UCSB Sustainability and the Food Security and Basic Needs Taskforce has new internships! Please read below for full descriptions. Here is a quick bullet list for quick reference:

  • Event Coordinator, California Higher Education Sustainability Conference
  • Fundraising Intern, California Higher Education Sustainability Conference
  • Graphic and Web Designer
  • Outreach and Marketing Intern Rapid Rehousing Program
  • Food Security Pre-College Training Intern
  • Education Coordinator, Food Waste Reduction Program
  • PACES Green Certification Coordinator
  • Basic Needs Advising Center Front Desk Staff
  • Healthy Beverage Initiative Implementation Intern
  • Graduate Student Garden Educator, Edible Campus Program

All positions require a resume and cover letter to be submitted to internshipsucsbsustainability@gmail.com.  You may apply for more than one position using the same resume and cover letter.  Please be very specific in your email subject line and cover letter as to which position(s) you are applying for.  We will be reviewing applications as they come in and will give priority to students who apply early. 

 

Event Coordinator, California Higher Education Sustainability Conference

UCSB Sustainability is seeking a current UCSB undergraduate student to assist with the planning and execution of the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. The Event Planning Intern will staff several speaker selection and best practice review committees including on the topics of energy, green building, water efficiency, social equity, student leadership, institutionalizing sustainability, waste reduction and recycling, food systems, and sustainable curriculum. The intern will also work with the content development teams to assess audio-visual, rental, and space needs and will streamline those requests for our respective vendors. Throughout the planning of the conference, the intern will look for opportunities to implement sustainable practices that address environmental, social, and economic impacts of the event. This intern will facilitate conversations among key stakeholders on the campus to develop cohesive strategies to execute the various aspects of the event. This will include work with the fire marshal, campus landscaping, transportation and parking services, shipping and receiving and more. This intern will also help with marketing and promotion of registration. 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.

Please note that since this is a statewide conference the vast majority of work for this job will be on the phone and on the computer talking to people from other areas of the state. The student selected will be comfortable with working in the office for most of their hours.

This year, we are also launching a new webinar series on best practices in campus sustainability efforts.

Pay: $14/hr. 10-12 hrs a week, work study preferred, but not required.  Please contact us if you are a Monarch Scholar and interested in a similar role.  Looking for a student to start immediately and will review applications as they are received.  Interns must be able to commit to the internship through the end of July 2020. The week of July 6th we will be looking to increase the students hours to up to 40 hrs that week (or less if needed to work around classes).

Fundraising Intern, California Higher Education Sustainability Conference

UCSB Sustainability is seeking current UCSB undergraduate students to assist with fundraising for the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference. Selected students will assist with calling companies to request sponsorships and promote participation in our exhibit hall/trade show. This will include outreach to existing exhibitors and sponsors as well as cold calls to new companies. Most fundraising will be completed over the phone. Through this work, students will meet many professionals from renewable energy and sustainability-based industries. Pre-conference this intern may also participate in marketing and event planning tasks, however, the focus will be on fundraising. 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excitement for fundraising
  • Some experience in fundraising (could be through a school club or community organization)
  • Outgoing and energetic personality
  • Strong communication skill, both verbal and written
  • Experience in customer service or conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated experience with talking to people you aren't familiar with (experiences such as canvassing, door-to-door outreach, phone marketing, etc)
  • Organized and able to manage relationships with large numbers of partners during the same time period
  • Very detail-oriented and good at tracking tasks and progress in real time
  • Interest in sustainability and the mission of CHESC

10-15 hours a week; $14 an hour. Must be available Fall 2019 through July 24th, 2020 in Santa Barbara and not going abroad in that time. Must be able to increase hours for the period of July 5th-July 13th, 2020 to 8 hrs a day

Graphic and Web Designer

The Food Security and Basic Needs Taskforce is seeking a student to develop graphic design pieces to promote food and housing resources available to students.  Deliverables could include flyers, logos for programs, handouts, larger signage and more.  We are also looking for a graphic design student who can help to lay out our new Food Security and Basic Needs Strategic Plan. In addition to weekly check-ins with the supervision, the intern will also serve on the UCSB Food Security and Basic Needs Communications Team. Pay: $14/hr. 10 hrs a week, work study preferred, but not required.  Please contact us if you are a Monarch Scholar and interested in a similar role.  Looking for a student to start immediately and will review applications as they are received.  Interns must be able to commit to the internship through the end of Spring quarter 2020.

