of people on an established timeline.  Students will also be asked to return for the conference itself.  Tasks during the conference will include a variety of tasks related to event execution.  This could include support at registration, implementation of conference sustainability practices, volunteer management, setting up signs, moving supplies, customer service for attendees, exhibitors, and speakers, etc.

We are currently seeking 6 students to fill this role.  We will select one student in each of the following areas:

Green Building and Energy (please note that the student selected for this combination will work closer to 10hrs/wk)
Climate Action
Food and Social Equity
Institutionalizing Sustainability
Water and Landscape

Please indicate which topic(s) you are most excited about in your cover letter.  It is fine to indicate more than one topic as this gives some options for the review committee.  That said, we will not select one student for more than one topic in the final decisions.

Please note that this internship has an unusual schedule. Please pay close attention to the schedule requirements below before applying:

**The core portion of this internship will be from mid-January 2017 through mid-April 2017.
**Applicants must be available to work dead week of Winter Quarter and at least 5 hrs during Spring Break 2017.  Spring Break work can be completed remotely as long as you have access to a good domestic phone connection and the internet. Students do not need to work during finals week.
**The second portion of the internship will be a one week requirement during the third week of June.  Students will be asked to return for the conference itself to see your hard work in action.  The dates are Sunday, June 25th through Thursday, June 29th.  Students must be available to work approximately 8hrs each of those days.  Shifts can be scheduled around Summer classes that week as long as you can still meet the 8hr requirement.

Minimum Qualifications:
*Basic knowledge of the subject matter that you choose (see list above)
*Strong verbal and writing skills
*Diplomacy and ability to engage in respectful debates
*Experience in conflict resolution or customer service
*Organized and detail-oriented
*Experience in facilitation or managing meetings (student organization/activism experience can be relevant here if you have facilitated discussions)

Apply immediately for first priority.  Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.  Interviews will occur the week of January 9th.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and winter quarter class schedule to:  Please indicate the title of the position you are applying to in the subject line and email body.  Please indicate in your cover letter if you are in the work-study program or not and what topic (see above) you are interested in.  All documents must be sent as word, pdf, or for the schedule, excel attachments.  We do not accept google documents, pages, or any other file format.

More information on this position and how to apply at the sustainability internship website:   We also have several other positions currently posted that you may also want to consider.