2017-2018 Chancellor’s Sustainability
Undergraduate Research Internships

This position is currently closed. Please visit: http://www.sustainability.ucsb.edu/internship-opportunities-ucsb-sustainability/ to see our currently open positions

Hours Per Week: 8-10 Hrs.
Wage: $14/hr.
Preferred start date: Fall 2017
Commitment date: Must be available to participate through June 2018
Primary Department: UCSB Sustainability

Work-study students are encouraged to apply, though participation in the work-study program is not a requirement for applicants. We realize that most students will not be certain if they are work-study eligible until later in the summer. More information on work-study here.

The Academic Senate Sustainability Work Group is accepting applications for the Chancellor’s Sustainability Undergraduate Research Program.   This program is designed to support undergraduate students from disciplines across campus (including the Fine Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Engineering) to pursue research related to sustainability.  We also give preference to projects where the campus and/or local community is used as a living laboratory to test theories or trial new solutions.

Student applicants must have a faculty adviser for the research project.  If you are considering applying and are not sure how to identify a faculty adviser, please first consider what research topic/question you want to pursue. Once you have an idea of your focus, if you still need assistance identifying an adviser, please contact Katie Maynard, kmaynard@geog.ucsb.edu well in advance of the application deadline for support.


  • If you received funding from this program in the past, you cannot receive funding for the same or a similar project
  • You must be a student in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Application Instructions

Please read all of the instructions for this program and the job posting carefully in order to ensure that you have the best chance of being selected. Submit the following documents by the deadline at the top of this posting:

  • A resume
  • Cover letter
  • An unofficial transcript from UCSB
  • Application
  • Support letter
    • This must be from the faculty member who will advise this project should it be selected. This must be a professor or lecturer and not a professional staff person.

UCSB Career Services offers support and advising in writing résumés and cover letters. Please consider taking advantage of their generous services, especially if this is the first time you have written a résumé or cover letter.

Please ensure that when you apply the subject line of your email and your email body indicate clearly that you are applying for the “Chancellor’s Research Intern”. We have several positions currently open ranging across multiple programs.

For More Information
Please email Katie Maynard, internshipsucsbsustainability@gmail.com after having read the above information thoroughly.

More internship opportunities available at: http://www.sustainability.ucsb.edu/internship-opportunities-ucsb-sustainability/