 

Outreach and Marketing Intern Rapid Rehousing Program

The Outreach and Marketing Intern for the Rapid Rehousing Program will help to raise awareness of the programs that UCSB and the local community offer to help support low income students. This student will help to come up with unique ways to ensure that students who face homelessness or housing insecurity are aware of the programs available to them. Some of the new programs that UCSB is launching this year include a rent deposit assistance program, housing voucher program, subsidized summer housing program, and transitional housing program. This intern will help raise awareness of all of these programs. The student will be meeting with stakeholders on campus to inform them about new housing resources, developing promotional materials, and assisting with social media.

The selected student must be savvy with social media and willing to use social media for this internship, must be comfortable giving presentations to large groups of people, have strong writing skills, and have creative marketing ideas. We are also looking for someone who is thoughtful and empathetic in the way in which they engage others and experienced in cross cultural communication. We are also looking for a student who can be professional in written and verbal communications, excels in collaborative work environments, and can resolve conflicts in a respectful manner.

Pay: $14/hr. 10 hrs a week, work study preferred, but not required.  Please contact us if you are a Monarch Scholar and interested in a similar role.  Looking for a student to start immediately and will review applications as they are received.  Interns must be able to commit to the internship through the end of Spring quarter 2020.

Food Security Pre-College Training Intern

The Food Security and Basic Needs Taskforce is seeking a student to assist with the launch of the new pre-college food security and basic needs outreach program being jointly organized with the Student Initiated Outreach and Retention Program (SIOP).  The selected student will develop and give presentations on food security and basic needs resources to educate student leaders who are running pre-college outreach programs.  Pay: $14/hr. 5-8 hrs a week, work study preferred, but not required.  Please contact us if you are a Monarch Scholar and interested in a similar role.  Looking for a student to start immediately and will review applications as they are received.  Interns must be able to commit to the internship through the end of Spring quarter 2020.

Education Coordinator, Food Waste Reduction Program

FoodCycling at UCSB and the UCSB Sustainability Program are looking for a student to increase student awareness about the issue of food waste and ways that students can reduce wasting food in their own lives.  This student will create and present workshops, develop and manage social media campaigns, table at events, and identify other ways to teach students about ways to reduce food waste. This internship is funded by the Food Security and Basic Needs Taskforce.  One of the goals of this program is to help low income students with limited access to groceries to be able to make the most of the groceries that they have and to reduce the cost associated with groceries that go bad before they are eaten.  The selected student will have the ability to be creative in identifying educational approaches and content for their workshops. In preparation for each activity, the intern will be expected to clearly document their lesson plans so that the lesson plans can be used again in the future and passed on to other students.

Supervision of the intern will be by professional staff of the UCSB Sustainability Program.  We are looking for driven students that are comfortable in an evolving and dynamic workplace and who do not need a lot of structure. The student selected will be able to learn on the job and be comfortable with one-on-one training as tasks arise. This internship will not start with a standard set of trainings or detailed instructions of exactly how to approach the position. This is a new program and much of what we are doing is being crafted as we go. The student selected will meet with a professional staff mentor at a minimum of once a week and will also have the opportunity to have additional mentorship time as needed throughout the week. In addition to these training opportunities, the student will be collaborating with several professional staff and other students on different aspects of the project and will gain exposure to a professional work environment and a variety of mentors. We are looking for a student who can be professional in written and verbal communications, excels in collaborative work environments, and can resolve conflicts in a respectful manner. In addition to this professional supervision, the student selected will be meeting with the Co-Presidents of the FoodCycling student club on campus and gaining direction from the student leaders.  FoodCycling manages a food recovery program that picks up food from campus stores and delivers it to student food pantries, runs gleaning events, and also offers an educational program on food waste reduction.

Minimum Requirements:

    Good at public speaking and willing to present in workshops of 30-40 students
    Detail oriented and committed to documenting their work
    Able to take direction and advice from multiple partners and to communicate with supervisors when instructions are unclear
    Aware of issues of food waste and has creative ideas on how to reduce food waste in home kitchens
    Collaborative personality

Pay: $14/hr. 10 hrs a week, work study preferred, but not required.  Please contact us if you are a Monarch Scholar and interested in a similar role.  Looking for a student to start immediately and will review applications as they are received.  Interns must be able to commit to the internship through the end of Spring quarter 2020.

PACES Green Certification Coordinator

PACES (the Program for the Assessment and Certification for the Environment and Sustainability) recognizes departmental leadership in campus sustainability and assists departments in identifying new opportunities where they can further reduce their impact on the environment. Departments and the staff, faculty, and students that make up those departments have a unique role in the sustainability movement. Their day to day choices determine whether the campus ecosystem works as it is designed to and whether sustainability policies are implemented correctly.  PACES offers environmental consulting for athletic teams, events, and departments on campus.  We also work on programs such as promoting green cleaning practices and expanding training on sustainable practices. Pay: $14/hr. 10 hrs a week, work study preferred, but not required.  Please contact us if you are a Monarch Scholar and interested in a similar role.  Looking for a student to start immediately and will review applications as they are received.  Interns must be able to commit to the internship through the end of Spring quarter 2020.

Basic Needs Advising Center Front Desk Staff

The UCSB CalFresh and Food Security Peer Advising team opened a new center in the University Center (next to Jamba Juice) to help students register for grocery store benefits and to learn about other food and housing security resources on the campus.  We are looking for students to staff the front desk of the center, answer phone calls for the center, and assist with general tasks needed by the CalFresh team such as posting to social media, responding to email inquiries, making Canva flyers, data entry, or other tasks as needed.  Pay: $14/hr. 10 hrs a week, work study preferred, but not required.  Looking for several students to start immediately and will review applications as they are received.  Applicants must be able to commit to the position through the end of Spring quarter 2020.

Healthy Beverage Initiative Implementation Intern

The UCSB Healthy Campus Network seeks an intern to assist with the launch of the new Healthy Beverage Initiative which aims to reduce the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages on the campus.  Please see more about the impacts of sugar at https://sugarscience.ucsf.edu/.  This intern will help with data collection for a UC wide public health research project to map the water and other beverage environment at the UCSB campus. The intern will collaborate with the UCSB Sustainability Program and Dr. David Cleveland.  In Winter quarter, the intern will map the location and prevalence of sugar sweetened and non-sweetened beverages on the campus as well as associated signage.  The intern will also be working with campus stakeholders to identify potential hydration station locations and will assist with the installation of new stations. Pay: $14/hr. 10 hrs a week, work study preferred, but not required.  Looking for a student to start immediately and will review applications as they are received.  Interns must be able to commit to the internship through the end of Spring quarter 2020. Pay: $14/hr. 10 hrs a week, work study preferred, but not required.  Please contact us if you are a Monarch Scholar and interested in a similar role.  Looking for a student to start immediately and will review applications as they are received.  Interns must be able to commit to the internship through the end of Spring quarter 2020.

Graduate Student Garden Educator, Edible Campus Program ($21/hr. 9 hrs a week)

The Edible Campus Program seeks one graduate student who can develop workshops, hand-on activities, tours, and other educational activities for the Edible Campus Program Student Farm. There is an enormous amount of curriculum available and so this person will be primarily collecting and curating lesson plans, adapting those lesson plans to local needs, and teaching other interns how to present those lesson plans. We are interested in education on sustainable and localized food systems, basic gardening practices, food justice, civic engagement, science in the garden, etc. The graduate student will also work with instructors at the Orfalea Family Children's Center to inspire them to engage in garden and farm based curriculum. The selected student will develop workshops for both early childhood education and college aged students.

The student must be a currently enrolled UCSB graduate student and available to work Winter and/or Spring quarters.  Looking for a student to start immediately and will review applications as they are received.  Lessons will often be in the late morning and so we are hoping for someone that can be available at that time.

If you are a Monarch Scholar, please contact us directly for similar opportunities at kcmaynard@ucsb.edu.

This position is 9 hrs a week.